Woolite

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  1. Renegade

    Renegade New Member

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    Scott, with your mix you said woolite is good for leather, does it cause any long term effects. So basically you are saying I can use the woolite/water mix for my whole interior.....plastic/vinyl/leather.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yes, you can use it for everything, although an upholstry cleaner is a bit stronger and will clean carpets a bit better.

    No long term effects. Woolite is very gentle and in fact, Lexus now includes in their owners manual mention of using a wool detergent and water to clean their leather.
     
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    so do u recommend using ur mix for vinyl/plastic/leather for good conditioning and a nice smell.
     
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    can i use this woolite to replace all the dressings and stuff, and can i use a toothbrush and a spray bottle to apply the woolite, scrub using the toothbrush and then wipe off with a cotton or microfiber towel?
     
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    Everything sounds good there, except wiping it off. It tends to smear around, I just vacuum it out with a wet/dry vacuum.
     
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    I found the woolite mix to work better than some upholstry cleaner specifically for cars :dunno:
     
  7. Renegade

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    so just to make it clear, the woolite is not only a cleaner, but also a conditioner, meaning dont go out and purchase any leather or vinyl protectant stuff from a car shop. What do you mean you vacuum it out, the leftover liquid, why not use a cotton towel? And I just wanted to make sure a normal toothbrush for like your teeth is soft enough to scrub on leather/plastic and vinyl?

    So basically just make the mix, dump it into a spray bottle, shake the spray bottle around to mix up the woolite and water, spray the mix on the material, use a toothbrush to scrub it in, and use a cotton towel(or you said a vaccum, not sure why) to get off excess.
     
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    You vacuum out whereever you just scrubbed. Where do you think the dirt, stains, etc. go if you don't vacuum it out?
     
  9. Renegade

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    I usually vaccum all out that out first, then just use a conditioner/protectant. Thats why my most important question is: is woolite a conditioner/protectant like the other products in the store. Can I stop using the other stuff, and only use this woolite mix to protect and soften my interior.
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Woolite is a cleaner only. It will leave leather very soft though and you may not have to use anything else, but on vinyl, if you want more shine you will need a conditioner.
     
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    I dont necessarily want the shine, but I want my dashboard to be protected from cracking. Does that mean I should use the woolite to clean the interior, but still use a vinyl protectant (i hate the shine)....I wish I could be protected all in one step with the woolite.
     
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    If you hate the shininess of Armor-All and other products like it, apply it to the dash (Armor-All Wipes work great), then wait a few minutes and wipe with a towel. Removes most of the shininess and greasyness, but still looks great.
     
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    so for my purposes woolite is practically pointless, it doesnt protect or condition, just cleans. So i gotta stay with my leather care and vinyl dressing products to protect the interior.
     
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    Or try 303 Aerospace protectant that works great and it has a very dull shine.
     
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    Yes, but at some point you do need to clean your interior and not just dress it. You also should clean your carpets from time to time and Woolite does a pretty good job.
     

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