How Often Do You Change Rubber And Aplicator Sleeves?

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  1. stevelewis

    stevelewis Forum Addict
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    Just wondered really, change rubbers every 6-8 weeks and aplicator sleeve every 3-4 months or when i can see its on its last legs! lol
    Bear in mind im still 100% trad (only hoses i carry is for my pressure washing jobs in the summer months)
     
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  2. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    I change it when its needs to be changed. i.e Corners are burnt out, there a kink in it and there has been the odd occasion where ive been working to fast and it catches on fire.
     
  3. paulio

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    You change your rubber every 6-8 weeks???
     
  4. stevelewis

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    Yeah thats normally when i know its going a bit in corners etc, obviously when weather puts pay to working a bit longer, how often u change yours then bud?
     
  5. Newbie123

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    Do you blade the leaded windows steve
     
  6. Gmeister

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    I don't change mine that often and 6 - 8 weeks sounds norm, I use Pulex Hard, so these last longer then soft rubbers, plus am part time so not on windows day in day out.

    As for the sleeve, only change them whenever, nice to have a new sleeve every nown again.
     
  7. stevelewis

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    Yes mate if i didnt then prob wouldnt change them that often tbh, i know some cleaners that only change them once a year! the rubber must be as thin as a cig paper by the end lol
     
  8. paulio

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    I'm lucky if I get a fortnight out of my rubbers before they start leaving lines, I use soft rubbers, there can't be that much of a difference between soft and hard surely?
     
  9. Gmeister

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    Like I say am part time, when I was using soft I was changing like all the time more then once a month, try using hard rubber, will last longer
     
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