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  • 3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax

    • 3M’s fast-cutting gelcoat formula for removing oxidation and scratches of P1000 or finer
    • Can be used to cut, polish and wax in one step, reducing time and expense
    • Formula provides longer wet time for extended product life and easier cleanup
    • Suitable for all non-silicone-sensitive gelcoat surfaces
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    Attribute Name
    Gelcoat Finishing, Refining Scratches
    Case Quantity
    4 Bottles per Case, 6 Bottles per Case, 6 Eaches per Case
    Chemical Base
    Color Family
    Container Size (Imperial)
    1 Gallon, 1 Pint, 1 Quart
    Container Size (Metric)
    3.78 Liter, 473 ml, 946 ml
    Container Volume
    1 Gal. (US)
    Cure Temperature
    Room Temperature
    Net Weight (Imperial)
    10.18 lb
    Net Weight (Metric)
    4.62 kg
    Performance Level
    Product Color
    Product Form
    Rubbing Compound
    Product Type
    Storage Environment
    Room Temperature
    Storage Temperature
    > 0℃ (32°F)
    Rubbing Compound
    Volume (Metric)
    473 mL, 946 mL
    Weight (Metric)
    4.22 kg
    • 3M’s fast-cutting gelcoat formula for removing oxidation and scratches of P1000 or finer
    • Can be used to cut, polish and wax in one step, reducing time and expense
    • Formula provides longer wet time for extended product life and easier cleanup
    • Suitable for all non-silicone-sensitive gelcoat surfaces
    • Part of a complete range of Perfect-It™ products for marine, RV and industrial gelcoat finishing

    Our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax combines medium cutting power with durable wax for professional-grade one-step gelcoat compounding. It removes major defects and scratches P1000 or finer, and leaves a glossy wax finish that helps protect against weathering and may not require polishing.

    An Excellent Gelcoat Finish in a Single Step
    For a truly professional gelcoat finish, our Perfect-it™ Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax combines fast cutting compound and a durable shell for the surface in one step. Its premium chemical and mineral formula quickly removes oxidation, weathering, dulling, chalking and scratches as coarse as P1000. It leaves a high gloss wax finish. The compound, which is suitable for environments not sensitive to silicone, quickly restores the beautiful luster to scratched and oxidized boat surfaces. It leaves an excellent finish in one step. 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. The formula also includes a wax coating which helps protect the compounded gelcoat surface from the elements and reduces the need for further polishing or waxing.

    The combined benefits of a compound and waxes in one product mean you spend more time relaxing on your boat out on the water and less time detailing it. Enjoyment is what having a boat is all about.

    Part of a Complete Range of Products for Gelcoat Cutting, Polishing, Washing and Waxing
    From buffing professionals to vehicle 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™ Heavy Cutting Compound, 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.

    Learn more about 3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Finishing line of products. (PDF, 25.2 Mb)

    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.

    Learn more about 3M Automotive Aftermarket products. (PDF, 68.63 Mb)

    Customer Reviews
    3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection in a Bottle Slight mishap in marina.... OUCH. ... Topside gel coat suffered highly visible surface scratching. This amazing product was a success where all others failed. Thank you 3M for giving me n my pride n joy a quick fix!
    Date published: 2018-08-21
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