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Shane84
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Getting set up to start pole fed cleaning and im wondering are the facelift poles any good or should i go for a Gardiner brand pole??  

Also what should i be looking for in terms of bushes when starting out?

All advice welcome 👍

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Pjj
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13 minutes ago, Shane84 said:

Getting set up to start pole fed cleaning and im wondering are the facelift poles any good or should i go for a Gardiner brand pole??  

Also what should i be looking for in terms of bushes when starting out?

All advice welcome 👍

Gardiners all the way , brushes is a very personal thing some will love a certain brush and others will hate it , we like the supream brushes but everyone will recommend different ones 

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Oli
10 hours ago, Shane84 said:

Getting set up to start pole fed cleaning and im wondering are the facelift poles any good or should i go for a Gardiner brand pole??  

Also what should i be looking for in terms of bushes when starting out?

All advice welcome 👍

I’d recommend a Gardiner slx aswell, it’s a great pole. 
 

Regarding bushes just make sure you don’t trip over any while looking up and cleaning the top windows. Also try to avoid getting your hose snagged in them while moving around the house!!

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Shane84
4 minutes ago, Oli said:

I’d recommend a Gardiner slx aswell, it’s a great pole. 
 

Regarding bushes just make sure you don’t trip over any while looking up and cleaning the top windows. Also try to avoid getting your hose snagged in them while moving around the house!!

Brushes.....my bad lol Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it 👍

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scottish cleaning service

I started with a Gardiners SLX 22 and then have a few extremes but I still use the SLX for 90% of my work. I only have one brush, big mistake because I was using it for everything. I now have 5 brushes and i use a XTREME™ 35CM BRUSH - MEDIUM TAPERTEC HYBRID all the time now and don't think i will go back to 26cm long brushes unless for pvc cleans. You can buy a lot of things that you will not use so better to listen to guys on forum.

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Oli

Haha I was just joking!

I’ve always used the sill brushes. Then when they get a bit old I use them for conservatory and FSG cleans. 
I’d also advise getting a super scraper and swivel neck on your pole. Both cheap additions to make your day a bit easier. 

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ks789
4 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

I started with a Gardiners SLX 22 and then have a few extremes but I still use the SLX for 90% of my work. I only have one brush, big mistake because I was using it for everything. I now have 5 brushes and i use a XTREME™ 35CM BRUSH - MEDIUM TAPERTEC HYBRID all the time now and don't think i will go back to 26cm long brushes unless for pvc cleans. You can buy a lot of things that you will not use so better to listen to guys on forum.

Trouble with 35cm, can be too big for the smaller windows you'll come across. But certainly for most of the work would make it easier. Might have to get one. Ive been a bit of a one brush man, mines the ultimate medium soft at the mo. Dont know if many rate it? seems a good enough all rounder.

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scottish cleaning service
1 minute ago, ks789 said:

Trouble with 35cm, can be too big for the smaller windows you'll come across. But certainly for most of the work would make it easier. Might have to get one. Ive been a bit of a one brush man, mines the ultimate medium soft at the mo. Dont know if many rate it? seems a good enough all rounder.

Its the 4 jets I like the most. Don't seem to have a problem with small windows and if I come across any I just turn it slightly sideways. I don't use any other brush now until they bring out a stiff version.

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ks789
2 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Its the 4 jets I like the most. Don't seem to have a problem with small windows and if I come across any I just turn it slightly sideways. I don't use any other brush now until they bring out a stiff version.

yeh like the sound of 4 jets. Think have to get new brush.

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scottish cleaning service
1 minute ago, ks789 said:

yeh like the sound of 4 jets. Think have to get new brush.

You won't use anything else once you get it. I have 2 of them on 2 poles, fantastic.

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I was looking at the universal 35cm sill brush, dunno if the stiff brush could be a bit much for certain frames? anyone know if the medium soft still good enough for fsg? Also, it says comes with capsules but to use 4 jets would I buy an additional 2 capsules? Apart from that dont need any other bits? would just attach as is? Thought about swivel, but jury seems to be out on that, some like, some dont. Really should get a scraper attached too. Would be handy at times for those baked on bits. Does the scraper just stay permanently attached? no issues?

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scottish cleaning service
37 minutes ago, ks789 said:

I was looking at the universal 35cm sill brush, dunno if the stiff brush could be a bit much for certain frames? anyone know if the medium soft still good enough for fsg? Also, it says comes with capsules but to use 4 jets would I buy an additional 2 capsules? Apart from that dont need any other bits? would just attach as is? Thought about swivel, but jury seems to be out on that, some like, some dont. Really should get a scraper attached too. Would be handy at times for those baked on bits. Does the scraper just stay permanently attached? no issues?

Everything comes with it ready to go. I think my brush is only 100 odd grams.

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Oli

I just leave my scraper on permanently 

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Part Timer
6 hours ago, ks789 said:

Thought about swivel, but jury seems to be out on that, some like, some dont.

It's only the old hands like @Pjj and @steve garwoodthat don't like the swivels. One still uses pen and paper to organise his round and the other one is a Millwall fan, say no more 😛

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scottish cleaning service

USA designed a pen that could write upside down for their space cadets and the Russians gave their's a Pencil and sharpener. Are millwall still going?

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scottish cleaning service
11 hours ago, Oli said:

Haha I was just joking!

I’ve always used the sill brushes. Then when they get a bit old I use them for conservatory and FSG cleans. 
I’d also advise getting a super scraper and swivel neck on your pole. Both cheap additions to make your day a bit easier. 

I fitted a scraper to end of my pole and then realised it was a bad idea because it wouldn't fit through the Juliet balcony railings. That romeo & juliet have a lot to answer for!

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ks789
24 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

I fitted a scraper to end of my pole and then realised it was a bad idea because it wouldn't fit through the Juliet balcony railings. That romeo & juliet have a lot to answer for!

Ah thats a point, I got a few of them, mind you, so few would be easy enough to detach the scraper I spose.

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Part Timer
1 hour ago, scottish cleaning service said:

I fitted a scraper to end of my pole and then realised it was a bad idea because it wouldn't fit through the Juliet balcony railings. That romeo & juliet have a lot to answer for!

They must be skinny railings, I get a 45cm brush with a scraper attached through first floor juliets

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I can just about get the brush between railings with scraper attached.

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