Discussion in 'Compounds, Polishes, Paint Cleaners, and Glazes' started by D&D Auto Detailing, Dec 15, 2007.
What do you guys like better? 5.5" CCS or 5.5" low profile?
Low pro's tend to correct to me faster say with a pc, but I have never used them with anything else.... I have a lot more CCS pads from when I had my UDM, but the flex should be here Monday so I'll be using those for it.
LOW PRO - Great pad for correction with a mild ROB, can create heat faster for (PC, UDM)...
CCS - Great all around pad for any machine (Rotary, FLEX, PC, UDM,)...
I like both...
I found a 5.5" low profile pad yesterday I must of gotten from AG awhile ago. Decided to use it on the rotary and it worked great. Im thinking I might just stick with those for correction.
I've used both. I dont really notice a diff on my UDM.
I've never used the CCS pads but the theory/technology behind it sounds good...I don't think you could go wrong with either one if you ask me that's just my :2cents: on this though.
I owne various pads and they all perform differently, some good and some not so good...oh another thing I've noticed is that the foam pads seem to be products(Polishing product) dependent....but that's just what I've noticed.
I think certain polishes should only be used with certain pads and vis versa. The secret is finding out which ones go together.
I know my combo's, they never let me down. Good luck finding yours though.
I seen a 6-pack of orange 5.5 lo-pro's for $15 somewhere.....
Never said I didnt know mine, thanks though.
That's true about the combos....now if anyone is interested on combos all you have to do is read the write ups that all the detailers post :thumb:
Heck Menzerna with 3M, Meg's pads, Lake Country pads, Menzerna pads...mmm...I'm missing one...but I can't remember.. any who the only pad that Menzerna gave me a bit of an issue was Edge pads. Not sure why but it seemed to give me a haze look could have been me but it just didn't look right
3M products work well with 3M pads (oviously), oh the 3M wool pads with 3M polishes work incredably well, yea I know it's obvious but it I was really impressed.
Well hope this helps some one eace:
to me ccs pads soak up alot of product and they don't have constant contact with the paint like the lo pro pads... however, I like the ccs pads for wax application.... and because they soak up, if i'm running low, i just press down on the pad to release more wax...
I do have some of the new 5.5 grey pads on the way.. should be here by tuesday... along with some of the foam wool pads, and some new LC pads to try out
The combo is part of the trick, knowing how to use the pad is the other and it seems not very many people have mastered that part, comes with having alot of experience. That is the same problem with wool, alot of people feel it makes holograms, it does when you dont know how to use them. Wool is the best thing to use for paint correction and getting the best out of a finish.
Do you put the polish on the paint or the pad? I dont have a problem with either pad soaking up product.
i always put on pad first... the spread on vehicle. the lo pro pads don't soak up, just the ccs pads, it's like it gets stuck in the "pores", or whatever you wanna call those little dents in the pad
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