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    Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    The below pictures were taken during the first Saturday Class for 2009 and the thread for that class can be found by clicking the link below.

    Pictures from the first 2009 Saturday Open Class!




    It's pretty common to pick up isolated, random scratches in your car's finish over time, especially if your car is a daily driver. Here's an example from one of our recent Saturday Detailing Classes here at Meguiar's where we used the new Ultimate Compound to remove about 98% of scratch right wear your eyes would see it everyday, right above the door handle.


    Deep Scratch just above the door handle - Original resized to 800 pixels wide after cropping





    These are all original shots, the photos have not been resized, the portion shown was cropped out of the original.

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    After 3 applications of Ultimate Compound



    After a few more applied by the owner


    Also, those results were before any wax or any other product was applied. What you see is just the results of Ultimate Compound hand applied using a clean, soft foam applicator pad.





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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Very impressive! That looks like the Nissan GT-R handle...
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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    would ultimate compound be more effective than Scratch X 2.0 in that situation

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck91 View Post
    would ultimate compound be more effective than Scratch X 2.0 in that situation
    All things being equal except for product choice, Ultimate Compound will be more aggressive.

    If the goal is to remove as little paint as possible,

    "Use the least aggressive product to get the job done"

    Then you wouldn't know which product would be more effective as far as removing the scratch while leaving as much paint behind on the surface until you first tried the ScratchX. That's in part because you can't always tell how deep a scratch is until you start working on it and you don't know how hard or soft the paint is until you start working on it.

    ScratchX is also a very effective paint cleaner but in this case the scratch was deep and even with Ultimate Compound and good technique it took multiple applications to remove enough paint to remove most of the scratch.

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    All things being equal except for product choice, Ultimate Compound will be more aggressive.

    If the goal is to remove as little paint as possible,

    "Use the least aggressive product to get the job done"

    Then you wouldn't know which product would be more effective as far as removing the scratch while leaving as much paint behind on the surface until you first tried the ScratchX. That's in part because you can't always tell how deep a scratch is until you start working on it and you don't know how hard or soft the paint is until you start working on it.

    ScratchX is also a very effective paint cleaner but in this case the scratch was deep and even with Ultimate Compound and good technique it took multiple applications to remove enough paint to remove most of the scratch.

    Thanks for the quick response. I should have thought of all the factors that come into play when removing defects, such as how hard or soft the paint is and using the least aggressive method to get the job done. If i have a defect i cannot remove with Scratch X 2.0 its a good thing there is something a little more aggressive to accomplish my goal.

    Thanks again

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck91 View Post
    If i have a defect i cannot remove with Scratch X 2.0 its a good thing there is something a little more aggressive to accomplish my goal.
    Ultimate Compound works really well and look at the gloss on the paint after we were done? Pretty amazing considering it's an aggressive compound.

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Ultimate Compound works really well and look at the gloss on the paint after we were done? Pretty amazing considering it's an aggressive compound.

    It did finish out pretty nice and it did not haze up or marr the finish like other rubbing compounds do and would require moving down to a less agressive product to clean up the compounds work. Ultimate Compound will be a great product to have in the consumer line.

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Good info, looks like another great product from Meguiars.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by J. A. Michaels View Post
    Good info, looks like another great product from Meguiars.
    most definetly

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    Re: Scratch Removed using Ultimate Compound

    That is truly amazing for Ultimate Compound to have that much cut and still finish out so glossy! Great demonstration Mike. Way to go Meguiar's!

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