Dec 18, 2018

Shurhold Pad CleanerPolishing and buffing with a dirty pad that's caked with wax or compound splatters material, adds time to the job and can mar the work surface. Shurhold Industries has a simple method to clean expensive pads, whether wool, bronze, cotton, microfiber, foam or synthetic fiber.

Using a scoop of Shurhold's Serious Pad Cleaner in a gallon of water, pads, bonnets and towels are soaked for 15 minutes after a light agitation. Then remaining compound and wax is hand-washed and/or brushed off the pad. After a thorough rinse to ensure total cleanliness, it's left to air dry. It's best to store in a re-sealable storage bag. A video is at bit.ly/SeriousPadCleaner.

Shurhold Pad Cleaner 2Citrus-based Serious Pad Cleaner was developed specifically by Shurhold to dissolve buffing compounds and waxes. Made in the USA, it pulls contaminates out of the pad, rejuvenating it and extending its life. Once mixed with water, the solution will continue its effectiveness for up to a week. A jar makes around 20–24 gallons.

The Pad Cleaning & Utility Brush from Shurhold makes short work of cleaning pads. Stiff bristles scrub away waxes and compounds. Its unique, ergonomic shape delivers all-day comfort. It's especially useful while compounding for quick pad touch-ups.

Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com.

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