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Old 09-04-2014, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning buff pads

Hey guys. New to electric buffers always did the manual way. I have a makita 7 inch polisher that uses the hook and loop bonnets. How do I clean these? They have a hard inside backing with the Velcro that attached to polisher itself. Obviously, these need cleaning after my last wax job. How do I clean these? I am assuming throwing them in te washing machine likely will only damage the material and not clean the pad. How do I clean these for my next job?
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:24 AM   #2
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Can you please post a picture so I can best determine your plan of action?
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I can't post to this forum if you wouldn't mind sending me your email address if be happy to send then there. Thabks so much!
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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Do you have much experience using a Rotary? Also if you don't mind me asking what color is your car? A rotary can do some serious damage to the finish of a vehicle if it is in the hands of someone who really does not know how to use it (not saying don't know how to use it). I would recommend looking into a dual-action polisher as they are much safer in the hand of a novice for paint work.

As far as cleaning you pad just use some good soapy water, or some APC (all purpose cleaner). I use a APC and my pressure washer to clean all my pads.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:02 PM   #5
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Thanks. It was the makita kit 9227c I believe came with 2 pads. I have experience just not those type of pads.

I am doing this on my black tacoma and teal cobra.

I just heard keep it moving otherwise you burn the paint and wax.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:12 AM   #6
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Yeah keep it moving and keep the speeds down, especially on the black tacoma. Toyota are notorious for having soft paint, and if you are running at too high of a speed you run the risk of having holograms (mainly visible in strong light). Also as a tip I would recommend not using 7" pads. I recommend getting a 5" backing plate along with 5.5" foam pads. I would recommend getting 3 of the Orange light cutting pads, 3 white polishing pads and you can get away with 1 black finishing pad for spreading wax. I use a lot of these pads.
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Awesome thanks so much!
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:23 AM   #8
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I sprayed mine out really well with the hose. I mean, to the point that the water flushing out of them was crystal clear. I then threw them in the wash using a mild detergent with the microfiber towels I buffed off the same polish/wax with.
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