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    Cleaning Polishing Pads

    Just bought a polishing machine and some 3M pads, please can someone tell me how I clean the pads after use? Cheers
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    i just use a bucket of hot water with fairy liquid thats all i do

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    Don't use fairy liquid, as you might not get it all out of the pad and then you're going to rub the pad on the paint and undo all your hard work in an instant.

    Soak them in warm water overnight, put them in the washing machine on a 40deg programme with some washing powder but no softener.
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    ok no fairy liquid got it i will use no more just soak them from now on thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Don't use fairy liquid, as you might not get it all out of the pad and then you're going to rub the pad on the paint and undo all your hard work in an instant.

    Soak them in warm water overnight, put them in the washing machine on a 40deg programme with some washing powder but no softener.
    what do you mean? i use fairly liquid, the only thing bad fairy liquid does is remove wax but if youre polishing with a polishing pad youre going to be removing the wax anyway

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    You'll remove wax with the clay anyway before polishing, but trust me fairy liquid is not the right thing to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    You'll remove wax with the clay anyway before polishing, but trust me fairy liquid is not the right thing to use.
    washing up liquid contains miniscule salt granuals too so that will shag ya paint

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