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      10-27-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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Cleaning pads

What should I use to clean my pads after a polish/wax.? Just bought some uber pads thanks
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I spray mine with Megs APC and rinse them in the sink with warm water, or you could use Snappy Pad Cleaner. Key is to not let them sit too long with the polish still in them. To dry them I put them on a grit guard velco side up. Hope this helps
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I actually throw all my stuff into the washing machine after every use. Car wash mitt, drying towels and my wax pad all go in with the wash on hot (to disolve all the wax and rinse cold) with a spot of detergent. It works great.
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I actually throw all my stuff into the washing machine after every use. Car wash mitt, drying towels and my wax pad all go in with the wash on hot (to disolve all the wax and rinse cold) with a spot of detergent. It works great.
I do the same, but have been reluctant to use hot. No issues? Are you washing foam pads for an orbital buffer or just a hand applicator pad?
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I do the same, but have been reluctant to use hot. No issues? Are you washing foam pads for an orbital buffer or just a hand applicator pad?
Actually, hand applicator pads because of the adhesive on the orbital pads

The water needs to be hot to help disolve the wax but isnt scalding. I've never damaged a pad, or anything else for that matter, from hot water.
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I actually throw all my stuff into the washing machine after every use. Car wash mitt, drying towels and my wax pad all go in with the wash on hot (to disolve all the wax and rinse cold) with a spot of detergent. It works great.
I wash my towel and sponge in washing machine so I guess I'm gonna throw all my pads in too, thanks
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Most car care products contain polymer or oils that serve as surface lubricants. Even if you rinse the pad immediately after using it, the oily residue remains because oil and water are not miscible.

To properly clean the wool or foam pads, you need to use a fairly strong cleaner that contains a degreaser; especially for pads that have been used for wax or sealant application as they are formulated to be detergent resistant

Using (P21S Total Auto Wash or Optimum™ Polymer Technologies - Power Clean diluted 2:1 (or stronger) soak the foam pads in hand-hot water for about an hour. Then gently work the surface of your pads with your thumbs for a minute or two. Compress the pads (do not wring as this may damage the Velcro) individually under the water with the flat of your palms a few times. Drain the water and rinse thoroughly with warm water and compress the pads to drain the excess water.

Place pads between two terry cloth towels and compress to remove water. You can also put them in the dryer using the setting for air dry (no heat) or spin them on a rotary by placing the pad in an empty bucket until excess water is removed.

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