Originally Posted by Nicholas@Autowerx
I dislike the way the HT pads wear. They seem to last for way fewer cars than my CCS pads. Although, they do finish out like a dream... even Cyan. It's a trade off I can live with.
yep, that seems to be the general consensus. Hydro tech pads do wear out/break down faster, but they perform dramatically faster and better IMO. and cut and finish is a level above the other offerings.
A BIG factor to getting the Hydro tech pads to last longer is by avoid getting them loaded up and overheated. If i'm using Hyrdo tech, I always swap for a clean/new pad about every 2 panels. Doing it this way, my pads have lasted for as long as I want. Another tip is to be careful cleaning them. Especially cleaning them on the fly. The traditional pad nylon pad brush will destroy hydrotech pads. You abrade the top layer off of the foam with most all of the brush's available currently. Instead of using the brush (which I use with every other pad) I use a terry towel like the way Mike Phillips has posted.