S-Plus dog ear

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  1. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    Been using my own dog eared Unger S channel for a couple of years and I reckon I had the pressure of the dog ear just about right...just ordered a load of supplies (including an S-Plus channel)...don't know if it's just me but I find the dog ear a bit aggressive...anyone else think likewise and if so have you bent them back a bit with successful results?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    Stick with your own dogears mate
    The s plus is poo
    Do you have the ends square or do you cut a 45° angle in them?
    I cut the angle also like polzn bladz which they based the liquidators on and that makes a big difference getting in the corners
    I only bend the last inch about 2mm down if that much
    I put a pair of pliers on the front of the end of the channel and bend downwards so the whole inch is a mm or 2 lower than the rest
     
  3. albootyerbaws

    albootyerbaws Well-Known Member
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    found no difference with the s plus acted like a normal channel.
     
  4. Damo J

    Damo J Member
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    Ive just bought a 12" plus, used it today and same as above, seems no different to the normal channel. Unless im doing it wrong lol
     
  5. Cghwindowcleaning

    Cghwindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Unger send me products now and again to try.
    They sent me one of the s plus channels last year.
    Not sure if it was just the one I got but the dog earing had different angles on each side it looked like it was done by hand not great at all.
    I got the feeling they rushed it out to keep up with the liquidator.
    I went back to standard ergotec.
     
  6. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    i find the s plus has a bit more drag than the s and its not a zero detailing tool but its close-ish :rolleyes:
    does look like some dude is just hitting the ends with a big hammer :laugh:
     
  7. daveyboy

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    My freebie ones were the same..all ends different
    Must be some guy with a pair of pliers on the end of the production line i reckon
     
  8. Damo J

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    How close to the edge of the channel do you cut your rubber on the plus davey? Gonna give this a try tomorrow, see what difference it makes.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    I do mine like this mate 20160307_200735.jpg 20160307_200655.jpg
     
  10. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    I'm definitely getting loads more drag than with a standard channel and more than with my own dog eared channel, only used it on three houses and the rubbers showing quite a bit of wear on the end already....my own modded channel has an angled cut on the end, haven't done it on the S-Plus yet...definitely going to try to take some of the bend off the ends.
     
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