Stiff Pole..........

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by willowtreecleaning, Feb 6, 2014.

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  1. willowtreecleaning

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    What is the best way to make an old pole slide easier......sensible answers only......
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Any make teflon type spray would work. ;)
     
  3. Alex Gardiner

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    When an older telescopic pole becomes hard to use it is generally due to the presence of impacted dirt between the sections. The best remedy is to clean and flush all of this dirt out.

    The following methods can be used in order of simplicity:


    Hose pipe
    1. Partially extend each section and lay the pole on the ground.
    2. Direct a hose pipe up the base of the pole and allow it to fill with water until it pours out of the top.
    3. After a few minutes lift the base of the pole up in the air and allow all of the water to flush out the pole.
    4. Direct the hose spray around each clamp and between the sections

    Taking Apart
    1. Undo clamp levers and slide all section apart.
    2. Either soak all section in a batch of warm soapy water or hose through each section.
    3. Thoroughly clean all overlap areas
    4. Dry the sections off and if needed replace joint-stop tape if present on the pole type.
    5. Spray each section with Dry-Film PTFE spray and re-assemble.
     
  4. Smurf

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    Show off...but great answer alex :D
     
  5. willowtreecleaning

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    Teflon Spray to start me thinks:):):)
     
  6. timbeam

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    Any recommended PTFE spray Alex?

    Cheers
     
  7. Alex Gardiner

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    Best to start with cleaning the pole using the hose pipe method above. Spraying PTFE on to dirty sections will not have much effect.
     
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    All of the above, but before you ptfe it. After washing each section and drying them, get some 1200-2000 grit wet and dry, use it wet and lightly take off all the high spots and raised fibres, clean again then a good few coats of clear coat. Reassemble and welcome to your brand new pole lol
     
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