Re: [World] cleaning methods for cut-ups



Date Thu, 1 May 2008 20:59:22 -0700

I recentley did a house with cutups. The interior was pre oiled with lemon oil on the wood and the glass was covered with oil.  I used a mix of 50/50 di water and alcohol in a spray bottle it worked pretty good, wiping with hucks, at times I used a putty knife under the hucks in the corners. The exterior I used GG4 w/ strip washer and squeegy.
Dave Freeborn
C-Thru Window Cleaning Inc.
Exeter Cal.
Member AUWC
----- Original Message -----
From: Kim Little
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [World] cleaning methods for cut-ups

I use alcohol and huck towel, and do the cut-ups by hand.  It takes less time to wipe the pane dry as it does to wet, scrub, squeegee, the detail.  Alcohol based foam is OK too, it cleans as well as liquid, doesnt leave a film like amonia products, and wont streak.

Kim Little
Clear Carolina Window Cleaning
Candor, NC

--- On Thu, 5/1/08, John Kieser <addressis@removed> wrote:
From: John Kieser <addressis@removed>
Subject: [World] cleaning methods for cut-ups
To: addressis@removed
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2008, 2:12 PM

Hello group-
I'd like to hear the methods you use for cleaning cut-ups. First, I'll share mine.
1) Apply soapwater solution using a 5 inch strip washer.
2) Using a huck towel, dry both the edge the squeegee will start from, and the top edge.
3) Using a huck towel, dry the squeegee blade.
4) Squeegee accross from left to right, or right to left, angling the squeegee so that the the runoff water runs off the "bottom" edge of the squeegee.
5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 until pane is dry.
6) Detail edges with huck towel.
I believe this is a pretty standard method. However, I've seen some of you mention using DI water, and still others mention using "foam". I'm curious how DI water and/or foam changes the procedure. Do these or other methods shorten the production time vs. my method?
I do have a WFP, and I do use it on exterior cut-ups. However, I just put in a bid on a bank today that has a ton of interior cut-ups, and I'm seeking to cut production time if possible.

John Kieser
Metropolis Window Cleaning
Longmont, CO

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