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Eric Gilliand

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  1. Eric Gilliand

    Tucker rinse bar

    I have a Gardiner DuPont and the Tucker Bar is too big for it.. surgery would sort it but itsuch a cool piece of Aluminium I don’t want to. Any standard 12” brush you will be fine with however. WCW Phantom is a Tucker Clone ...
  2. Eric Gilliand

    Gardiner Supreme DuPont review

    I see this a bit...NATURAL... what’s that actually mean? It’s not ‘plastic’ and it’s not Boars Hair... so what actually is it ?
  3. Eric Gilliand

    Gardiner Supreme DuPont review

    Correct. I have the ultimate (hybrid). What’s the make up of bristle in the supreme @Barney
  4. Eric Gilliand

    Gardiner Supreme DuPont review

    My favourite hybrid is the 30% boars hair from Tecbuk which I run with 2mm pencil jets. Unfortunately They are no longer. The site has gone and Richard has gone awol. So... I purchased a Tucker Hybrid and the Supreme DuPont Hybrid. I have Gardiner pivots on all 3. Tucker fitted with their rinse bar and Gardiner with 40° fans. Both are excellent. I’m going to swap out the 2 fans and replace them with 4x jets on the Gardiner. Light and nimble, it has excellent scrubbing combined with a slick feel on the glass that DuPont bristle always gives. The inner bristle is called ‘natural fibre’. Not boars hair so not as aggressive as the larger Tucker but still very effective nonetheless. When I have all 3 in the vehicle I tend to default to the Tucker but I think this may change when I swap the fans for pencil on the Gardiner. Unfortunately I can’t try the Tucker spray bar on the Gardiner without butchering it (and they’re too damn expensive to do that to)... Now, if I could have the splay of the Tecbuk with the aggression of the Tucker on the Gardiner block? That for me would be the perfect residential brush...
  5. Eric Gilliand

    Boss poles carbon.

    Hi Alex, I stand corrected for the error in my post in attributing CNER as your pole supplier. I am unable to edit the post but extend apologies for this misinformation.
  6. Eric Gilliand

    Boss poles carbon.

    Paint by Numbers from CNER Advanced... tick the boxes, choose your name, configuration and numbers Voila... new pole on market. To be fair they will be fine. Clamps are CNER... we have MAXXIS in NZ, Aero in Oz, Xero and Tucker and others in US. Gardiner in UK ( I am talking pole sections only as some companies have developed their own clamps)... and these are only the ones I’m familiar with I’d suggest many of the other poles roll out of the same facility..so, no biggie, BUT, more importantly what is the seller back up and support like? I’d have no issues dealing with Lee if I was UK based. I’ve dealt with him in the past for smaller stuff and he’s been very efficient and professional.
  7. Eric Gilliand

    Moerman ( again!!!)

    You do what works. 10 and 12 on short and longer poles with Fliq attached on top. Any glass in easy reach I use scrubber in right, bare Excelerator 12 or 14 in Left (yep I’m a leftie). Easier on the body. The Excelerator with Fliq in hand and saturated is just too heavy for constant in hand use, you may not think so, but over a period of time with predominantly one handed use? Hello Mr Physio...
  8. Eric Gilliand

    Dupont bristles

    Vikan have made brooms, like forever. They probably fell into water fed by accident when the first DIY guy rammed a pair of jets through their flocked truck brush. 😊
  9. Eric Gilliand

    Dupont bristles

    No. Got the Phantom from David Kemp and the Tucker was a ‘swap’ from a colleague here in NZ. Splay is standard and being dual trim splay is assisted even further. Lens distortion on the phone is possibly giving that impression.
  10. Eric Gilliand

    Dupont bristles

    Simple economics. Standard floor brush heads are made in runs of 1000’s if not 100s of 1000s. Window Brushes ... custom specified ... batches of what 25-100? I don’t think you’ll find that suppliers are making obscene margins on them.
  11. Eric Gilliand

    Dupont bristles

    The DuPont bristle that Tucker use is a very high quality nylon. The bristle itself is almost transparent so quality control in manufacture is assured. The bristle on the glass is like skating on ice so even if the brush is slightly heavier it simply doesn’t feel like it as it’s very efficient at shedding water with a low absorption level. We’ve been using the Tucker brushes over here (NZ) for many years now and although really quite expensive in comparison to most others the quality of the build and longevity and lack of wear on the bristles pay for itself over the long term. When you talk expensive? I don’t believe they are. Ask a manufacturer and he’ll tell you that depending on quantity the bristle can be up to 6x the price of the bog standard nylon. The latest range of RHG Tucker aren’t at the quality level of the originals but they’ve been lightened and manufactured for the CF Pole market and in my opinion are still excellent. WCW Phantom Dual Trim is absolutely identical (bar block colour) to the UK built Tucker’s before he jumped ship and started waving the ‘Made in the US’ flag. is this why there are now so many DuPont bristle versions in the UK? Manufacturer left high and dry with a container load of bristle? 🤪
  12. Eric Gilliand

    Ettore contour pro plus

    Yep, they’re no magic bullet. But the spring load on close out can definitely be a bonus.
  13. Eric Gilliand

    Whats your thought on this brush???

    This one has a full array of DuPont bristle across the whole brush and can accommodate up to 6 jets...it would be very very good. Using DuPont bristle is like skating on ice.
  14. Eric Gilliand

    Facelift redrazer

    Anyone had a play with the Yellow from Cleaning Spot. Apparently same recipe as Razer Red?
  15. Eric Gilliand

    How to Cut Squeegee Rubber

    Getting lazy in my old age. Arrived this morning and I have to say... perfect in every way...
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