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3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Heavy Cutting Compound

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  • 3M’s fastest-cutting gelcoat formula for removing heavy oxidation and P800 scratches
  • Formula provides longer wet time for extended product life and easier cleanup
  • Suitable for all gelcoat surfaces including marine, RV and industrial
  • Can be used with two- or three-step gelcoat finishing processes
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Attribute Name
Value
Application
Buffing & Polishing, Gelcoat Finishing, Refining Scratches
Brand
Perfect-it™
Case Quantity
1 Bags per Case, 4 Bottles per Case, 6 Bottles per Case, 6 Eaches per Case
Chemical Base
Epoxy
Color
White, White
Consistency
Liquid
Container Size (Imperial)
1 Gallon, 1 Pint, 1 Quart, 5 Gallon
Container Size (Metric)
18.9 Liter, 3.78 Liter, 473 ml, 946 ml
Container Volume
1 Gal. (US)
Cure Temperature
Room Temperature
Net Weight (Imperial)
8.99 lb
Net Weight (Metric)
4.08 kg
Number per Inner
1 per Bottle, 1 per Each
Performance Level
Best
Product Form
Rubbing Compound
Product Type
Cleaner
Storage Environment
Room Temperature
Storage Temperature
> 0℃ (32°F)
Surface
Paint
TDS Required
Yes
Type
Rubbing Compound
Volume (Imperial)
5 gal
Volume (Metric)
18.9 L, 473 mL, 946 mL
Weight (Metric)
4.12 kg
Details
  • 3M’s fastest-cutting gelcoat formula for removing heavy oxidation and P800 scratches
  • Formula provides longer wet time for extended product life and easier cleanup
  • Suitable for all gelcoat surfaces including marine, RV and industrial
  • Can be used with two- or three-step gelcoat finishing processes
  • Part of a complete range of Perfect-It™ products for gelcoat finishing

Our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Heavy Cutting Compound restores the lustrous beauty of boats by eliminating oxidation, scratches, scuff marks and other surface blemishes from gelcoat. Our fastest-cutting product for gelcoat, this compound removes P800 and finer scratches and leaves a high gloss finish ideal for cutting polish and wax.

An Excellent Gelcoat Finish, Fast
The first step of a truly professional gelcoat finish, our Perfect-it™ Gelcoat Heavy Cutting Compound is our fastest-cutting compound for heavily-oxidized gelcoat surfaces. Its premium chemical and mineral formula quickly removes heavy oxidation, weathering, dulling, chalking and scratches P800 or finer. This formula leaves a high gloss finish — on many surfaces, a polishing step is not necessary before waxing. The compound also has a long wet time, allowing you to compound longer before you need new material. You use less product even in warmer climates, yet it handles well and does not clog on the buffing pad.

Part of a Complete Range of Products for Gelcoat Cutting, Polishing, Washing and Waxing
For professionals and owners, the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Finishing products works great on boats, RVs and industrial gelcoat surfaces — new and used alike. These products include a step-by-step process to help you achieve dependable finishes every time, regardless of one-, two- or three-step processes. And the color-coded bottles allow for easy reference in the shop or on the dock.

The full series of 3M products created specifically for gelcoat includes 3M™ Perfect-It™ Boat Wash, 3M™ Perfect-It™ Medium Cutting Compound + Wax, 3M™ Perfect-It™ Light Cutting Polish + Wax and 3M™ Perfect-It™ Boat Wax. This range of products is ideal for achieving professional-grade gelcoat finishes for boats, RVs and industrial applications.

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The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Brand: 3M's Highest-Quality Solution for Finishing Coated Surfaces
Our Perfect-It brand represents a complete range of solutions designed for busy shops to achieve perfect defect-free finishes, every time, in as little time as possible. Perfect-It brand products have been developed according to a step-by-step system — there's no need to create your own processes to get the best finish. Premium product performance means shorter process times at every step. You use less material, and you have less material to clean up. In all, our Perfect-It brand products let you complete more jobs in the same amount of time. You get better throughput, the finest and most consistent finishes, and increased customer satisfaction with every job.

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