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Old 02-26-2009, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default how do you clean your PADS???

I really want to get this...

http://www.autogeek.net/grit-guard-u...ad-washer.html

but at $130, it's expensive. How do you guys clean your pads?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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run it under the sink.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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There is definately less expensive ways of cleaning, but I would guess the link you posted has to be a pretty good method.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:47 AM   #4
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running it under the sink does not get rid of the polishes and waxes. do you guys use detergents?
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:15 AM   #5
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I saw a 5 gallon bulk laundry detergent pail and mesh from a large desk fan. If that works its perfect. For bonus points rig up a fish tank pump to squirt water as your grid agitates your pad gunkage loose.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:29 AM   #6
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Micro Restore...same stuff I use for towels. I soak them over night and then put them in the washing machine. Works great.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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.....just washed some of my pads this weekend as a matter of fact (polished & selaed the Forester). I also use Micro Restore. ....although I hand washed mine this time around after letting them soak for a while. MR seems to do a really good job of loosening the caked on product from the foam.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:58 AM   #8
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if you are interested in the kit hit us up we have them in stock.

and we can provide you nasioc pricing

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...ROD&ProdID=318
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:18 AM   #9
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Don't wash that ****, just throw 'em away!




alright that was a bad joke, but I've been at school for 14 hours! I am allowed to
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:30 AM   #10
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try these

http://www.autogeek.net/padtool.html

http://www.autogeek.net/spur100.html

i've been meaning to try the spur. i usually just let em dwell in a soapy solution whether it is dish detergent or cg citrus was and gloss then massage out the polish. spin or air dry depending on if i have to use em or not
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:33 AM   #11
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I have the same kit, it works pretty good and I'm happy with it, here's a cheaper one!
http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/padwasher.html
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:10 AM   #12
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Um, my hands, degreasing soap + water, then some MF restore solution?

If they pad is filthy I just buy a new one. It's not like they're expensive.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:00 PM   #13
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I wax the car by hand (no rotary thing), so the pad goes in the trash after every use

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #14
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Um, my hands, degreasing soap + water, then some MF restore solution?

If they pad is filthy I just buy a new one. It's not like they're expensive.
What pads are you refering to? Think we are talking about polishing/buffing pads here. 6" pads go for around $10-15. Not something I want to just toss cause its dirty. Lot of variables, but I can go through several hundred jobs with a pad before I retire it.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:13 PM   #15
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I was too. When I say filthy, I mean more uncleanable/falling apart. I don't just chuck something because I don't feel like cleaning it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:04 PM   #16
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I wax the car by hand (no rotary thing), so the pad goes in the trash after every use

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/*************/net/pop.gif[/IMG]
Really? I usually use the hand pads until they get too worn down to perform well. I used to do that at work as well, and my boss never seemed to mind when I did his car (SL65 AMG).
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