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    Default Squeegee Blade Won't stay straight?

    I got a new squeegee a little while back and its causing a ton of problems. No matter what i do, the blade starts out gripped properly but then gets loose so its no longer straight. it cost me like $100 (in british pounds that is) so i dont think it should be a cheap crap one.

    any ideas whats up with it?

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    Send it to one of those Christian reprogramming camps. It'll be straight whether it likes it or not.

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    Drill holes through the handle and blade, and tighten it up with some small bolts.

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    post pics. vague post.

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    Sounds poorly made send it back and get a refund. 100 pounds sounds like you're spending too much. Unless it's a really long blade.

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    it was a 60cm blade for 50 ... but i think it was shit because i just realised that the whole squeegee has slightly warped - the handle isnt in a straight line and the grips for the blade are splayed too wide. it's woo but i guess i should expect it to not warp due to washing, right?

    this would probably explain why i found it hard to get a good flood coat?

    i tried putting bolts through it in the meantime because i dont have time to get a new handle

    thanks for advice all

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    send that shiz back. Sounds like you got a turd.

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    some wooden squeegee handles need to be sealed with polyurethane before being subjected to water. Might be your problem?
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    well it was varnished but not inside the part the blade slots into or the sides. i never left it soaking in water but i guess maybe its happened because the manufacturer didnt varnish all over?

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    Serilor from france makes real nice metal handles, you will never have this problem.

    you can put some pieces of tape on the blade to tighten where it is supposed to grip

    so how was it fastened.

    Pics help a lot.
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