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Old 29-11-2019, 11:50 AM   #11
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A pole
With a microfibre washing surface
That extends between 60 and 125cm.

It ain't far off.

Unless there isn't 40quids worth of difference in the microfibre?
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Old 29-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #12
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These typically have a pole thatíll bend or snap after a few uses.

Each to their own and Iím not getting into a discussion about cheap stuff that does that job against more expensive quality products that last.


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Old 29-11-2019, 12:54 PM   #13
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I use one of the small plastic folding steps if Iím doing a mates car thatís large / high roof.

They do 2 versions- what Iíd call a single step and a double. Iíve the single step and can manage to do a XC 40 and his other Disco sport just, Iím looking to get the double step shortly to make it a bit easier
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Old 29-11-2019, 05:42 PM   #14
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If you have a full length Pano glass roof then I would definitely layer up on the glass coating so the sap clears with hose pie rinse. I know as i have the same and three layers of Sentinel Optic on the roof and other glass keeps the sap from sticking. PPF the hood and coat the rest.
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Old 29-11-2019, 07:56 PM   #15
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If you can't reach the roof for washing then I am guessing you can't reach the roof to apply products?

For the price of that pole shown earlier would it be better to get a small work platform?

https://www.screwfix.com/p/mac-allis...-x-900mm/6409p
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Old 29-11-2019, 08:55 PM   #16
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Iíd recommend the Microfibre Madness incredipole also, expensive maybe but the quality is very high.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:15 AM   #17
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Iíd recommend the Microfibre Madness incredipole also, expensive maybe but the quality is very high.
Plus 1 for this product. Pole is made of very high quality and is a fantastic bit of kit. Expensive yes but can't see it breaking anytime.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:30 AM   #18
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^^^^ Looks good, but bloody expensive that at £49.99!
I totally agree,I bought a couple of the Screwfix hop up platforms and they are great with the added bonus that you can use them around the rest of the house and garden.
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Thanks to everyone for advice and perspective. Really appreciated.

The incredipole is now on my Santa list - will save the missus buying more socks or hankies...!

I do have a hop-up platform already and think that I might buy another and glue some foam / pipe insulation around the top edge - as the aluminium is rather sharp and I would hate for it to be knocked and dent / scratch a panel (as is always the risk with an enthusiastic 9yr old!!!!!... and me!)

Cheers again and itís genuinely a nice feeling to know that there are so many enthusiasts / professionals willing to spare a few minutes to offer their assistance.

Have a great Christmas all,

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Plus 1 for this product. Pole is made of very high quality and is a fantastic bit of kit. Expensive yes but can't see it breaking anytime.
Another one here...QUALITY
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