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Old 25-04-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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Cleaning applicator pads??

Do you guys clean your applicator pads? If so how as I've got a few Ive used for wax and polish, although I'll be using the same products again I want to get rid of any possible contaminants / grit out of them.
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Old 25-04-2015, 08:07 AM   #2
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Personally - no I don't clean them - there is never contaminant as I only use them to apply LSP type products, if I am picking up contaminant at this stage - I'm doing a whole lot wrong
I do keep applicators specific for a particular dressing, for example the one I use for trim gel is only used for that. they last a few applications and once they are used and abused enough I bin them and get a new one.

I buy the in 6's from CYC and they are cheap enough ai £1.10 each:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/access...r/prod_89.html

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Old 25-04-2015, 08:13 AM   #3
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I clean my applicator pads with fairy liquid just a small amount on the pad working my thumbs into the pad from the centre to the outside then wash it through a few times with clean water doing the same process.....leave to air dry
Others just throw them in the washing machine with the MF cloths
For dirtier jobs I have specific ones which are only used for that purpose then after a certain amount of time they are binned.

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Old 25-04-2015, 08:26 AM   #4
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Just put mine in the washing machine with the microfibre cloths, being doing it for couple of years and they are still fine - even done it with the cheapie Chinese ones, can't see point in throwing them away when they can still be reused for some jobs.
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Old 25-04-2015, 10:13 AM   #5
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Now what cannon use to wash the MF's I've got some specific wash solution coming (maybe pointless but was in a sale :-) ) is non bio gel ok to use with no conditioner?
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Whatever has no conditioners in it at all
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