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Disappointing compound and polish
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
I am a professional refinisher who has been using compounds and polishes for over 10 years. This is a typical weak water-based compound that CANNOT remove actual sanding marks or even swirl marks. I always prep my lacquer and poly finishes using the proper sanding methods starting from 600 all the way up to 3000. I bought this system with small hopes that it would be a great product but like so many other water based/ceramic systems it cannot compound out heavy or light sanding marks, in fact today I used the entire system after I used a real compound (Menzerna Paste from Jescar) and it couldn't remove the lightest swirls marks/pad marks.
To be clear I am using a high speed polisher for compounding and then I use a Random Orbital polisher on low speed to polish and glaze. The Chemical guys products are way to weak for basic poly as well as standard NC Lacquer. After much frustration, I cleaned up the piece and finally went back to the products that actually work, Wool pad with Menzerna Paste and a foam pad with Jescar machine glaze. After 15 minutes I had perfectly smooth, virtually scratch free surface with no clean up other than a quick wipe.
Bottom line water based is for people who don't know that water based sucks. This product says optical quality... whatever that means...
***Side note: I did purchase their 5 inch foam pads and pad conditioner and I have been very happy with those products. In fact, they are my new glaze pads and pad cleaners and I will continue to use them regularly.