What Do You Clean Brand New Windows With?

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by WWC, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    By this I mean, brand new windows seem to come with a film of something on them, I guess it is on the glass from the manufacturing process. It take a number of gleans to get it off with normal cleaning solutions – wash, squeegee, wash, squeegee, wash, squeegee ad infinitum, and eventually the glass come up clear and sparking.

    So, do you add any specific chemical to the water for new glass, or just wash, squeegee, wash, squeegee, wash, squeegee...

    Or something else?


    Also...

    New windows come with stickers on them. The stickers are easy enough to get off, but some of them leave a square mark on the glass that won't scrape off - what to you do about those?


    Thanks
     
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  2. A.K WINDOWS

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    alcohol spray what the window fitters use.
     
  3. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Thanks AK.

    I wonder if meths would do the job as well?
     
  4. rugbywolf

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    To get the label sticky stuff off, use turps with a clean cloth and leave to evaporate, then you should be able to wash as normal.
     
  5. A.K WINDOWS

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    any kind of meths ect should do it mate.
     
  6. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Hi Thanks,

    It's not actually the sticky residue, I can get it off. But somehow, there appears to be a mark in the shape of the lable sometimes - not ever window - just some of them. Dunno, maybe it is some of the glue that is deep in the 'pores' of the glass? But, it doesn't feel sticky.
     
  7. A.K WINDOWS

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    are you sure its not on the inside lol?
     
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    Seen a new window where the fitter got mixed up with his rags and gave the window it's last polish with his silicone rag looks clean till the sun comes out and then there's a lovely swirl all over the glass but you can't feel the silicone
     
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  10. stevelewis

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    I know what you mean, used to fit windows, is it when you pull the tape off theres like an arrow shape mark left on the plastic?
    If so its a scortch mark from factory process, its where the welds on the frame are burnt together then trimmed off.
    UPVC solvent cleaner and tissue should do the job bud.
     
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