10” (25.4 cm) Tri-Pad Polisher
Use and Care Guide
039-6506-2
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Simoniz® 10” (25.4 cm)
Tri-Pad Polisher. In order to ensure you have the best possible experience
please read through the following instructions. If you require any help, please
contact the customer service department at:
1-866-4SIMONIZ
(1-866-474-6664)
Model no.
WM01
Contact us for assistance; we’re here to help.
Version no. 00
Quick Start Guide
DANGER
Never plug in the power cord before the power tool is fully assembled.
A
B
C
D
E
A – Nylon carrying bag
B – Polisher
C – Rocker switch
D – Rotary disc
E – Power cord
F – Waxing pad (black)
G – Polishing pad (yellow)
F
STEP 1
G
STEP 2
Plug in the power cord (E).
STEP 3
ON (I)
Attach appropriate accessories for waxing (F) or polishing (G).
Turn the rocker switch (C) to ON position.
Table of Contents
Quick Start Guide. ...........................................................................................................................................
1. Safety Advice........................................................................................................................................... 4
1.1 Definitions........................................................................................................................................................... 4
1.2 Safety Warnings. ................................................................................................................................................. 4
1.3 Double Insulated Tools: Tools with 2-prong Plugs...................................................................................................... 8
1.4 Polarized Plug..................................................................................................................................................... 8
1.5 Extension Cords.................................................................................................................................................... 8
2. Intended Application.................................................................................................................................. 9
2.1 What is Polishing?................................................................................................................................................ 9
2.2 How is Polishing Different from Waxing?.................................................................................................................. 9
2.3 What is Waxing?................................................................................................................................................... 9
3. Scope of Delivery. ................................................................................................................................... 10
3.1 Unpacking.......................................................................................................................................................... 10
4. Parts List.............................................................................................................................................. 11
5. Assembly Instructions.............................................................................................................................. 12
5.1 Work Area Inspection.......................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2 Work Surface Preparation.................................................................................................................................... 12
5.3 Safety Advice..................................................................................................................................................... 12
5.4 Assembly Steps................................................................................................................................................... 12
6. Operating Instructions..............................................................................................................................13
6.1 Switching the Power Tool ON/OFF.........................................................................................................................13
6.2 Polishing............................................................................................................................................................14
6.3 Waxing..............................................................................................................................................................15
7. Cleaning and Maintenance.........................................................................................................................16
7.1 Cleaning.............................................................................................................................................................16
7.2 Lubrication.........................................................................................................................................................16
7.3 Storage..............................................................................................................................................................16
8. Technical Specifications.............................................................................................................................16
9. Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................................17
10. Limited Warranty. .................................................................................................................................18
4 Safety Advice
1. Safety Advice
IMPORTANT: RETAIN FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE AND READ CAREFULLY!
Do not attempt to install or operate this device until you have read
the safety instructions in this manual. Safety items throughout
this manual are labelled with Danger, Warning, or Caution
depending on the risk type.
Read and understand the operating manual and labels on
the product. Make yourself familiar with the application and
limitations and the specific potential hazards. Know the controls
and their proper use. It is important to know how to stop the
product and disengage the controls quickly.
1.1 Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to
potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
IMPORTANT
Installation, operation, or maintenance information
which is important but not hazard-related.
READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL
WEAR HEARING PROTECTORS
Exposure to noise can cause loss of hearing.
WEAR DUST PROTECTION MASK
When working with wood and other materials,
harmful dust may be emitted.
WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Sparks, splinters and dust, that develop while
working, can cause loss of eyesight.
WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
Such as gloves, boots and apron.
1.2 Safety Warnings
DANGER
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure
to follow all instructions listed below may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term
“power tool” in the warnings refers to your mainsoperated (corded) power tool.
Safety Advice 5
1. Safety Advice (cont.)
1.2 Safety Warnings (cont.)
WORK AREA SAFETY
•• Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas
invite accidents.
•• Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
•• Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
•• Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
•• Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is
an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed
or grounded.
•• Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water
entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric
shock.
•• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
•• When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
•• lf operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (GFCI)
protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric
shock.
•• Regularly check the power plug and power cord for
damage. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the
manufacturer or its service agent.
PERSONAL SAFETY
•• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power
tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
•• Wear personal protective equipment. Depending on
application, use face shield, safety goggles or safety
glasses. As appropriate, wear dust mask, hearing
protectors, gloves and workshop apron capable of
stopping small abrasive or workpiece fragments. The
eye protection must be capable of stopping flying
debris generated by various operations. The dust mask
or respirator must be capable of filtering particles
generated by your operation. Prolonged exposure to high
intensity noise may cause hearing loss.
•• Keep bystanders a safe distance away from work area.
Anyone entering the work area must wear personal
protective equipment. Fragments of workpiece or of a
broken accessory may fly away and cause injury beyond
immediate area of operation.
•• Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off position before connecting to power source, picking
up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your
finger on the switch or energizing power tools that have
the switch on invites accidents.
•• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
•• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
6 Safety Advice
1. Safety Advice (cont.)
1.2 Safety Warnings (cont.)
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
•• Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
•• Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on
and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the
switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
•• Disconnect the plug from the power source from the
power tool before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool
accidentally.
•• Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do
not aIIow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these
instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
•• Maintain power tools. Check for breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
tools.
•• Use the power tool and all accessories in
accordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from the
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
SERVICE
•• Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
SPECIFIC SAFETY ADVICE FOR
POLISHERS / WAXERS
•• This power tool is only intended to function as a
polisher/ waxer. Read all safety warnings, instructions,
illustrations and specifications provided with this power
tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
•• Operations such as grinding, wire brushing, or cuttingoff are not recommended to be performed with this
power tool. Operations for which the power tool was not
designed may create a hazard and cause personal injury.
•• Do not use accessories which are not specifically
designed and recommended by the tool manufacturer.
Just because the accessory can be attached to your power
tool, it does not ensure safe operation.
•• The outside diameter and the thickness of your accessory
must be within the capacity rating of your power tool.
Incorrectly sized accessories cannot be adequately
guarded or controlled.
•• The arbour size of wheels, flanges, backing pads or any
other accessory must properly fit the spindle of the
power tool. Accessories with arbour holes that do not
match the mounting hardware of the power tool will run
out of balance, vibrate excessively and may cause loss of
control.
•• Do not use a damaged accessory. Before each use
inspect the accessory such as abrasive wheels for chips
and cracks, backing pad for cracks, tear or excess wear,
wire brush for loose or cracked wires. If power tool or
accessory is dropped, inspect for damage or install an
undamaged accessory. After inspecting and installing
an accessory, position yourself and bystanders away
from the plane of the rotating accessory and run the
power tool at maximum no-load speed for one minute.
Damaged accessories will normally break apart during
this test time.
Safety Advice
1. Safety Advice (cont.)
1.2 Safety Warnings (cont.)
SPECIFIC SAFETY ADVICE FOR
POLISHERS / WAXERS
•• Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only.
•• Position the cord clear of the spinning accessory. If you lose
control, the cord may be cut or snagged and your hand or
arm may be pulled into the spinning accessory.
•• Never lay the power tool down until the accessory has come
to a complete stop. The spinning accessory may grab the
surface and pull the power tool out of your control.
•• Do not run the power tool while carrying it at your side.
Accidental contact with the spinning accessory could snag
your clothing, pulling the accessory into your body.
•• Regularly clean the power tool’s air vents. The motor’s fan will
draw the dust inside the housing and excessive accumulation
of powdered metal may cause electrical hazards.
•• Do not operate the power tool near flammable materials.
Sparks could ignite these materials.
•• Do not use accessories that require liquid coolants. Using
water or other liquid coolants may result in electrocution or
shock.
•• Do not allow any loose portion of the polishing bonnet or its
attachment strings to spin freely. Tuck away or trim any loose
attachment strings. Loose and spinning attachment strings
can entangle your fingers or snag on the workpiece.
•• DO NOT attempt to force the tool as this will cause an uneven
finish and may lead to overload and premature motor failure.
KICKBACK AND RELATED WARNINGS
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or snagged rotating
wheel or backing pad. Pinching or snagging causes rapid
stalling of the rotating accessory which in turn causes the
uncontrolled power tool to be forced in the direction opposite
of the accessory’s rotation at the point of the binding.
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse and/or incorrect
operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided by
taking proper precautions as given below.
•• Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and position your
body and arm to allow you to resist kickback forces. Always
use auxiliary handle, if provided, for maximum control over
kickback or torque reaction during start-up. The operator
can control torque reactions or kickback forces, if proper
precautions are taken.
•• Never place your hand near the rotating accessory. Accessory
may kickback over your hand.
•• Do not position your body in the area where power tool
will move if kickback occurs. Kickback will propel the tool in
direction opposite to the wheel’s movement at the point of
snagging.
•• Use special care when working corners, sharp edges, etc.
Avoid bouncing and snagging the accessory. Corners, sharp
edges or bouncing have a tendency to snag the rotating
accessory and cause loss of control or kickback.
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8 Safety Advice
1. Safety Advice (cont.)
1.3 Double Insulated Tools: Tools with 2-Prong The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the
capacity of the cord. For example, a 14-gauge cord can carry a
Plugs
higher current than a 16-gauge cord. When using more than one
extension cord to make up the total length, be sure each cord
contains at least the minimum wire size required.
Tools marked with class II logo are
“double insulated” and do not require
grounding. Double insulated tools may
be used in either of the 120V outlets as
shown.
GUIDELINES FOR USING EXTENSION
CORDS
•• If you are using an extension cord outdoors, be sure it is
marked with the suffix “W-A” (“W” in Canada) to indicate it
is acceptable for outdoor use.
•• Ensure your extension cord is properly wired and in good
electrical condition. Always replace a damaged extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified technician before
using it.
•• Protect your extension cords from sharp objects, excess
heat and damp or wet areas.
1.4 Polarized Plug
This tool has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). To
reduce the risk of electric shock, this
plug is intended to fit into a polarized
outlet only one way. If plug does not fit
fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If
it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to modify
the plug in any way.
1.5 Extensions Cords
As the distance from the supply outlet increases, you must use
a heavier gauge extension cord. Using extension cords with
inadequately sized wire causes a serious drop in voltage, resulting
in loss of power and possible product damage. Refer to the table
here to determine the required minimum wire size.
Recommended Minimum Wire Gauge
for Extension Cords (120 V)
Total Length
of Cord
0-25’
(0-7.6 m)
26-50’
(7.9-15.2 m)
Wire Size
(AWG)
16
16
51-100’
101-150’
(15.5-30.5 m) (30.8-45.7 m)
14
12
Intended Application 9
2. Intended Application
BASICS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
YOUR POWER TOOL
This power tool is only intended to function as a polisher/
waxer. Operations such as grinding, wire brushing, or cutting
are not recommended to be performed with this power tool.
Operations for which the power tool is not designed may lead
to personal injury or property damage.
This equipment is not designed for industrial use. For
questions regarding other uses, please refer to our website at
www.simoniz.ca or call us at 1-866-4SIMONIZ
(1-866-474-6664).
2.1 What is Polishing?
Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface
by rubbing it or using a chemical action, leaving a surface with a
significant specular reflection.
•• Polishing is usually a 2-3 step process, starting first with an
aggressive polish to remove imperfections, swirls, etc. then
followed by a milder (finishing) polish to remove any hazing
or slight marring and bring back the gloss to the finish.
•• Polishing can be used to enhance the looks of certain parts
on cars, motorbikes, boats, handrails, and the like.
You can use this tool for:
•• Polishing of lacquered wood.
•• Removing or minimizing imperfections, scratches, etc. from
fiberglass and metal surfaces.
2.2 How is Polishing Different from Waxing?
•• Polishing is often a misunderstood and intimidating step
in the detailing process. It is unlike waxing because with
polishing you must work the polish in and break down the
abrasives in order for it to work effectively. This is done by
using friction and/or heat. Whereas with waxing, you are
applying a layer of protection on top of the paint, so there is
no need to work the wax in.
•• When a polish is worked in properly, it will either round
the edges of the scratches/swirls, stopping the light from
reflecting off of it, or remove a minute layer of paint where
the imperfection was. The amount of paint that is removed
depends on the aggressiveness of the polish, pad and
machine used.
•• Not working a polish in completely is one of the most
common mistakes when using a polish. This will lead to less
desirable results and in some cases will make the finish look
worse by giving the paint a cloudy appearance.
2.3 What is Waxing?
•• Waxing is generally done with products containing a large
amount of carnauba wax (a wax that is derived from the
carnauba palm) or synthetic wax. Wax is applied to the
exterior paint or clear-coat of the work surface and is then
buffed using a soft rag or cloth.
•• A good quality liquid wax is recommended because of its
ease of application, but a paste wax will also work with
a little more effort. Hard paste wax, however, should be
applied by hand, then removed using this power tool.
You can use this tool for:
•• Waxing wood or lacquered wood surfaces, fibreglass and
metal surfaces.
•• Waxing to create a protective barrier between the exterior of
the work surface and the environment. Waxing also helps to
maximize the glossy “wet” look that consumers love to see.
10 Scope of Delivery
3. Scope of Delivery
3.1 Unpacking
WARNING
•• If any parts are damaged or missing, please call the SIMONIZ® toll-free service number at 1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).
Please do NOT bring the unit back to the store until you have called this number.
•• If any parts are missing do not operate this tool until the missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible
serious personal injury.
•• Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use with this tool. Any such alteration or
modification is deemed misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury.
•• Do not connect this tool to the power supply until assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting
and possible serious personal injury.
•• Carefully remove the power tool and any accessories from the carrying bag (A). Make sure that all items listed in the packaging
contents are included.
•• Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occured during shipping.
•• Do not discard the packaging material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
Packaging materials raw materials and can be re-used. Separate different packaging materials and take them to a
designated waste disposal facility. More information can be obtained from the appropriate authorities, service centre,
or Canadian Tire®.
Old power tools do not belong in your household garbage! Dispose of old power tools appropriately! We are all responsible
for the environment. The local authorities can inform you of collection locations and working hours.
Parts List 11
4. Parts List
A
B
C
F
D
E
G
Item #
Part Name
Qty.
Part #
A
Nylon carrying bag
1
WM01-900-0001
B
Polisher
1
WM01-100-0000
*C
Rocker switch
1
WM01-100-0001
*D
Rotary disc
3
WM01-100-0002
*E
Power cord
1
WM01-100-0003
F
Waxing pad (black)
3
WM01-000-0001
G
Polishing pad (yellow)
3
WM01-000-0002
*Rocker switch, rotary discs and power cord
are pre-assembled on the machine
12 Assembly Instructions
5. Assembly Instructions
5.1 Work Area Inspection
It is important to inspect the work area before beginning any
task to ensure no objects that could create a hazard. Remove any
objects from the work area that could be tripped over, such as toys
or outdoor furniture.
5.4 Assembly Steps
A
OFF (0)
5.2 Work Surface Preparation
Before beginning task, make sure work surface is clean and dry.
Remove road tar, grease stains from the surfaces to be worked on
using a general cleaner.
5.3 Safety Advice
WARNING
Never plug the power plug (E) into an electrical outlet before
the appliance is fully assembled.
CAUTION
•• Before operation, make sure the work surface is clean
and dry. Remove road tar, grease stains, etc., from the
surfaces to be worked on using a general cleaner.
•• Let the tool run freely for no less than 1 minute before
using it for the desired application. DO NOT switch the
tool on/off while it is under load to avoid kickback or
damaging it.
•• During operation, always firmly hold on to the handle
with both hands for better control and safety.
•• When working on car bodywork, always ensure there
is no possibility of loose items left on the car, trunk or
roof. The vibration may cause the items to fall onto the
rotating disc and be thrown, leading to injury to those
in the work area.
•• DO NOT attempt to force the tool as this will cause an
uneven finish and may lead to overload and premature
motor failure.
•• Do not use a circular motion as this makes swirls. Test
before use on scrap stock.
•• Any areas inaccessible to the waxer/polisher should be
waxed/polished by hand.
Make sure the rocker switch is in OFF position.
S
Plug the unit into an outlet.
Assembly Instructions / Operating Instructions 13
5. Assembly Instructions (cont.)
6. Operating Instructions
5.4 Assembly Steps (cont.)
6.1 Switching the Power Tool ON/OFF
D
F
ON (I)
1. Place the polisher on its back with the three rotary discs
facing upward.
2. Attach the three waxing pads (F) or polishing pads (G)
onto rotary discs respectively.
3. Align the pad circle to the rotary disc and snugly fit it into
the rotary disc securely.
1. Hold the tool handle firmly by both hands, then turn the
rocker switch to ON position.
2. Let the tool run for more than 3 minutes to ensure the
waxing pads (F) or polishing pads (G) snugly fits into the
rotary discs (D) before operating on the work surface.
3. Turn off the tool by putting the rocker switch to the OFF
position.
4. Let the tool come to a full stop and place it on its back
before cleaning, maintenance or storage.
IMPORTANT
•• Make sure the polisher is in the off position before
plugging it into an appropriate electrical outlet.
•• Place the power cord (E) over your shoulder to avoid
contact with the tool head or the work surface while the
tool is running.
•• Before switching the tool on, always ensure the waxing
pads (F) or polishing pads (G) is securely attached to
the tool’s rotary disc (D). Otherwise, the waxing pads or
polishing pads may fly loose and cause personal injury or
property damage.
•• If you use the pads with drawstring, put the pads
completely over the rotary disc and pull drawstring tight,
tie bow knot and tuck the knot and all loose drawstring
completely inside the pads before turning the tool on.
Failure to do so could result in the drawstring being
caught between the motor housing and rotary disc,
increasing the risk of serious personal injury.
14 Operating Instructions
6. Operating Instructions (cont.)
6.2 Polishing
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s
3
Assemble the power tool for polishing.
4
5
6
7
Hold the tool handle firmly by both hands and switch
tool ON.
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After scratches/ swirls are removed or minimized,
step down to a less aggressive polish to remove any
hazing left from the more aggressive polishes. Repeat
if necessary.
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Once the desired finish is achieved, move on to the other
sections of the work surface.
Apply the least aggressive polish to the polishing pads.
Place the polishing pads face down on the test area
(usually a 2x2’ spot) of the work surface. While in the
OFF position, move the tool around to distribute the
polish over the surface.
Begin applying the polish over the work area with long
sweeping strokes in a criss-cross pattern.
Work the polish in, using slow overlapping movements.
When the polish beaks down, remove residue, check
work, repeat or go more aggressive (if needed) by using
more aggressive polish.
IMPORTANT
•• Remember with polishing to BE PATIENT and learn how
the polish works and breaks down and always start with
the least aggressive pad/polish to get the job done.
•• By starting with a test section, it will allow you to see
what polish is needed without going too aggressive or
not aggressive enough to get the job done.
•• All polishes will go through stages as they break down.
Each product is different, but basically their look goes
from wet, hazing, translucent, to dry or oily. Without
going through these stages you will not get the full effect
of the polish and will most likely leave a hazed finish.
•• For more polishing details, see the instructions provided
with your polish.
Preventing burning through paint
•• It is easy to burn through the paint on a surface, especially
when working near edges or where there are abrupt changes
in the contour of the work surface. This can occur if the
polishing pads stay at one spot for a period of time.
•• To prevent burning through paint, keep the tool moving
constantly.
Proper lighting
Without proper lighting, the majority of swirls and scratches are
not visible. In addition, a lack of good lighting makes it very hard
to see the polish breaking down, especially on light coloured cars.
If possible, try to polish under controlled lighting. The sun can
sometimes be masked by clouds, haze, or fog and can hide swirls,
hazing and imperfections.
Operating Instructions 15
6. Operating Instructions (cont.)
6.3 Waxing
IMPORTANT
•• It is very important that your working surface is clean
and dry before applying wax.
•• The most common error when waxing is applying too
much wax. If the waxing pads (F) becomes saturated
with wax, wax removal will be more difficult and will
take longer. Applying too much wax may also reduce the
life of the waxing pads (F).
•• It is easiest to apply wax to the entire surface before
starting the wax removal process. For best results, refer
to the specific application recommendations of the wax
product being used.
a
s
d
f
g
h
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Hold the tool handle firmly by both hands, then turn the
rocker switch to ON position.
Begin applying the wax to the work surface with long
sweeping strokes in a criss-cross pattern.
Apply more wax to the waxing pads (F) as necessary to
maintain a thin, even coat on the work surface. FOR
ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS OF THE WAX, REDUCE
THE AMOUNT APPLIED. THE WAXING PADS (F)
WILL NOT ABSORB AS MUCH WAX IN SUBSEQUENT
APPLICATIONS.
After the wax has been applied to the work surface,
switch the tool OFF and unplug it.
Assemble the power tool for waxing.
WAX
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Apply wax (not included) evenly on the waxing pads (F).
The amount of wax needed will vary according to the
size of the work surface.
CLEANING
COMPOUNDS
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0
ä
IMPORTANT
You can also substitute a good grade cleaning
compound at this step if the surface is oxidized.
Remove the waxing pads (F) from the rotary disc (D) and
use it manually to apply the wax to those hard-to-reach
areas, such as near and around mirrors, lights, door
handles, under bumpers, etc.
Allow sufficient time for the wax to dry on the work
surface. Afterwards, assemble the power tool for
polishing.
Begin polishing by lightly buffing off the wax residue
in a circular pattern. Continue polishing until the entire
wax residue is removed.
After the wax has been removed from the work surface,
switch the tool OFF and then unplug the power cord
from the electrical outlet.
Remove the polishing pads (G) from the rotary discs
(D) and use it manually to remove the wax from those
hard-to-reach areas, such as near and around mirrors,
lights, door handles, under bumpers, etc.
16 Cleaning and Maintenance / Technical Specifications
7. Cleaning and Maintenance
DANGER
•• Before any adjustment, maintenance or cleaning, make
sure to:
- Unplug the power tool from the electrical outlet.
- Let it come to a full stop before placing it on the back.
•• Do not expose the power tool to humidity or extreme
temperatures.
7.1 Cleaning
CAUTION
•• Never use flammable or combustible solvents around
the tool.
•• Never immerse the tool in water or other liquids.
•• Never let water or other liquids reach the inside of the
tool during cleaning.
•• Remove all detachable parts from the tool.
PARTS
Waxing pads /
Polishing pads
Tool Casing
HOW TO CLEAN...
•• Soak in a warm solution of water and
mild soap for about 10 minutes.
•• Rinse with clean water and let it dry
well.
•• Clear dust and debris off all ventilation
slots.
•• Keep the tool handles clean, dry and
free of oil or grease.
•• Use a damp cloth and mild soap only
to clean the tool casing, as certain
cleaning agents and solvents (e.g.
gasoline, turpentine, lacquer thinner,
paint thinner, chlorinated cleaning
solvents, ammonia and household
detergents containing ammonia, etc)
are harmful to plastic and insulated
parts.
7.2 Lubrication
•• Self-lubricating bearings are used in this tool so periodic
re-lubrication is not required. However, it is recommended
that once a year, you have this tool thoroughly cleaned and
inspected by an authorized technician. For details, please call
the SIMONIZ® toll-free service number at 1-866-4SIMONIZ
( 1-866-474-6664).
7.3 Storage
•• Always ensure to remove the wax pads or polishing pads
from the rotary discs when the tool is not in use. This will
allow the rotary discs to dry and retain its original shape.
•• To prolong the foam pads’ life and shape, ensure to store the
power tool with the pads facing up.
8. Technical Specifications
Rated speed: Weight:
Rated capacity: Protection class: AC input voltage: 3,200 RMP (no load)
5 lb 4 oz (2.28 kg)
10” (25.4 cm)
II
120V, 60Hz 0.65 A
•• The level of sound felt by the user could exceed 85dB (A) and
ear protection measures must be taken.
•• The declared vibration total value has been measured in
accordance with a standard test method and may be used
for comparing one tool with another.
•• The declared vibration total value may also be used in a
preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING
•• The vibration emission during actual use of the power
tool can differ from the declared total value depending
on the situation in which the tool is used.
•• Wear appropriate hearing protection taking into
consideration an estimation of exposure in the actual
conditions of use (taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is
switched off and when it is running idle in addition to
trigger time).
Troubleshooting 17
9. Troubleshooting
Disconnect the device from the power source before making any repairs.
Problem
Cause
The motor does not The power cord is not plugged in.
run or start.
The rocker switch is in the OFF position.
The extension cord is too long.
The extension cord is not the proper gauge.
The extension cord is damaged.
Polishing pad is
The polishing pad stays at a spot of the
burned.
work surface during operation.
Work surface is
scratched.
The polish is too aggressive.
Swirls or hazing still The polish does not work into the surface
on the work surface completely.
after operation.
Poor lighting conditions.
Waxing pads
continually comes
off the rotary discs
during use.
Polishing pad is too dirty or worn out.
Too much wax is applied.
Solution
Plug in the power cord.
Turn the rocker switch to the ON position.
Replace the extension cord with either a 25’ (7.6 m) 14/2
gauge cord or a 50’ (15 m) 14/2 gauge cord.
Avoid keeping the polishing pad on the same work surface,
even for a short period of time. Instead, keep the tool moving
constantly.
With polishing, remember to BE PATIENT and learn how the
polish works and breaks down and always start with the least
aggressive pad/polish to get the job done.
Work the polish in using slow, overlapping movements.
Without proper lighting, the majority of swirls and scratches
are not visible. Try to use under controlled lighting.
Replace with a new polishing pad regularly.
Remove the waxing applicator and clean it thoroughly. Dry it
fully and re-attach it to the foam pad for use.
If necessary, replace it with a new applicator.
IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY ADDITIONAL DIFFICULTIES NOT LISTED, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.SIMONIZ.CA
OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR HELP AT
1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).
18 Warranty
10. Limited Warranty
Always keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
We’re here to help! If you have any questions or comments, call our toll-free hotline 1‑866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664). Have your
serial number ready. The serial number can be found on the back plate, located on the side of the unit.
This product has a Parts Replacement, Product Exchange and/or Repair Warranty only. NO REFUNDS will be provided. Please see stores
for Product Exchange details.
One (1) Year Warranty
This product is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of its original purchase.
This product is not guaranteed against wear or breakage due to misuse and/or abuse.
You may purchase accessories directly through place of purchase, or by calling our toll-free hotline: 1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).
This warranty does not cover accidental damage, unreasonable use, normal wear and tear, use of improper detergents, freezing,
neglect, or non-compliance with the Operating Instructions. The warranty does not cover loss of use or other consequential damages
arising from any of the above, nor does it cover repairs made or attempted by unauthorized persons.
The warranty is void if the equipment is used for commercial, rental or industrial purposes.
If you have further questions, please visit our website (www.simoniz.ca) or call 1‑866‑4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).
Made in China
Imported for
Trileaf Distribution Trifeuil, Toronto, Canada M4S 2B8
039-6506-2ENGLISH
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