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Alex Gardiner
Sorry to hear that Damo,

my brush head attachment weighs about 20grams more than Gardiner’s, and the brush scraper weighs about 5grams. You could use the extreme brush socket on my brushes that would save you about 25grams, you would have to drill a 3rd hole in the socket to attach it to my brushes. If you use the push on Y piece instead of the quick release Y that would save another 8grams. The brush itself would be about 80grams more in weight, I can sort out a brush with the least weight but you would/should spend less time cleaning, spending more time having to hold an extended pole with pole hose and water while you are working is nothing compared the few grams of extra weight any brush will have.

 

I am very quick with wfp using my brushes, you would have to approach you work the same way. Turn your water flow up and your back won’t have the time to ache, before you’re onto the next window. I have tested the extreme brushes and they do require more brush strokes and take longer to clean the window, extreme brushes only have about 9,600 bristles and have gaps where the brush cleans; compared to the Hybrid brushes 50,000 plus bristles, the extreme brush is very slow in use.

 

Richard

That is just your opinion Richard, althought stated by you as a fact. - Myself (a regular Xtreme brush user) and thousands of our clients find Xtreme brushes very fast to use compared to other brushes. Once again this is just mine and others opinion.

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Squeak and Bubbles

Now this brush head has done a lot of graft...

 

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Belfastcleaning

Now this brush head has done a lot of graft...

 

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You have killed it!!

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Squeak and Bubbles
You have killed it!!

Hey... This brush outlived tecbuk, and gardiners brushes :D

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BostonMike

"alwasy end up back at dual trim normal brush, as i dont think there is enough bristles in the cills to give a very good clean, compared to dual trim normal"

 

I have to agree! I used only my Gardiner Sill brush for over a month and loved it. Then I switched back to my Gardiner Dual Trim Brush for some reason for one job. It gives a better scrub on the glass so I like it better. It's a great all around brush.

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BostonMike

I tried the Extreme brush and the weight difference was very noticable. I had the swivel resi gooseneck on the pole as well. Very fast and easy. In the US we only do the windows once or twice a year. I had to redo a few windows because it doesn't scrub as well as the regular brush on a really dirty window, so I won't be using my extreme brush every day. I wish I could though. It was just so light.

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Guest OoO

Extremes are for regular cleaning. I wouldn't use them on a first clean as you need the extra scrubbing power.

 

We use extremes day in and day out. And for regular cleaning we love em.

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Richard
I tried the Extreme brush and the weight difference was very noticable. I had the swivel resi gooseneck on the pole as well. Very fast and easy. In the US we only do the windows once or twice a year. I had to redo a few windows because it doesn't scrub as well as the regular brush on a really dirty window' date=' so I won't be using my extreme brush every day. I wish I could though. It was just so light.[/quote']

 

Hi Boston Mike,

Not surprising using that type of filament in the brush, for that type of clean, not having a go at Gardiner’s extreme brush, I wouldn’t recommend using my own 100% polyester brushes for that work, both brushes would take longer than if you had chosen a more suitable brush.

 

A Tecbuk Hybrid Brush would be a far better choice with far more cleaning bristles and it has the Boars Hair in the centre which would remove any stubborn dirt easily and quickly. These Hybrid brushes are made up of approximately 83% non absorbent monofilament and the rest is 17% Boars Hair in the centre of the brush. If you wanted Mike, I could make a duel trim brush up with a higher percentage of the Boars Hair in the centre. That would be more suitable for work with those longer cleaning frequency. You shouldn’t be spending so long cleaning with a brush like this, so the few extra grams in weight doesn’t come into it.

 

Richard

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Alex Gardiner
I tried the Extreme brush and the weight difference was very noticable. I had the swivel resi gooseneck on the pole as well. Very fast and easy. In the US we only do the windows once or twice a year. I had to redo a few windows because it doesn't scrub as well as the regular brush on a really dirty window' date=' so I won't be using my extreme brush every day. I wish I could though. It was just so light.[/quote']Hi Mike

 

For US use you do need maximum scrubbing ability to cope with 6-12 months of dirt at a time. My choice for these situation is either the Super-Lite Standard Flocked brush or the Super-Lite Standard Medium-Mixed brush. These would provide tougher scrubbing than either a Super-Lite Radius Sill or Xtreme brush could provide - as we say in the UK 'Horses for Courses'.

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BostonMike

Thanks Alex

I really did enjoy the feel of the radius sill and extreme brushes. Highly recommend both brushes but like you said I need more scrubbing power. I use to be a big hogs hair fan and then I discovered the Gardiner dual trim medium bristle brush. Hogs hair is heavy and more difficult to push. I won't throw it away but I don't think I'll ever use it again.

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Belfastcleaning
Thanks Alex

I really did enjoy the feel of the radius sill and extreme brushes. Highly recommend both brushes but like you said I need more scrubbing power. I use to be a big hogs hair fan and then I discovered the Gardiner dual trim medium bristle brush. Hogs hair is heavy and more difficult to push. I won't throw it away but I don't think I'll ever use it again.

Sounds like a tecbuk hybrid would suit you well, dual trim, polyester on outside and boars hair inside, great scrubbing power and quick too

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BostonMike

PS

I was using a small 12 inch RHG hogs hair brush. Very popular here in the US.

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BostonMike

Sounds like a tecbuk hybrid would suit you well

Who sells that brush? I don't think my supplier J.Rasenstein has it.

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Dodger
Who sells that brush? I don't think my supplier J.Rasenstein has it.
Just search members for Richard mate, he owns the company and makes the brushes. Cost is approx in british pounds, 32 unjetted and 34 jetted.

 

Hybrid is excellent brush.

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Squeak and Bubbles
Just search members for Richard mate, he owns the company and makes the brushes. Cost is approx in british pounds, 32 unjetted and 34 jetted.

 

Hybrid is excellent brush.

Are they quick brush on

the first clean?

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Dodger

Belfast is best man to ask mate, I simply trialled one but he uses them daily.

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Richard

Keep your brush clean!

Hybrid brush has been made for maintenance/spring cleans; it does have the benefit of excellent scrubbing with the Boars Hair, so can be used of first cleans, but you need to keep the brush clean for speed, that really applies to any make of brush to get the best out of it.

 

(If the first clean is very bad, consider using a alternative brush first, really quickly with a good water flow to remove most of the grime, keeping your main brush as clean as possible is always a good thing)

 

If you get any oily road grime on the brush when doing a first clean give it a quick clean with a detergent, small amount will do, only takes a few minutes in the back of the van. This will remove the oily deposit less chance with spotting on your next job and you can work quickly and be confident of your results. (or keep as spare brush in the van)

 

Richard

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Squeak and Bubbles
Keep your brush clean!

Hybrid brush has been made for maintenance/spring cleans; it does have the benefit of excellent scrubbing with the Boars Hair, so can be used of first cleans, but you need to keep the brush clean for speed, that really applies to any make of brush to get the best out of it.

 

(If the first clean is very bad, consider using a alternative brush first, really quickly with a good water flow to remove most of the grime, keeping your main brush as clean as possible is always a good thing)

 

If you get any oily road grime on the brush when doing a first clean give it a quick clean with a detergent, small amount will do, only takes a few minutes in the back of the van. This will remove the oily deposit less chance with spotting on your next job and you can work quickly and be confident of your results. (or keep as spare brush in the van)

 

Richard

I like, cheers Richard.

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BostonMike

How much do they weigh compared to Gardiner brushes?

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Richard

Hi Mike,

Tecbuk brushes without any other brush components attached to it, weigh from 210g-260g depending on the brushes bristles & trim. Average weight would be around 245g; it’s the Boars Hair that can weigh the least, the trim can vary on these brushes as I make short & long bristles brushes, I also do them in duel trim Boars Hair.

 

Each Tecbuk brush is unique and even the same type of brush can have a weight difference of plus or minus 10%.

 

The brushes bristle count will depend on the types used, so could be from 35,000 up to 55,000 bristles.

 

The Tecbuk brush stock is less than 9” in length (225mm) and just over 1.5” width (41mm), the brush splay (How the bristles sit in the stock) is 11” length (275mm) x 4” width (100mm). The brush ‘spread’ (when the brush is on the glass and being used) is 12.5” length (315mm) x 51/4” (135mm)

 

Tecbuk brush stocks are small; most 12” brushes use a stock that is 12”.

 

These are aprox dimension/weights for brushes with standard length bristles, longer length bristles give a greater cleaning area. Typically I do these in Boars Hair and they increase the cleaning area by over 30%, the weight of the brush doesn’t increase so much that you would notice, although when the brush is wet you will notice, so I recommend the use of a duel trim long Boars Hair brush. I have customers in the UK who now only use these types of brushes for everything.

 

Mike I think I read in one of your post, that you didn’t like the drag when using Hogs Hair (Boars Hair) you need to increase the water flow with these types of brushes to get them working at there best. Short Hair brushes when used with the correct amount of water have little to no drag. In the US all your Hogs Hair brushes are very heavy, Tecbuk Boars Hair brushes are not heavy an are in fact the lightest you can get.

 

Richard

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Guest OoO

If you saying the average is 245g without brush attachments that would cause problems for me.

 

The extreme pole is good for a 270g weight brush. As Alex g states in manual.

 

At the moment my config doesn't even break the 200g mark.

 

Brush head,jets,resineck and hose so basically complete.

 

If you saying 210g that's better but without any add ons I don't think they would be suited to an extreme pole.

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Richard

Hi Damo,

I’m not that familiar with the extreme pole, all the carbon fibre poles I currently use are strong enough to put KG’s on the end before they reach the max bend, not sure why a few grams would make a difference to this carbon fibre pole, is it very bendy to begin with?

 

Richard

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Guest OoO

It's not bendy at all. Most rigid pole I have used ever.

 

Alex g would need to answer about the max weight.

 

I have seen some brushes at 500g + that must be horrible to clean with domestically!

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Richard

Maybe then 270g means you won’t have any bend at all, one of my 100% high modulus 25ft pole’s doesn’t flex when you use it fully extended with my brushes.

 

Good choice damo having a rigid pole, you will work faster.

 

Richard

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