White stuff on frames?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by super mck, Dec 17, 2015.

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  1. super mck

    super mck Active Member
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    got a couple of jobs that I've noticed some white stuff coming off the white plastic window frames?any body know what this is.
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Is it turning the water milky? If so it'll be that the frames haven't been cleaned in a while.
     
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    P.S. It will stop after the first clean as long as you've scrubbed them well.
     
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    Are you sure those windows are plastic? Because its normally the old aluminium ones that have this problem. Its because the powder coating has diminished
     
  5. super mck

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    Yep that's it .water turns milky .
     
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    Hi Steve .no it's on plastic window frames
     
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    Some older plastic windows also appear to oxidise in the sun. You will get this on south facing windows that get the sun. The first couple of times you wash them you will get them turning your cleaning water milky. Wash the windows and frames, let them dry and then just wash the window.

    You may need to blade the windows off first time, but we have never had an issue after the second clean. You may even find that the frames really come up white and look really good.

    Aluminum window frames painted white can be a nightmare.
     
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    I remember one customer who came running around to the front after I had finished the rear of his house shouting...
    "STOP! STOP! That bloody water you're using is melting my windows" ....[crazy]

    He actually thought that the milky water pooling on the ground was his windows melting :bangheadwall:..........:rofl:.
     
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    That's classic!
     
  10. Gav

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    Ha ha what did he thing you were washing his windows with, acid?
     
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