Gardiners Slx Base Protector

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Matty H, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. Matty H

    Matty H Forum Addict
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    Never had to replace one until now, they seem to last forever. Best way to remove? It seems well and truly stuck :huh:
     
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  2. David Taylor

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    I carefully sliced mine with shape stanley knife (top to bottom), and peeled it off. just pushed the new one.
     
  3. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    sharp even
     
  4. Matty H

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    Cheers mate I'll give it a go! ;)
     
  5. Alex Gardiner

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    This is exactly the correct procedure :)
     
  6. chip

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    What if you want to take sections off and use it as say a 25 one day and 30 next, hence needing to remove the 25 then put back on?
     
  7. BostonMike

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    I use an SL-X25 almost all of the time. I took the base section of my SL-X30 off the pole to lighten it up. The 25ft length is perfect for doing third story work as well as patio doors, all with the same pole. On a side note I also bought an extra section so I can reach 35ft. if the need arises. I carry the two extra sections in a PVC tube where they are safe and a couple extra end caps handy for when I need a longer pole which is rare. No stop tape on the extra sections so I have to pay attention and not over extend the pole.
     
  8. Alex Gardiner

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    Once you have cut-off and removed the end cap you can then slide on the extra section. If you then want to remove it again you would need to buy another end cap (£1.45 - http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/End_Caps.html) and push-fit this back when not using the extra section.
     
  9. BostonMike

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    I think having the quick release gooseneck system on your pole is very important if you want to make swapping out extra sections a quick and efficient process.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xin7GdOk2EA
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  10. BostonMike

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    Alex:
    Is it difficult to convert an older style SL-X pole to a newer quick release pole?
     
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