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Clisty1989
How bad was it

hadn't been cleaned in 20 years and was under a tree. Green all over the white marble. Slightly stained on the sides but she was more then happy, offered to go back to try and sort sides but she said not to worry

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Henry Walters
On 4/27/2017 at 21:02, James Allen said:

This is my next one not been touched for 60 yrs

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How did you get on with this, interested to see an after photo if you have one?

 

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James Allen
30 minutes ago, Henry Walters said:

 

Henry it hasn't been done yet as the family went away and didn't want me to do until they got back of there hols so hopefully doing this weekend 

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stu1508

Must say what a fantastic idea


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Neilmnwc

Personally I don't have an issue with charging for something like this. after all undertakers charge for a service, as long as it's handled with the respect and dignity it deserves.

I cleaned my late father in laws up, it was only a small plaque amongst a row of others. I know it cost around £500 new & mother in law was well pleased with the results. 

The only thing to watch was the gold lettering which will come off. I  repainted it with gold enamel modelling paint. Looked great when you compare it to others at the cemetery. I'd price the clean and repaint separately.

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James Allen

Here is another one I have done 

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BigFoot

That's come up well. Back to the original marble. New paint on the Lettering would make this look brand new though I'd imagine that would be a time consuming job


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James Allen
1 minute ago, BigFoot said:

That's come up well. Back to the original marble. New paint on the Lettering would make this look brand new though I'd imagine that would be a time consuming job


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Yes it is . I did offer but they already had someone to do the re lettering 

Here is the originalthat started the post 

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James Allen
1 minute ago, Corps012588 said:

James. Are you using the Hydroshot to apply chemicals?

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Hi 

No only for rinsing I use metaclear on my headstones now 

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BigFoot
1 hour ago, James Allen said:

Yes it is . I did offer but they already had someone to do the re lettering 

Here is the originalthat started the post 

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Night and day difference! I'd be thrilled with the results if I was the customer.Great job that!

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James Allen
10 minutes ago, BigFoot said:

Night and day difference! I'd be thrilled with the results if I was the customer.Great job that!

Yes they was over the moon and thanks for the comment 😆

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THL4KEL

Has anyone tried pressure washing one to see how it come up?

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James Allen
1 minute ago, THL4KEL said:

Has anyone tried pressure washing one to see how it come up?

Yes you have to have it on a low pressure . So not much quicker than softwashing . 

You could use a pressure washer to get a great deal of the dirt of and then softwash . 

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THL4KEL
6 minutes ago, James Allen said:

Yes you have to have it on a low pressure . So not much quicker than softwashing . 

You could use a pressure washer to get a great deal of the dirt of and then softwash . 

I think its a great idea James next time i get new leaflets i think i will add it on there. I  got a generator on the back of my van so its not a problem pressure washing in remote areas.

 

How do you price it?

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James Allen
20 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

I think its a great idea James next time i get new leaflets i think i will add it on there. I  got a generator on the back of my van so its not a problem pressure washing in remote areas.

 

How do you price it?

No problem 

I price mine from 49.99

And the larger ones go up in accordance 

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
On 09/07/2017 at 16:13, BigFoot said:

Night and day difference! I'd be thrilled with the results if I was the customer.Great job that!

 

As I said on the phone James perhaps some nice white decorative gravel to finish off. I reckon a couple of sacks would do it and leave it bang on. Would add a tenner to the bill but be a nice touch. 

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James Allen
5 minutes ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

 

As I said on the phone James perhaps some nice white decorative gravel to finish off. I reckon a couple of sacks would do it and leave it bang on. Would add a tenner to the bill but be a nice touch. 

Already done it darren 👍

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James Allen
4 minutes ago, James Allen said:

Already done it darren 👍

 

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James Allen
1 minute ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

Nice lad. That's a proper job. 

Cheers darren 

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

Just reading up on Metaclear.  It's a hypo based cleaner I see. 

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James Allen
Just now, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

Just reading up on Metaclear.  It's a hypo based cleaner I see. 

Yes it is just a gel based sh but it seems to work better than a sh mix due to its thickness and been hold in place

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RobertM


I think this has got to be one of the best threads on this forum.

Thanks for sharing James!:1f44d:

Sure its not for everybody, however if you do a google search there are a few companies doing this cleaning with quarterly maintenance packages (flowers placed at grave etc), so yeah definitely a cleaning biz for the enterprising soul...

My idea would be to approach the council who is in charge of the cemetery and speak with the big wig in charge and ask about putting a sign at the entrance, and giving the council a percentage.

In regards to graveyards (graveyard adjoins a church) same offer with the church pastor, but give to their charity.
 

What da ya think?

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