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Old 07-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Hey, waxed my car the other day and was wondering if there is another way of cleaning the pad vs throwing it in the washing machine.. Also, do i have to wash the pad right away, i know with certain compounds you have to wash it right away.. How about with wax?, if i was to wait a couple days for example... will the pad still be good?.

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Hey, waxed my car the other day and was wondering if there is another way of cleaning the pad vs throwing it in the washing machine.. Also, do i have to wash the pad right away, i know with certain compounds you have to wash it right away.. How about with wax?, if i was to wait a couple days for example... will the pad still be good?.

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Do not throw it in the washer. Clean it as soon as you can, otherwise the wax will harden and it will be tougher to get off.

This kit has everything you need. A cleaner spray, a conditioner (softens up new pad fibers and is good to spritz on the pad occasionally when polishing to keep the compound moist and prevent flaking/dust up) and a brush to agitate the surface:

Wolfgang Pad Werks Pad Care Combo
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Do not throw it in the washer. Clean it as soon as you can, otherwise the wax will harden and it will be tougher to get off.

This kit has everything you need. A cleaner spray, a conditioner (softens up new pad fibers and is good to spritz on the pad occasionally when polishing to keep the compound moist and prevent flaking/dust up) and a brush to agitate the surface:

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Since it's just wax, it will clean easier if you take care of it when you finish the waxing, but you can wait a few days and still get it perfectly clean. Just use hot water and some dish soap to wash the pad. It will come out looking like new.
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Since it's just wax, it will clean easier if you take care of it when you finish the waxing, but you can wait a few days and still get it perfectly clean. Just use hot water and some dish soap to wash the pad. It will come out looking like new.
Dish soap eh... Interesting
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Dawn dish soap will strip all wax from the car. Think "squeaky clean" as they advertise in the commercials. It will break down the wax as does the hot water. Between the two, you'll be able to have a like new, wax free pad.
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Dawn dish soap will strip all wax from the car. Think "squeaky clean" as they advertise in the commercials. It will break down the wax as does the hot water. Between the two, you'll be able to have a like new, wax free pad.
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