Cleaning Expensive Polishing Pads is Quick and Easy
Published: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Boat owners know that well-cared for tools last longer. Polishing and buffing pads are no exception. Shurhold Industries offers a pair of products to clean and rejuvenate these pads to maximize their effectiveness.
When pads become caked with material, they lose their ability to hold new wax or polish. If completely saturated, they'll splatter the compound everywhere, making a mess and wasting expensive polishing product.
To keep pads in top shape, it's a good idea to pause periodically while working to clean them. Shurhold Industries' ergonomically shaped Pad Cleaning & Utility Brush is designed specifically for this purpose. Its stiff, durable bristles will remove excess wax and polishing compound, leaving a pad's knap fluffed and ready to be put back to use.
Like all good tools, the Pad Cleaning & Utility Brush has more than one purpose. It excels at cleaning upholstery, mats, vinyl and canvas. It even has a unique spot scrubber built onto the handle.
When the job is finished, it's a good idea to wash the pads. Once mixed with water, Serious Pad Cleaner breaks down polishes and waxes that are embedded into the fibers. It's a concentrated citrus cleaner that's both environmentally friendly and bio-degradable.
After soaking in Serious Pad Cleaner for 15–30 minutes, lightly soiled pads are ready to be rinsed and dried. For those with thick, heavy clumps, a quick brushing with the mixture will bring them back to life. A video showing this is at bit.ly/23MnnAn.
Serious Pad Cleaner works on wool, cotton, foam, microfiber and blended materials. It can even be used to clean mold, algae and dirt from dock lines. Made a gallon or two at a time, a 12 oz. tub will make 20–24 gal. of solution. The mixture will last up to a week.
Shurhold Industries' Serious Pad Cleaner is $14.98 for a 12 oz. tub and the Pad Cleaning & Utility Brush is $4.98.
Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.
Contact Shurhold, 3119 SW 42nd Ave., Palm City, FL 34990. 800-962-6241; Fax: 772-286-9620. www.shurhold.com.