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How often to clean mitts etc

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by WingoWango, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. WingoWango
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    [Apr 10, 2013]
    Apologies if this has been asked before. But a simple question from a bit of a cleaning novice. How often do you all recommend cleaning sheep skin wash mitts and microfibres? Also how do you go about washing them? Do use specialist cleaning agents or just wash regularly?

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    Personally I rinse them by hand to remove any loose dirt/fine particles and then hand wash them in non-bio washing powder before fully rinsing and drying naturally (not on a radiator). I know some people recommend using liquid detergent to ensure that there is no un-dissolved powder caught in the mitt, but I find that you only need a little powder so it dissolves easily anyway. There are loads of more complex suggestions on Detailing World, but simple hand washing works for me.
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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    I only have a microfibre noodle washmitt so can't comment on the sheepskin. But for the mitt and the microfibre clothes I have, I just chuck them in the washing machine on a 30C wash with liquid detergent.
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    Just bang them in the washing machine every time after use myself
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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    I wash my microfibres after each use and my mitts once a month.
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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    Thanks for the replies.
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    [Apr 11, 2013]
    microfibres in non bio after every use, and sheepskin mitt in clean plain water.Any detergent on the skin will take the natural oils out and it will develop alopecia.
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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    Forgot to mention - I wash mine after every car wash. Lambswool mitt lasts about a year, & I tend to wash the car every other week or so. Trick I find is not to wring out the mitt to reduce the risk of it shedding the wool - just squeeze it.
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