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Had a call tonight to look at a job on monday, she said that 80% of the windows are old style leaded. Asked how i clean and said WFP....she is worried that the water will go through. I have cleaned trad and wfp leaded windows and been ok but.....


I get the impression they are not in the best condition, will see on monday.


Do any of you do any that are really old and the lead is getting a bit suspect? Will they leak?


If they are that bad then doing trad way would be just as bad from the point of putting pressure on them?

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Yeah. At the mo I'm using flash window spray & it's brilliant. I also use astonish tile & window cleaner which I found good. Just spray a small amount & buff. Lead comes up nice to. I use a window micro cloth to buff up.

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ok cool thanks for that.

I was only ever shown wiping over with a soapy old applicator sleeve and then buff with scrim....hated doing them! lol


I guess you charge bit more for it as takes time?

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Well just looked at it....what a lovely old place! Nice little million pound weekend house!! lol

Met lovely young lady there, thought wow, your either the daughter or got a stinking rich husband.....


Turns out she is the housekeeper lol

Only 25% is old lead and i think only one window will be a problem. Have said will give it a go WFP and see how we go, if i have to do ladder and cloth job price will go up a bit.

She thought price was ok, just wait for her to call client.


On a plus note, she has a few other clients and will see if she can get me in there as well. Took some leaflets to give out to her customers and friends :-)


Fingers crossed :-)

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