Meguiar’s G17216 Ultimate Compound – 15.2 oz.
- Brand: Meguiar’s
- Model: G17216
- Item Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Product Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 9 inches
- Origin: USA
- Item model number: G17216
- Exterior: Smooth
- Manufacturer Part Number: G17216
- Folding: No
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- Date First Available: July 20, 2005
- Removes Oxidation, Swirl Marks and Scratches
- Effective for Removing Water Spots
- Specialized Abrasives Restore Surface Clarity without Scratching
- Leaves a Like-New Finish and Adds Gloss in One Step
- Perfect to Use Before Waxing
For further application or technical questions about this or any Meguiar’sproducts, please contact our customer service team at 800-347-5700. Safely restore the color and clarity to abused and neglected finishes withMeguiar’s Ultimate Compound. Meguiar’s revolutionary formula and exclusivemicro-abrasive technology cuts as fast as harsh, gritty abrasive compounds,but without scratching a vehicle’s paint or clear coat finish. Meguiar’sUltimate Compound reduces the time and effort needed to remove defects andimprove paint’s appearance, when compared to traditional rubbing and polishingcompounds. Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound quickly removes oxidation, lightscratches, water spots, light bird dropping etching, and stains. Easy to apply for a showroom quality finish Evaluating the Paint Surface Before applying Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound to a vehicle, it is recommended tobegin by washing and drying a car thoroughly, as it will allow evaluating thesurface of a vehicle for the presence of various defects needing correction.Defects fall into two basic categories, above surface contaminants and belowsurface defects. Above surface bonded contaminants include industrial fallout, paint overspray, tree sap mist, and bird droppings. Below surface defectsinclude fine scratches, swirl marks, etching, and oxidation. Above surface bonded contaminants often cannot be seen but they can be felt.Running a clean hand over the paint of a vehicle immediately after washing anddrying it. If a paint surface is rough to the touch, this is an indicationthat the car will need to be clayed using Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay Kitfirst (sold separately). Below surface defects generally cannot be felt, but they can be seen,especially in strong, direct light. Good lighting is critical to evaluatingthe surface of the paint, because most cars will look good in the shade;therefore it’s recommended to inspect the car’s finish in direct sunlight orunder strong fluorescent lights. Cobweb or spider web swirls come primarilyfrom the washing and drying process when poor technique or tools are used; forexample, the use of old towels, dishwashing detergents, coarse sponges, and soon. Holograms however, are a specific type of defect caused by the improperuse of a high speed rotary buffer. These types of defects not only mar thefinish but reduce the paint’s ability to reflect light clearly and cleanly,making the paint appear dull, faded and washed out. Removing below surfacedefects like light scratches, swirls, oxidation and bird dropping etchingrestores the clarity and reflectivity of the paint, making colors more vibrantand reflections more brilliant. Compounding Compounding or “paint cleaning”, should not to be confused with washingbecause it is the process of removing below surface defects. This can beaccomplished with “liquid paint cleaners” that contain chemicals and/orabrasives to help deep clean and level the paint of the vehicle. WithMeguiar’s Ultimate Compound, correct the most common type of below surfacedefects, like swirls and holograms. Correct paint defects, including scratches and swirls A Few Tips About Applying Ultimate Compound Liquid paint cleaners should be applied to small areas at a time, when workingeither by hand or with a dual action polisher such as the Meguiar’s DA PowerSystem or Meguiar’s Dual Action Polisher. Working small areas at a allowsconcentration on the work and to remove Ultimate Compound before it dries. Keep the following points in mind when working with any “paint cleaner” likeMeguiar’s Ultimate Compound; paint cleaners do not need to dry before removingand in fact should be wiped off immediately after you’ve worked them over thefinish. If they dry, the can be difficult to remove. For Ultimate Compound,simply go over the same area again with more Ultimate Compound to re-wet thesurface and then remove it while it’s still wet. Paint cleaners need to beworked into the finish; they are not wipe on, wipe off products. Use amoderate amount of pad pressure to achieve optimum performance. Deep defects(scratches) that go through the clear coat cannot be corrected withoutrepainting or applying touch up paint. The harder the paint and the deeper thedefect, the smaller the area to work at one time. Paint cleaners removeeverything off the surface of the paint including wax, so after using paintcleaner, Meguiar’s strongly recommends re-applying a protective coating ofwax. Applying Ultimate Compound By hand: > 1. Dispense a small amount of Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound directly ontoa foam applicator pad or a small, clean 100% cotton terry towel. > 2. Work a small section at a time using a tight, circular pattern andmaking 4-6 overlapping passes. When the Ultimate Compound starts to turnclear, make one final pass to polish the surface. > 3. Before moving on to the next section, use Meguiar’s Supreme ShineMicrofiber Towel to wipe away any product residue before it dries. Additionalapplication of Ultimate Compound may be required to remove deep and/orstubborn defects. > 4. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as needed to complete the rest of the vehicle. > 5. Follow up with the selected Meguiar’s polish and wax, like UltimatePolish and Ultimate Wax. By Dual Action Polisher or Dual Action Power System: > 1. Attach the appropriate compounding pad to Meguiar’s Dual Action PowerSystem (G3507) or Meguiar’s Dual Action Polisher (W8207). > 2. Apply a strip of Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound directly onto the pad. > 3. Place the face of the pad flat on the paint. Turn on the Meguiar’s DAPower System drill or Meguiar’s Dual Action Polisher and begin buffing usinglight to moderate pressure in an overlapping pattern while keeping the padflat against the paint at all times. > 4. Work a small section (2′ x 2′) at a time, until the Ultimate Compoundstarts to turn clear. Apply additional Ultimate Compound as needed untildefects have been removed. > 5. Before moving on to the next section, use Meguiar’s Supreme ShineMicrofiber Towel to wipe away any product residue before it dries. > 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as needed to complete the rest of the vehicle. > 7. Follow up with the selected Meguiar’s polish and wax, like UltimatePolish and Ultimate Wax. These products are also available as part ofMeguiar’s DA Power System Polishing Power Pack and Waxing Power Pack.
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