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3M™ Premium Mold and Tooling Compound

Part Number 060273M ID 60980043644UPC 00051131060272
  • Economical compound removes sanding scratches in tooling gelcoat
  • Aggressive properties cut quickly to save time
  • Finish may be polished to a high gloss
  • Tooling compound works great on hard surfaces
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Application
Buffing & Polishing, Tooling Gelcoat Scratch Refinement
Brand
3M™
Case Quantity
4 Cans per Case
Consistency
Paste
Consumer Label
Yes
Container Size (Imperial)
1 Gallon
Container Type
Can
Number per Inner
1 per Can
Performance Level
Better
Product Color
Red
Product Form
Rubbing Compound
Surface Type
Molded Parts
Type
Rubbing Compound
Volume (Imperial)
1 gal
Volume (Metric)
3.78 L
Details
  • Economical compound removes sanding scratches in tooling gelcoat
  • Aggressive properties cut quickly to save time
  • Finish may be polished to a high gloss
  • Tooling compound works great on hard surfaces
  • Compounding produces a smooth surface

3M Premium Mold and Tooling Compound aggressively removes sanding scratches in tooling gel coat (P600 or finer discs P1000 or finer 3M™ Wetordry™ sheets), reducing sanding and compounding time while saving time and money for marine boatyards.

3M™ Premium Mold and Tooling Compound
P1000 scratches can be easily removed with 3M™ Premium Mold & Tooling Compound and 3M™ Superbuff™ Compounding Pads
Eliminate Sanding Scratches
3M Premium Mold and Tooling Compound rids boats of those annoying scratches that result from sanding. Our mold and tooling compound cuts quickly and leaves a fine finish that is easily polished to a high gloss. We recommend following up with 3M™ Finesse-It™ II Finishing Material (PN 09048) for a clean high gloss finish.

Special Formula for Tooling Gel Coats
We recommend this compound for tooling gelcoats, which have different properties than regular gelcoats. A tooling gelcoat is typically harder than regular gelcoat, and therefore is often used for applications where no flexing will occur. Tooling gelcoats are ideal for molds that will not flex but will be polished to a high luster.

3M Science Provides the Solution
To eliminate the fine scratches that come from sanding, we turned to science. We formulated a compound that works with the hard surface of a tooling gelcoat, resulting in a smooth surface that can be polished to a mirror-like high gloss.

Learn More about Tooling Gelcoat Finishing Products (PDF, 290.14 Kb)

Surface Conditioning Tooling Gelcoat
Sand spray patch/remove heavy scratches 3M™ Imperial™ 360L Discs P220 with Standard Disc Pad
Remove medium scratches 3M™ Imperial™ 360L Discs P500 with Standard Disc Pad
Refine/remove fine scratches 3M™ Imperial™ 360L Discs P800 with Standard Disc Pad & Soft Interface Pad
Refine/remove P1000 (optional) 3M™ Imperial™ 360L Discs P1000 with Standard Disc Pad
Remove P800 or P1000 sand scratches 3M™ Premium Mold & Tooling Compound with any 3M™ Superbuff™ Compound Pad
Increase Gloss 3M™ Finesse-It™ II Finishing Material with any 3M™ Superbuff™ Polishing Pad


Step Production Gelcoat Finishing System   Tooling Gelcoat Finishing System Step
1 3M™ Hookit™ Imperial™ 360L P280 with Standard Disc Pad   3M™ Hookit™ Imperial™ 360L P280 with Standard Disc Pad 1
2 3M™ Hookit™ Imperial™ 360L P500 with Standard Disc Pad   3M™ Hookit™ Imperial™ 360L P500 with Standard Disc Pad 2
3 3M™ Hookit™ Imperial™ 360L P800 with Standard Disc Pad   3M™ Hookit™ Imperial™ 360L P800 with Hookit™ Soft Interface Disc pad 3
4 3M™ Imperial™ Compound & Finishing Material with any Superbuff™ Compound Pad   3M™ Premium Mold and Tooling Compound with any Superbuff™ Compound Pad 4
5 — OPTIONAL —
3M™ Finesse-It™ II Finishing Material with any Superbuff™ Polishing Pad
  3M™ Finesse-It™ II Finishing Material with any Superbuff™ Polishing Pad 5

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