Brushes!!!!! Again!!!

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by keir, May 21, 2014.

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  1. keir

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    #1 keir, May 21, 2014
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    Ok so today i finally gave up with my extreme mixed, it just seems to of lost its cleaning power. i spoke to richard from tecbuk yesterday about his hybrids and sounds interesting but i think i am to used to the lightness of the extremes.

    So i had a rummage around in the parts bin.........ah ha......found a brand new extreme medium, what a good do. I had completely forgot about this brush. So fitted it and what a bloody difference, it just demolishes all the stuff i've been struggling with, loads of bits of grass cuttings stuck on, bird strikes etc and feels twice as stiff on the glass.

    Its as if the bristles are sharper and stiffer, how long should they last the extreme's? I know they are light weights but i have used this one for ages, and by the feel of it compared to the new one way too long, the black bristles are pretty bent on one side but the white ones look fine. Also do you throw your old brushes away? Not sure if i can bring myself to do it lol

    So ordered two new brushes after work, went for an extreme superlight soft flocked hybrid and a superlight extreme medium mixed hybrid, let me know what you reckon to them if you have used them.
    Tuffers you have the soft flocked dont ya? How you getting on with it?
    Gonna be catching up with you at this rate lol
    I have a
    proclean.......unused its rubbish and weighs a ton and marks the frames and sills
    2 mixed medium sill brushes.......only used for soffits, fascias and cladding, bloody brilliant
    2 extreme superlight mixed medium......used everyday, fantastic brushes but one is going in the bin
    Then the 2 new ones winging their way to me, so 6 brushes for 2 poles hahaha brilliant!!
     
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    I must admit I like using my new sally sill stiff bristle brush as found it great for cleaning grotty upvc window frames without having to keep adjusting the angle adapter. Works well on gutters & fascias too but I'm not so sure about the wide fan jets though.
     
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    I tend to keep old brushes too as I don't like to throw anything away.
     
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    To bring a bit of extra working life to old brushes, I just cut the bristles down in length, seems to make them stiffer.
    I tend to use them on really dirty/mossy first cleans on cony roofs/shop-front-canopies.
     
  5. Alex Gardiner

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    There is a life expectancy on all brushes. With time the tips of each bristle will become pointed and therefore be less effective at cleaning. As a guide I would expect a brush to need changing after the following times:

    Super-Lite DT Life-Expectancy 6 -12 months
    Super-Lite Radius-Sill Brush Life-Expectancy 4 - 8 months
    Xtreme Brush Life-Expectancy 2 - 5 months
     
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    Bingo, how do you cut them? I tried on an old sill brush and i couldn't get them the same length and gave up after 3 or 4 sets of bristles cause it would take for ever lol
     
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    That would explain why my super-lite dt was taking so long to remove stubborn stuff, it must be over a year old at least.

    Say thanks to emma for me, she was most helpful on the phone the other day.
    Cant wait to try the new brushes
     
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    Got my new brushes today.....cant wait to have a go with them.

    Alex what is the difference between the blue bristles on the super-lite soft flocked hybrid and the super-lite medium hybrid? The medium's blue bristles are uniform and each bristle is wavy whereas the soft flocked blue bristles are quite splayed and random looking in comparison.
    Also the medium hybrid has a big gap in the blue bristles where the jets are and the soft flocked jets look buried amongst the blue bristles.
     
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    Alex Gardiner question for you

     
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    Also @ Alex Gardiner, is there any chance you could come up with a carbon goose neck that will have the right angle when you go over a conservatory roof, so the brush hits the glass square on?
     
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