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Old 02-26-2010, 04:48 AM   #1
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How The Junkman Cleans his Buffing Pads - The Videos!

How do I do it? It's called the Universal Pad Washer by Grit Guard!



Let's face it, washing pads is the part of detailing that we hate doing. After all that buffing and wiping, you may want to throw those pads in a bucket and forget about them until later. This is not a good practice as it can cause your pads to wear out a little sooner than they normally would. Plus, you would probably need to wash them when you need to use them again, which would hold up your detailing regiment.

Well, there is an answer for that boring chore and as you will see in these videos, the Universal Pad Washer make child's play out of cleaning your pads. If this was something you really didn't look forward to, you are going to love this bucket! It works with just about every polisher out there so novices and professionals alike can take advantage of this sweet tool.

Check out the following videos and see for yourself. The secret to getting your pads as clean as possible is to wash them right away after use. Although the pads that I used in these videos had been dirty with PAINT for over a month, they still came relatively clean and it was quite easy. See for yourself!



















As you will hear me say in these videos, this bucket is not cheap, however, the time and headaches that I save by using this bucket to wash my pads is more than worth it. I wish that I had seen a review like this back when I first saw these buckets because i would have bought one years ago. It really makes cleaning your pads a breeze!

They are now for sale on Adam's website!



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Old 02-26-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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This is an awesome, Thanks for the info
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks a ton for the info!! BTW, noticed your Colts hat. So are you a fan? If you're ever up in Indy give me a shout... I owe you a beer or actually several for all the great info.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:45 AM   #4
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Thanks a ton for the info!! BTW, noticed your Colts hat. So are you a fan? If you're ever up in Indy give me a shout... I owe you a beer or actually several for all the great info.
I'm close! I'm in Louisville so Indy is nothing but a hop, skip and a speeding ticket!
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How would you go about cleaning the pads if you don't have this bucket system? My polishing pads are filthy and worthless until i clean them up.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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How would you go about cleaning the pads if you don't have this bucket system? My polishing pads are filthy and worthless until i clean them up.
Number 1 rule to cleaning pads: DO IT ASAP!

The longer you wait, the harder the pads are to get totally clean. It also makes the pads hard and brittle and causes them to come apart during and after cleaning.

I use to take two pads and scrub them together in order to clean them, using APC as my soap. That got them really clean as long as I did the cleaning right after I was done for the day..
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Number 1 rule to cleaning pads: DO IT ASAP!

The longer you wait, the harder the pads are to get totally clean. It also makes the pads hard and brittle and causes them to come apart during and after cleaning.

I use to take two pads and scrub them together in order to clean them, using APC as my soap. That got them really clean as long as I did the cleaning right after I was done for the day..
Ya i should have known better ... i didn't clean mine and now all the excess is pasty on the surface :( I'll try and clean them up but i would probably be better off buying new polishing pads huh? :( Semper FI
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Ya i should have known better ... i didn't clean mine and now all the excess is pasty on the surface :( I'll try and clean them up but i would probably be better off buying new polishing pads huh? :( Semper FI
Try cleaning them before buying anything. No need to spend money if you don't have too. Let them soak for about 15 minutes with APC on them before agitating them together. They may come clean.

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I got them to come clean and then rinsed them out with warm water, I don't see where that should hurt them...
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I got them to come clean and then rinsed them out with warm water, I don't see where that should hurt them...
Good to hear, but I hope you didn't wait a month to clean them!
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Good to hear, but I hope you didn't wait a month to clean them!
Not this time....lol!!! The apc cleaned up the pads nice. Used a brush to clean em up nice. Very happy with the results!! Semper Fi!
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Not this time....lol!!! The apc cleaned up the pads nice. Used a brush to clean em up nice. Very happy with the results!! Semper Fi!
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:31 PM   #13
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Good tips and very educational.

I've never had issues with the velcro softening up after soaking pads before, but I use Lake Country pads so maybe they're more durable.
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