Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.
Window Cleaning Gloves
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 23 November 2003I have used window cleaning gloves before but i did not find them all that good but maybe they have improved since then How do you guys get on with them and what ones do you find the best
Posted by fez (fez), 23 November 2003I bought some of the Unger neoprene ones and I find them great, your hands stay warm and dry and they fit nice enough so that they don't affect your window cleaning. I've worn them a lot this week because of the frost and I left them on when it had warmed up. It says on them that they should not fit too tight so check which size is right for you.
Posted by matt (matt), 23 November 2003i have the unger 1's aswell, got mine from scrim city
they are great, i cut my hand doing some carpentry work, and the GG4 in the water burnt the surrounding area of the cut, and it went real sore, so i wore my gloves, they keep your hands real warm,
the only bad point is they make your hands stink real bad
Posted by paul (paul), 23 November 2003I USE THE UNGER GLOVES ASWELL AND SO DO MY GUYS BUT THERE ARE SOME GOOD NEW ONES ON THE MARKET
CHECK OUT SCRIM CITY
Posted by g_griffin (g_griffin), 23 November 2003I `m also interested in these gloves. I got some neoprene fishing gloves last year and they are warm but they began to wear straight away. I imagine window cleaning gloves would be stronger but will they last a while? I`ve read a bit about getting the correct size too and my others are XL although I haven`t got massive hands, so are they quite small sizes? I want comfort but not feel as if I`m working in boxing gloves. Gerry.
Posted by fez (fez), 23 November 2003on 11/23/03 at 17:59:06, g_griffin wrote:
I`ve read a bit about getting the correct size too and my others are XL although I haven`t got massive hands, so are they quite small sizes? Gerry.
I don't have large hands but I wear XL and the fit perfectly. They are hard wearing also.
Posted by g_griffin (g_griffin), 23 November 2003Cheers Fez, XL it is then. Gerry.
Posted by matt (matt), 23 November 2003the first time i wore mine, i scagged the glove on my ladder (the bit which the rung hook is bolted to) and it scuffed the rubber off , now water does leak into it,
But i guess as with scuba gloves (im a scuba instructor aswell, well trained as 1 in oz ) if you have a little water inside the glove it acts as a warm barrier, thus does no harm
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 23 November 2003Do the unger gloves stay dry inside normally because the ones i had before were damp inside and the place where i bought them said that they work on the same principal as a divers wet suit but i didn't like it.
Posted by fez (fez), 23 November 2003No, they stay dry inside all the time, apart from a little sweat.
Posted by matt (matt), 23 November 2003both my hands get damp, 1 from the small hole and the other from just sweat,
too be honest they are both the same "wetness" so it could just be sweat, would say they are wet, just damp, BUT you certainly know they are not dry
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 24 November 2003Hi Fez and Matt,
Thanks for replying. The gloves i had actually got wet you could feel the water as soon as you put your hands in the bucket which is what i did not like.
Posted by g_griffin (g_griffin), 24 November 2003Neoprene works that way. Try some disposable latex gloves underneath to keep your hands dry. Gerry.
Posted by Neil (wylie), 24 November 2003I used a pair of unger Neoprene gloves for the first time today
I thought they were great I normaly suffer with cold hands but not today
It took about an hour to get used to them but then it was easy and never slowed me down (I am allways slow)
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 25 November 2003Hi wylie,
Did you find that your unger gloves let the water in
Posted by Neil (wylie), 25 November 2003Hi Steve,
No the gloves never let in any water but then I was careful not to allow the cuff to submerge into the bucket too far,
If however water does get in it should warm up quickly and actually help with the insulation, Like Matt I too have worked as a Scuba instructor and am used to working with thick neoprene and have always been impressed with its ability to keep you warm.
Posted by pussycatz (HCS), 27 November 2003Millets sell thin inner gloves that can be worn inside the neoprene gloves so they act as a wick and stop your hands from sweating and making the gloves smell.
Then simply wash both sets of gloves on the weekend.
No more pong.
Posted by Staybright (Staybright), 5 January 2004hi Guy's
Im new to this and just goin thru the archive's, best gloves to have are called sealskinz, pretty much the same as ungers but u can put you hand in a bucket off water and your hands will be completely dry..!! I wear a inner thermal glove aswell on extremeley cold days.
It does also say on the packet made for window cleaners.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 5 January 2004Hi Staybright,
Welcome to the forum. Where do you get these gloves from
Posted by Terry_Burrows (Terry_Burrows), 5 January 2004 I use the unger gloves to,they are very good,I am also
a diver since the age of 15,the gloves do let water in,but
only a small amount,the heat from your hands then warm the water trapped in between glove and hands
they are great for useing poles as they get very cold
Posted by Staybright (Staybright), 5 January 2004
I got the Sealskinz from a local camping and hiking shop, a friend told me about them. I have attached the link below. I was gonna get battery heated gloves as I use steel ladders all day on flats and me hands tend to get cold, but these are fine.
Another thing worth checking out is there socks !! waterproof socks would you beleive it !!
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 5 January 2004I tried a pair of the Unger ones , there not for me they make your hands feel weird , to girly next you will be wearing lip balm
Posted by Bones (Bones), 5 January 2004on 01/05/04 at 19:30:49, Majestic wrote:
I tried a pair of the Unger ones , there not for me they make your hands feel weird , to girly next you will be wearing lip balm
Oi!! I wear lip balm
And I do also have a pair of unger gloves Mum bought me a pair as a Xmas Prexxie, Mothers
They do feel weird, i will wear one just on one hand on a really cold morning for the first half hour. I reckon if you gave them time to get used to them they would be ok, but we are not like that are we
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 5 January 2004Bones
What flavour lip balm do you use, and can you get Unger gloves in different colours, like pink
Posted by Bones (Bones), 5 January 2004What flavour dunno?? what ever i pull outta the mrs draw ( not draws )
Gloves, i just have the plain black one's with a "GO FASTER" green strap on them
Posted by Neil (wylie), 5 January 2004Hey guys Are you trying to give me a complex
I use both unger gloves and lip balm (mint)
I also have a wooly hat, but havent used me longjohns yet (i am waiting till it gets realy cold) ; My old sgt Major used to swear by them.
Posted by Bones (Bones), 5 January 2004Don't start on hat's, i get loads of P*ssy comments on the hat i wear But it keeps ma bludy head warm!!
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 5 January 2004Some people wear tights, it was cold here the other day -2 so I put a coat on
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 5 January 2004I like the idea of the battery heated gloves, you could put a couple of slices of bread in and have some toast
Posted by Neil (wylie), 5 January 2004no butter though it will make a right mess of the glass
Posted by matt (matt), 5 January 2004on the topic of these gloves, i use the unger 1's, the first pair i had split within a few weeks, so scrim changed them,
the new pair are showing real bad signs on wear and tear, also after a few weeks , they have scagged and are letting in water, think i need something stronger
Posted by Bones (Bones), 5 January 2004I will admit they bloody good for washing the motor with on the cold days
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 6 January 2004Hi Staybright,
Thanks for the link. I have a cycle shop around the corner that stock these gloves(According to the site) so i will get some tommorrow if they have any.
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 6 January 2004Bones,
Have you done any TV work I saw an advert and thought of you it was the one for Bounty kitchen rolls, have you tried it wet yet
Posted by Bones (Bones), 6 January 2004Majestic,
After seeing you advertising them on TV i thought if they are so good at soaking up i could use them instead of a scrim They dint last that long
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