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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning velcro

    Ok, this sounds either obsessive, or like I don't have enough to do. (A, yes, B, not so much.)

    But you know how saddle pads and bell boots and galloping boots and other velcro closure items get just unusable after awhile, because there's so much hay and fuzz and junk on the one side?

    I figured it out -- use a steel flea comb (this one is my cats'), and it takes it all right off. No more permanent fuzzies on the velcro.

    Yay.
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09




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    A shedding blade works well too. I use it on mostly on the grazing muzzles.


    Christa



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori B View Post
    Ok, this sounds either obsessive, or like I don't have enough to do. (A, yes, B, not so much.)

    But you know how saddle pads and bell boots and galloping boots and other velcro closure items get just unusable after awhile, because there's so much hay and fuzz and junk on the one side?

    I figured it out -- use a steel flea comb (this one is my cats'), and it takes it all right off. No more permanent fuzzies on the velcro.

    Yay.
    Thanks for the tip! My fly masks velcro pieces are full of fuzz, shavings, etc. after coming out of the washing machine.



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    Dog or cat slicker brushes also work well on velcro, but I tend to use a shedding blade like Christa.



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    Thanks guys
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    Wow.

    I had no idea there was an answer for this conundrum. I have just lived with fuzzy velcro and thought it was just one more cross in life to bear.

    But now I am liberated!!! I shall rush straight out to the barn and find my shedding blade (in Aug? not likely) and begin defuzzing.

    Thank you OP. It is the little things in life which make a difference.
    "I used to have money, now I have horses."



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    well darn! I thought you were asking and I was going to tell you about the steel flea comb.



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