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Old 07-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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The Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer is one of the best investments you can make in boat polishing and waxing. This ingeniously designed pad washer cleans, degreases, restores and renews buffing pads of all types, including foam, wool, and microfiber pads. Designed and manufactured in the USA, the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer represents quality and ingenuity.

Using the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer is as simple as inserting the pad into the pad washer and turning it on. The grid insert will do all the work for you – just hold on and smile!

Spent residue and oxidized gel coat is a buffing pad’s worst nightmare. If you neglect to clean your pad after section, the chemicals in the polish combined with the oxidized gel coat will get caked up on the pad, affecting its integrity and mechanical cutting ability. When you go to use that pad for the next pass, your compound will not be as effective, making the process of polishing your boat a tedious and seemingly endless process. With a few quick pumps of your polisher, the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer will remove spent residue and oxidized gel coat, leaving your pads looking and feeling new!

The Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer works with polishers of all types, including the Cyclo, Porter Cable 7424XP, Meguiars G110v2, FLEX XC3401, DeWalt DWP849X, Makita 9227CX and more! The grid insert’s large diameter allows pads of all sizes to make contact, no matter how big the orbit. The top of the pad washer has a conveniently placed opening lid that makes inserting rotary polishers with big wool pads quick and easy. The Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer accommodates all dual action, random orbital, rotary and circular polishers.

The Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer does not require any manual adjustment to work. Simply place the polisher into the pad washer and the spring-loaded grid insert automatically adjusts to the height of the tool. All you have to do is press down on the polisher and turn it on! The downward force pumps water and cleaner upward to help break up and release stubborn compound, polish and wax residue. Your pads will look new again after every cleaning!

But wait, there’s more! Not only does the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer remove stubborn compound and polish residue from all types of buffing and polishing pads, it dries them as well! Simply lift the pad out of the water and raise the speed setting slightly. Allow the pad to spin until the excess water has been removed. The lid will prevent any water or cleaner from getting splattered onto your clothing.

For best results, use Marine 31 Polishing Pad Cleaner with the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer. This citrus-based degreaser is the most concentrated pad cleaning solution available. It will help release and dissolve caked-on compound, polish and wax residue as you use the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer. The Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer includes a screw-on, sealable lid that you can tote your detailing supplies in.

Pad Cleaning Tips:

• Keep the pad’s Velcro® brand backing out of the water when using the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer.

• When using a dual action polisher, make a mark on the backing plate with a permanent marker. This mark will indicate to you when the pad has made a full rotation. If it is not rotating, lighten up your pressure.

• Fill with the appropriate level of water. Press down on the grid insert until the springs are fully compressed. Fill until the water level reaches just above the Insert. When you press down on the grid insert with the polisher, the springs will pump water upwards to the pad.

• Always operate the pad washer with the Splash Guard closed.

• For heavily soiled pads, spin the pad in the pad washer for 10 seconds to thoroughly wet it. Then spray on the Pad Renewing Solution and let it penetrate for 1 minute. Then use the pad washer again to clean the pad.

• Always use the Marine 31 Universal Pad Washer with the polisher on its lowest setting for cleaning. You can use a slightly higher setting for drying.

• Move the polisher around inside the pad washer to be sure all parts of the pad are cleaned.

• After cleaning your wool pad in the pad washer, then run a steel spur over the face of the pad to fluff the fibers. This makes the pad work even better after first cleaning it in the pad washer.



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Old 08-21-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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How would you use the pad washer with the Cyclo Polisher? Will it do both heads at the same time?
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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It does work, you tilt one side to get one pad in and then you can get the other side in.

It's been a while since I used the Cyclo in a pad washer I can clean some pads tomorrow to refresh my memory but it does work, I don't think you can close the splash guard lid however due the sider configuration of the drive shafts to the backing plates.


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look forward to hearing your results tomorrow
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look forward to hearing your results tomorrow
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When my buddy Doug comes by to pick up his old Ford today I'll clean some pads and the reply to this thread....


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Yes the Cyclo works to clean pads in the pad washer. Just like I said though, you can't close the splash guard lid do to the wide distance between the two spindles that hold the backing plates.


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Great thank you for the reply, So if I understand it right. You are polishing a boat and as the pads get caked up you use this devise to clean them on the spot so you can keep going.
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