Ettore Porcupine Applicator Sleeve

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Window Cleaning Rayleigh, May 1, 2013.

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  1. Window Cleaning Rayleigh

    Window Cleaning Rayleigh Well-Known Member
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    So I decided to get a new applicator sleeve and was all ready to buy another microfibre one from unger when I thought I'd check out some other brands. There were a few but the ettore porcupine sleeve caught my eye. It was a bit different because of all the monofilament bristles all over the sleeve.

    When I got the sleeve I was out straight away with it and the first job was a new customer so the windows were filthy, I could not believe how well this sleeve scrubbed the window, took hard bird poo off effortlessly, and all the other stubborn little marks you come across it handled these just as well, much better than my old unger one. The porcupine made my days work a lot quicker just due to the scrubbing power.

    Another thing I found with this sleeve is that I wasn't having to dip in my bucket as much, it held a good amount of water but without completely soaking the windows, I found this again was very handy. It also works vey nicely if you want to give the frames and sills a good scrub to, handy when you get bird poo on the sill or something.

    I did wonder whether a lack of a scrubbing pad at the end of the sleeve would be a let down but it wasn't, the bristles cover the whole sleeve and you can still use the end as a scrubber if you wish.

    I'd also say this sleeve was lighter to than my previous unger one, and that's once it's dipped in the bucket, not that they are particularly heavy, but any weight saving is a plus in my opinion!

    I bought the sleeve for £8.55+vat from the window clean centre and its worth every penny!!

    Seriously recommended if any of you guys fancy a change or need a new sleeve!!
     
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  2. mark m

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    Nice review WMC Rayleigh
     
  3. Major_MInus

    Major_MInus Active Member
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    Got this after it was recommended in the Trad Section thread for starters buying their trad gear, and it's brilliant. Mostly just practising so far but agree with all that you've said. Well worth the investment :Image7:
     
  4. Dodger

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    Nice review mate, I've heard good things about these.
     
  5. Window Cleaning Rayleigh

    Window Cleaning Rayleigh Well-Known Member
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    I use these a lot with first time cleans. They don't hold as much water as a microbire sleeve, but the do a great job at scrubbing the glass. There is no scrubbing strip, as the whole sleeve is a scrubbing strip.

    They can also work with scrubbing fascia and dirty conservatory roofs especially if you use chemical cleaner on these, it helps agitate the cleaner and loosen the grime.
     
  7. Newbie cleaner

    Newbie cleaner Active Member
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    I second the porcupine sleeve and I use them to, very easy and makes light work.
     
  8. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    Only just seen this review......cant wait to get one now.
     
  9. norm

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    was out this morning using one of these for the first time
    seemed funky:D
     
  10. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    Did it seem good at shifting the **** norm?
     
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