12 inch applicator sleeve

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  1. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    I know none of the big companies make them, but there are cheap jack ones, since I used to have one.

    Anyone know of any?
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    Just tell your mrs to get the sewing needle out and do her job.:thumbsup:
     
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  3. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    Well I don't have a mrs, but I'm pretty good with a needle and thread myself. I had thought of it, but I'm not sure I could get it just right, but it's a good idea thanks.

    What I'm looking for here is actually a bit of a mod. I'm looking for a tight applictor, but a bit smaller than 15" that I usually use. I would use a 10" strip washer stretched over a 14" t bar, cut down. But I could only stretch these strip washers around an inch or so, and 11" applicator would be a bit too small. With a 12" strip washer, I could cut the t bar down from 14" to 13" and stretch the 12" strip washer over fine.

    Daveyboy, you don't like the idea of a 12" applicator?
     
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    porcupines are a loose fit applicator
     
  5. rugbywolf

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    You can reduce a 14 inch, and use nylon ties pulled really tight, so you don't have to sew it. if you burn a hole through the material with a hot wire, it will 'weld' the fabric so it will not run. No need to sew.
     
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  6. Eric Gilliand

    Eric Gilliand Well-Known Member
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    Just take it in to your local clothing alteration outlet (hems, trousers etc.) usually charge peanuts and it's quick and painless...I've done it with Wag pads to get Velcro put on...
     
  7. rugbywolf

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    Yes, I do that when I make my scrubbers, although I live in the sticks and we are not sophisticated enough to have 'clothing alterations', so I use a shoe repair shop that has an industrial sewing machine. Regarding nylon ties, I make my scrubbers from porcupine sleeves, and when cutting them down, end up with smaller pieces. So I sometimes have two or three pieces sewn onto the Velcro, but use ties to join them together on the pad itself. Nylon ties will not scratch the glass, very cost efficient.
     
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  8. cheapncheerful

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    #8 cheapncheerful, Jul 6, 2015
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    yeh tolish tell the mrs to do her job....hmmm

    I am still waiting for my pocket to be sewn must be six months yes I think I will probably end up doing it..:rofl:

    well she has to keep the dog entertained:whistle:

    good post fender I never knew they didnt sell them just assumed you could get any size....

    sometimes you can have loads of windows just one size so just easy if your applicator fits nicely..

    oh I just love it when my 18 inch nicely fits the window as often happens..straight pull down cant leave a mark....:D
     
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  9. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    #9 fenderjaguar, Jul 6, 2015
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    Thanks guys. I can do the sewing myself. But I think you're talking about sewing behind the applicator where it fits on? Even though this will help a little, I've tried this before, and you still have a slack applicator, just one that doesn't feel like it's going to fall off when you shake it etc. I actualy do this anyway, even with my 14" lambswool stretched over 15" t-bar.

    I think I may try hemming up at the end like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/twClKvD.jpg

    It will have to be done with a sewing machine

    Thanks. Yeah, it's pretty frustrating how they only make them 10, 14, 18 etc. Still don't fully understand what daveyboys problem with my post is. Never actually seen a 'disagree' handed out to anyone on the forum in all my time here...
     
  10. rugbywolf

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    I don't understand why you need it so tight. One other thing I used to do with applicators, was undo the stitching on the back and sew it tight with fishing line.
     
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