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    Question about wool pad cleaning

    I was looking into some info on cleaning upholstery seats and came across the thread which the OP experimented with using a foam wood pad, a buffer, spot treatment, and foam upholstery cleaner.

    Question in cleaning the wool pad. I see there are wool pad cleaning spurs sold, but do I need this tool or will a foam pad cleaning brush work to clean off a wool pad. I’m not against getting the correct tool for any purpose, but I am against spending money on a tool that may be able to be done with something I already have


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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    Wool yarn pad, use pad spur, foam pad use stiff bristle brush.
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:

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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ketcham View Post
    Wool yarn pad, use pad spur, foam pad use stiff bristle brush.
    Will be using Lake Country purple foamed wool pad



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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    I gave up on the long haired wool pads, and for those the spur cleaning tool works best. I’ve been using the Rupes wool pads and the foam pad brush works great with those as they have shorter fibers.

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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    My Purple Foamed Wool Pads are/were (haven`t used one since forever) kinda fragile, and very different from the "conventional wool pads" that I use a spur on.

    I always washed my PFW pads by hand.

    You only need things like spurs and stiff brushes when cleaning out the kind of Detailing Products that are usually used with Pads- compounds/polishes/LSPs. This upholstery cleaning application is a whole different situation that I`d expect to call for a whole different pad-cleaning approach.

    Not that I`d be interested in trying it myself and I`ve brought *AWFUL* interiors back to "really clean" many times with more conventional approaches.

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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    that spur always left a black residue ( because its alum. i think) on my woolies so I dont use the spur anymore

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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    The black was from the aluminum, not the steel spur.
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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ketcham View Post
    The black was from the aluminum, not the steel spur.
    The ones they sell here and AGO are not steel- they dont give an option
    and they dont list them as alum-- but when you get it-- its alum

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    Re: Question about wool pad cleaning

    Huh, guess Ketch and I are the Old Guys again...I`m surprised they`re making them out of aluminum these days.

    Still, I wouldn`t use a spur on the PFW pads *I* have, nor on any wool pads that were used for interiors (if I tried that). The idea with the spurs is to dislodge the kind of dried product/cut-off paint residue that you get with compounds/polishes/glazes/LSPs. and regroom the fibers of the pads; only that last part would apply with the kind of products (that I`d expect) you might use on an interior. With those kinds of products I`d expect a brush to be best.

 

 

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