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Hi all.

New to window cleaning this year and have come across two or three windows with what looks like calcium streaks and blobs on them.

Have tried wfp and trad on them. Also a green washing up scrubber with no joy. You can feel the if you run you finger over the window too.

I'm sure you guys will have come across it before but can you get it off or is it stained forever on the window? Have not seen

It on new'ish windows is it an age thing?

Any help would be appreciated.

 

At the mo I'm just saying I've tried my best to remove them but they ain't shifting.

Cheers

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Guest window washer

I see it on older windows so can only assume that water sits in the tiny scratches and builds up. Assume you live in a hrd water area like me - dan sarf (that's down South to all you northerners):huh::):huh:

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Guest SafeReach

Nearlyclean:

Nice one, will try the wool and limescale remover and will let you know how I get on.

Cheers

Window washer:

Hard as nails! Oxfordshire water.

Cheers

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Ive noticed on newer windows sometimes you get like water stains and they dont come of.. Almost as if the water has ran down the window and the sun has baked it on????

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I think some have cleaned their windows with a hose and tap water do this for a while and you get a build up of limescale and metal gutters leaking onto a window causes metal deposits .Once the window starts to go it is differcult to bring back.Glass restoration is time consuming and specialized job and should be charged accordingly I use several processes depending on how servere the damage is.

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Guest greenclean

you guys want to try cleaning the glass doors in showers. that's some hard limescale to remove makes cleaning windows seems like a girls job :D

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you guys want to try cleaning the glass doors in showers. that's some hard limescale to remove makes cleaning windows seems like a girls job :D

 

Hey im a girl!!!lol

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Where I live every other house has stained glass windows because most houses are 100 years old plus.

I found out very quickly that with the older (proper) hand made stained windows you should not use WFP as you tend to clean their hall carpet on the inside!!!LOL:s

I tell all customers that any old stained windows (Ussually low down either side of the front door) will be cleaned traditionally as they leak and not to expect too much so they don't.

WFP on old stained glass windows is a no, no in my opinion:D

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Where I live every other house has stained glass windows because most houses are 100 years old plus.

I found out very quickly that with the older (proper) hand made stained windows you should not use WFP as you tend to clean their hall carpet on the inside!!!LOL:s

I tell all customers that any old stained windows (Ussually low down either side of the front door) will be cleaned traditionally as they leak and not to expect too much so they don't.

WFP on old stained glass windows is a no, no in my opinion:D

I think you mean stained leaded glass,with old leaded glass you need to turn the flow down lower.On wooden front doors I have some pure water in a spray bottle and spray the glass then wipe with a cloth :D

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Guest window washer

:D

Where I live every other house has stained glass windows because most houses are 100 years old plus.

I found out very quickly that with the older (proper) hand made stained windows you should not use WFP as you tend to clean their hall carpet on the inside!!!LOL:s

I tell all customers that any old stained windows (Ussually low down either side of the front door) will be cleaned traditionally as they leak and not to expect too much so they don't.

WFP on old stained glass windows is a no, no in my opinion:D

I think you mean stained leaded glass,with old leaded glass you need to turn the flow down lower.On wooden front doors I have some pure water in a spray bottle and spray the glass then wipe with a cloth :D

 

 

 

Yes I did. Good idea that. I will give it a go. thanks

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