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george1982

Hi guys. I just got a new client with windows that are covered with huge amount of very hard limescale. How do I remove it. Is there any chemicals that are very strong so can remove the scale from the windows? Many thanks

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Clisty1989

Viakal or lemon juice/white vinegar, will need a thorough clean after this to get residue off

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george1982
2 minutes ago, Clisty1989 said:

Viakal or lemon juice/white vinegar, will need a thorough clean after this to get residue off

Tried it but it doesn't work 

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Clisty1989

In that case it may not be limescale, could be oxidation from frames or any metalwork above the window. 

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george1982
9 minutes ago, Clisty1989 said:

In that case it may not be limescale, could be oxidation from frames or any metalwork above the window. 

It is very very hard build limescale as I do domestic cleaning and can recognise it. But it's like a glue as it's been building up for years as the client likes watering her plants very often and water goes on windows 

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Clisty1989

Only other thing that might work, apart from rub out is cillit bang, but that would be last ditch effort

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george1982
4 minutes ago, Clisty1989 said:

Only other thing that might work, apart from rub out is cillit bang, but that would be last ditch effort

Will unger rub out remove the scale as it's very expensive about £20?

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Irc

Yes and elbow grease 👍

Don’t mess about with cheap solutions,will cost you more in the long run,pass cost to customer 

other wise tell them to phone Chicago £550 for a day to polish

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george1982
19 minutes ago, Dave B said:

Go to the range or b&q and buy kilrock limescale removing acid

Will come straight off

Is it harmful to the window frames?

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ks789

I have this on one house,glass porch-way with plants in heavy pots that get watered regular with our 530 tds suffolk water. I leave it and just do above it etc. its at the bottom where the pots are so is mostly hidden. i told her I couldn't get rid of it and she was fine. otherwise would be better for the plants and me if she watered them with rain water out the butt.

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Daniel Perkins
8 hours ago, george1982 said:

Hi guys. I just got a new client with windows that are covered with huge amount of very hard limescale. How do I remove it. Is there any chemicals that are very strong so can remove the scale from the windows? Many thanks

Winsol crystal clear 

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george1982
3 hours ago, Daniel Perkins said:

 

Thank you all for the help. Much appreciated 

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rugbywolf
On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 08:27, george1982 said:

Hi guys. I just got a new client with windows that are covered with huge amount of very hard limescale. How do I remove it. Is there any chemicals that are very strong so can remove the scale from the windows? Many thanks

It's just not worth the trouble. If it's as bad as that then it hasn't just happened, the owner is responsible.

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Sintesi

I’d be weary of causing any damage to the glass Let someone else sort it.Issues like this just hold you up.End up with all sorts of different products cluttering up the van.Keep it simple


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P4dstar

I had a customer that had a major build up of limescale on a window in a shower. It was the thickest limescale I've ever seen. I put Viakal on it and let it soak in. I had to do it twice but it came off. Have you tried it giving the Viakal time to soak in?

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scottish cleaning service
11 hours ago, P4dstar said:

I had a customer that had a major build up of limescale on a window in a shower. It was the thickest limescale I've ever seen. I put Viakal on it and let it soak in. I had to do it twice but it came off. Have you tried it giving the Viakal time to soak in?

 

What about hot water?

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P4dstar
 
What about hot water?

If I ever come across one like that again I’ll give it a go. I was cleaning the insides so I just sprayed some on, rubbed it around and then did the rest of that floor. That took half of it off so I did the same again and it all come up good as new.


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Barry-the-roofer-man
It is very very hard build limescale as I do domestic cleaning and can recognise it. But it's like a glue as it's been building up for years as the client likes watering her plants very often and water goes on windows 

Muriatic acid 1:4 water or 1:3 for tough stuff. Spray on the windows. Let sit. Then rinse. Be careful. Also remember that the glass is probably etched and will never be really clean. Once clean as possible put a water refactant like Rain-X on it to keep it from happening as badly again.


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Green Pro Clean Ltd

Lemons.  Cut em in half and start rubbing. 

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chris clean

Sounds like a pain in the  a#@$ job I just say no when  they are this bad. I don't mind minging first cleans that can be done with ubik etc as long as they are happy to pay double regular clean price or more if very bad but what your talking about is not window cleaning its window restoration that needs more costly cleaning products and alot of time. So you are gonna need to charge lots cos in that time you would be able to knock out alot of normal jobs!

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paulben

CIF with the rough side of a minky pad

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Guest
On 12/11/2018 at 22:02, george1982 said:

Thank you all for the help. Much appreciated 

Did you solve the problem? 

 

If so how?

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george1982
6 hours ago, H MAN said:

We also used it on shower door, screens and floor.793018482_BEFOREAFTER.thumb.jpg.0bb7063ac62d463f6b11aebbf5aff1b1.jpg

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WOW it looks brilliant. How is it called and where can I buy it from? Thanks for the helpful info

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