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Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer

Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer

Our Price: $134.99
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The first pad washing system that works with DUAL ACTION polishers!

The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer is the first and only pad washer that cleans all types of buffing pads on dual action and random orbital buffers. Clean foam pads, wool pads, buffing bonnets Ė you name it! The unique design of the Universal Pad Washer accommodates any dual action polisher to clean pads without even removing them from the machine!

The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer uses the power of your polisher to agitate pads. You donít have to scrub and scrape Ė just let the polisher do the work for you. Insert the pad into the pad washer, turn on your polisher and let the grid insert clean and dry all your buffing pads.

Unlike other pad washing systems, the Universal Pad Washer works with all polishers. The grid insertís large diameter allows pads of all sizes to make contact, no matter how big the orbit. Even the Cyclo can be used with this pad washer! The opening of the pad washer is adjustable to accommodate any pad size and polisher. Clean pads on your Porter Cable 7424XP, FLEX XC 3401 VRG, and Meguiars G110. The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer accommodates all dual action polishers.

The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer is the only pad washer that works with all types of polishers!

Clean pads with the Splash Guard closed.

The grid insertís height is adjustable. Simply press your polisher down until the pad is in the water and making contact with the grid. The grid insert is supported by springs so no manual adjustment is needed. Just press down and turn the polisher on at its slowest speed. The downward force pumps water upward to help clean the pad.

The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer includes the pad washer complete with Splash Guard, the Extension, a Gamma-Seal Lid, and a 4 oz. spray bottle of Pad Renewing Solution.

The grid extension can be strategically placed on the grid insert to provide more agitation on heavily soiled areas of the pad. Position the grid extension in the middle of the grid to clean the center of the pad. Position the extension off-centered to clean the outer edge of the pad.

The Gamma-Seal Lid allows you to seal the bucket in order to keep dust out, or to store water or pad cleaning fluid for later use. (Some pad cleaning concentrates can be reused several times. This is especially convenient for professional and mobile detailers.) The Gamma-Seal Lid forms a water-tight seal so you can transport the pad washer without spilling its contents.

The Grid Extension provides extra agitation where the pad needs it.

The Grid Extension can be positioned anywhere on the grid insert.

The Pad Renewing Solution works with all types of pads and polishing balls. The biodegradable cleaner removes petroleum and water-based car care products from wool fibers and porous foam. Before using the Dual Action Pad Washer, spray the pad with 4-5 spritzes of Pad Renewing Solution. It will help break up oily residues inside the pad as you operate the pad washer.

Not only does the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer wash pads, it dries them! Simply lift the pad out of the water and raise the speed setting slightly. Allow the pad to spin until the excess water has been removed.


Try this advanced drying technique: Remove the  grid extension from the grid and place it where the Splash Guard lid says ďDry Pad HereĒ. Operate the polisher while pressing lightly against the Extension in order to dry pads faster.

The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer works with rotary polishers, too. Clean pads on your FLEX LK603VVB, Makita 9227C, DeWalt 849, or any other high speed rotary machine. The same instructions apply.


The Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer is incredible! It prolongs the life of your pads, saves you time when cleaning up, and it works with any polisher. If you are in search of a convenient and efficient way to clean buffing pads Ė no matter what kind of polisher you have Ė the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer is exactly what youíve been looking for.

For complete operating instructions, click on the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer Manual . (It may take a moment to load.)

Dry pads by spinning them against the Grid Extension positioned on the outside of the bucket.

Move the grid extension to the area marked on "Dry Pads Here" and work the pad against it to remove excess water.

Pad Cleaning Tips:

  • Keep the padís Velcroģ brand backing out of the water when using the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer.
  • When using a dual action polisher, make a mark on the backing plate with a permanent marker. This mark will indicate to you when the pad has made a full rotation. If it is not rotating, lighten up your pressure.
  • Fill with the appropriate level of water. Press down on the grid insert until the springs are fully compressed. Fill until the water level reaches just above the Insert. When you press down on the grid insert with the polisher, the springs will pump water upwards to the pad.
  • Always operate the pad washer with the Splash Guard closed.
  • For heavily soiled pads, spin the pad in the pad washer for 10 seconds to thoroughly wet it. Then spray on the Pad Renewing Solution and let it penetrate for 1 minute. Then use the pad washer again to clean the pad.
  • Always use the Dual Action Pad Washer with the polisher on its lowest setting for cleaning. You can use a slightly higher setting for drying.
  • Move the polisher around inside the pad washer to be sure all parts of the pad are cleaned.

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80% Recommend this product (24 of 30 responses)
Urbana Ohio
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 itís time savings makes it a great value.
ProsThe time savings No more overloaded overworked pads
New Tripoli, PA
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
Reedsburg WI
Big time need
At first I wasn't 100% sure on this pad washer. But worth ever penny. Big time saver and works amazing you wont be disappointed at all.
Prostime saver, great pad cleaner
Dacula, GA
Great pad washing system
Great pad washing system. Easy to use, easy to clean. Helps extend life of pads for polishing and paint correction.
Houston, TX
You need this
Was always on the fence about this. We use this at our businesses now and it has been a game changer. Everyone needs one of these cleans pads fast!!