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rowdymagi5
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What do you guys do to keep your close up pads clean? Mine always looks like heck!
Stanyon
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Shake, brush, clean with mild soap and water (if it is of the synthetic variety)...Don't use it as a place mat!

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Stanyon

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Mya Angel
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Or let your wife use it as a mouse pad.

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Mark Martinez
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The thing I started doing that makes the biggest difference for me is covering my close-up pad when not in use. This keeps dust off the pad. Yes I know you can clean the dust off with a roll of tape but if you keep the dust off it to start with you don't have to clean it.

Besides dust, when needed I take my pad and wash it with soap and water to get out any other mess that might get on the pad (spilled soda).
Magically,
Mark

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Daniel Faith
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I find a Billiard table brush works great.
I only use soap and water if it is absolutely necessary.
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Monte
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Laundry spray works like a gem. It removes all those dirt marks left by the kids that stomp all over it. Smile
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Donny Orbit
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If mine is clean but has a lot of fuzz on it, I found duck tape works really well to get the fuzz off.

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Steve Brooks
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I use a Pet Roller, the kind designed to remove hair from your clothes, works like a charm. I keep one in my close-up case at all times. Also comes in handy when wifes use your mat for a mousepad. I won't name any names, but... Smile
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GaryW
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I made my own close up pad/table and found the best way to keep it clean it the lint roller that Steve mentioned or a "lint shaver" if it starts to look shaggy. The surface of mine is a simple black velvet.
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magicandmore
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I agree with Steve. A lint roller is the way to go. 3M manufactures them; and they can be found at almost any big box housewares store like Linens N' Things; and quite a few supermarkets.

And the best part is, they only cost $4-5 a new pad would run you $10-15.
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magicmonkeyphoto
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Another bar magician suggested to me to by a spray can of "Scotchguard" as soon as you get your pad. I think you can get that stuff at Target or any place like that. You spray it on, and then it becomes much easier to clean later on. Also, I keep my pad secured inside the lid of my close up case, and laid flat. That way no dust gets on it.

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paulajayne
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Hi, I use mouse mats. They are cheap and easy to get hold of. If it gets dirty then throw it away.

Presentation is everything - we don't do magic with dirty hands so why with a dirty pad.

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Michael Baker
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I remember seeing a brilliant magician build his "for magician's only" act around a very subtle obsessive-compulsive picking of lint from his pad. It took awhile for the joke to set in, and it was hilarious!
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Bob Sanders
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That wasn't Billy McComb actively wool gathering?

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zur
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Need those lint rollers you can get everywhere.
Bob Sanders
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For spots and stains use foam auto uphostery cleaner. Many close up pads are only auto headliner anyway!

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dearwiseone
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Get Trevor Duffy's close up pads and you just throw them in the wash! The easiest to clean, by far!
Magicusa
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I use a Pet Roller too.
Rik Taylor
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As stated earlier, Trevor Duffy's close up pads are WASH and WORK. And come out very nicely.
...less is not more, less is less you have to carry, more or less...
PyroJeffNic
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I have used many items
Pet Brushes work well... and Soap faded my close-up pad but I would by far recomend going to the dollar store and picking up a lint brush for a dollar. Cheap AND effective
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