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Old 08-11-2015
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I was applying Power Wax (Stage 2) with my PC buffer (speed 3-4) and after some time I noticed on the Lake Country Blue CCS pad what I thought was sand! It looked and felt like sand and was perplexed as to how it got there (dirty pad? dirty patch on car?). I replaced the pad with another and not long after I noticed it too had produced the sand-like substance.

I've had this Power Wax bottle for a few years now and may have used it just once (it was quite full). I shook it frequently during use so I'm wondering what could have happened.
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I just found a third blue pad (which I use for waxing only) that was in storage and did not use during this detail session and it also had bits of this sand-looking stuff. So it looks like old residue that was not completely removed from the pads after cleaning the last time they were used. This is the first time in a long while that I've used my PC (and the pads) to apply wax so it's entirely possible that old leftover wax within the pads began to flake.
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I'm kind of digging up this old thread because I'm wondering if I need to buy more pads or if it's okay to use a wet, but freshly washed pad. I currently use up to two pads for a polishing step (Porter Cable orbital, Lake Country CCS pads).
Old 11-22-2015
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Having more pads is the way to go.
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Old 11-22-2015
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Better safe than sorry. Purchasing several new pads is most probably your safest way to go! New pads are not that expensive and this time make sure to read the care label on the pads to insure your pads will be in better shape the next time you plan on waxing.

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