Vikan brushes ???

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  1. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    #1 davewindowcleaner, Dec 11, 2015
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    I cleaned a new customer windows this morning, which hasn't been cleaned for well over a year.

    Trouble is I am finding gardiner brushes for really dirty windows are not tough enough for getting those stubborn marks off the windows. (I even used ubik on the brush today)

    Now I am not slagging off gardiner brushes, I do think they do reallygood light brushes which make life so much easier for us guys who use wfp all day but when I was cleaning the ground floor windows, i could see marks that wouldn't come off it.

    I had to use my finger nail to scratch a few of those marks off instead, I just knew there would be stubbon marks at the upstair windows seeing how bad the downstar windows was.

    I've pretty much given up using ladder now, can't be **** with it.

    Whenever I used to get new work I alway use sure i trad it for the 1st clean, then wfp for the second.

    From now on i want to be able to use wfp for the 1st clean but i need to find a strong brush that get those bad ass marks off without scratching the windows

    I have not use vikan brushes before, are vikan the toughest brushes you can get to use on glass.
     
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  2. Alex Gardiner

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    Hi Dave

    Vikan brushes are tough as they are made for the automotive industry. However, there are many different WFP brushes that will clean as effectively, such as our Super-Lite stiff dual trim or Super-Lite flocked. Which one of our brushes were you using?

    Many clients find the Super-scraper and abrasive pads that fit on the back of the gooseneck really useful for removing stubborn deposits. This allows you to use your favourite softer/lighter brush and yet also have the ability to deal with stubborn marks when needed.
     
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    Was gonna suggest what Alex said,

    Try the super scraper, that way you'll be able to get anything off!
     
  4. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    This is the two gardiner brushes I got at the moment,

    I don't have gardiner pole, I'm not always able see the stubbon marks on the glass cleaning upstairs windows from the ground floor.

    I might try stiff duel trim and see how I get on with that. It just wind me up having keep scrubbing for a min or two and the marks still won't shift.

    P's I bought a gardiner backpack a few days ago and I loving it!
     

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  5. Alex Gardiner

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    That's a stiff sill and medium mixed supreme. I would advise for first cleans either the Super-Lite flocked or if you're prepared to apply a bit more force to the brush a Super-Lite stiff.
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Super-Lite stiff sound the job for me, London dirty windows need more cleaning power imo
     
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    I did one of my regulars inside and out today. I cleaned the insides after WFP'ing the outside. The sun was really low. I was horrified at the state of the outside glass while looking out, and there was me thinking I'd done a perfect job. I think with some types of dirt there is no brush that has been made that will get it off.
     
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    I'm not a fan of gardiner brushes , i found they wasn't up for the job like what your saying, vikin are really good brushes but god dam to heavy

    A good brush I'm using is the xline brushes great on first clean and maintainace cleans

    But gardiner scraper and slx bang on
     
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    im a tecbuk fan but the custmer service is appauling and the jets r usly wonky if and the stocks can bend lol ive reglued my jets and stratined the stock now its fine [​IMG]
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Which xline brushes are u using... Is it mono?

    I still want to use gardiner brushes but for first clean I was gonna try vikin but the weight of the brush is putting me off, if xline is lighter but similar cleaning power to vikin let me know which is best.

    Dave
     
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