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    Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Rubbing & Polishing Compound
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    Product attributes:

    • Rubbing compound: Removes heavy oxidation
    • Polishing compound: Removes light swirls & adds gloss ("clarity")
    • Clear coat safe
    • Non-scratching
    • Same formula as tubs, which are being discontinued
    Part Number: G18016 (Rubbing Compound); G18116 (Polishing Compound)
    Size:
    16 ounce each
    MSRP:
    $6.99 each

    As noted above, this is essentially a repackaging of our existing Rubbing Compound and Polishing Compound in the tubs. Even though these are now packaged in bottles, they are still not suitable for machine application - hand use only!
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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Why are these products hand use only? Aggressiveness?

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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    The hand use only recommendation is due to formulation. These are really the same thing we had in the tubs the past couple of years, just to be clear, and in that container they were a bit thin in consistency. They just don't play well at all on a DA. There are plenty of cases where we don't officially recommend a product be used a certain way yet many people report excellent results. For example, we don't recommend Ultimate Compound on a rotary but we've heard from a lot of people who use it that way with great results. So we're always fine with people experimenting a bit, but we know that something is a serious no-no we'll flat out tell you. Chrome wheel cleaner on a bare, high polished aluminum wheel is one since the chrome wheel cleaner will always stain the polished aluminum surface. These two products by machine are another as they turn into a gummy mess that you will not enjoy using at all.

    To show you what can be achieved with these two products, check out Wolf-Stong's review from April 2010.
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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Good to see the repackaging - reintroduces cohesion to the Meguiars range by bringing these products into the maroon bottle range. The tubs didnt seem to fit into any existing line and probably got overlooked as a result.

    Hopefully there's some maroon bottle caps available for the Polishing Compound at the time of shipping .

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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Great to have products made solely for hand use. I always felt guilty when I used an advanced polish/compound only by hand. But now I can assure I did my best And great results in the other thread, by the way. Never liked tins as they never fully close airtight and I never can measure the amount I took on the pad, but a fliptop is the best to shake and pour.


    Oh and a question, I already have Ultimate Coumpound and SwirlX at home. I understand UC and SX being DA friendly, are a bit more lubricated. So, does this lubrication tend to cover the abrasives and give a more marring free but slow action than these two maroon products? Or do they give the same results in the same time-frame?

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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by seckinb View Post
    Oh and a question, I already have Ultimate Coumpound and SwirlX at home. I understand UC and SX being DA friendly, are a bit more lubricated. So, does this lubrication tend to cover the abrasives and give a more marring free but slow action than these two maroon products? Or do they give the same results in the same time-frame?
    Not sure if we fully understand the question here but here goes: the lubricants in the other products are part of what makes them more tool friendly, but UC via DA is going to give much faster results than this rubbing compound will by hand. But even this product won't scoure and mar the paint like some of the old school paste rubbing compounds still on the market today.
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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    I think the question was more "do the extra lubricants in UC/SwirlX make them less effective by hand?" So what is better for hand use only?
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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    I think the question was more "do the extra lubricants in UC/SwirlX make them less effective by hand?" So what is better for hand use only?
    Exactly! Thanks for clarifying. I'm pretty sure a DA will make everything faster but I were asking if UC and SwirlX would be the less effective by hand.

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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by seckinb View Post
    Exactly! Thanks for clarifying. I'm pretty sure a DA will make everything faster but I were asking if UC and SwirlX would be the less effective by hand.
    OK, gotcha. UC is still going to cut faster by hand as overall it's more aggressive. But UC is almost double the price and that is a big deal for many.
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    Re: Rubbing & Polishing Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    OK, gotcha. UC is still going to cut faster by hand as overall it's more aggressive. But UC is almost double the price and that is a big deal for many.
    I think UC has a very reasonable price already. Can't think of how you guys managed to reduce the cost to the half, really

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