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  1. #16

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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    Yeah i can’t remember but just read an article not recommending blowing out foam pads due to imbedded particles being forced into pads eventually working themselves back out.

    I used a pad cleaning brush and pad conditioner after each pass. I used about 7-8 on my car but you could probably use less.

    Thing is this your paint. Reason your on this forum. If you can afford the extra 30-50 to get 6 more pads do it. Would suck to do all the work to correct and polish paint only to be marring your paint.

    Even some inexpensive ones. Rather have a cheap pad than a dirty pad on my paint.


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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    OK, True Confession time:

    Way back in the day before velcro-backed pads, the ones for the Cyclo were *incredibly* hard to swap out....a genuine challenge for some people and a hassle for everyone else. So yeah... ...we`d sometimes do a vehicle with one set of pads. Cyclo green polishing pads and Malm`s Polish (which ya *never* hear about any more).

    It didn`t turn out all that great, but as long as we stopped to clean those pads frequently, and replaced them pretty often, it was good enough for used-car inventory. But it wasn`t right, and I sure didn`t do it that way on my vehicles or on units I cared about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatings=crack
    Yeah i can’t remember but just read an article not recommending blowing out foam pads due to imbedded particles being forced into pads eventually working themselves back out.
    That`s never happened to me, but I can imagine how it could.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs
    I don`t know Brian from Apex Detail..
    Am not sure how 1 pad, microfiber or foam would ever be able to correct, polish, finish, an entire vehicle without losing a lot of it`s abilities to perform at the highest quality of work..
    I don`t know him either and don`t want to flame somebody based on second-hand info. But I sure did think, for the gazillionth time, "hey, it`s the Internet".

    If your guy is using any of the random orbital machines out there, which put a lot more stress on the pad because of all the movement, compared to a Rotary, I am amazed...
    Hey, that`s a good point. And some RO/DA polishers are harder on pads than others. And some people really lean on their polishers...

    And OTOH, some machines are very gentle on pads and some users "let the product do the work" without pressure, and and and. Lotsa variables...
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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    FWIW, I did the glass on our Sport Trac TODAY, AND I DID NOT use as much of the polish. It went A L O T better. Glass is sure clear !!!!

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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    Risky Bizness- Hey, that`s great news! Sounds like you`re all dialed-in with it now. Hope it lasts a long time, results seem to vary.

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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    I will try to keep accurate info, on this project, and see how it turns out. I am going to do our 2017 FX4 K/R as we are planning a trip to the Gulf in June, and would be a perfect opportunity to see how it does with bugs on the windshield.

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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Bizness View Post
    I will try to keep accurate info, on this project, and see how it turns out. I am going to do our 2017 FX4 K/R as we are planning a trip to the Gulf in June, and would be a perfect opportunity to see how it does with bugs on the windshield.
    Hey, that sounds like a great test! I`ll be looking forward to hearing how the stuff works against the bugs and how it holds up to the cleaning I suspect you`ll still have to do.

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    Re: Cleaning glass pads

    It is 5/13/2020 have been in multiple rains, and through many hand wash jobs, and the glass still beads great !!!!!!! Am impressed !!!!!!!!!!
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    Risky Bizness- Ah, that`s great! Thanks for posting back about how well it`s holding up.

 

 
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