revolutionizes foam buffing pads!|
Lake Country’s CCS 7.5 inch Smart Pads™ Foam Pads are curved edge, full contact buffing pads that work with your circular polisher to correct automotive paint more easily than ever before. The curved edge provides a lip of foam surrounding the backing plate to protect against accidental nicks. Combined with the CCS design, Smart Pads™ will improve your detailing experience.
Country has improved upon the basic pad design with CCS technology, which
actually slows the rate of product absorption and saves polish. With
conventional foam pads, polish is absorbed into the foam rather quickly.
This reduces the working time with the polish and may give you disappointing
results. A build-up of chemicals inside the foam will also cause the pad to
dry out more rapidly.
CCS stands for
Collapsed Cell Structure. The face of a CCS
pad is covered in strategically placed pockets. These pockets are locations
where the foam cells have been closed. Polish does not absorb into these
closed cell pockets, leaving more product on the pad's surface and on the
paint. This polish-saving design gives polishes a longer working time,
which results in more successful detailing.
CCS Smart Pads™ work on every type of
paint, from conventional clear coats to the harder, scratch-resistant clear
coats used by Mercedes Benz and the Ford Motor Company. Lake Country's range
of foam compositions, combined with the right chemicals, provides you
with a prescription to correct almost any paint imperfection on any paint
What are the benefits of CCS
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 serve as
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 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 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 to an ultra fine finishing foam.
Yellow Cutting Foams 7.5"- 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.
Orange Light Cutting Foam 7.5"- 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
Pink Cutting/Polishing Foam Pad 7.5"- 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
White Polishing Foam 7.5"- 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.
Finishing Foam 7.5" - 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 7.5"– This blue foam pad has soft composition for applying glaze, finishing polish,
sealants, and liquid waxes. The soft pad has no cut, making it perfect for applying nonabrasive products evenly.
UltraSoft Foam 7.5"– 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.
Gold Jewelling Foam 7.5"– 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.
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.