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Old 12-01-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Cross contamination?

Hello newbie here, glad to be a member and very enthusiastic about detailing. Been interest for a two years or so but finally bought my first DA , it's a DAS 6 pro! I bought three chemical guys quantum pads green (cutting), blue (polishing) and black (finishing).
I then purchased a poorboys super swirl remover sample pack.
My potentially stupid question is , if I was using ssr 2.5 on my blue pad , could I then use ssr 2 on my blue pad straight after. Similar to this , if I'm finishing with ssr 1 on my black pad , could I then apply my liquid wax with the black pad straight after or would there be some form of contamination from the previous compound.
Any help would be much appreciated


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Old 12-01-2017, 11:20 AM   #2
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I personally would use different pads for different products.
However if going from a fine polish to something more aggressive I don't see a problem, but not the other way around.
I would also recommend using a clean pad for a liquid wax.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:22 AM   #3
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Ideally you would use a different pad with each compound to avoid precisely that problem, but at least clean them between stages. For applying waxes and glazes I use the pads sold by Halfrauds, only a few £££, you don't need any cutting power for this so just get the softest ones, black or pink if I recall.

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You would need a fresh pad for every compound. I would recommend buying a few more of each pad. 3 of each should be enough for any one car
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:06 PM   #5
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Answered my question perfectly guys , thanks a lot!!


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Old 12-01-2017, 10:17 PM   #6
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Just wash each pad before using a new product. Wash each pad after a panel or two anyway. Dirty or polish soaked pads are not longer effective and can cause the pad to overheat, washing them makes a big difference
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:22 PM   #7
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Just use a different pad for each polish you use.
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Optimum polishes allow you to mix and match polishes without having to get a fresh pad each time - they make a feature of that. There is a genuine synerg y between products but not sure I'd do it with other brands that promote this capability.
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Old 13-01-2017, 10:39 PM   #9
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Optimum polishes allow you to mix and match polishes without having to get a fresh pad each time - they make a feature of that. There is a genuine synerg y between products but not sure I'd do it with other brands that promote this capability.
And just as nice, you can wash the pads in a bucket of ONR to get them nice and clean, spin dry near the top of the bucket and then apply fresh polish. The Hyper range is perfectly happy with a slightly damp pad as it also helps with the lubrication. If pads are in a bad way just a quick spray with Power Clean and then dunk the pads into ONR
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