Top 9 Gel Coat Compound – Polishing & Rubbing Compounds

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1. Presta

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Removes P1000 or Finer Sand Scratches from Vehicles and Medium to Light Oxidation/Immediate Cutting Action/Produces a Deep High-Gloss Finish / 32 Oz. 138532, Presta Gel Coat

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Presta #ad - Eco-friendly and 100% body shop safe: water-based and contains no waxes,  fillers or silicones. Gel coat is VOC compliant. Innovative formula: Immediate cutting action will not overheat the surface. Easy to use: water-based formula is easy to apply and significantly reduces clean-up time. Versatile compound: provides a high gloss finish on gel coats,  marine clear coats and single stage finishes. Cuts fast: designed to remove p800 or finer dual action sand scratches and P1000 or finer wet sand scratches.
BrandPresta #ad
ManufacturerPresta #ad
Height12 Inches
Length12 Inches
Weight2.5 Pounds
Width12 Inches
Part Number138532
Model72470

2. 3M

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1 Quart, 36102, 3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Heavy Cutting Compound, Fiberglass Oxidation Remover for Boats and RVs

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3M #ad - Part of a complete range of Perfect-It products for gelcoat finishing. 3m’s fastest cutting gelcoat formula for removing heavy oxidation and P800 scratches. Suitable for all gelcoat surfaces including marine, RV and industrial. Formula provides longer wet time for extended product life and easier cleanup. Can be used with two- or three-step gelcoat finishing processes.
Brand3M #ad
ManufacturerPerfect-It #ad
Height8.5 Inches
Length11.2 Inches
Weight2.3 Pounds
Width9.2 Inches
Part Number36102
Model36102
WarrantyNo warranty

3. 3M

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1 Quart, 3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax, One-Step Process, 36106, P1500 and Finer Scratches, Fiberglass Oxidation Remover for Boats and RVs

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3M #ad - Balanced formula: Removes moderate oxidation and scratches, ideal for compounding gelcoats. Pros: refine, polish and wax gelcoat in one step, so you can get back on the water or the road.

Easy to use: apply using a rotary buffer with a yellow 3M wool polishing pad; can also be applied by hand for small areas. Boat wax for high gloss shine. Safe for gelcoats and fiberglass: Marine compound and wax is scientifically formulated for boats and RVs. Fit type: Universal Fit. Part of a family of boat care products: Choose 3M Perfect-It Heavy Cutting Compound for heavier oxidation, Light Cutting Polish for light polishing and.
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ManufacturerPerfect-It #ad
Height8.5 Inches
Length11.2 Inches
Weight2.3 Pounds
Width9.2 Inches
Part Number36106
Model36106

4. Meguiar's

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16 Fluid Ounces, Meguiar's M4916 Marine/RV Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover

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Meguiar's #ad - Versatile: safe and effective by hand or by machine. Restore color: restores the original color of older fiberglass gel coat surfaces by effectively removing surface degradation. Unique formula: unique diminishing abrasives break down and safely disappear during application, leaving the surface with a brilliant look and shine. Marine cleaner: safely removes light to moderate oxidation, stains and scratches from gel coat, water spots, fiberglass and high-tech paint surfaces. Brilliant shine: enriched feeder oils restore color while adding and enhancing brilliant shine and gloss.
BrandMeguiar's #ad
ManufacturerMeguiar's #ad
Height8.66 Inches
Length3.74 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width1.38 Inches
Part NumberM4916
ModelM4916

5. 3M

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One-Step Process, 3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Light Cutting Polish + Wax, 1 Quart, Removes Scratches and Swirls, 36110, Light Oxidation Remover for Boats and RVs

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3M #ad - Safe for gelcoats and fiberglass: Marine polish and wax is scientifically formulated for removing small scratches, swirl marks and defects from boats and RVs.

Pros: polish and wax gelcoat in one step, so you can get back on the water or the road. Leaves professional grade finish: Wax leaves high shine and helps protect against wind, water and weather. Part of a family of boat care products : use for light oxidation on any gelcoat surface, or use after 3M Perfect-It Heavy Cutting Compound for heavier oxidation on darker colored boats. Easy to use: apply using a rotary polisher with a yellow 3M wool polishing pad; can also be applied by hand for small areas.
Brand3M #ad
ManufacturerPerfect-It #ad
Height8.4 Inches
Length11 Inches
Weight2.3 Pounds
Width9.1 Inches
Part Number36110
Model36110
WarrantyAs Label

6. 3M

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3M Marine High Gloss Gelcoat Compound, 06025, 10 lb

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3M #ad - Contains no wax or silicone. This item is not for sale in Catalina Island. Unique formulation reduces slinging while buffing. Leaves a high gloss finish without wheel or swirl marks.
Brand3M #ad
Manufacturer3M #ad
Height8.5 Inches
Length14.5 Inches
Weight8 Pounds
Width14.5 Inches
Part Number06025
Model06025

7. Gel Coat Labs

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Gel Coat Labs GCL-MHC16 Gel Coat Heavy Cut Compound 16 fl. oz.

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Gel Coat Labs #ad - Remove heavy oxidation, scratches and chalk from your vessel. Boat stain remover removes heavy oxidation, scratches and chalk. Boat heavy cut compound can be applied in direct sunlight. Proudly manufactured in the USA. Formulated for painted and unpainted gelcoat surfaces. Made like the best compound, but designed for boats.
BrandGel Coat Labs #ad
ManufacturerGel Coat Labs #ad
Height2.1 Inches
Length8.9 Inches
Weight1.52 Pounds
Width4.1 Inches
Part NumberGCL-MHC16
ModelGCL-MHC16

8. Wizards

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WIZARDS, Wizards Turbo Cut Time Release Compound Fast Cut on Dead Paint, Gel Coat and Fiberglass 1 Gal.

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Wizards #ad - Scratch remover: the turbo cut is recommended for removing 1200 grit or finer sand scratches while smoothing to a 4000 grit, non-oily, non-greasy finish. Great supplement to your buffing kit: for best results, use our Fast Cut Wool Pad.

Time-release: the wizards turbo cut features an exclusive time-release abrasive which starts out aggressively, and becomes less aggressive as you work, creating a smoother finish and restoration to your coating. What makes us wizards: we strive to develop the best car cleaners and detailing tools since 1986; we formulate, blend and package our own products; a manufacturer with exclusive formulas and owner involvement, with a team of car-motorcycle enthusiasts.

Then, use our Blended Wool Pad. For the fastest cut, follow up with Finish Cut and the White Foam Cutting Pad. High gloss finishing: the wizards turbo cut buffer provides a high gloss finish and polish on fresh or aged, slinging, sticking, single-stage paint and clear coat without the headaches of excess dust, staining or gummed up and blocked pads. Not recommended for Orbital DA polishers.
BrandWizards #ad
ManufacturerWizards #ad
Height4.8 Inches
Length9.8 Inches
Weight8 Pounds
Width6.9 Inches
Part Number11043
Model11043

9. Perfect-It

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3M Perfect-It Machine Polish 06064 – For Paint and Gelcoat on Cars, Boats, Trucks and RVs – 1 Qt 32 Fl oz

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Perfect-It #ad - Use what the pros use– scientifically formulated for polishing paint, boats, gelcoat and fiberglass surfaces on cars, trucks, RVs and more.

Buffs to fine finish – leaves surface polished, shiny and ready for wax. Achieve a mirror-smooth finish – high-performance polish is formulated for removing fine scratches and swirl marks after compounding. Easy to use – polish is formulated to hold on the pad using rotary polishers, limiting sling and mess. Part of a complete system – use with 3m perfect-it Foam or Wool Compounding Pads after compounding. Fit type: Universal Fit. Included Components: Refinishing Items.
BrandPerfect-It #ad
Manufacturer3M #ad
Height7.09 Inches
Length10.43 Inches
Weight2 Pounds
Width7.09 Inches
Part Number06064
Model06064
WarrantyNo warranty