Brush to clean van with?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by paul1, Jul 24, 2015.

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  1. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Is it safe to clean my van when comes or car with any of the window cleaning brushes from gardiner? and can you do with normal tap water or best use the pure??

    I have a gardiner supreme flocked and a hybrid soft any of these suitable don't want to scratch etc?

    thanks
     
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  2. Alien Human

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    I have both of those brushes and have never had any issues.

    I was with pure and never brush 'against the grain' if that makes sense. So I brush down (or sideways) then lift the brush off and do it again etc etc.

    I'm more concerned about damaging the signage than the van.

    What van did you end up going for Paul?
     
  3. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    thanks mate ended up going for a 2012 Hyundai iload 2.5 comfort, but hoping if things carry on this good will go for a nice transporter or ford transit custom in few years
     
  4. spruce

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  5. Jake

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    The cladding brush is what I thought Alex recommended for cars...
     
  6. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    Hi Jake

    I did a quick search before posting but couldn't find his post.

    I went onto another forum and found a post of his on the 23rd March 2015.

    As you have discovered most window cleaning brushes are really designed for glass not painted surfaces [​IMG]

    If you want to clean paintwork again then a fully flocked brush such as the Vikan vehicle brushes or our own fully flocked cladding brush would be suitable.

    Even with these type of brushes though you need to be careful to keep them well flushed with water to avoid collecting grit in the bristles from the car's underbody and wheels.


    So you are right as he also says that his cladding brush is suitable. Good memory there Jake! :)
     
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  7. Jake

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    spruce well found! Yeah I was sure he said it somewhere!
     
  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    No brushes are suitable no matter what anyone tells you, not if you want to lok after your paint anyway.
     
  9. Poles Apart

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    I use sill brushes as they are good for getting around wheel arches my van is silver metallic no problems yet with scratches
     
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    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    So you think.
     
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