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Fleece Fleece still not wicking

vivian5

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Hi Guinea Pig Community!

I recently bought anti-pill plush fleece fabrics from Joanns. I put the fleece into the washer three times without detergent on hot water but the fleece is still not wicking. Is the fleece not wicking because I did not use detergent?

What advice do you have? Any recommendations for unscented detergents?
 

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Use dawn dish soap, vinegar, and a 'free n clear' type of detergent. Gets my new fleece to wick on the first wash. Idk measurements tho...I always eyeball it.
 

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I watch The Pig Room channel on YouTube and there is a video on wicking fleece using the same three items that @4boipigs mentioned above. Austin, creator of The Pig Room, shows the amount of each item to use and he also said it always works on the first try. I am now addicted to his channel!

I used the "free n clear" detergent and vinegar on my fleeces but washed 2-3 times. Going forward, I will also add Dawn to my new fleece washing. Good luck!
 

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I watch The Pig Room channel on YouTube and there is a video on wicking fleece using the same three items that @4boipigs mentioned above. Austin, creator of The Pig Room, shows the amount of each item to use and he also said it always works on the first try. I am now addicted to his channel!

I used the "free n clear" detergent and vinegar on my fleeces but washed 2-3 times. Going forward, I will also add Dawn to my new fleece washing. Good luck!

That may be where I learned it. I saw it on youtube when I was having trouble in 2020 with my first fleece. I swear by it! Doesn't even have to be real Dawn. I used a generic brand.
 

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