Keep pads clean, soft, and supple with this fast cleaning powder.
How do you typically clean your buffing and polishing pads? If you use soap or detergent, you may find it is difficult to rinse all the suds out of the pad. Residual soap will be reactivated when moistened by wax or polish the next time you buff. This can compromise the effectiveness of the products, or leave streaks and residue on your vehicle. Now Lake Country has introduced Snappy Clean, a concentrated cleaner that releases wax and polish from the foam or wool fibers with just a few minutes of soaking. It is not a soap, but rather a strong citrus cleaning solution that rinses out easily.
Snappy Clean is a powder that dissolves in 3-4 gallons of water – plenty of solution to clean several pads. Just drop your used buffing pads in the mixture and agitate the pads. You may want to wear gloves since the directions caution against getting the cleaner on your skin. Wait up to 15 minutes, depending on how saturated the pads are with product. Rinse out pads with clean water and lay them out to dry. For faster drying, you can put them on your buffer and spin them dry. You may still need to lay them out to totally dry.
Snappy Clean is bio-degradable and non-flammable. While it is environmentally safe, it is a citrus cleaner and will therefore irritate your skin with prolonged exposure. Due to its powerful cleaning properties, wear old clothes when cleaning your buffing pads.
Wash your pads immediately for easiest cleaning. Snappy Clean will remove caked on product so your buffing pads will be ready the next time you detail your vehicle.
Don’t replace buffing pads every time they get caked with wax and polish. Clean them with Snappy Clean and they’ll be as good as new.