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    Of course, having one pad for each product could get expensive for some, especially users that use 6.5inch AND 8inch pad systems.

    The next best thing is to keep pad usage aligned with major product categories. For example, if you use a W8000 Polishing pad with a polish...dedicate that pad to the polish category, and not use it with a wax or paint cleaner/compound. Use that W8000 pad with a variety of polishes.

    Paint cleaners/compounds...polishes...and waxes...all have different chemistry. Best to segregate pads used with each of these product categories.

    Waxman

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    Jason,

    Not to go off-topic too far... how do you like your new Avatar?
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    To really thoroughly consider this Avatar...you need to send me the actual can for closer evaluation.
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    Originally posted by Jason Rose
    To really thoroughly consider this Avatar...you need to send me the actual can for closer evaluation.
    Waxman

    What can of wax?
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    Not sure if this is even an issue, but I wonder if it's possible for the felt to shrink up just a little after a pad's been washed & air dried.

    If so, then that might have been part of the cause of certain pad/velcro failures in the past?.......Not to mention that it could cause a pad to look a little bowl shaped too.

    Just thinking out loud.

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    Edit: I did have a pad to mold up on me one time. I washed it, then let it air dry (or so I thought it was dry), and then I stored it in a sealed bag.

    The next time I went to use it, it was so moldy that my pad was destroyed.

    It was one of those screw-on type pads.
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    Originally posted by Jason Rose
    Of course, having one pad for each product could get expensive for some, especially users that use 6.5inch AND 8inch pad systems.

    The next best thing is to keep pad usage aligned with major product categories. For example, if you use a W8000 Polishing pad with a polish...dedicate that pad to the polish category, and not use it with a wax or paint cleaner/compound. Use that W8000 pad with a variety of polishes.

    Paint cleaners/compounds...polishes...and waxes...all have different chemistry. Best to segregate pads used with each of these product categories.

    Waxman
    That is one thing that I keep track of all mine are numbered... #1 is my cleaner pad... #2 is my polish pad... and so on.
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    Originally posted by Mike Phillips
    Jason,

    Not to go off-topic too far... how do you like your new Avatar?
    Hey Mike..............tut tut tut...............going off topic..............tut tut

    Now back on topic..............I understood that we should store pads in zip lock bags, is it OK to store in a box which I have that has a lid which could (not absolutely sure) well be airtight yeah?

    Bryan

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    Does the same go for the High Tech applicator pads?

    I am keeping them in a plastic bag with the bottle of the product I use it for (cleaner, polish, or wax, etc.), along with whatever I use to wipe it off with.

    Can I wash these small hand pads out in the sink?

    Ric

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    Originally posted by amg/md
    Can I wash these small hand pads out in the sink?

    Ric
    Yes.

    You can also throw these in the washing machine. Best results come from washing in the sink first, and then run them through a load in the washing machine.
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    Mike,

    As always, thanks for the quick response.

    Ric

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