White Smears!

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Jez86, Mar 29, 2013.

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  1. Jez86

    Jez86 Member
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    Been out today and the smears I've been getting on the windows are doing my head in! Haven't ever had this problem before, dunno if its to do with 'low sun window cleaning' post but I tried some flash to my mixture and still no good, blades on squeegee was replaced so its not that.... Any ideas?? It's like a white smear, .... It's even leaving a smear where I'm squeegeing,..
     
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  2. David Taylor

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    might be to much soap in your mixture and the squeegee is gliding over the top and leaving a little behind.
     
  3. Jez86

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    Ahh yeah maybe! When you make up your mix how much do ya put in? I do probably put a bit much in and sometimes squirt it on my applicator too :/
     
  4. David Taylor

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    I dont really measure, just put a cap full to 5 litres and go from there. (mostly wfp now)
     
  5. Duncs

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    Had same problem today myself low sun
    Changed water used less soap
    Still had problem not as bad
    Using infer soft rubbers was thinking of changing
    What's your thoughts guys
     
  6. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    probably have a soaking wet applicator then, wont dry to quick
     
  7. Duncs

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    Yeh thanks keep it in mind
    Nice to see some sun shine
     
  8. Jez86

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    Yeah I thought it was sun at first put even in the shade had same problem, must have been too much soap, I'll try less tomorrow and see how it goes... Cheers
     
  9. Tuffers

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    My thoughts; too much soap and if no it using ecover then start using it (not as gunky as fairy). Are the frames wooden and have a non gloss finish to the paint? If so you could be mopping up the dodgy paint and carrying it onto the glass. Do you notice a blade mark on the glass when you make a turn or nearly come to a stop? I'll bet you're using fairy!?
     
  10. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Thats how I do it too, a line on each side. Rub it in with the bottle of the soap container and dip in in the water. I just keep dipping it back in the water until I start to see ''patches'' on the window
     
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