Lake Country dual action 5.5 inch foam pads are a combination of premium materials and intelligent design. These foam pads combat common problems with machine polishing such as pad separation, burning, and gauging due to the high quality materials used. The density of the foam on the pad minimizes the transfer of heat and friction while features like a raised lip and curved edge help prevent contact between the paint and the backing plate.
Choose from five different “cuts”, referring to the ability of the pad to level the clear coat. More aggressive pads will be able to remove or diminish swirls and scratches while softer foam is suitable for wax or sealant application. Access your vehicle’s needs before selecting pads.
See below for a description on each Lake Country Dual Action 5.5 Inch Foam Pads and then choose from the drop down menu.
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.
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, like the Porter Cable 7424 XP. 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.
CCS Technology is the future of foam buffing pads. These Lake Country Dual Action 5.5 Inch Foam 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.