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Bart90

Just thought I'd run this and see what others do.  When there's loads of water on the frames and your frame cloths get soaked through at a crazy rate when cleaning the frames;  what do you guys do?  The only think i can think of is running an old blade across the sill but the rest of the frames can still be pretty wet!  Hate having a mountain of frame cloths at the end of just one heavy rainy day!

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Dave B

When I was trad I would just ring it out and keep using it

The sills are easily done with a small squeegee

I always use my applicator on sills anyway to give them a scrub then blade them off

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Iron Giant

Shouldn't be up ladders or tradding if it's raining

County Durham Lad

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Bart90
2 hours ago, Dave B said:

When I was trad I would just ring it out and keep using it

The sills are easily done with a small squeegee

I always use my applicator on sills anyway to give them a scrub then blade them off

I've always tried to dry them completely which is probably why i get through so many.  I'll give that a try Dave thanks.  

 

1 hour ago, Iron Giant said:

Shouldn't be up ladders or tradding if it's raining

County Durham Lad
 

You can't beat a bit of trad in the rain; bit more of a challenge!  I use wfp for tops.

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Dave B
19 minutes ago, Bart90 said:

I've always tried to dry them completely which is probably why i get through so many.  I'll give that a try Dave thanks.  

 

You can't beat a bit of trad in the rain; bit more of a challenge!  I use wfp for tops.

Never had an issue tradding in rain

 

I can do a whole day with 1 sill cloth amd can make a microfibre detailing cloth last all week if tradding

Sill cloth gets washed out occasionally with customers garden tap

Than give it a good ring out

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scottish cleaning service

I use the squeegee to remove most of the rainwater from the sill before I dry it. Nothing better than a nice dry cloth for finishing off.

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Bart90
40 minutes ago, Dave B said:

Never had an issue tradding in rain

Me either, most customers accept I have to work whatever the weather or I'd get so far behind they'd never see me although there's always one or two that kick up a fuss.  I've found it a lot easier in the rain with the liquidators; detailing used to be the difficult part especially if heavy.  If it's very heavy, which in reality is not that often I'll wait until it eases but generally i just plough on!

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Iron Giant

The issue with working in the rain trad and I am sure this has been raised before is you are more at risk of slipping either on the ladder or the ladder slipping and suffering a serious injury 16 years ago a 6ft fall nearly put me in a wheelchair for the rest of my life, I snapped my back in two places and crushed one of my vertebrae by 70%, ultimately it's your choice but there aren't many days that I don't think just how lucky I was and am. 

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Incheck
The issue with working in the rain trad and I am sure this has been raised before is you are more at risk of slipping either on the ladder or the ladder slipping and suffering a serious injury 16 years ago a 6ft fall nearly put me in a wheelchair for the rest of my life, I snapped my back in two places and crushed one of my vertebrae by 70%, ultimately it's your choice but there aren't many days that I don't think just how lucky I was and am. 

Glad you made it through a lot of people don’t value health until it’s gone sadly


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