All the benefits of CCS Technology packed into low profile 5.5 inch pads.
The CCS Smart Pads™ Dual Action 5.5 inch Professional Foam Pads are smaller versions of our 6.5 inch DA foam pads. The low profile 5.5 inch buffing pads pack the same CCS technology and performance into a compact, highly effective size that works best with dual action polishers and air sanders.
CCS stands for Collapsed Cell Structure. CCS Technology is Lake Country's innovative pad design that saves product by controlling product release onto the work surface. Dozens of dimples in the foam collect excess polish and reserve it until it is needed on the pad's face (the area that is in contact with the paint). This design prolongs your working time and reduces product waste.
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 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.
Each CCS Pad measures 7/8" of an inch thick, perfect for even distribution of heat and product. The CCS Pad's tapered edge was designed to optimize performance, regardless of the type of machine used.
These CCS Smart Pads 5.5 inch Professional Foam Pads give you maximum maneuverability on your dual action polisher. Large foam pads tend to bog down DA polishers. That's why 6.5 inch pads are the recommended size, but we've streamlined the dual action buffing pad even more with the CCS Smart Pads™ Dual Action 5.5 inch Professional Foam Pads. These compact pads give the dual orbiting head even greater freedom of motion to help you work efficiently and effectively.
The CCS 5.5 inch Foam Pads are also a perfect fit on orbital air sanders with a 5 inch backing plate.
|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. We recommend the 5 inch Flexible DA Backing Plate. The Lake Country CCS Pads feature a "Simple 6" idea. This easy to understand system keeps your pad colors and uses consistent throughout the CCS and Flat Lake Country Pads.
|Yellow Low Profile Cutting 5.5 inch 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 or white pad and a fine polish to refine the paint until it is smooth.
Orange Low Profile Light Cutting 5.5 inch Foam Pad - 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.
White Low Profile Heavy Polishing 5.5 inch 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.
|Green Low Profile Polishing/Finishing 5.5 inch Foam Pad - Use this foam to apply one-step cleaner waxes. It is a balance of polishing and finishing that is perfect for all-in-one product application.
|Blue Low Profile Light Polishing 5.5 inch Foam Pad This pad is not as dense as the green polishing pad and provides little cutting ability. Generally used to polish to perfect, this pad will leave a high shine on the surface. Perfect for use with a finishing glaze, last-step polish, and some all-in-one cleaner polishes.
|Black Low Profile Finishing 5.5 inch 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.
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 Marine 31 Polishing Pad Cleaner 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.