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post #1 of 8 Old 01-24-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning a fleece half-pad?

My other synthetic sheepskin pad always whitened right up in the washing machine with regular detergent...

But my favorite one and the one I use every ride is brown with dirt and washing it doesn't seem to do much to help it. Anyone know a secret to get a fleece half-pad white again?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-24-2012, 07:41 PM
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Some bleach probably, thinking it would be just like clothes.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-24-2012, 09:57 PM
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My mom did an awesome job once, but believe it or not she did it hand-washing with soap. I never can get the "whiteness" back again though. Good luck with it! :)

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I use LeatherTherapy Laundry Solution, it seems to work pretty well. I fill a bucket with warm water and put some of the leathertheraphy in it, then I use a stiff bristled brush to scrub it where needed. :) I have a sheepskin pad though.

I've heard that bleach will turn sheepskin and the nice fleece pads yellow?

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-25-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I might try hand washing. Bleach did nothing, sadly... It will never be stark white again, but less brown would be nice. LOL

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-25-2012, 07:01 PM
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Unfortunately it's just like your favorite white shirt then. It's dingy and done with. But if it's just a work pad, you can still use.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-25-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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This is true! I'm just one of those OCD people that likes to be perfectly polished even while schooling...unfortunately!

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This is true! I'm just one of those OCD people that likes to be perfectly polished even while schooling...unfortunately!
Well that's a good thing! :)

Let us know how the hand washing turns out!

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