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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Hang on there bud!! You're doing it correctly at speed 3 when cleaning the pad. Don't change a thing.

    You'd be surprised at how many people will turn the tool on at speed 5 though - but you'd get a kick out of the look on their face as that foam frizbee goes flying across the room. We see it from time to time at a Thursday Night Open Garage. The nice thing is that this is probably the worst thing they'll do with a D/A polisher, so no harm, no foul. It is a bit entertaining though.


    lol alright alright. i get it now

    by the way, i noticed that on my g110, if i hold it in the air and give the backing plate a quick turn, i know the plate should spin freely but it comes to a stop rather quickly, almost as if it feels like it is too tight on the spindal...is this an issue ?
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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Hang on there bud!! You're doing it correctly at speed 3 when cleaning the pad. Don't change a thing.

    You'd be surprised at how many people will turn the tool on at speed 5 though - but you'd get a kick out of the look on their face as that foam frizbee goes flying across the room. We see it from time to time at a Thursday Night Open Garage. The nice thing is that this is probably the worst thing they'll do with a D/A polisher, so no harm, no foul. It is a bit entertaining though.
    What if the pad flew off and hit the person in the face/chest? I'm sure that would be entertaining! Not for them, of course, just everyone else..!
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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    It may have already been addressed in this thread, but for those of us who prime our pads with M135, is it necessary to reapply M135 after cleaning the pad on the fly?

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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    I'll be getting my G110V2 in the mail soon, so after reading a lot about this I still have a lot of questions.

    1. After cleaning your pad on the fly and considering it really is clean, would it be safe to switch products on the same pad? Or will there still be some previous product left in there that will cause cross-contamination?

    2. Kind of goes back to my first question: Before storage, should I keep track of what product I use with each pad and use that combo everytime? This can get expensive, considering all the products Meguiar's makes!

    3. Will cleaning the pad on the fly be enough cleaning for storage, or do I need to use water and detergent to effectively clean it?

    4. When using a terry cloth on the fly, won't the fibers get stuck in the pad?

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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Honda Fit View Post
    I'll be getting my G110V2 in the mail soon, so after reading a lot about this I still have a lot of questions.

    1. After cleaning your pad on the fly and considering it really is clean, would it be safe to switch products on the same pad? Or will there still be some previous product left in there that will cause cross-contamination?

    2. Kind of goes back to my first question: Before storage, should I keep track of what product I use with each pad and use that combo everytime? This can get expensive, considering all the products Meguiar's makes!

    3. Will cleaning the pad on the fly be enough cleaning for storage, or do I need to use water and detergent to effectively clean it?

    4. When using a terry cloth on the fly, won't the fibers get stuck in the pad?
    1) No you can't switch products when cleaning on the fly.

    2)If you use the newer soft buff 2.0 pads, you just machine wash and dry...no need to worry about cross contamination.
    Using a QUALITY terry cloth will not introduce fibers to your pad.
    There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    can you also do this to wool pad? or does wool pad need to be cleaned on the fly?

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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    A wool pad should be cleaned on the fly regularly, using a pad spur like this:



    If you have access to compressed air, it does a fantastic job of cleaning a wool pad on the fly.

    When finished with the project, a wool pad can simply be placed on a shelf where it will be free from dust and allowed to just dry out. Before next use, simply clean it with the spur or compressed air while spinning it on the rotary buffer and you're good to go.
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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    Ok, now you finished working but you do not want to toss the pad on the wash machine, since uh, you can' t right now or you are not home, how do you clean your pad?

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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre View Post
    Ok, now you finished working but you do not want to toss the pad on the wash machine, since uh, you can' t right now or you are not home, how do you clean your pad?
    Place it on a reasonably dust free shelf in a cabinet, or in a plastic storage box or large plastic bag (but don't seal the box or bag) so the pad can dry out. When you next use it start by knocking off any loose, dried product and then spin it on the D/A at a slow speed and use a nylon brush to remove more dried product. You should be ready to go after that.
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    Re: Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    It was asked earlier but I never noticed an answer.

    Can you use microfiber towels instead of terry cloth towels to clean the pad on the fly?

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