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Are there any special considerations I need to adhere to when cleaning this wash pad? Has any one had one long enough to go through several washes? How does your wool pad look? Can/should it be brushed out?? Any help is appreciated.

 

 

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I haven't brushed mine out. I am about 13-14 washes in now on mine. Still working good, hairfibers still in tact, no dreadlocking.

 

I clean mine just like I clean the other pads...on top of the bucket over the Grit Guard...just like Dylan shows.

 

Mook

 

I will say you need to soak it in APC and water for a little bit to help extract the oils from the natural animal hair. I didn't before I started using mine, and until they wore out or washed out, I thought I had a broken, dead sheep.

 

B-aa-aaa-aa-aaa-ad.

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I will say you need to soak it in APC and water for a little bit to help extract the oils from the natural animal hair. I didn't before I started using mine, and until they wore out or washed out, I thought I had a broken, dead sheep.

 

B-aa-aaa-aa-aaa-ad.

 

is that right?

 

i started using mine straight out the box and did not like it (at first), it didn't sud up as much as the wash pads. but i kept using it, gave it another chance and now around the 4th time using it, it suds up like a wash pad.

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I will say you need to soak it in All Purpose Cleaner and water for a little bit to help extract the oils from the natural animal hair. I didn't before I started using mine, and until they wore out or washed out, I thought I had a broken, dead sheep.

 

so you're saying to do this before the first wash?

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I found out about de oiling it too late. I had higher expectations than most with this...as I LOVE OUR CURRENT WASH PADS....but yeah I noticed mine had a decent amount of oils...Fourth wash really really made me smile.

 

 

Its not mandatory to de oil it or even suggested. But its something I was informed of and am just sharing knowledge. :)

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I found out about de oiling it too late. I had higher expectations than most with this...as I LOVE OUR CURRENT WASH PADS....but yeah I noticed mine had a decent amount of oils...Fourth wash really really made me smile.

 

 

Its not mandatory to de oil it or even suggested. But its something I was informed of and am just sharing knowledge. :)

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Since the wool comes from a natural source (sheep) the consistency of the oil in the wool will vary a great deal. Some would benefit from a soaking in APC right away, others it won't matter.

 

If you notice yours not sudsing very much after the first use, a soaking in a bucket with APC and rinsing will help remove those oils and help the mit perform as designed.

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Thanks for all the replies! I just finished a twelve hour detail last weekend and plan on washing and putting a second coat of Americana on this weekend. I've used the wool mitt once washed by hand and let dry(loved how the mitt felt when wet). I am hoping this new mitt is going to help me prevent as many micro scratches as possible.

 

On another note. (not sure if this should be in a new thread)...is it possible to strike through the clearcoat using the 4" focus pads on the PC with a setting of 5? I don't have any issues but worry if I go over the same spot next time with the focus pads that I'll be making the clearcoat too thin. This camaro has a few areas that I prefer to use the focus pads because of all the curves. Should I be worried that I used the setting of 5 instead of 4 on the PC?

 

 

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Thanks. I had already read that thread. And there is some talk of the PC, but He was using the focus pads with a drill essentially creating a rotary polisher. My question is specifically about using the focus pads with the PC, non forced rotation, at a setting of 5

 

 

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We specifically do not condone the use of the focus pads at anything above speed 4.

 

Its unnecessarily tough on the pads, backing plate, and machine... stick to speed 4 when using the smaller pads on the PC.

 

As far as strike thru with the PC.... it would take a ton (hundreds of passes) and/or a very thin paint job to have that concern. The PC simply doesn't remove enough material with a pass to have that concern.

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Thanks Dylan! That make me feel much better! I will from now on use the 4" focus pads on a speed of 4. 4"=4 speed. Amazingly simple. I was worried because I somehow forgot that ratio and did the entire pc correction (including focus pad part) on a setting of 5.

 

 

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Thanks Dylan! That make me feel much better! I will from now on use the 4" focus pads on a speed of 4. 4"=4 speed. Amazingly simple. I was worried because I somehow forgot that ratio and did the entire pc correction (including focus pad part) on a setting of 5.

 

 

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No problem.

 

When in doubt, the videos are your friend:

 

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