I would like to use bronze wool when I get rolling but have a few questions.
Seems like the bronze wool only comes in three packs so how many jobs can you get out of 3 pads?
This spring/summer was my first season doing windows for a company. I have seen jobs where previous years whoever was doing the windows didn’t wipe the sill so there was rust from the steel wool.
Since I am trying to do this for myself, I don’t want have the potential for that happening.
To me, I would feel safer using the bronze despite the increase in cost.
Does anyone feel the same way? Should I just make sure I wipe frame,sill, mullions (which I do) and use the less expensive steel?
[B]Proper wool use[/B]:
Here is the method my boss taught me.
Wet window with mop (swiffer as he called it) then wool window while wet. (same method for scraping)
Horizontal or Vertical pulls - wipe rubber - repeat
microfiber edges to absorb water (I will be using hucks or scrim)
finish with chamois
Is that an ok way to wool/scrap the window? What have some of you found to be better or worse?
I run steel wool on most residential work. I’ve never seen rust on the sills, or tracks from steel wool, though when I purchased cheap steel wool, found it to rust very quickly during the job when run wet. It would literally make my bucket water brown after a half day squeezing the rust-juice from the pad. Never had problems with it scratching glass.
I wet, scrub, wet, wipe frames, squeegee, then wipe the sill and detail edges.
I’ve yet to try bronze wool, and have been thinking about switching, given it lasts longer than a day.
…Steel wool is good, bronze is better because it doesn’t rust. These 6 x 9 pads are awesome Bronze Wool 6 x 9 Pad | Abrasives and Scrubbers | Shop WCR Use them by hand or on a pole with a pad holder. I use wool wet or dry. Dry is great for little touch ups/drips. I think a chamois finish is overkill.
I hated the fact that we would have to stop and wash out our chamois. Even more so on the bigger jobs. Since I am already trained on that method I’ll stick to it for now while I train myself on the scrim.
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