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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    So. Those of you who do clean your pads, HOW OFTEN do you do so?
    How long do they take to dry?
    Just did hood of a car and dropped a pad on the garage floor...

    I ordered the DP cleaner above, but Autogeek sent me the wrong product, Pinnacle something... I guess i`ll try that..?
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Joenok View Post
    So. Those of you who do clean your pads, HOW OFTEN do you do so?
    How long do they take to dry?
    Just did hood of a car and dropped a pad on the garage floor...

    I ordered the DP cleaner above, but Autogeek sent me the wrong product, Pinnacle something... I guess i`ll try that..?

    I have been using Murphy's Oil Soap to clean all of my detailing-related cloths, pads, etc. It really seems to cut through all of the cleaners and polishes easily and rinses out completely using the garden hose...unlike products like DAWN, which seem to suds up forever. I just soak the pads with a Murphy's/water mix 3-4:1, manually aggitate the pads, then rinse them with a strong stream of water.

    Mike's right in that NXT (especially the NXT 2.0), is more than a bit stubborn when it comes to cleaning it's appicator, whether it's a PC/G-100 pad or one of the little round hand-applicator pads - usually requiring more than one cleaning application, and sometimes even then, only the main bulk of the product is cleaned out. The only other products that show this much difficulty in removing from foam pads are the ones from Collinite
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    How many cars do you do before you wash the pads, Don?

    I used the Pinnacle product mentioned above just now to clean some really dirty mfs, seemed to work just fine!
    http://www.pinnaclewax.com/pin620.html
    Says here that it can be used with pads, guess I´ll give it a go.
    Espesially for the pads I´ve used with #83, the remains in the foam of the pad turns hard after a few hours. Guess I should have dried them better :/
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Joenok View Post
    How many cars do you do before you wash the pads, Don?

    I used the Pinnacle product mentioned above just now to clean some really dirty mfs, seemed to work just fine!
    http://www.pinnaclewax.com/pin620.html
    Says here that it can be used with pads, guess I´ll give it a go.
    Espesially for the pads I´ve used with #83, the remains in the foam of the pad turns hard after a few hours. Guess I should have dried them better :/

    I clean them after each use. Oftentimes, I'll take the pad off the buffer and spray it with cleaner, then let it soak until I'm finished with the whole car and it's clean-up time.
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Everytime I use my yellow pad with compound it always build up after use. I can't understand the MF towel method. When its dried the pad is so hard and the only way I took the product off is water. Can someone explain? thanks

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    Quote Originally Posted by agentm View Post
    Every time I use my yellow pad with compound it always build up after use. I can't understand the MF towel method. When its dried the pad is so hard and the only way I took the product off is water. Can someone explain? thanks
    What compound?

    How are you using the pad? Which pad ours? The big one or the little one?

    What kind of machine?

    Have you read this?

    Cleaning Your Pad On The Fly

    The pictures are missing until our Webmaster is feeling better and back to work but the words are still there and not it recommends using terry cloth not microfiber.

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    I have use m83, m80 and few more other brand. I use a medium pressure. Sometimes I use my Flex and sometime I use my rotory. By the time I finished half of the car the pad is already have nugget of compound on it with a hard dried looking pad. I started out with 2 lines of product.

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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    I stopped washing my pads in water years ago. I noticed two things:

    1st Washing caused the Velcro to separate from the pad

    2nd After washing the pad never stuck to the backing plate as well as a pad that had
    not been washed

    Before putting the away I hold a towel against while spinning to remove the excess product. I let it dry then repeat with the towel. I use a separate pad per product. Works for me no more separation and the pads stick like new every time.
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    Re: How to clean Meguiar's foam buffing pads

    I like to know how many times do you wash the pad before it won't stick. I've been washing my pad over and over about 10 times and it still stick to my backing plate.

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