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    Question Clean Foam Pads

    When I was at the detailing class Mike used a plastic yellow brush (looked like a big hair brush) to clean the foam pads. Where can I get one of those? What else can I use to clean the pads. I remember being told not to wash them.

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    Re: Clean Foam Pads

    You can get those brushes at virtually and PBE store (Paint store).

    While working I often take a dedicated microfiber towel and push the pc pad against it and turn the machine on. This will help absorb some of the product on the pad. This is a good method of freshing the pad while you are polishing a car.

    Best way to clean them is to allow the pads to dry, throw them on high speed on a rotary buffer and hit them with the brush.

    That said I have always washed my pads both in the sink and the washing machine and have never had a problem. Cold water wash on gentle. Some people have had problems with the backing comming off when washing them in a washing machine, if that happens you can always epoxy them back on.

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    Re: Clean Foam Pads

    Thanks, I'll have to find a PBE store in the area and see if I can find one. Appreciate the info.

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    Re: Clean Foam Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by rbottis View Post
    When I was at the detailing class Mike used a plastic yellow brush (looked like a big hair brush) to clean the foam pads. Where can I get one of those? What else can I use to clean the pads. I remember being told not to wash them.
    I use the interior detail brush with the brown and yellow bristles
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    Re: Clean Foam Pads

    Great suggestion on the Meguiar's interior detail brush for scrubbing the foam pad. It gives me another excuse to run to BigLots and buy some more brushes! :-)

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    Re: Clean Foam Pads

    is there any online store that selling this kind of brush like mike used?

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    Re: Clean Foam Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by msh View Post
    is there any online store that selling this kind of brush like mike used?

    Not sure what Mike used since I wasn't there, but this is what I use. It is a pad conditioning brush and works very well. Sold through ADS among other places.

    Pad Conditioning Brush

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