I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

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I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby DRVibe » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:17 pm

I love my '03 Vibe (Amanda), she's an AWD beauty, and with over 152,000 miles, she still get 28.6 mpg. (Yes, there's an app for that) I have tried to make Amanda my own, being the second owner, and have done a few different things, and thank to you all I haven't screwed them up. But here is an issue I REALLY need help with.

My 10 yr. old yellow lab sheds like crazy. The hair is every where in the car. Is here something, anything that will pull it out of the carpet and upholstery, sine the vacuum doesn't really do the job? I really don't want to spend 5 hours with a giant roll of masking tape trying to get it every time she goes with me. I have tried the "SCHTICKY" and that was useless.

I know someone out there has the answer, and one that doesn't require any harm coming to the animal.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!

Thanks!

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Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:46 am

I have an excellent vacuum attachment with a spinning brush that helps quite a bit. Sometimes, I use an anti static spray first, (Static Guard is a brand commonly available and also the one I generally use), then vacuum it. Of course, I always use a dog blanket thing for inside the car so that cuts down on most of the hair anyway. There are probably some pet specific products that may work better but not sure.
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Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby vibenvy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:34 pm

I guess your vacuum doesn't suck enough :lol:! Seriously though, I have a Shop Vac and it has no problem getting up the majority of hair from my dogs. To get the more stubborn hair up, I use clear packaging tape. It can be kind of time consuming, but it works well and is a cheap option.
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Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby vibrologist » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:50 pm

The previous owner of our Vibe had (has) a Golden Retriever. I pulled the interior out to clean everything. It's unbelievable how much hair and sand I collected. Our English Springer does not get the run of the Vibe, he is restricted to the way back. So is his hair. Not only is this cleaner, it is safer too. Click on the link in my signature for a look at my dog barrier.
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Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby ctgottapee » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:03 pm

a good lint/hair roller with a large roll on it will help

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Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby star_deceiver » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:10 pm

More power. The little power head attachment works as well. But seriously, your vacuum needs to suck!
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Re: I know someone has the answer to pet hair!

Postby gginnj » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:54 pm

try putting duct tape, get the good really sticky kind, and attach to a paint roller. Start with sticky side down, then flip it, and wrap it over itself across the roller. Now you have a really long lint roller with a good handle that you can really put some pressure on. that may pick up quite a bit. Take a few minutes to take off and put a new strip of duct tape.


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