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3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound

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  • 3M’s best-performing rubbing compound for removing P1200 or finer sand scratches
  • Formulated for a broad range of user conditions without sticking or leaving residual film
  • Smooth-handling compound reduces powdering and leaves a refined finish on all auto paint surfaces
  • Holds better on compounding pads for reduced sling, mess and cleanup time
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Paint Finishing & Detailing
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Perfect-it™
Color
White
Consistency
Liquid
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Yes
Performance Level
Best
Product Form
Rubbing Compound
Type
Rubbing Compound
Volume
1 gal, 1 Liquid Quart(US), 2 Fluid Ounce (US), 8 Fluid Ounce (US)
Volume (metric)
237 ml, 3.78 L, 59 ml, 946 ml
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  • 3M’s best-performing rubbing compound for removing P1200 or finer sand scratches
  • Formulated for a broad range of user conditions without sticking or leaving residual film
  • Smooth-handling compound reduces powdering and leaves a refined finish on all auto paint surfaces
  • Holds better on compounding pads for reduced sling, mess and cleanup time
  • Part of the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System for showroom grade finishes

3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is our best-performing rubbing compound for removing P1200+ sand scratches and surface defects in auto surfaces before polishing. It is formulated to perform in all conditions, including high heat and humidity, without sticking to panels or leaving film residue. It delivers a longer working time, yet still reduces sling for easier cleanup in collision repair.

3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound
This unique formula offers the highest level of performance
Longer Working Time, Easier Cleanup Even in Extreme Conditions
As part of a complete system for creating showroom-grade finishes, our 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is the ideal compound for the critical pre-polishing stage in collision repair. This fast-cutting, fine-finishing compound removes fine grade (P1200 or finer) sand scratches and small surface defects on automotive painted surfaces. It is formulated for longer work times, even in extreme conditions — especially important in places where heat and humidity are common inside or outside of the shop. The rubbing compound won't become sticky during use or leave a powder or film residue that can cause rework. Yet it holds on the compounding pad, reducing the mess, waste and cleanup time associated with sling.

This rubbing compound is available in a range of quantities including convenient, job-sized packets for maximized product use and inventory control. Quite simply, our Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is the highest-performing rubbing compound 3M has introduced for better efficiency and lower process times, both during use and through creating defect-free surfaces prior to polishing.

An Excellent Finish, Fast
At the heart of this specially formulated polish is aluminum oxide, the same mineral used in many of our top-performing abrasive discs and sheets. In fact, fine grade aluminum oxide abrasive discs are part of the Scratch Refinement stage of our Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System, which includes our EX Rubbing Compound. This rubbing compound cuts quickly and uniformly to remove fine sand scratches and surface defects.

3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is the ideal compound for the critical pre-polishing stage in collision repair.
Use 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Paint Finishing System for optimal performance every time
Part of the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System
3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is integral to our 3M™ Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System. Developed to keep pace with evolving paint and clear coat technologies, the Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System is ideal when the finest finish is required for every level of clear coat and paint repair. This system uses a progressive series of abrasives, buffing and compounding pads, and specially formulated compounds and polishes across four stages of repair to produce showroom grade finishes with deep color and rich gloss. 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is crucial for the Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System, after scratch refinement and prior to polishing.

Learn more about paint refinishing products (PDF, 25 Mb)

To reduce compounding time, we recommend refining scratches with 3M™ Trizact 3000 and 3M™ Trizact 5000 grit abrasive discs. Compound between 1200 and 2000 RPM using a 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pad, PN 05706.

The Science of Better Paint Finishing from 3M
With its formula that stays wet and still reduces sling, our Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound is an integral part of our Perfect-It™ EX Paint Finishing System, as well as our overall Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System which also includes advanced abrasive discs and cloths. For removing fine sand scratches before polishing, it is another example of how 3M applies science to the lives of collision repair professionals, consistently improving your efficiency, throughput and value as you prepare painted surfaces.

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