Flocked Vs Unflocked

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  1. OoO

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    Been using unflocked for 2+ years but now switched to flocked.

    Finding it easier to clean.

    Using less water ???

    Scrubs better.

    Any input?

    Any downsides ? Traps dirt more??
     
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  2. Smurf

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    I've found that you can't rinse on the glass with flocked also need to clean the bristles more often as traps in dirt.

    Just my personal views so now I just stick with unflocked brushes for glass.
     
  3. OoO

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    Yeah that's what i thought.

    Will see how I get on with it.
     
  4. HotWash Window Cleaners

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    I think Smurf is right, it's about the rinsing difference between the two brushes.
    I only have 1 flocked that's the hedgehog and I have to clean that quite often, well after every time I use it. The non flocked seem to be almost self cleaning.
     
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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Scrubbing brushes tend to have very short bristles, 10mm-15mm this gives/makes the bristle feel stiffer. Outer wfp brushes have a bristle length of at least 45mm length. The diameter of the wfp bristle can be the same as a scrubbing brush, but the feel is completely different. A hand scrubbing brush bristles diameter can be 1 quarter of 1mm (0.25mm).[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Basically a flocked brush doesn’t scrub better, ( worse in facxt, it wouldn’t scrub better with a crushed monofilament) and there is no need for a flocked wfp brush, you just use a finer monofilament (more expensive) a brush bristle of 0.25 of mm is fine enough. Flocked brushes were made to emulate (at a cheaper cost) the softer feel of natural bristle i.e. Boars Hair.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Flocked are a very slow brush compared to a monofilament bristle brush.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Richard[/SIZE]
     
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    Wow! Richard we actualy agree on something at last :Image3:
     
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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Smurf, I think if you ever met we would disagree a lot, but also agree a lot more than we disagree.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Flocked brushes are appalling (slow) for window cleaning, that’s why I don’t make one[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Richard[/SIZE]
     
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    Do you do a finer monofilament brush? Are these available already, if so where? Would there be much weight difference?
     
  9. OoO

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    Weird been using it for two days. Windows look amazing and I am
    Deffo quicker.
     
  10. Richard

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    [SIZE=medium]Hi mate, I won’t be using a finer monofilament than what’s already in the Red monofilament Tecbuk brushes – you already have 4 x monofilaments to a 1mm diameter. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]You might be able to see what I mean, when I say, you don’t need a flocked brush for window cleaning - a flocked brush reduces the brushes scrubbing ability & also retains dirt. It’s easy to confuse the bristle count, or its bristle insufficiency / coverage on the glass with a perceived improvement in a brushes ability to scrub better. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]Bristle weight difference between different types will only be a few percent, or a few grams difference in weight, really nothing to worry about; bristle count is something you should always consider. As you will find yourself having to work longer on each window pane, compared to using a brush that provides a full coverage.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]Richard[/SIZE]
     
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