I just bought a 5-pack of some 14x14 inch MF towels (myRide, from Target). I can use them to buff the wax off (I’ll be using Meguiar’s liquid Cleaner Wax, after washing with the Gold Class soap). I also bought a 2-pack MF applicator pad (same brand, myRide).
Question 1: Is there a reason why I should apply the wax with a special applicator pad? Or would one of those MF towels do just as well? Reason I’m asking is that the 5 towels are significantly cheaper, so I’d like to return the applicator pads if I can. Since the towels are different colors, I can easily identify one as a permanent wax applicator if it would make a difference in the future.
Question 2: I have the applicator pad from my last container of carnuba wax. If I do need an applicator pad, is there a reason why I should use a new one? Or would one that has lots of carnuba wax on it do just as well? Its not like its falling apart or anything (if it matters, its from Turtle Wax’ carnuba cleaning wax).
Question 3: I have an old MF towel that has black stains on it, from wiping grime off the car (I know it should have been wiped off before using the towel, but that's that). The section with a stain doesn't feel any different when you rub your fingers over it. Would using that towel do any damage to a wax job, or the paint underneath it?