3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound is the best-performing 3M rubbing compound for removing P1200+ sand scratches and surface defects before polishing, even on the latest clear coats. 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.
Part of the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System
3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC 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 AC Rubbing Compound is crucial for the Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System, after scratch refinement and prior to polishing.
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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 AC 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.
The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Brand: 3M’s Highest-Quality Solution for Finishing Coated Surfaces
The 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, the 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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