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Cleaning sandpaper track on Wodent Wheel
Cleaning sandpaper track on Wodent Wheel
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Aug 21 2009
11:51:59 AM
How do you guys clean the sandpaper track from the Wodent Wheel? It gets really filthy and smelly, but if you use hot water or scrub it hard, the sand comes off.
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Aug 21 2009
11:59:35 AM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts
Use warm soapy water. The sand paper is a " wet" sand paper and is made to get wet. I use a tooth brush to scrub it and I have some sand paper for over a year. Are you useing the right sand paper?
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Aug 21 2009
12:19:23 PM
yitz Glider Visit yitz's Photo Album 185 Posts
I'm using the track I got with the wheel.
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Aug 21 2009
12:50:48 PM
leahburk Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit leahburk's Photo Album USA 1192 Posts
it might not be the same as the wet sandpaper. You can buy the wet sandpaper at any hardware store and cut it to fit any wheel, its usually black or dark grey in color. When you go to buy it make sure it says for wet sanding.
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Aug 21 2009
02:29:00 PM
sbear3s Face Hugger Visit sbear3s's Photo Album 745 Posts
I'm glad I read this. I was just going to order the sandpaper track. I'll buy it from the store instead.
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Aug 21 2009
02:34:16 PM
leahburk Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit leahburk's Photo Album USA 1192 Posts
Yeah its a lot cheaper and you get a lot more so if you dont want to clean it just throw away and put a new piece in, you can also use a 400 grit sandpaper that is really fine and can be used in the wheel.
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Aug 21 2009
04:41:56 PM
yitz Glider Visit yitz's Photo Album 185 Posts
Do you paste the sandpaper onto a track, or is it strong enough to just cut out and put in the wheel?
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Aug 21 2009
05:16:20 PM
Dahlia_2020 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Dahlia_2020's Photo Album SC, USA 1419 Posts
Yeah, I'd like to know how to make it stick myself. Just ordered a wodent wheel and I'm going to need something to put in it for my boys' nails. They need some work but I'm too anxious about trimming them so I'm hoping the wheel will work.
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Aug 21 2009
05:43:47 PM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts
If this is your first wodent wheel, I would suggest just buying the track that goes with it to be on the safe side. You can wash the track in warm soapy water.


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Aug 21 2009
06:15:50 PM
snusie Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit snusie's Photo Album snusie's Journal USA 2962 Posts
Dahlia, the trim tracks work best if the nails are short to begin with. If you can't do it yourself, maybe your vet can, it shouldn't be too expensive. It surely is a struggle sometimes! I have one whose nails I need to clip every few months, he doesn't spend as much time on the wheel as the other two.
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Aug 21 2009
08:24:55 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
For the ones that are made for the Wodent, I throw them in the dishwasher with the rest of their stuff.
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Aug 22 2009
11:26:13 AM
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit THEHYLAND's Photo Album FL, USA 4774 Posts
I use two, I rotate them. Just wash them with hot water and soft brush and then let dry. I rotate them and leave the one out, out side so I can air dry for a long time. I re-did my wodent and don't use the that kind of trimmer any more. I just make them. If you look at my album you can see what I did and used.
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Aug 22 2009
12:07:17 PM
Pumkn Glider GliderMap Visit Pumkn's Photo Album NJ, USA 139 Posts
Pretty cool...I didn't believe they really were washable? How clean canyou get them? I would think the poo comes off but the pee smell not so much.
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Aug 22 2009
12:13:08 PM
Mollysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit Mollysmom's Photo Album MI, USA 2011 Posts
I soak them in the bathtub in hot bleach water solution, rinse them well, and then let them dry out in the sunshine. I use an old toothbrush to scrub the plastic mesh The pee smell is still present, but this helps a lot. If you do this, use a 10% bleach solution, and rinse it very well.

What I have discovered is, that amount that I use the trimmers and need to clean them, the stitching starts to fall apart pretty quickly. My hubby and I are trying to come up with an alternative solution that I can sell with the Wodents on my site...so far, I got nothin' any different from what's already out there.
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Aug 22 2009
03:34:57 PM
dizzysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit dizzysmom's Photo Album dizzysmom's Journal IN, USA 3882 Posts
I soak mine for about an hour in warm water and then scrub 'em with a vegetable brush. Works like a charm. After three or four scrubbings I do replace them with wet sandpaper from Home Depot though.
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Aug 22 2009
03:59:05 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6688 Posts
I recommend a roll of 320 to 400 grit 2-3/4" sand paper . You can either reuse your old mesh track or buy new mesh at the hardware store. Just replace the sand paper every two months or so.

http://www.sugarglider.com/journal/Kazko/Wodent_Wheel_Senior_gets_a_makeover_372.asp

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Aug 22 2009
04:08:23 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
For me, they get pretty darn clean and they don't smell after cleaning them
Cleaning sandpaper track on Wodent Wheel

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