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Gleichmacher

$6.99

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  • Quickly remove severe scratches, oxidation, 800 grit sanding marks, heavy swirl marks, and other severe paint defects

  • Contains no fillers

  • Safe for any clear coat finish

  • Adjust the aggressiveness level by changing your buffing pad

  • No waxes, silicone-free, and body shop safe

  • Cuts and polishes in one step

  • Designed for a rotary buffer, dual-action, or long-throw machines

  • Low dusting


 

Gleichmacher is the ultimate cutting compound that removes the most severe defects. Whether you are trying to remove 800 grit sanding marks, oxidation, heavy swirl marks, or severe scratches, Gleichmacher makes your job that much easier.  Gleichmacher is a very rare cutting compound because of its finishing abilities. Many of the compounds available on the market leave the painted surface dull, requiring intensive polishing to restore the surface.

Gleichmacher cuts incredibly “hard,” extremely fast, and leaves a near polished look to the surface. If polishing is needed, you can use a light polish such as our Lightweight 1500 or our Flash Knockdown to further finesse the surface. Using Gleichmacher can save you time by eliminating the need to follow up with many different polishing levels to remove any “light” remaining defects. 

This cutting/polishing compound is the perfect solution for the most severely neglected vehicles. This solution pairs well with a foam buffing pad or a wool pad. It is important to note that it is impossible to state which pad to pair any polishing or compounding product with since the exterior surface defects will differ. More importantly, each manufacturer’s clear coat can range from “soft” to “hard,” making this impossible to color code or state which product you should use with a particular pad. We always recommend starting with the least aggressive pad first and then proceeding with a more aggressive polishing or compounding pad.

 

How to Use:

The most crucial step of the detailed process is to start with a clean surface. Before using this product, you should prepare your vehicle by removing insect residue, tar, and paint contamination using a clay process or fallout remover.

Apply a small amount of product onto a foam or wool buffing pad, and slowly work into the painted surface with the machine off. Doing this will help avoid any product sling. If you are an experienced detailer, you can slowly start to accelerate the device right away without any product sling.

Work the product until the product becomes nearly invisible. Many auto detailers rush this step. If you do not work the product thoroughly, you will not allow the product’s abrasives to diminish completely.

Wipe the area with a soft microfiber towel. Check your work and proceed to the next panel If the pad combination works correctly with the product. You can always switch the pad to a more aggressive foam pad if necessary. Always start with the least aggressive pad and work your way up the pad aggressiveness level. Quickly increasing the pad aggressiveness level is especially true for the enthusiast detailer who does not have the experience to choose the correct pad and product combination quickly.

 

Car Detailing Tech Tip:

  • Always work in small sections.

  • Fully work product until nearly invisible.

  • Always use dedicated microfiber towels to ensure no marring is placed back onto the surface after removing during the buffing stage.

  • Paint surface preparation is the answer to a flawless finish.

  • Use a quick detailer such as Wipe Away to aid in the removal of excess product.

  • Just because you do not see any product on your buffing pad does not mean it is not present.  A mist of a detail spray held approximately 10 inches away from the pad will release any product remaining inside it. Doing so helps prevent product overload.

  • Keep pad clean by using a pad cleaning tool frequently to avoid the buildup of product.

  • “Dry buffing” can easily be felt when the machine becomes unstable on the painted panel. More product is needed to replace the lubrication barrier between the buffing pad and the painted surface.

  • Always start with the least aggressive pad and increase the pad aggressiveness level.

 

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