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Old 31-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #11
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through the machine ive never had a problem and it even partially dries them for you
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #12
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Wack em in the washing machine after every use mate.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #13
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Do you put any liquid in the washer or not?
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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Washing machine for me.After every use

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #15
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Is it ok to wash them under warm running water and need them to get the polish out then give them a good rinse and then flick them getting the remaining water out?

I've been doing this and then letting them dry naturally at room temp.

Also, after the first pass and any second passes made how much more polish should I add to the pad for the next area? I've been using 5 dots initially and then 3 dots thereafter.

What are people's views with these queries?
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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Is it ok to wash them under warm running water and need them to get the polish out then give them a good rinse and then flick them getting the remaining water out?
This is totally fine, and probably on the safe side from what I've gathered. you can use cleaners and machines to wash the pads out, so hands is perfectly safe.

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I've been doing this and then letting them dry naturally at room temp.
Also totally safe.

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Also, after the first pass and any second passes made how much more polish should I add to the pad for the next area? I've been using 5 dots initially and then 3 dots thereafter.

What are people's views with these queries?
I've heard it's different for different types of polish. Deminishing abbrasives just need 3-4 pea sized dots for a section, while SMAT polishes need the pad primed first, by adding a thin, even coat of polsih to the face of the pad, followed by a 2 pea sized dots. Might be worth checking what type of polish it is you're using to see which process works best for you.

Also, you'll need to clean up the pad for deminishing abbrassives as it can become clogged before a car is done. I've done it by wiping with a MF one I feel it's too wet (usually after 4-5 sections). Apparently you can brush it as well, but not sure how this will get wet polish out of a pad. If someone could chime in to help, that would be great. I'm not sure how you maintain the pads with SMAT polishes.
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If putting pads in the washing machine.....what setting? Temp etc
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On a low heat, max 40C better on 30C. Lower spin cyle, liquid detergent and air dry. Finished
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Just the thread I needed, its clarified a couple of things. Cheers.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:58 PM   #20
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How long do pads last. I've just brought Chem guys and I would wash them on a lower temp in the washing machine then air dry them on the radiators for example.
After time my megs pads split so keeping an eye on this
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