How To Use Polishing Compound?

Should I use rubbing compound or polishing compound?

Rubbing compounds basically targets the uneven car’s surfaces caused by scratches while on the other hand; polishing is preferably used for adding smoothness and shine to the car paint.

Both will help in improving your car’s quality but in a different way.

What do the different colors of polishing compound mean?

Different colors for polishing compound. BROWN = Tripoli compound used for general purpose cut and color on most soft metals. WHITE = Blizzard compound, used for color and final finish of harder metals, has a cutting action. RED = Jeweler’s Rouge, designed to polish without any cutting action. Safe on thin plates.

How do you apply buffing compound?

  • Wash & dry car. Apply on a cool clean surface, not in direct sunlight.
  • Apply compound onto a damp applicator or cotton towel over a small area, rub into surface using a back and forth motion.
  • Remove excess cleaner before it dries. Buff lightly with a clean, dry cloth.

Will rubbing compound damage clear coat?

For light scratches I would *NOT* use rubbing compound …even compound designed specifically for clear coat finishes …but *ESPECIALLY NOT* plain old paste rubbing compound. This stuff will scratch and ruin a clear coat if you don’t know what your doing with it.

Does rubbing compound remove clearcoat?

Meguiars Clear Coat Safe Rubbing Compound works well on oxidation, scratches, and stains. It revives dull paint and restores a shine. Use it on clear coats and single stage paint finishes.

What is the finest polishing compound?

The finest buffing compound is jewelers rouge a.k.a. rouge polishing compound and can be used to produce a mirror like finish on gold, silver, sterling, platinum, and brass.

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Is Turtle Wax polishing compound clear coat safe?

Turtle Wax T-241A Polishing Compound & Scratch Remover

Precision polishing agents remove light scratches & oxidation to restore shine. Non-scratching ingredients are safe for all car finishes.

What do the colors of buffing pads mean?

Re: What color polishing pads to use for what.

Yellow pads and black pads can be used for polishing. The black pads are the softest finishing pads. Sometimes a sensitive paint surface prefers the softer pad and allows a more refined finish.