Like many cleaning supplies, these pads are versatile. They are compatible with pressure wash systems and are specially designed to clean painted surfaces on both commercial and military aircraft.
They're also non-abrasive. There are fewer things more frustrating than replacing one problem with another. Using other materials may clean the dirt off but scratch the surface you are trying to protect. Not 3M Scotch Brite pads. They won't scratch, scar or damage the luster that your bird gives off.
You may be considering using something else-perhaps a rag or a roll of paper towels. But why? You don't know where that rag has been and we're trying to use fewer trees, not whole forests to clean our vehicles. These pads are so reliable the military uses them (i.e. they conform to specifications MIL-PRF 86937D and MIL-PRF 885570C).
Applications for this item are many. The pads can be used on inside and outside parts, including gel-coated fiberglass, acrylics and polycarbonate. They're gentle and effective at removing gunk, grime and caked-on dirt, which means you work smarter, not harder, when you're cleaning your plane. Scotch Brite pads can even attach easily to 3M pad holders.
The prospects of a proper clean are looking a lot brighter with 3M Scotch Brite pads.