With all the talk of Lake Country's CCS, (Collapsed Cell Structure) technology, Lake Country Mfg's 6-1/2 inch Professional Flat Pads may appear a bit old-fashioned.
We are offering these pads in response to a number of requests from professional detailers and paint technicians who have spent their entire career working with flat pads.
Flat pads have a slightly different "feel" compared with CCS Technology pads especially when used with a rotary polisher. Once mastered, flat pads break down the polish quicker since fresh polish is not being constantly introduced to the surface. This allows a skilled technician in a high-volume detail shop or paint and body shop to accomplish more in less time.
We have the Lake Country Flat Pads in the following selections:
Yellow, 6.5 inch, Flat Compounding Pad - More aggressive cutting action than the white pad. Use this pad to compound older vehicles with a dull, chalky or neglected finish.
Orange, 6.5 inch, Flat Polishing Pad - This German foam has 90% of the cutting power of conventional compounding pads but finishes like the White Polishing Pad.
White, 6.5 inch, Flat Polishing Pad - The most often used pad. This pad has a mild cutting (cleaning) action and should be used to apply light compounds, swirl removing polishes and finishing polishes.
Green, 6.5 inch, Flat Polishing Pad - Green foam offers a mild polishing power yet leaves the surface with a high gloss finish. It is excellent on German finishes including the new scratch-resistant clear coats.
Black, 6.5 inch, Flat Glazing/Finessing Pad - This pad has no cutting or cleaning action. It should be used to apply a glaze or a finessing polish.
Red, 6.5 inch, Flat Glazing/
Finessing/Finishing Pad - Like the black pad, this red pad has no cutting or cleaning action but is softer than the black pad. It can be used to apply a glaze, a finessing polish or a finishing sealant.
Gold, 6.5 inch, Flat Concours Finishing Pad - Our super-soft, gold, Concours finishing pad is designed for applying the final wax or sealant to create the absolute best shine. This gold foam is forty percent softer than the red glazing/finessing foam listed above (100 pores per inch compared to 60 pores per inch for the red foam). The extra cell count means these gold pads disperse wax and sealants more evenly.
This is also the pad to use for layering one wax or sealant on top of another or for building up multiple layers of shine.