I found a Meguiar's #8006 Yellow Polishing pad yesterday in my garage. I had used it about 2 weeks ago on an oxidized '95 Jeep Wrangler. It was already filthy so I decided to use it on the Jeep. I used Megs #82 on it heavily. I never once brushed or dampened the pad with anything. When I found it this morning, it felt like a sanding pad! So rough to the touch. The polish was like a rock after baking for 14 days in a storage container (see first pic). I brought it home having an idea. I took out my new XMT Pad Cleaner and gave it about 10 sprays. I just let it soak. Then, after about 1 minute, rinsed in warm, running water. Dear Lord! This cleaner is so good. Stuff started running out of the pad! I then re-soaked the pad with XMT again, letting it sit for about 5 minutes afer working it in with my fingers. This was the best thing I could have done. Pad almost looked new! Conclusion: How can anyone that uses any type of pad not had this cleaner in their arsenal? Coupled with XMT Pad Conditioner, one's pads could last twice as long. Also, the paint's finish will look so much better with thoroughly cleaned pads. The best part is that it is so EASY to keep my pads looking and most importantly, ACTING new. Pinnacle, you've done it with this XMT product! :applause: Following are the pictures of the process. Thanks, Justin Test Subject: One nasty pad! A good soaking with some XMT Pad after first 1 minute application with no agitation. Pad after second application of XMT. Sat for 5 minutes and used fingers to agitate. Simply....Thank You Pinnacle!