Your preferred method of doing a first clean

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  1. Max

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    Interested to know how you all do you first cleans. Following the video on the Gardiner website Alex suggests on dirty frames to do the window in 2 stages, frames first, move on to next frame and so on then return to first and do the glass. Today I saw a video (Adders first clean) in which he suggests to scrub the frame and glass but don't rinse, move on to next window and return after a short while to the first window and then scrub and rinse frame and glass. Is there a difference or is it a personal choice.
    Would really appreciate your comments, thanks everyone.
     
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  2. Duncs

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    i,m the same as adders wash windows twice all the frames also
     
  3. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    I tend to scrub frame first followed by window, both with a little viro-sol sprayed on the brush, then rinse off the frames but don't worry about the windows till I have done all one side of the house like this. This allows the frames to stop running whilst the windows have a little soak. Then I go back, give the windows a little scrub again to remove loosened dirt/bird muck etc, then rinse off the windows. I can't remember the last time I had a complaint with this method but I get plenty of positive comments.
     
  4. peter rogers

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    I scrub whole window rinse go to next window same and same after then go back and rinse the glass again a

    It's important not to leave to long or they be semi dry and useless re rinsing
     
  5. monkeyman

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    Exactly the same, have you been spying on me?
     
  6. Marko067

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    I wash frames and glass together and do the 3 or 4 windows before retuning and doing it again. Then go rinse the glass only. This method removed all first clean complaints.
     
  8. daveyboy

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    Ubik on brush
    Scub all frames and glass and only rinse top frame and above it
    Do next window or 2
    Go back to first window and clean frame and glass like a maintenance clean
    Done
     
  9. steve garwood

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    Hot water, one clean, done
     
  10. Damo666

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    On Ionic's training course they say that on a 1st clean it needs to be cleaned twice to get a perfect finish.
    The way I do 1st cleans with my reach and wash system is to turn the pump up to double my normal operating pressure so it would be on about 50% then start with the frame then glass and finally cill's, do 1 window at a time and rinse thoroughly, I always do the front 1st then by time u do the backs the fronts should be starting to dry so I can check them to make sure there perfect before leaving, re-clean any that need it but if ur thorough enough in the 1st place should be all good
     
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