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A Little History on Lake Country Closed Cell Structure or CCS Pads

Most domestic foam pad suppliers use off-the-shelf air filtration foams that were never intended for polishing. Lake Country Mfg. uses engineered, European foams specifically designed for compounding, polishing and finishing automotive paintwork. These are the exact same foams chosen by automakers at auto plants worldwide

In September of 2006, Lake Country introduced their latest pad technology, called Closed Cell Structures or CCS at Automechanika in Frankfort, Germany. This technology puts a pattern of collapsed "dimples" in the surface of the pad to slow the rate of polish absorption, gradually releasing polish as needed by the operator. This technology was developed in response to the new, harder, scratch-resistant clear coats being used by European and domestic automakers. CCS Technology pads are now available to enthusiasts via the internet but, like everything else...

Not all CCS Technology foam pads are created equal!
Our 6-1/2 inch, CCS Technology, foam pads feature three additional design innovations.

First, they continue to incorporate the latest, Constant Pressure; technology, pioneered by Lake Country Mfg. Constant pressure may not be good for people but it's great for polishing pads where you want a uniform and constant pressure on the surface being polished. This new, patented, Constant Pressure technology uses a layer of engineered, instant rebound foam between the pad and the backing plate to absorb off-axis movements while keeping the pressure of the pad on the surface constant.

The second, patented, innovation incorporated in our CCS Pads is a curved top edge. The curvature on the outer edge of the pad allows easy transitions over seams and inclines. Standard CCS pads are flat-cut. We pay extra to have the top edge rounded over because it prevents pads from snagging while polishing seams and edges.

The third design innovation we incorporate on our pads is on the back of the pad. Standard CCS pads run the Hook and Loop Backing material to the edge of the pad. This material is very course and can cause scratching if it hits the paint while working in tight spaces or around mirrors and wings. We cut the Velcro brand fastening material back 3/8 inch from the edge. This allows you to work right against corners, mirrors, wings and complex angles without fear of scratching the paintwork.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned professional, the advanced features of our CCS pads will yield consistently excellent results.


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