Someone Help Me I Need A Trad Starter Kit

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by harunh, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    im planning on getting a traditional starter kit

    i need the following:

    a bucket - for my water and liquid
    a pouch - or something to my squeege in and hold it on to my pocket so im not walking around with a squeege in my hand
    a scraper - to take any sellotape or other stuff of windows
    i got my own liquid ill be using ecover so thats sorted
    recommend me a scrim cloth that i can use for detailing and a good mirofibre cloth aswell as i will be slow with my squeege
     
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  2. Posh

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    Ok H at last.
    Bucket= any oblong bucket will do you long as you can get yer applicator in it. I got mine from asda.
    Pouch= if yer go on eBay I'm sure they do pouches on there. Put in window cleaning but you may be better with a boab ( bucket on a belt)
    Scraper= I get my scrapers from wilkinsons or a discount shop that sells decorating stuff. Cost about a pound.

    I use paragon blue micros. Great for detailing but I would get a grade a scrim as well. Again eBay or one of the window cleaning shops.
     
  3. TobySampson

    TobySampson Well-Known Member
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    I've bought cheap equipment before and it just makes the job harder. Start with a small squeegee maybe 8"-10". And buy Unger straight away, don't mess around with other makes.
     
  4. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    give me the unger link

    also wahts the difference between clothes and scrim
     
  5. Bingo

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    Smart move H, very smart move.

    I can see you selling your WFP gear in a few months lol
     
  7. Richard Barnes

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    unger stuff for sale in hombase.
     
  8. Bingo

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    :eek: Cost toooooooo much in there.
     
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    Homebase...?? pick up some grass seed at the same time :D
     
  10. Kips

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    Ok H,

    Here's a list of stuff I'd reccomend to start off with from wintecs. I like wintecs because they don't charge for p&p and their customer service is good.

    This is all kit I own and would reccomend..

    Unger bucket- £7.61 - http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_28&products_id=28

    Unger Ergotec Handle - £5.78 (this will be your 'main' handle) http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_148&products_id=64

    10 inch channel w/ soft rubber (this and the handle above I use on 99.99999% of trad jobs. Smaller channel = easier to work with = faster = better.)- £2.58 http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_22&products_id=1041

    Unger S squeegee handle - £4.09 - (this is for the 6 inch channel below, I use this handle because its smaller and the 6 inch channell only gets used on openers and such where the 10 doesnt fit. They are the perfect combination.) http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_148&products_id=522

    6 inch channel - £1.92 - see above - http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_22&products_id=54

    Unger T bar for applicator, 14 inch - £2.75 - http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_36&products_id=96

    Ettore porcupine applicator sleeve - £8.61(has bristles that take off dirt and **** really well - saves me using a scraper a lot. I am the envy of all my friends! Really worth getting.) http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_147&products_id=83

    Pulex bucketonabelt - £10.64 (you can't really trad without a boab, well - you can, but it's a nightmare.) http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_25_48&products_id=112

    Unger 15cm scraper - £7.85 - Have never needed or wanted a smaller scraper since I bought this and the porcupine glove. http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_26&products_id=923

    Jumbo microfibre - cut in 2, so it's easily pocketable. £3.03 - http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_24&products_id=641
    (Maybe get 2 or 3 if you think you will need to do a lot of detailing?)

    Unger soft rubber - 42 inches - My personal favourite rubber. £2.29 - Nothing worse than starting trad work, finding there is a nick in the rubber, and not having any spare. Worth getting. http://www.wintecs.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=57_21&products_id=237

    Only other thing I think you'll need is a 'sill cloth - I just use whatever, an old teatowel, £1 microfibres from the pound shop, my favourite is a carlsberg beer rug towel thing from the local pub - it's just for sills so it doesnt really matter much.


    Now, other people will prolly prefer different brands and items - but this is pretty much the exact kit I use when I do trad work now, these are the 'essential items' that get taken out on the road while a lot of the other stuff - different size scrapers, channels, different handles, etc etc - all get left at home. This is good quality kit, will last, and will do a good job. It is, in my opinion, a worthy investment and well set you off well for learning and mastering trad cleaning!

    Total for all above is £57.15, then you have to add on VAT which at 20% is £11.43 giving you a total price of £68.58.

    That might seem a lot but consider it is good kit that will LAST and do a good job and it's really not so bad.
     
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