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06-11-2006, 12:15 PM
What's the best method/product to clean the foam pads used with the orbital? Any easy suggestions? Wash by hand? Thanks for any comments:D Yes, I'm a rookie:)

06-11-2006, 02:09 PM

06-11-2006, 02:55 PM
Second Killr's recommendation on the XMT pad cleaner, that stuff is amazing (just used it this morning).

I did a review of it and some other XMT products, search by my screen name.

06-11-2006, 03:15 PM
I didn't have any XMT available so I used some Castrol Super Clean(purple stuff) on it this morning(before the rain), let it soak for a few minutes, sprayed with the hose, worked the pad with my fingers, rinsed again, wrung out, then spun it on 6 for a few seconds......I have to say it worked pretty well:-) Degreaser was too foamy though. I'll have to get me some XMT. Thanks guys for the recommendation.


06-11-2006, 03:41 PM
This what i use. I soak the pads in a bucket for 15mnts hit'em with a nylon brush then rinse. Works extremely well.

06-11-2006, 04:01 PM
How about Tide, a brush, White vinegar....and air dry?? just as i do with the M.F."s

06-11-2006, 08:51 PM
What are M.F.'s??

06-11-2006, 09:10 PM
Micro Fiber towels.


Buy some. You won't be dissappointed.

06-11-2006, 09:16 PM
oh yeah.....got those already....70%-30% ones, which I hear are the better blend? Someone should post what all the abbreviations are....would be very helpful to us rookies! lol

06-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Asking like you did is the way I learned. I don't know if I am qualified to make a list, maybe someone else will. Welcome to the forum!

06-11-2006, 09:21 PM
thanks:-) I've learned a lot in the past week, just have to get through a tropical storm before I can put my notes to work! Good idea to have a forum!

06-11-2006, 09:23 PM
Are you in FL? A lot of members are in that area. That storm sucks, I guess you guys are used to it by now.

06-11-2006, 09:37 PM
yeah, these storms suck! See attached pic......the line that shows the future track splits my house in half! I live in Citrus County, on the west coast of Fl., exactly where the line comes in! Not exactly the way I wanted to start my 2 week vacation. lol


06-11-2006, 09:50 PM
2 week vacation! Sounds nice. I get a whole 2 day vacation (4 including the weekend) after finals before I have to start school again. Stay dry and safe!

06-12-2006, 07:56 AM
There was a great list posted a while back...i can't find it but maybe someone will tune in......:)