The functionality of a pad washer of any kind is quite simple. It is a spring-loaded wash plate inside of a bucket, which, when pressed down upon by your polisher, uses a pump system to spray water and pad washing solution against your pad to clean it while it rotates.
What happens more often than not with traditional pad washers is recirculation of contaminated water mixed with a solution to clean your pads.
Essentially, the water is getting dirtier the cleaner your pad gets, however, recirculating that soiled water solution is counterproductive if a pad is exposed to it for too long.
Contaminates soak back into the pad and cause it to become dirtier than it was to begin with, which runs the risk of damaging the vehicle’s surface you then use it on.
The System 4000 Pad Washer uses a pump system to clean pads with fresh, unused water or cleaning solution to provide the best pad cleaning experience. The unique yet simplified design separates dirty water from the fresh cleaning solution by pumping from a lower bucket where the new solution resides while increasing water pressure and reducing clogging. The dirty water instead ends up in the catch basin, containing a filter at the bottom engineered to prevent dirt and grime from leaching back into the clean solution below.
Think of this system as a “bucket within a bucket,” where the catch basin sitting above the lower bucket allows a user to stop, dump out the dirty water, and continue. This ensures pads will not be cross-contaminated with dirty water and old abrasive particles, providing an actual clean pad for continued usage.
Aside from the obvious being more adequately cleaned pads, the System 4000 Pad Washer boasts improvements to our System 3000 Pad Washer. These innovations help ensure a perfect cleaning system for all our valued automotive detailing customers.
- An improved handle that helps carry the bucket and balance the unit
- Increased structure of the wash plate to improve durability and avoid flex or cracking
- Modified open-top to decrease the quantity of water and solution from exiting the washer
- Updated catch basin and pump seal tailored to prevent seal replacement with a new high-quality grommet seal.
As a detailer, it is essential to use pad washers to keep your pads clean, however, they also provide a plethora of exponential purposes. The most considerable benefit is keeping your pads cool during the polishing process to reduce the residue from the spent polish on polishing pads.