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    Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Hi guys

    Recently i waxed my car using the 3 in 1, which is an excellent product btw..I was amazed at the results, with superb swirl removal along with the trademark meguiars rich gloss finish👍

    However i noticed a lot of residue (dirt?) on the pad..it was applied with a DA and the car was clayed prior also..please see pictures, im just a bit curious as to what it is??

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving blacj residue on pad

    Sorry, how do i add pictures?

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Sounds like dirt off the paint or trim.
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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    Sounds like dirt off the paint or trim.
    Agreed, very likely black coming off of the rubber trim as you wax.
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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Ok, however i took extra care to tape of any black trims and the car was clayed..also i struggled slightly whilst applying with a DA, it was a bit gummy but I was using minimal amount of product maybe i need to be more liberal and i was not cleaning the pad on the fly like I would if compounding..please advise on this

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    This post by RoushStage2 should assist with loading images.
    How to upload and insert an image into your posts

    How to upload and insert an image into your posts (meguiarsonline.com)

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Thanks bud��

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron500 View Post
    Ok, however i took extra care to tape of any black trims and the car was clayed..also i struggled slightly whilst applying with a DA, it was a bit gummy but I was using minimal amount of product maybe i need to be more liberal and i was not cleaning the pad on the fly like I would if compounding..please advise on this
    You paint may have had old wax/sealant or oxidation on it.

    Years ago when I was using M20 Polymer Sealant, each spring when I'd redo the vehicles, it would get gummy as well. The paint would look clean, but the applicator would reveal the level of gunk on the paint.

    Adding a touch more product should help smooth things out, but the best remedy I have used was swapping out to a clean and dry applicator or pad.

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    Re: Meguiars 3 in 1 leaving black residue on pad

    Thanks for the advice mate..

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