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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    wow, bug sponge works too?
    So with a bug sponge, I have to turn the DA on speed 1?
    With a brush, keep the DA off and brush in 1 direction?

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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Quote Originally Posted by 604_Snooze View Post
    wow, bug sponge works too?
    So with a bug sponge, I have to turn the DA on speed 1?
    With a brush, keep the DA off and brush in 1 direction?

    The Bug Sponge works to clean MICROFIBER PADS, not foam pads.

    I'd have to go out and re-check speeds for using a bug sponge on MF pads but I'm pretty sure you're going to be on the 5-6 speed setting in order to get the pad to rotate with a sponge pressing against it.


    With a brush, leave the DA polisher off and brush in a couple of directions. Also look at the pictures I posted from my how-to book as I show how you need to block the backing plate with your other hand to keep it from turning.


    Look at the lowest, left hand picture...





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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    thank you so much mike!

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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Cool, I'll have try the bug sponge trick on my microfiber and wool pads!
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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantilgh View Post

    Cool, I'll have try the bug sponge trick on my microfiber and wool pads!

    Compressed air is still the best way to clean a microfiber or wool pad when cleaning these types of pads on the fly.




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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    cool

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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Compressed air is still the best way to clean a microfiber or wool pad when cleaning these types of pads on the fly.
    And this is the primary reason I like microfiber so much. So easy to clean out and cools it down at the same time.

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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Nothing beats grabbing a clean, dry pad but Mikes method is unbeatable. I do it after EVERY section. It's quick and extends the effectiveness of your pads.

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    Re: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post

    Nothing beats grabbing a clean, dry pad but Mikes method is unbeatable.

    It's quick and extends the effectiveness of your pads.
    Agree.

    But if you don't have a lot of pads, then this method does work well and it does enable you to get back to work fast.






    Thing is... I've only found it to work well on short stroke free spinning polishers.

    Doesn't work well on long stroke polishers, especially due to larger pads.

    Doesn't work well on gear-driven orbital polishers - to grabby.

    There's a modification to this technique that involves your index finger for foam pads on rotary polishers - just be careful.




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