July 20, 2019
Finally decided to buy one
Been washing pads by hand for 20 years. Finally spent the money on this and i think it's worth it. Gets the pads quite clean. Takes a little practice but if you use multiple pads a week you need one.
ProsWorks quite well Much easier than by hand
ConsTakes some practice EXPENSIVE
By Spikey Mike
Grand Forks, ND
November 17, 2018
Huge time saver
What a wonderful tool. It makes pad cleaning effortless. Furthermore, I don't have a ton of pads for my polisher, so intermittent cleaning of the pads when working on the car is a must for me to get a clean, dry, pad to continue on. My friend and I did a paint correction on his car - him with his Rubes Big Foot and I with my 3401. Having the bucket at the ready for both of us was so convenient, and he will now be buying one for himself after using mine.
ProsMakes pad cleaning effortless Saves a ton of time No cleaning in the sink
By Butch Collins
June 29, 2018
What a Timesaver
This is a game changer! No longer do you have to use an over loaded pad allowing your pads to work harder for you. Keeping your pads clean during your detailing session allows you to complete the job faster. Cleans wool pads amazingly fast! Although a bit of an investment it’s time savings makes it a great value.
ProsThe time savings No more overloaded overworked pads
New Tripoli, PA
March 3, 2017
Just buy it if you are on the fence
I own a car dealership and move a lot of vehicles through auction. We buff and polish too many cars a week to keep count. Shiny cars sell, plain and simple. After all these years, we've been cleaning pads by hand or when we had no time, just buying new pads. Some how, I never saw this item and decided to buy it. Best decision I ever made. In 30 seconds, you can have a caked pad looking like new and the thing is so dry you can go back to using the pad on a car right away. Well worth the money. I know a lot of people think this is expensive, but if you are a serious detailer, you will see the value in this item. Time is money. You can spend 5 times as much time trying to clean a pad by hand that won't come out as clean or dry. You'll also save money by extending the life of your pads. The inventor of this item deserves every penny for this ingenious invention. Some times you have to give credit where credit is do and pay the piper. Detailers want the most for their work and the inventor of this item deserves the same. Only gripe I had was water would seep out of the top with the larger pads from a rotary. Not an issue with smaller pads like on a dual action polisher. I'll adjust the water level slightly below what was recommended next time. I'd buy another one of these in a heartbeat! I even tried this on old pads that were around the shop that weren't used in a year or two that were caked with polish and compound. In 30 seconds with little effort they looked just like new pads!
ProsSaves time, will save you money, makes pads look like new again
July 16, 2016
love to not have to hand wash my pads
Proseasy to use even with a cyclo
Consdidn't buy one sooner
July 6, 2016
These were on back-order forever. So, I waited. When I saw it was available, I pulled the trigger. Well worth it! I clean pads on the fly easily, and at the end of the day all pads are clean and nearly dry. It is very effective, and works as claimed. I used to hate cleaning polishing pads... now it's a breeze. Great buy... highly recommend this for anyone that uses machine polishing pads often.
June 16, 2015
It really does work
As many have stated, it's not cheap. When u get it, it's not hard to see its pretty slick and well engineered. In addition, it's also patterned, and the parts are injection molded, so they are custom. For DA, u want to put a mark on the plate as indicated. The pads really are like brand new when ur done. If u do a lot of work, it will pay u back over time.
April 11, 2015
Wish I'd purchased sooner!
I have owned a small but busy detailing company for just over 3 years. I kept putting off buying this because in my mind I was buying a really expensive 5 gallon bucket and how good could it possibly be. Well at Detail Fest 2015 I watched the owner doing a demo. I stopped by and watched reluctantly for 2 days as he showed how they work. Well after a nice chat he convinced me to buy one, and gave me his personal card to contact him if I had any problems. That is how much he believes in his product. Now after several weeks I have realized that this tool is a must for pad cleaning. I have it on my rig and use it daily. I have done over 16 jobs with a Megs 6 inch polish pad. Prior to this pad washer I would get maybe 5-6 jobs and removing the pads over and over distorted them and tore away the backing velcro. What a mess. So if you are a detailer or avid polisher BUY THIS NOW. The only thing I think could possibly make this any better is a 3 gallon bucket size option for easier portability when filled with cleaning H2O. However, I think its one of the the best purchases I have made for the business. I will never go without one again!
ProsWill save tons of $ on pads!
Santa Fe, NM
March 13, 2015
Does the job!
Works as described can't ask for a better product.
October 2, 2014
Works like a charm!
Easy cleaning of pads if you follow directions closely. If not, it will get a little messy.
September 6, 2014
Works very well
This pad washer does the job. Pads come out clean and ready to use. I lay the pad out in the sun while I use a second pad to continue. By the time I am ready to clean my second pad the first one is ready to go again.I did this for two jobs and it worked out well for me. When I am done polishing I use it to clean my pads and put them away. I took off one star because I think it's a little pricey for what it is.
Cons a little pricey
Pembroke Pines, Florida
July 17, 2014
This washer really works well and it's extremely fast. Set it up before you start buffing or waxing and use it when your done with each pad. It's fast and your pads are clean and damp not wet when you are done. Water splashs out a bit when the buffer is on a high speed so be careful with the speed. Bottom line is IT WORKS FAST. Price seems high but you will never have to throw way old dirty pads again. I cleaned a pad that had wax or compound on it for a long timeeb
ProsIt does exactly what they say it will do. The pads are clean and almost dry when you are done cleaning. It takes less than one minute to clean and dry each pad. All the parts fit together well and it seems like it will last a very long time are far as quality parts go.
Consprice seems a bit high, but it works fast. If you consider the alternative ways to clean your pads it is well worth the money.
June 29, 2014
Rather Not Use With Flex 3401
I cannot believe anyone would recommend this product for Flex 3401. Takes more time & is messy compared to washing by hands.
ProsMight work better with other machines.
ConsEasier to wash by hand versus this gadget. Waste of money.
By Mr. Wipe-EM-Down
June 28, 2014
PADS are cleaned quick, easy and back to polishing!!!
ProsCleans Dries Not a lot of mess
ConsThe wing nut.... When its a larger pad involved...
San Ramon, CA
May 17, 2014
Cleans Pads Fast!
First off, this thing is super expensive! It's definitely over-priced. That said, it works great! I was amazed how clean and dry my pads got after using it. I used it to clean my Meguiar's microfiber pads, foam pads, and Chemical Guys microfiber pads while working. If you have extra money to spend or a "luxury" item I'd really recommend buying it. It will make your life easier.
By Andreas Sutandio
May 14, 2014
OrlandoDetail Indonesia merekomendasikan produk ini
harga ember ini sangat mahal, maklum barang import yang harus ditebus dengan onkos dan pajak yang mahal, namun efektifitas alat ini patut di acungi jempol, karena efektifitasnya yang luar biasa dibandingkan dengan melakukan pembersihan secara manual. saya merekomendasikan setiap workshop dan detailer indonesia memiliki alat ini sebagai pelengkap guna menunjang aktivitas detailing
Pros- terbuat dari plastik kualitas baik - tidak merusak pad jika dipergunakan secara benar - dapat membersihkan pad berbagai jenis mesin poles - hemat waktu
Cons- harga sangat mahal dikarenakan ongkos kirim dan pajak
May 3, 2014
Just what I needed
I set it up and tried it on one of my dirty pads and it lived up to my expectations
ProsIT WORKED FOR ME Built for the job
ConsIt seems to be a bit pricy, I'll see as I continue to use it.
April 23, 2014
Looks cheesy-works great
does a surprisingly good job cleaning the pads and makes it easier and quicker. what more can you ask?
November 11, 2011
A great way to preserve your pads!
This is an awesome way to preserve your pads and make more money. For many detailers there is a time pressure when they are working. Time is money. You will make more money when you can find those tricks to gain efficiency in your process. The Pad Washer is one of those efficiencies you need to find. How much time do you spend cleaning your pads when you are on the job? You have to stop, pull the pad off, go outside with the hose, spray down the pad, shoot it with water for awhile, shake it dry, go back in and put it on the machine, spin it for awhile, and then hope it is dry. That is a long process which takes TIME! With the pad washer you just stop working, run the pad on the machine in the pad washer for about a minute, then run it over the raised 'juicer' to get the water out for a few seconds, and then you are back to work. You could save yourself ten or fifteen minutes per detail just in cleaning your pads! Not to mention how much longer they last. I've personally been using some of the same pads for FIVE YEARS. I don't know if that is a tribute to the construction of the pad or the convenience of being able to keep them clean with the pad washer, but the fact remains that my pads are lasting longer than ever now that I can keep them clean. Definitely a good investment if you are looking for a way to care for your tools and save time!
By Ed (FastZR1)
May 17, 2011
Great for on the go
I bought this over a year ago to clean my DA pads as I went along. I didn't want to buy a bunch of the same color pads so I bought this to clean as I go which doesn't slow me down. I can clean a pad and dry it in minutes and I'm back to work. I'm a hobbiest and this helps me get my work done faster as I'm busy enough.
May 13, 2011
Very easy and fast for both dual action and circular ; any size pad small to large . Cleaning pads takes less then two min from dirty to dry . Cost at first was to much but after using it a few times made me forget, if yah have lots of pads and time. And like gettng wax and polish every where this isn't for you.
March 29, 2011
what took so long
this product is a great investment for any detailer or someone who has a garage kept classic. it allows you to clean your polishing pad without having to kill yourself or having to buy a new pad every time you wax your vehicle.
July 1, 2009
An Essential Tool
I picked up the pad washer on special a while back and was concerned about the cost. From the first time I used it I knew that this tool was essential. Pads come clean and dry within a minute. No longer any sink mess and the possibility of premature pad failure due to the glue on the Velcro coming unglued. If you are hesitant about the purchase do not be this is a real time and pad saver. A big two thumbs up.
By Tyler S.
December 31, 2008
Makes cleaning the pads a breeze, I found an old pad in my garage that had compound in it for months, pad washer took it right out!
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