Lacquering the phoenix

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by keir, Jul 21, 2014.

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  1. keir

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    Today, i have spent 3 hours wet and drying and then lacquering the phoenix.
    One tip for anyone thinking of doing this, dont do what i did and think just giving each section a quick rub down then whacking some lacquer on. After a bit the lacquer starts to peel and scratch off and feels rough as rats when extending the pole, like there's grit on the pole. So this aft used 600 grit wet and dry and sanded off all the old knackered lacquer off then put one really nice coat on, along with two new clamps the other week the pole looks and feels brand new again.
    But i reckon at the end of the year i will treat my self to a new phoenix, by that time this one will be 2 years old, plus now i know how these poles like to be maintained i wont be so harsh on it, the way i see it one replacement clamp is roughly the same price as a can of lacquer and wet and dry, and if you dont abuse it then swapping clamps is a better way of extending the life of these poles.
    There is absolutely nowt wrong with the quality of the carbon, and the clamps are a consumable and bloody worth it for the ease of use of the pole compared to lateral clamps
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    bloomin heck what have i got myself into with this wfp thing.....sorry to be a pain but i didnt actually watch the vid link you posted the other day and i cant remember the post so can you repost the link for me ....i keep using the keir wipe the top method...although it will work better when i can switch the water off..tap on its way...its all in the wrist...or so they say..
     
  3. keir

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    #3 keir, Jul 21, 2014
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    Nah dont worry cheap, its easy this wfp lark just need the right gear to make it easier and like owt seems daunting when its all new.
    Here's a link to another vid that shows how i do it a bit better, i rinse a bit longer normally but they were clean. Just kink your pole hose for now cheap otherwise if you try my technique it wont work, also my frames are spotless too



    Also once the vid ends you can see the bay window vid in the bottom corner.
     
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    #4 Smurf, Jul 21, 2014
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    The only pole I've lacquered in my life was me own with ky jelly. Oops! did I say that out loud? :D
     
  5. keir

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    Hahahaha dirty little smurf!!!
     
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    My brain still works but me body is so knackered now. Oh the good old day's:D
     
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    I have to do the same with my phoenix pole about every month. Gonna replace it early next year, full carbon this time me thinks...
     
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    So were abouts is most of the wear on your poles?
     
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    Wow 3hrs!!!
    Don't worry cnc, my totally unmaintained SLX-22 is fine one year on, just don't drag them through a sandpit etc.
     
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    And best not to use your good wfps for gutter clearing as tile grit can knacker them too.
     
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