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Size does matter! Lake Country Mfg, CCS Technology, Spot Repair Pads.

One of the secrets to successful machine polishing is knowing both what type of foam pad to use and what size pad to use. I find the optimum size for whole panel (i.e. hood, trunk, fender, etc.) polishing is 6.5 to 7.5 inches. If I'm working on a specific blemish or paint defect, I prefer working with a 4 inch pad. This pad size allows me to focus on just the problem area and not affect the surrounding paint.

With a little experience, you'll soon be able to visually determine what type of pad to use for a specific problem. Deeper scratches (ones you can feel with your fingernail) and most acid-rain spots require aggressive compounding. This means a wool disc (for maximum cutting power) and follow-up polishing with a finishing polish using a foam polishing pad. Our Spot Repair Kit is perfect for correcting these deeper, paint defects.

For minor defects, such as swirls, fine scratches, washing lines and insect stains, compounding with a wool disc is over-kill. Wool discs can produce compounding haze (surface dullness) which necessitates the second polishing step to restore surface gloss. A better solution would be our 4 inch, CCS Power Pad Jr.

What is CCS Technology?

In September of 2006, at Automekanica, Frankfurt, Germany, this orange, German, Power Pad foam was introduced with Closed Cell Structure (CCS) Technology. The newer, harder, scratch-resistant clear coats require longer polishing times to remove swirls, spots and defects. The longer you polish with conventional foam pads, the less effective they become because polish migrates below the working surface of the pad. The pad "dries out."

CCS Technology solves this problem using strategic patterns of partially closed foam cells. These cells slow the rate of polish absorption, gradually releasing polish as needed by the operator. CCS Pockets reduce surface tension, prevent pad skipping and allow the operator to run the pad flat on the working surface.

These 4 inch, CCS Pads also feature the latest, Constant Pressure™ technology.
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. Professionals have learned through experience to keep their machines parallel to the surface being polished. Tilting the machine in any direction can result in an uneven and excessive pressure being transferred to the painted surface.

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. It allows even beginners to achieve professional-like results.

Six different pads are available.

Orange - most aggressive cut. For removing swirls, scratches and paint defects. This pad works very well with Menzerna Intensive Polish.

White - mild polishing pad. For finish polishing or restoring surface gloss. This pad works well with BLACKFIRE Gloss Enhancing Polish and Menzerna Final Polish II.

Green - mild polishing power for removing light swirls yet finishes to a high gloss. Excellent on German paints and for applying one step, polish/sealants.

Black - finessing pad for removing holograms and micro marring defects

Red - final polishing/finishing pad. Use this pad to apply your favorite glaze, sealant or wax.

Gold - concours finishing pad. The softest pad available for any final process.

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