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    01-24-2012, 07:21 PM
  #1
Weanling
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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    01-24-2012, 07:41 PM
  #2
Trained
Some bleach probably, thinking it would be just like clothes.
     
    01-24-2012, 09:57 PM
  #3
Showing
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! :)
     
    01-24-2012, 10:02 PM
  #4
Yearling
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?
     
    01-25-2012, 06:43 PM
  #5
Weanling
I might try hand washing. Bleach did nothing, sadly... It will never be stark white again, but less brown would be nice. LOL
     
    01-25-2012, 07:01 PM
  #6
Trained
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.
     
    01-25-2012, 09:23 PM
  #7
Weanling
This is true! I'm just one of those OCD people that likes to be perfectly polished even while schooling...unfortunately!
     
    01-25-2012, 11:12 PM
  #8
Showing
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Originally Posted by DressageIsToDance    
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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