CCS Foam Buffing Pads by Lake Country
Lake Country CCS Foam Pad Technology revolutionizes foam buffing pads!Lake Country Manufacturing unveiled CCS Foam Pad technology at SEMA in November 2006 and the industry has been talking about them ever since. This new foam pad design eliminates some of the common problems of conventional foam pads to provide you with a safer, more user-friendly buffing pad.
Lake 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 foam 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 finish.
What are the benefits of CCS Technology?
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.
Improves 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.
Prevents 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.
Creates 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.
OEM approved – OEM tests confirm CCS pads out-perform convoluted pad designs.
CCS 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 contact surface.
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 plate.
CCS pads are available in 6.5 inch and 7.5 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 pads are available in the same 5 varieties as our Wolfgang EuroTech Smart Foam Pads, also manufactured by Lake Country.
Cutting Foam Pad- 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.
White Polishing CCS Foam Pad- 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.
Gray Finishing CCS Foam Pad - 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.
Blue Finessing CCS Foam Pad – Flat pad has soft composition for applying glaze, finishing polish, sealants, and liquid waxes. Flat pad provides full contact with paint surface to minimize the pressure applied by the user.
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 pads simply do more to improve detailing results.
To clean all foam pads: Mix a scoop of DP 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.
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