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Old 25-07-2017, 07:48 PM   #1
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Can I Save my Mitt

Hi All

Hope you guys can help. Due to illness I have not been able to wash my car for around 9 weeks.

Came to wash it over the weekend only to find my DoDo Juice Merino Wool wash mitt has started to malt very badly the mitt is stored semi wet in an air tight bag.

Just wondering if it can be saved or I need to purchase a new one.

Cheers Steven.
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Old 25-07-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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Dry it out and give it a try , can't do much harm


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Old 25-07-2017, 10:18 PM   #3
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My AM details one did the same thing. I changed to a Microfibre madness incredimitt and haven't had any issues. I know it doesn't help but I have found that the way it was stored mattered less to the Microfibre than the wool mitt.
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Old 26-07-2017, 01:51 PM   #4
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Wool mitts are natural products and need to be put away dry. If you store them in an air-tight bag whilst damp the hide part of the mitt will eventually start to decompose.

I do like wool wash mitts, but I too have now switched to an Incredimit as microfiber mitts are far easier to look after.


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Old 26-07-2017, 02:53 PM   #5
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Once they start to shed unfortunately it is only going to get worse. You might get a wash or two more out of it, but suspect you will notice wool being left all over the car.

As John above says, dry to get as much water out of them after use and then just let air dry. My current Eurow one is donkeys years old and only just starting to die.
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Old 26-07-2017, 03:16 PM   #6
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Hi All

Hope you guys can help. Due to illness I have not been able to wash my car for around 9 weeks.

Came to wash it over the weekend only to find my DoDo Juice Merino Wool wash mitt has started to malt very badly the mitt is stored semi wet in an air tight bag.

Just wondering if it can be saved or I need to purchase a new one.

Cheers Steven.
I highly doubt it, leaving damp in a bag has allowed bacteria to grow and attack the hide, meaning the fibres will fall out. Does the leather part feel slimy at all.

I doubt you will save but who knows, pop in the washing machine on a rinse cycle and gentle spin, no detergents or the like..
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Old 26-07-2017, 05:06 PM   #7
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When I got into detailing I read about using fleeces for washing cars and thought "surely they're just going to rot" and bought myself an Incredimitt. Two and a bit years later, it's still going strong. About the only way I could see myself using wool in detailing now would be compounding pads or a nice warm jumper for cleaning wheels in January!
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Old 26-07-2017, 05:51 PM   #8
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Never had a problem with wool but I have always let my dooka pads totally dry before putting them away.
The wo-wo mesh bags are perfect for popping the pad in and hanging up to dry.
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Old 26-07-2017, 09:09 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies and advice.

Really like the wool mitt so may try another one and if that doesn't last I will try a microfibre mitt.

Once again cheers for the replies.
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give one of dans a try
https://www.odkwaxes.co.uk/page/wash
im waiting for the weather to improve before i try mine
heres a review
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=392730
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