WFP Brush Maintenance

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Bella Gowrie, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. Bella Gowrie

    Bella Gowrie Newcomer
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    Hi there :) Just wondering if any of you experts have any tips on how to keep your brush clean and in good shape to get the best job out of it? Thanks!
     
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  2. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    ive heard soak them in pure overnight.

    Ive never looked after mine, never clean it, chuck it on the floor and in back of van, rest it on brickwork. I just pick pole up clean windows and lob it in van, any bits stuck in it will soon rinse out on the next house
     
  3. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I sometimes smack it on the floor to get **** out of it, does that count?
     
  4. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Think it was Gardiner that recomend Soaking in pure - well it does Bugger all
    Soak in UBIK 5 min then blast with garden hose pipe - comes out beaut
     
  5. steve garwood

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    Swish it about in customers ponds :thumbsup:
     
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    I have a comb for dog grooming in my pocke when working. Those mingers with loads of spider nests and webs are a pain. Easy to comb them out.

    Otherwise brushes are cleaned same way as applicators. Rinsed in Ubik solution then blasted clear with garden hose.
     
  7. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    One thing you don't want to touch with a brush even in the slightest, is bird repellent gel. It's used to repel pigeons and the like. I came across it once. A local council had put in on a customers window ledge in 2-3 inch wide shallow pots. I accidentally caught a few bristles of my brush in it as I made a pass along the bottom of the window. It nearly ruined the brush. It was so sticky it got everywhere as I was trying to get it out. Had to switch out the brush and clean it at home, which was not mean feat believe me. I nearly threw it away as it was almost not worth the effort.
     
  8. Bella Gowrie

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    Cool, thanks for all the replies and advice! Just been having a few problems with the occasional water spots left here and there and trying to eliminate them. Only seems to be a problem with certain types of glass, but if everything is as clean as possible then hopefully any marks won't be too noticeable.
     
  9. Trev81

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    I soak mine in ubik & warm water for a hour or so and use a old comb to brush through, come out great, some just abuse them & leave **** stuck in them, but once they start scratching windows they might start looking after them :)
     
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