One of the best compound for the ultimate results
Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound is the ultimate paint cleaner for removing below surface defects such as light to moderate oxidation, scratches, water spots and stains. With Meguiar’s exclusive micro-abrasive technology it cuts quickly for permanently defect removal, restores color and clarity, and won’t haze or mar like a traditional compound. This clear coat safe compound also dramatically reduces the time and effort to restore paint while obtaining results that surpass the performance of both conventional rubbing and polishing compounds. Ultimate Compound quickly and easily removes paint defects while maximizing shine and gloss to get your paint ready for wax protection.
How to prepare the paint before applying Ultimate Compound
- Wash and dry the vehicle first. Always use a pH balanced car wash soap, such as Meguiar’s Ultimate Wash and Wax, which gently cleans your car’s paint, adds gloss and shine, and leaves additional wax protection behind each time you wash.
- After washing and drying, run your clean, dry fingertips over the paint. If it feels rough, you have bonded contaminants on top of your paint. These contaminants can be anything from tree sap mist to industrial fallout or even road tar to paint overspray. Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay Kit comes with everything needed to safely remove bonded contaminants and leave you’re the paint as smooth as glass.
Next, inspect the paint for below surface defects like swirls, scratches, oxidation and water spots. Good lighting is essential here, consider inspecting the paint in direct sunlight or under strong florescent lights. If possible, use different light sources as different types of light can reveal different below surface defects.