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    Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    There is a choice of with or without dimples.
    Im going for 5.5 x7/8. I will pair these pads
    with Pinnacle swirl remover and finishing
    polish.


    How does the new color code match up to
    the older one?


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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    What machine are you using? I prefer flat no dimple pads.

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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Porter Cable 7424 XP.
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Thin flat pads for the Porter Cable.
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRW67 View Post
    There is a choice of with or without dimples.
    Im going for 5.5 x7/8. I will pair these pads
    with Pinnacle swirl remover and finishing
    polish.


    How does the new color code match up to
    the older one?


    Question:

    Why do you want to buy these pads? The reason I ask is that if I could have purchased different pads from the beginning, I would. The Lake Country HDO would be my pad of choice, from the beginning for a do-over. Instead I have to slowly purchase them as I am able.

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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeanGreen View Post
    Question:

    Why do you want to buy these pads? The reason I ask is that if I could have purchased different pads from the beginning, I would. The Lake Country HDO would be my pad of choice, from the beginning for a do-over. Instead I have to slowly purchase them as I am able.

    Because these are the pads that I have already and learned on. (With the dimples)
    Just wanted to add a few more so I just keep going rather than clean on the fly.
    Thanks

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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRW67 View Post
    Because these are the pads that I have already and learned on. (With the dimples)
    Just wanted to add a few more so I just keep going rather than clean on the fly.
    Thanks
    So the dimples keeps you from cleaning the pads longer?

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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    JRW67 -
    We need to know -which brand- CCS Pads you have please..
    Thank you,
    Dan F
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    I used to used a bunch of ccs but mine are thinner than 7/8. But it was said earlier the thinner the better IMO for an PC
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    FWIW, I utterly hate the dimples, which IME collect dried product and cut-off clear (regardless of how you attempt to clean them on the fly). I literally threw mine away and I basically never do that. I figure the dimples are merely a marketing ploy with zero functional advantages (and functional *DISadvantages* compared to regular pads).
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    JRW67 -
    We need to know -which brand- CCS Pads you have please..
    Thank you,
    Dan F

    Lake country
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    So the dimples keeps you from cleaning the pads longer?

    No, what I`m thinking is the product I have
    are diminishing abrasive and would I brake
    them down better on a flat pad?
    Would the dimples hold product that is not
    broken down ? Thanks

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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRW67 View Post
    No, what I`m thinking is the product I have
    are diminishing abrasive and would I brake
    them down better on a flat pad?
    Would the dimples hold product that is not
    broken down ? Thanks
    I commend you on your thinking!

    IMO it`s one of those things that can go either way; I`d err on the side of caution and ASSume (uh-oh!) that 1) yeah, the flat pad would be more likely to completely/uniformly break down the product, and 2) yeah, the dimples could indeed retain undiminished-abrasive product. Those are the kinds of "functional downsides" I was thinking of, along with the cleaning issue.

    EDIT: In all fairness, I`ll point out that with the PC (even an XP model), the dimples could conceivably result in less bogging down because there`d be less pad surface in contact with the paint. That could indeed be a functional UPside in some cases, but IMO it`s still not worth it, especially for Finishing Pads.
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRW67 View Post
    Lake country
    Thanks for your reply !

    Lake Country makes a lot of really great pads.. I have been using them for over 15 years.. They had some issues way back then with the glue that held the backing on some of them, and they were good to replace the defectives ones, until they fixed the problem.. I really like their line and have never seen the need to go elsewhere..

    I would recommend the thin ones made for a random orbital machine, so you can get as much pad rotation as possible.
    The heavier, thicker, pads will slow pad rotation down because they are heavier.. And they might get hotter too..

    Stick with the thinner pads and I think you will like them just fine..

    I saw the dimple-pads way back then also, and never thought they would be good for me on a Rotary, so I never bought them..

    I want as much pad surface on the paint surface as possible to get the most work out of that series of passes on that spot on the panel..
    So, the dimpled ones would not be a good pad for me ever..

    Flat pads are easier to clean because they are all flat..
    Dan F
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    Re: Ordering CCS foam pads help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    Thanks for your reply !

    Lake Country makes a lot of really great pads.. I have been using them for over 15 years.. They had some issues way back then with the glue that held the backing on some of them, and they were good to replace the defectives ones, until they fixed the problem.. I really like their line and have never seen the need to go elsewhere..

    I would recommend the thin ones made for a random orbital machine, so you can get as much pad rotation as possible.
    The heavier, thicker, pads will slow pad rotation down because they are heavier.. And they might get hotter too..

    Stick with the thinner pads and I think you will like them just fine..

    I saw the dimple-pads way back then also, and never thought they would be good for me on a Rotary, so I never bought them..

    I want as much pad surface on the paint surface as possible to get the most work out of that series of passes on that spot on the panel..
    So, the dimpled ones would not be a good pad for me ever..

    Flat pads are easier to clean because they are all flat..
    Dan F
    Dan, so go thinner than the 7/8" pads?

 

 
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