I finally started using my Flex today. Some of you may remember my previous thread from about a month ago but probably not. Anyways, now that I just started to use it I have some questions. How often do I need to clean the pads?? If I let them sit for an hour will I be okay? The reason I ask this is because I just practiced on my dads car and now I want to wait until the sun comes out a little bit more so I can finally work on my black 350z. I only got the CCS red and orange pads in my kit. Orange is light cutting and red is final polish pad or whatever. I used the orange pad with meguiars 105 on my dads car and was astonished with what it did on the hood of his '89 LeSabre. I want to start with something lighter on my own car for obvious reasons and as reccommend by all the pros in this forum. My question is is it even worth using 105 or 205 with a red pad? My understanding is that it has no cut at all. Crap, I know I had some more questions but I can't think of them. Again, I was amazed at my results and can't wait to see what I can do on my black 350. After the pads have been primed how much product should I use per 2x2ft area? I've been putting 3 little dots of product on the pad. I had a little bit of marring while polishing the hood and I think it might have been because I was using too much product..could this be the case? The only way I got rid of it was by aggressively rubbing it by hand. Any advice for this scenario?