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  1. #1
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    Default How often to replace cheese grater pads?

    How often do you replace yours?



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    I've had mine for a year and they still look the same as when I bought them. I wouldn't think they would wear down very easily since they're hard metal...



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    Going on over 4 years with mine & haven't felt like I will need to replace them.



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    I know they don't wear down easily. I've had mine for almost 3 years. The arena footing was recently changed, so it's rubber on top of dirt footing. The two mixed together create a "gummy" sort of mixture. I can scrape the stuff off of my stirrups, but I was just wondering if a fresh set of cheese grater pads might make this issue a little less obvious. The "gummy" stuff makes my feet slide around a lot.



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    Sounds like the issue is the footing material, not the stirrup pads. You may just need to clean them daily...

    Seb
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    I have never replaced mine. They are probably around 5 years old, although not always used consistently.



  7. #7
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    We have woodchips for footing in our indoor and I have the same problem all winter. The footing gets built up on my cheese graters and I slip out of them. I replaced them and it didn't help. Just have to clean them all the time, I found a wire-bristled brush works like a charm!



  8. #8
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    I've had mine for 7 years and I bought them used from a friend. Mine do the same thing and i just grab a hoof pick (which is always by our mounting block) and run it one or two times through the rows and it falls out in clumps.



  9. #9
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    Are there different makes/brands of cheese graters? One set I have seems a LOT sturdier than the other set.



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