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Old 26-09-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
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Polishing pad conditioner sprays

Does anyone bother with these pad conditioning sprays. I noticed chemical guys does one and it supposedly increases work time, reduces dust etc.

I've never used them so will it improve anything or is it just a gimmick in a bottle.
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Old 26-09-2018, 01:57 PM   #2
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I just give the pad a light spray with a quick detailer before adding the dots of polish.
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I use the Auto finesse pad prime, has worked well for me so far.
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Old 26-09-2018, 02:11 PM   #4
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Just use a spray bottle filled with water.

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Old 26-09-2018, 02:23 PM   #5
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Just use a bottle of water.

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Old 26-09-2018, 03:48 PM   #6
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I have the CG one. I only use it when i put a clean pad on the machine. When it's gone I wont replace it.
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Old 26-09-2018, 04:06 PM   #7
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pad conditioner sounds like detail spray to me (american terms)
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Old 26-09-2018, 10:08 PM   #8
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water or a pad conditioner are fine, i use a pad conditioner myself, dont use a qd. A qd is made to flash off which is exactly what you dont want.
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Anything wet, including qd, will make the pad damp. If you spray qd on your clothes it doesn’t disappear.


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No not anymore, polishes are way more lubricated than they used to be

If you are using a polish that wasn't made in the 80's, avoid water at all costs unless you are trying to manipulate cut levels, and don't use a QD as they are designed to remove residues and flash clean (which is the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve). Water thins out your polishes reducing its lubricity and creating a lot of unrequited mess, and therefore clean up.
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