best liquidator mod ever

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  1. daveyboy

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    #1 daveyboy, May 7, 2016
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    Such a simple idea but after another ingenious idea from Bob Hatt i have tried this and it stops any slipping of the rubber in wagtail channels and no need to ever crimp a clip or anything else
    If you are using a liquidator and hit a dry edge you will have noticed how the rubber likes to try to pull out and leaves a wet patch on the glass
    Bob tried it with small bits of paperclip but i have used 1.5mm galvanised gardening wire as it doesn’t rust at all
    Used pliers to cut a piece the size of the distance from channel end to the end of the clip
    Dip the end of the channel in soapy water to help with inserting it and use the pliers to push it in above the bulge in the rubber that holds it in the channel
    The rubber no longer moves unless you pull it by the end to remove it
    Solves the other issues of rubber trying to pull out also
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  2. daveyboy

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    #2 daveyboy, May 7, 2016
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    It works so well i just did it to 6 of my channels
    Even makes the temperamental 22" behave itself
    20m of 1.5mm galvanised wire is £1 in asda where all the gardening stuff is
    I used about 12cm for all 6 so would last a lifetime
     
  3. Eric Gilliand

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    LOL. You beat me by about 12 hours Dave. Here's my take on it. Small pieces of zip tie ... Small but very very essential mod. Kudos to Bob of course but also to Herman, who demonstrated this idea with zip ties on his widebody channels some years ago...
     
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    Thanks for posting just had a luquidator and a combinator delivered, will do the modification.

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    Yeah, you get this dragging with sunny weather like we're having at the moment, I'll try it with nylon ties.
     
  6. daveyboy

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    It will still try to drag if not wet/soapy enough but it helps a whole load and the rubber doesn't pull
     
  7. Eric Gilliand

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    This is the final piece of the puzzle Davey. 25 degree handle and now this tiny bit of retention for the rubber. Did a couple of hours on hot commercial glass today. More accurate, very smooth on the turn. Lazy turn scallops non existent... 14 flipper on pole, 18 and 22 on fixed handle ...all performed stunningly. Happy chap...
     
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    Yes also use this to generally hold squeegee rubber in the channels only put it on one end.
    In the video shows how we did this with a Sorbo channel.
    That note of the ends on the channel.
    The tips are raised about 2mm or so.
    Work as good as the Liquidator.
    Can do this to any channel you like.
     
  9. H MAN

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    Why use clips ??
    This will show you a better view of what we have done to the squeegee channel.
    Channel not bent in.
     
  10. Den

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    Done this mod today with cable ties works spot on.

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