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    I have had great success cleaning my pads with Dawn and hot water. Even my NXT pad, although it does take a bit more effort.

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    Machine washing pads works well for me although Velcro lifting from foam, does occur occasionally, especially with LC pads and not that often with Meguiars pads…….

    Just my experiences…..

    Pit-lane.dk

    PS How many times (hours) in average can a pad be used if it is not washed once in a while?

    What’s that avatar thing, you’re talking about, earlier in this thread?
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    Originally posted by inthedetails
    I have had great success cleaning my pads with Dawn and hot water. Even my NXT pad, although it does take a bit more effort.
    I have some of white, stackable plastic lawn chairs. I lay a pad, face up on the edge of the seat. I hit it full force with the garden hose. I found all the polishes and glazes seem to be water soluable. I can get the pads extremely clean this way. I tend to hit it in the middle first then slowly spin it with one hand while making an ever increasing circle toward the outer rim of the pad. Then I hit the flip the pad, Hit the outer rim again then hit the outside side of the pad. This has been going very well for me. I used the dawn before. Had one pads velcro basically fall off so I changed. Maybe I used to much Dawn as I usually suspect I do.

    I do spin the pads on the rotary before laying out to dry. I have 4 of the grit guard inserts and find them to be great drying racks for pads.

    For my wax pads I don't clean. I have a separate pad for every wax and play around with so many that none of them are in serious need of help yet. All are still in great shape.

    For the polish and glaze pads, I seem to be having such luck with my method that I non longer keep a separate pad for each product. I simply hose them down after each use, dry then store.

    This is working well for me "at this time". The long term results have yet to be seen.

    BTW, refrain from drying with the PC set on 6. Weeee. Had to go fetch a pad out of my neighbors hedge. Then after getting it realized the vecro had tore away from the pad. Trashed my first pad this way.

    Also been figuring out just how far the rotary can sling wax. I use it to get the bulk of my wax off by running it on high. My hedges have quite the colorful array of stripes on them. Plus my driveway has a few that have been there for a few months. People probably think I am ome sort of artist here or something.
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    Originally posted by Jeff Smith
    I do spin the pads on the rotary before laying out to dry. I have 4 of the grit guard inserts and find them to be great drying racks for pads.

    BTW, refrain from drying with the PC set on 6. Weeee. Had to go fetch a pad out of my neighbors hedge. Then after getting it realized the vecro had tore away from the pad. Trashed my first pad this way.

    It happened to me twice yesterday, I used 6 becuase I had cleaned the pad in the middle of a car (gummy), I was "too lazy" to grab a bucket, so the thing shot across the garage. We could probably develop some kind of sporting event.

    Another key in my cleaning is HOT! water.

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    Question Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Hello all experts , What's your opinion about products like this:



    I recently bought some of this but i haven't received yet. I will test and share my opinions, but your comments are very important to me.

    Greetings from this side or the river, jeje, Mexico.

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    I saw a mechanical pad cleaner advertised on the ADS website. Cost around $130 and removed dried wax and polisher from pads.
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Thats alot of money to clean a 15dollar pad.

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    I tried something last night that seemed to work. Put a little dish soap in hot water in a bowl, and set a pad that had been used, and rinsed as best as I could into that bowl overnight. Looked at it this morning and it appears all it needs to do is dry and it's good to go!

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    i spray them with a garden hose to get product out and let them air dry.
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Hi, thought I'd share. I like removing as much as I can with a MF towel trick and hitting pad with compressed air to force dry polish out once the pad dries.

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