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Old April 19th, 2018, 04:08 AM   #2
Rich Larkin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 128

Hi Eric,

Orvus seems to be the choice, at least it used to be. I was put onto it many years ago by an elderly dealer friend who was sort of a mentor for me. He said its principal virtue was its rinsing qualities. He said it would rinse out completely, unlike soap.

Orvus is sodium lauryl sulfate. If you check the label of any bottle of shampoo, it is likely to be the leading ingredient (along with its sidekick, sodium laureth sulfate, which sudses up more).

I used to do a lot of rug washing on the driveway on Saturdays years ago. My neighbor told me her husband commented, "Richard must have the cleanest rug in Stow. He is out there washing it every weekend." "Bob, that's not the same rug every time," she told him. "Oh," said Bob. A good guy, but not the brightest bulb on the tree.

I don't know about any method of supplementing the lanolin in the wool.

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