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    Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    When I started to really get into detailing about a year and a half ago I was recommended Lake Country CCS Smart Pads. So for my foam pads that is pretty much what I stuck with. Upon looking at the pad comparison chart on Lake Country's website, it appears that the Orange Hybrid "Power Finish" pad has a considerable amount of cut over the Orange CCS pads. Have you guys found this to be the case?

    I guess I am just looking for the most aggressive cutting foam pad that will still finish out well. I know wool and microfiber pads give more cut, but typically they leave a haze which is understandable due to the amount of cut they provide. Reading up on the Hydro-Tech, hybrid power Finish, Flat foam, and CCS pads is confusing so any input or opinions on these pads would be appreciated!

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    If your going LC pretty sure orange hybrid is the most aggressive your going to get with foam. Then comes hybrid wool pads/ MF/ wool.
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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    Quote Originally Posted by kosmetikwerks View Post
    If your going LC pretty sure orange hybrid is the most aggressive your going to get with foam. Then comes hybrid wool pads/ MF/ wool.
    This

    But I would wait for a few more to chime in. The buffing tool you are using may have an impact on what pad works best.

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    All depends on what kind of machine your using. The car your working on.

    And if your doing a multi step polish.

    If your doing a multi step Polish the haze doesn't matter.
    Because it will come out with the polish step.

    If your doing a one step with a compound witch is rare but can happened you can use a polishing pad with compound.

    I don't like the hyrotech pads , other do I however just dont.

    If you have a flex get the hybrids they were designed for the flex.

    If you have a long throw boss/rupes get any low profile pad. Or the new thinpros. They are designed for long throws orbitals.

    If you have a pc7424xp or griots garage 6 inch. You can use the thinpros, they will help with faster rotation and correction.

    However low profile pads struggle on contour edges and curves. As they don't flex and adjust.

    Just USe your CCS pads when you get into concave areas .

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    What machine are you using?

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    I enjoy the boss pads on my gg6 and flex 3401. I've also used the hydrotech pads.
    I also have a bunch of lc flat pads that I use.

    I'm ordering a bunch of lc thin pro

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    I'm using a Flex 3401. Hybrids were made for it? Hmmm

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    Quote Originally Posted by 98LowRanger View Post
    I'm using a Flex 3401. Hybrids were made for it? Hmmm
    Yep. Those are the match made in heaven from what I understand.

    I use the green, blue, and black Buff and Shine foams on mine.

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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    Quote Originally Posted by 98LowRanger View Post
    I'm using a Flex 3401. Hybrids were made for it? Hmmm
    Grab a few hybrid orange and hybrid white pads well the deals are on (black Friday) you won't be disappointed!
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    Re: Lake Country pads....need opinions on the different kinds

    Quote Originally Posted by kosmetikwerks View Post
    Grab a few hybrid orange and hybrid white pads well the deals are on (black Friday) you won't be disappointed!
    What he said, stock up on the sale might as well.

    Pads for detailers are like diapers for baby's you can never have enough.

    Baby's aren't going to stop pooping
    And detailers aren't going to stop polishing.

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