The Polishing & Buffing Pad Conditioner works to reduce dusting and increases lubricity. This pad conditioner will protect your pad and your vehicle's surface. The Polishing & Buffing Pad Conditioner works to extend the life of your pads by reducing friction which will tear the foam. It works with lubricants in the products you are using and provides extra needed lubrication to protect against micro-marring and burning paint. Machine polishing is easy if you know a few tricks that can reduce both friction and your work time in half. While machine polishing, the pad appears to move easier and produces better results once you break it in and use it for a few minutes. This is mainly because the pads are dense and new it will take several minutes for the glaze, wax or polish you are using to work into the foam or wool pad. Making sure that the pad has enough product in it is the key because using a dry pad on a paint surface or any surface for that matter can do some serious harm to your surface. Using a pad that is dry on a surface without any lubricant or product is referred to as dry buffing and plain and simple, it s not a great idea. Friction from dry-buffing can lead to you creating fine scratches and dullness or even burning the paint.