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Genesis pad updates?
on: March 12, 2018, 10:21:32 PM
In general I love my Genesis pad, but it's been about 4-5 months now and I've washed it 2-3 times. Each time I get the feeling it's a bit weaker and really feel it's time to replace it. Anyone else finding that the pads only tolerate X number of washes before it's time to just buy a new one? Minimal investment in my view...
I clean with a bit of Dawn and a good scrub brush. Also, I find the brown side of mine to be better absorbing than the gray.....


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Re: Genesis pad updates?
Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 09:45:48 AM
The brown sides are the sides that are meant to be used, there was a genesis video on YouTube where they demonstrated using the pad. I think most of you problem comes from washing it with dawn, I believe the dawn strips the leather of its natural oils that keeps it soft.  I have 2 pads and the original one I washed a few times with dawn and the other I have only cleaned it with hand soap or shoe cleaner and it is very close to being like new while the one I used dawn on is more stiff.


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Re: Genesis pad updates?
Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 10:17:50 AM
I use hand soap and brush and I have had no issues and it is like new!


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Re: Genesis pad updates?
Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:24:33 AM
Read the back of the card/pkg the Genesis came in. it says 'mild hand soap & hot water, as hot as you can safely stand....." They use Dawn to get the oil off birds & such in tanker spills. It is a bit too strong & as mentioned will strip the natural oils from the hide. HOT water is the key to getting the lane oils off the pad. Done 2 here that way & after drying & brushing, just like new!

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Re: Genesis pad updates?
Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 03:06:52 PM
I believe The problem is your using the gray side instead of the brown side.


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Re: Genesis pad updates?
Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 10:56:48 PM
This is what I use for mine which I wash by hand.  Cleans great, one can lasts a long time and won't damage the leather.
Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Purple and Black Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
Visionary The Crow
Visionary Ogre Urethane
Amflite MagicLine
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

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