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3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound, 36061, 1 gal (8.95 lb), 4 per case

Part Number 360613M ID 60455109433UPC 00051131360617
  • 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
  • Works especially well on many newer, harder to buff clear coats
  • Smooth-handling compound reduces powdering and leaves a refined finish on all auto paint surfaces
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Application
Paint Detailing, Paint Finishing, Refining Scratches
Brand
Perfect-it™
Case Quantity
4 Bottles per Case
Consistency
Liquid
Container Size (Imperial)
1 Gallon
Performance Level
Best
Product Color
White
Product Form
Rubbing Compound
Rate of Cut
Most Aggressive
Volume (Imperial)
1 gal
Volume (Metric)
3.785 L
Details
  • 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
  • Works especially well on many newer, harder to buff clear coats
  • 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 AC Rubbing Compound is our best-performing 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.

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 AC 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. The compound works especially well on newer, harder-to-buff clear coat systems. 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 AC 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 AC 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 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.

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 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.

Customer Reviews
3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound, 36061, 1 gal (8.95 lb), 4 per case is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk I've compared this new product with the previous version as well as several other compounds. This stuff takes twice as much material to preform the same function and takes twice as much time too. The they want you to use another intermediate polish before moving onto the final polish. This is not feasible materials nor labor wise in my shop. Also the final polish doesn't stay polished. After a day or 2 in the sun it fades out and looks as if you didn't spend enough time polishing it correctly. Thanks but no thanks. I need a product the performs excellently and has a longevity after my polishing is done. I don't get paid to go back and repolish something that looked good at the time and comes back.
Date published: 2021-06-19
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