Slows rate of polish
absorption – As discussed above, the pads
are slow to absorb products and therefore the paint benefits from a longer
working time. The same is true of liquid waxes and sealants.
operator control – CCS pockets gradually release polish as needed by the
operator. Since these areas are not absorbing polish, they
little reservoirs until the excess polish is needed.
pad skipping – CCS pockets reduce surface tension allowing the operator
to run pad flat on a working surface. Basically, the CCS pockets break up
the smooth surface of the foam to eliminate the sticking and skipping that
occurs when two perfectly flat surfaces meet.
less heat – CCS pockets provide several points where the foam is not
completely touching the paint. This reduces friction and therefore heat
generated between the pad and the paint.
approved – OEM tests confirm CCS pads out-perform convoluted pad
foam pads provide ample surface contact to effectively work the paint.
The CCS pockets are small so they don't affect the amount of foam
continuously touching the paint during operation.
The longer working time afforded by
the CCS pads allows you to work problem areas with greater success. The
pockets reduce the amount of heat created so even though you're working the
paint longer, there is no additional risk to the paint.
You might remember that Autogeek
used to carry pads with a splatter pocket, which was a concavity in the
middle of our 7.5 and 8.5 inch pads. Ultimately, I decided that the splatter
pocket reduced the amount of surface contact and it probably wasn't worth it
considering you can avoid splatter by gradually increasing speed. CCS Smart Pads™
revive the idea behind the splatter pocket but the design is much
better. The CCS pockets hold any extra product and gradually release it as
needed. The CCS pockets function like many splatter pockets by reducing
splatter and regulating the release of extra product, but you don't lose any
Each CCS Smart Pad™ features VELCRO
brand hook and loop fasteners covering the entire back of each pad to secure to a hook and loop backing
CCS Smart Pads™ are available in 6.5 inch, 7.5 inch, and 8.5 inch. For a 6.5 inch pad, we recommend a 5 inch backing plate. For a
7.5 inch pad, we recommend a 6 inch backing plate.
CCS Smart Pads™ are available in several
varieties, from cutting pad to an ultrafine finishing pad.
Cutting Foams 8.5"- Use this pad to apply compounds or polishes
to remove severe oxidation, swirls, and scratches. It is the most aggressive
and should only be used on oxidized and older finishes. Always follow this
pad with an orange pad and a fine polish and then a white pad to refine the
paint until it is smooth.
Light Cutting Foam 8.5"- Firm, high density foam for scratch and
defect removal. Use this pad with polishes and swirl removers. It’s an all
around pad that will work on most light to moderate imperfections.
Pink Cutting/Polishing Pad Foam 8.5"- This foam is of medium density with the ability to level very fine scratches and very light oxidation. Use light swirl removers with this pad. Coarse Green has been replaced with Pink
Polishing Foam 8.5"- Less dense foam formula for the application of
waxes, micro-fine polishes and sealants. This pad has very light cutting
power so its perfect for pre-wax cleaners.
Foam 8.5" - Composition is firm enough to withstand
added pressure during final finishing to remove buffer swirls. It has no cut
and will apply thin, even coats of waxes, sealants, and glazes.
Finessing Foam 8.5"– Flat pad has soft composition for applying
finishing polish, sealants, and liquid waxes. Flat pad
provides full contact with paint surface to minimize the pressure applied by
Gold Super Soft Jewelling Foam 8.5"– Use the gold pad to apply a very fine polish or glaze as the final step of the polishing process. Jewelling is the term coined for this step because it intensifies gloss and reflectivity, like a jewel. The gold foam pad also works well for wax and sealant application.
UltraSoft Wax/Sealant Foam 8.5"– This soft, imported foam is ideal for applying the final coat of wax or sealant. The foam works especially well when applying liquid waxes or sealants because it is firm enough to keep the majority of the product on the paint, rather than soaking it up. The red foam has no cut or cleaning ability.
CCS Technology is the future of foam buffing pads. These
pads are easy to
use, they improve operator control, they prevent product
waste, they reduce heat...CCS Smart Pads™ simply do more to improve detailing
all foam pads: Mix a scoop of McKee's 37 Polishing Pad Rejuvenator in 3-4
gallons of water before you begin detailing. When you're finished with each
pad, toss it in the mixture to soak. Mild agitation with a Foam
Conditioning Brush will release any polish residue. Rinse the pads and
lay them flat to dry. Lay the pads foam side down. If foam pads are left to
dry with the hook & loop facing down, water will settle where the hook &
loop is glued to the foam and it may affect the glue. For the best results,
lay pads foam side down so water drains down and out of the foam.