What Have I Done Wrong

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by CNS-southwest, Sep 20, 2012.

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  1. CNS-southwest

    CNS-southwest Grand Master
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    Applicator an squeegee came today so had a go, as you do.

    Used sainsburys washing up liquid

    Cleaned up wish a blue cloth that I got from the market ages ago.

    Every was straight from the packet except cloth which has been washed,

    But I got skids lol ( water marks) on bits of the window :(
     
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  2. C-THROUGH

    C-THROUGH Active Member
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    You need to detail the window with a material called scrim!
    That will get rid of water marks.
    Also make sure that when you drag t-bar across window that you keep it flat.
    Oh and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOL
    Good luck
     
  3. mark m

    mark m Hero
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    as above just keep practicing
     
  4. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    Dont use a wsshing up cloth either lol .
     
  5. CNS-southwest

    CNS-southwest Grand Master
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    Lol I used a lint/microfiber cloth but seems **** to be frank, I'll order a scrim in a minute I think.

    I also noticed some scratches not sure if new or old but didnt notice them last time.

    They are low down so could be the kids with toys I gusse.

    Was I meant to soak the t bar or squeegee at all before use? Do you wipe the squeegee after each stroke? And lastly which way should the strokes be? Up and down or side to side?

    Thanks

    :)
     
  6. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member
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    Have a look on you tube, lots of tutorials on there including a couple from Unger.
     
  7. daley

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    kep swigy on glass for all the window u sart just below top corner and pull it up to and in to corner 30degres ish and chnge dirction across top and in doing so arive at neaxt coner ant 30 degres the outher way coom down the side and turn rond the other way so you go the other side of window in a sweling maner to botom of window ,go and wach a windy at work and find several windys cos sum do it dif renly
     
  8. Posh

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    Keep practising. People say it ain't rocket science cleaning windows but put a squeegee in there hand & they find out it ain't that easy. I woz told to go side to side when I started, wiping the squeegee each pass. Practase that first then every now & again try fanning but it takes a lot of practase to get the technique right. All you want to do at the start is do a good job irrelevant how long it takes. Speed will come. When I bought my backpack I thought connect a pole & clean. It's that easy. How wrong I was. Practise mate just practise
     
  9. daley

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    its one hell of a luring curve WFP and thats y thers so many custys dont like it cos pepul biy WFP and dont kow how ????????
     
  10. Posh

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    You are not wrong mate.
     
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