how often do you wash your applicator?

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  1. Johan

    Johan Member
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    Hi guys.

    How often do you wash your applicator in the washing machine? Or do you ever wash it? I wash my often, cuz i dont like to come to a job with dirty stuff.
     
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  2. Guido Possum

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    #2 Guido Possum, Apr 20, 2016
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    Depends how dirty it is.

    First cleans always filth it up so I'll wash it then, but since the windows I'm cleaning are already pretty clean now, I can get away with a quick rinse when I get home.

    My cloths though; the only time I put diety cloths in the washing machine the woman went ape sh%# at me, so I've been forbidden from washing - get this right: forbidden from washing dirty things in the godamn washing machine!! You believe that?

    I'm sure she's got a mental illness that woman.

    Anyway I've become good enough at hand-washing to do cloths and applicator sleeve all in one go in about the same time it takes to run a load anyhow.
     
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  3. Johan

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    :D
    Its sounds the same here, especially with the sill cloths. But i wash it anyway, when im alone.
     
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    Yeah that's what got me banned the one and only time I threw em in the machine.

    The cloths were ink-black when they went in, and the washing machine had a film of grey coating the inside afterwards :)

    Still though, washing only clean things in a washing machine defeats the purpose of using the ****ing thing.

    My new pole will arrive today.

    After those immigrant window cleaners humiliated me by having an ettore, something had to be done and has.

    Only 3.6 meters but that's alright; the cheap stick I got now only extends to 2.1 so it's still an upgrade.
     
  5. boarcity

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    somewhere i saw a vid of Herman washing one using a pressure washer-it was incredible how much dirt came out- im sure washing machines dont get them totally cleaned by comparison
     
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  6. Johan

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    Long as it's blue, ask I care about removing really is sand/grit that'll wear at my rubber faster.

    Since any soap take care of any oily leavings.

    "I ain't IN'TRESTED in the Butchers leavins'"
     
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    Barely ever
     
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    Hardly ever
     
  10. dasslr1

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    once a week all rags ,applicators and sill cloths go in wash .
     
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