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Old 21-07-2018, 10:00 PM   #1
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Pad Washers

Having had a quick look (and topic on FB page), £150 for the Lake Country pad washer, is it me or is that a tad steep?

Whilst I understand blowing air is a way to clean the mf pads, without a compressor then a pad washer seems the way forward.

(If your busy, if your doing your own car, probably not)
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Old 21-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #2
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Had one and re-sold it without using it.

The time taken filling it and putting the solution in, then cleaning it out afterwards etc is probably more hassle than just washing the pads in the sink by hand, which is what I do now instead.

I think that's what most pro detailers do.

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Old 21-07-2018, 10:20 PM   #3
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I have not used one, simply do not do enough polishing but I know that a pad washer is part of the Optimum polishing system. The idea seems to be to ensure that every new panel or section starts with a clean and cool pad. They use ONR as the cleaner as this is cheap and will clean away the Optimum polish and dirt.

This is obviously not for everyone but if I was a professional or had a healthy detailing budget then it might be worth some consideration.
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Old 21-07-2018, 11:26 PM   #4
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I have one, but I would advise you to use that money to buy more pads instead.
I have not used my in 1.5 years, at first it was a little fun, but I think it's too hard to clean it after use,
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