Stopped Stop Tape!

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  1. Poles Apart

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    My pet hate this stuff it's just insulation tape, just put my second coat of blue Hammerite lines on my slx 18 so I don't over extend it after a section split yesterday, stop tape was on there but it had worn so decided it's a waste of time especially after what happened last year when it came lose in bits and clogged up a clamp, it took 2 of us and a lot of brute force to separate a section got to be a better idea than that surely.
     
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  2. TJTOPCAT

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    I took all my stop tape off my Slx 25 and now just stop at the red mark. Pole works way better and can be dismantled and cleaned very easily.

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  3. Oliver collins

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    There is more than the reason of the stop tape being there to prevent u from over extending the pole it is so it runs evenly with the tape on the end of the pole so it runs evenly up and down and prevents wear n tear on the carbon
    Oliver rise n shine cleaning

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  4. Tuffers

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    I've pulled my stop tape off. Too much grit going up the pole and chewing it up.
     
  5. Alex Gardiner

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    Hi guys

    Obviously keeping the joint overlap tape on the sections is a matter of personal preference, however there are good reasons for its presence. If you do choose to remove the tape each section does have a woven in overlap marker area so over extending is not an issue (this is the reason that the overlap contrast area is built in).

    What are the reasons for the joint overlap tape?

    1. To provide a more positive joint stop than just a visual notification. This is of particular import when working at height where you need to be looking at the brush head and not at the sections being extended.

    2. To prevent carbon on carbon wear on the base of the section and on the inside of the sections. In fact this can make such a difference to wear that it invalidates the warranty on the Xtreme poles if it is not replaced regularly.

    If you do decide to remove the joint overlap tape then it is important to keep the pole as clean as possible to help reduce the carbon on carbon wear.
     
  6. Poles Apart

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    It won't wear the carbon if you don't go beyond the paint.
     
  7. Alex Gardiner

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean but just to clarify if the joint overlap tape is removed from the base of a section then this will allow carbon on carbon wear from the very base of the section onto the inside surface of the next section it slides within. This will happen regardless of how far the sections are extended. If such wear is allowed to continue and leads to premature section failure then this would not be covered under warranty. Basically using joint stop tape prolongs the life of the sections/pole but it's obviously up to the user to decide what works best for them.
     
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    What Oliver Collins said is right :thumbsup: .....and what that Alex Gardiner fella said, he seems to know a bit too :thumbs:......... :giggle:.
     
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    Have just got delivered from China some new waterproof rubber tape. I'm going to try it as a stop tape and will report back.

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