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Take your pads and throw them away. Not worth the risk, and pads are cheap anyway.
Get some Meguires Microfiber Cutting pads to amplify your cutting ability (Porter Cables are fairly anemic on tough BMW paint), and purchase some Optimum Hyper Polish (HP). Start with the MF pads and HP, then finish with some Hyper Polish on a soft polishing pad at lower speeds.
Keep your MF pads' fibers fluffed with compressed air or a brush.
Hyper Polish's abilities are directly related to the pad they are used on. On a rotary and wool pad it cuts quite well, whereas on a slow speed polishing pad on a DA it finishes exceptionally. It doesn't dust or gum up, nor will it stain your trim. Overall a very easy product to use!
Carbon is weakness leaving the engine.