Team Technique Series: How To Clean Windows Professionally

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BubbleGuy

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From me to you.
Check out the following techniques, plus more to come.
Window cleaning is all about CONFIDENCE! With better technique comes increased confidence in yourself and your work.
  • Divebombs
  • Chatter
  • Hangliding
  • Closeouts
  • Liquidator/Excelerator
...to name a few

 

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I'm not a professional window cleaner, but I do have the tools to do them. I do my own windows of course, but never did it like that. I'm going to play around on my windows later today, or tomorrow using your technique and will report back. (y)
 

Mike Krall

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From me to you.
Check out the following techniques, plus more to come.
Window cleaning is all about CONFIDENCE! With better technique comes increased confidence in yourself and your work.
  • Divebombs
  • Chatter
  • Hangliding
  • Closeouts
  • Liquidator/Excelerator
...to name a few

Is that a stock squeegee on the Ninja? Mine doesn't quite clean out edges like that. What soap are you using?
 

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I'm not a professional window cleaner, but I do have the tools to do them. I do my own windows of course, but never did it like that. I'm going to play around on my windows later today, or tomorrow using your technique and will report back. (y)
Careful you don't blow your elbow out Rich :D
 

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Saw some snow out there. Assuming its above freezing when you did this but what do you do when the temps dip below freezing?
 

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My guess is.....Clean Them Faster. :D
Lol! Windshield washer fluid works but it doesn't look as nice. I had someone ask if I could clean there windows back in January when it was ranging between -10f and -30f. I told them $10 per pane and never heard back. :whistle:
 

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Too small of a squeegee and too many wasted movements.
 

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Lol! Windshield washer fluid works but it doesn't look as nice. I had someone ask if I could clean there windows back in January when it was ranging between -10f and -30f. I told them $10 per pane and never heard back. :whistle:

Of course not. Because people are StUpId sTuPiD Stooooopid. Actually stupid is not the correct word. Inconsiderate and self centered are more like it. If they do call back you should tell them to take a long hike off a short cliff.
 

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Windows are like carpets. Several different techniques to hopefully get the same result. Use the one you like and get the best results from. I like the videos from bubble guy because you can learn some different ways of doing things. He is very good at making his work look challenging and worth whatever he charges. Nothing wrong with that. And he obviously cleans well.
 

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Lol! Windshield washer fluid works but it doesn't look as nice. I had someone ask if I could clean there windows back in January when it was ranging between -10f and -30f. I told them $10 per pane and never heard back. :whistle:
I use that sub zero rain x stuff (orange) when needed. Works awesome but tastes nasty!

I haven't tried it but alcohol should work too.
 

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Saw some snow out there. Assuming its above freezing when you did this but what do you do when the temps dip below freezing?
Windshield wash straight in a squeeze bottle. You wont have to worry until it gets around 22F and below. Windshield wash doesnt leave a good finish if you miss spots but it's the most convenient for me.

Sun, windchill make a difference too with freezing or not.
 

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Too small of a squeegee and too many wasted movements.
Yes and yes. However, if you watch the series, i dont show every technique in every video. We break it down.

The purpose of this vid was to demo the technique in the title, so I went smaller and didnt worry about stroke count.
 

BubbleGuy

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Windows are like carpets. Several different techniques to hopefully get the same result. Use the one you like and get the best results from.
Exactly. This is what I teach. These are merely suggestions. It's like getting dogmatic about bowling techniques. Just knock the dumb pins over.

Oh, and thank you for the commendation. Much appreciated.
 

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just curious, why no pivoting/swivel squeegee? saves so much stress on your wrist
 

BubbleGuy

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just curious, why no pivoting/swivel squeegee? saves so much stress on your wrist
I do. I'd be lost without my Wag and Excelerator. I use them every day. However, not as a hand tool, just my preference.

No joint issues to speak of at the moment.

A lot of that systems from death gripping the handle And excessive pressure on glass. You'll notice it is fingertips, feather touch.
 

Mike Krall

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It is a ninja. 6 inch. I was using ecover but i prefer gg4 w glide.
Hmm never tried gg4, always used gg3. Lately been using Unger gel soap.
 

BubbleGuy

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Hmm never tried gg4, always used gg3. Lately been using Unger gel soap.
Yeah, I'm sure that's good too. If you look at the ingredients, if there is SLS, it may leave soap residue on the microscopic bumps in the glass.

I was skeptical but after going back and forth from ecover to gg4, and doing some research, i do believe gg4 cleans better.

It can be a pain to work with so Titan makes GG Glide for slip. Its a must for me.