Okay to moisten the wool pad when buffing?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:47 am
Is it okay to put a little mist or water on your pad when buffing if the pad starts to load up? Do you rinse/wash it then continue?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:00 pm
I do it all the time, never a problem.
But it's best to use a wool pad cleaner once in a while.
They make a metal one with "star" wheels on it that
you ride on the pad while running it.
Some also have an air nozzle you hook a air hose to
that blows on it while using.
Works great for getting the dry stuff out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:34 pm
i wouldnt recommend wetting the wool. to me it seems to load faster. use the tool above to clean often i think youll find that works well.


but if it was me i would throw the wool in the garbage and move to foam
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Wool is necessary for certain jobs, and usually a better cut. Although foam finishes easier because you get less swirl marks.

Foam pads can still gum up though, depending on the humidity and temperature, and how it reacts with whatever polish/glaze/compound you're using.

I've never had to mist a wool pad though...only ever done it with foam. Another guy in the shop used to mist his wool though and he always got great results

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:42 am
if you are getting swirl mark then fine tuning your buffing process might help, the proper foam pads and polish will yield better results if used correctly
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:26 pm
i have a body/detail shop and we actually pressure wash the pads when they get gummed up or want to switch materials (compound to polish). we have a 5 hp electric presure washer we just flick on and spray our pads. just sling off the majority of the water then stick it on the buffer, hold it over a trashcan and spin it up. (itll sling all the water off in seconds and holding it over a trashcan helps keep the water from going on you or the buffer. so yes water wont hurt!

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