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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Martyn, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member
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    Could you guys help me with a little experiment please, I want to find out how flat/level different makes of squeegy channel keep the rubber.

    This evening I placed some of my squeegys on a window (as if to clean but with no pressure) to see how flat the rubber meets the glass, what I found was that two of my unger channels didn't, the last inch or so of the rubber didn't touch the glass at all. The Sorbo made contact for the full length.

    If you guys could do the same with whatever makes you use and post the results I would be grateful. :)
     
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  2. Dodger

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    Just tried 2 unger s-channels and both flat on glass.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    my wilkinsons one is all on the glass except at each end! lol

    i'll try mine in the morning and post
     
  4. Paul

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    I think this is why people dogear them to make full contact
     
  5. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Were the unger ones brass? i've heard brass channels bend easily - also how old are they?
     
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    dog earing is too stop it rideing it up the ruber seall
     
  7. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member
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    My channels are stainless steel, but many years old. What I found was that the ends were flaired slightly and I wonder if this is common to all or just something that has happened to mine over time. Brass does indeed bend quite easily, I seem to remember that the end clips on brass channel tend to push the rubber up slightly.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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