win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: Genesis pad updates?  (Read 1738 times)

lefty50

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1627
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.....
Thoughts/feedback?

 

nolesftw

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 75
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.

Freddy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
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!

imagonman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 75
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!

Ken De Beasto

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 475
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.

HackJandy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1366
  • Less is more. Hard lesson to learn.
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.

https://www.amazon.com/Bickmore-Saddle-Soap-Plus-Lanolin/dp/B016DQQYVI/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8
Just a ball junkie house hack on staff with and representing no one but myself.

Freddy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: Genesis pad updates?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 02:31:51 PM »
Hand bar soap and brush works fine for me with no issues.  Had mine for a year and used after lots of games.