What Squeege Channels?

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  1. rcproperty

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    what ones do you find that works best?

    stainless or brass?
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    yer i have stainless atm, heard brass ones are to soft??
     
  3. Gmeister

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    Yeah Stainless are better dont like those brass ones though..
     
  4. Dodger

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    Stainless s-channels, I've not tried anything else yet.
     
  5. Posh

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    Stainless.
     
  6. rcproperty

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    looks like the stainless has it then! lol
     
  7. All Round Cleaning

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    Stainless all the way !!!
    The amount of times i have dropped mine from height not clipping it into my boab and it falling
    If it were brass it would of bent up broke or anything .
     
  8. GMcleaning

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    i use both, a stainless 14" and a brass 10" for smaller window'd houses, i dont find much of a difference tbh, i dont drop my squeege that often tho,lol
     
  9. Kips

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    I use Stainless unger S channels - in sizes 6", 10", 12" and 22". I dogear them and use unger soft rubber.
    Basically, you'd be surprised how often the 6" one comes in handy. I use it loads, every day. I could do it with the 10", but it's just easier and faster with the 6". So I'd really reccomend it. The 10" one is what I do 95% of my work on. It's easy to control which makes it fast and with Ecover and a bit of vinegar in my bucket it just flies over the glass. The 12" hardly gets used tbh, It's just personal preference I guess but I prefer the agility and speed that I've developed with the £10inch. However it seems that there are a reasonable proportion of windows that are exactly 12" either in width or height and for those it is brilliant because it means it's just one long pull to do the whole window. There is a sailing club I do that has loads of windows that are about 12" high by about 1.5 metres long. I'm always pleased when I don't forget my 12" squeegee on the days I clean that place. Lastly there is the 22" - that's just for shops, big windows, and the odd one here or there that is exactly 22" so it's 1 pull for the window. Took me a while to get used to it, turns out less is more with the pressure on that one, you have to let the squeegee do the work or it knackers your thumb out! Does for me anyway...

    Stay away from brass channels one drop and they bend making them useless. Brass is too soft a metal. Stainless is the way to go.
     
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