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Greenway's Lightweight 1500 Cutting Compound


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  • Mildly aggressive compound that quickly removes up to 1500 grit sanding marks

  • Contains synthetic micro-abrasives that break down during the buffing process, leaving a scratch and swirl-free finish

  • Removes light to medium scratches, swirl marks, oxidation, and other paint defects

  • Perfect for the vehicle with mild paint defects and only needs fine correcting

  • Perfect to use before a pure polish, sealant, or wax coat. Does not leave the surface dulled that it is not always necessary to follow up with a polish. Apply topcoat right after the correction phase. Vehicle’s surface will yield different results depending on the paint severity, “hardness,” and “softness” of clear.

  • Contains no fillers

  • Prepares the surface for final polishing or protection

  • Use with a dual-action buffer, rotary polisher, and long-throw buffer

  • Effective on all paint finishes

  • Silicone free and body shop safe



Lightweight 1500 easily cuts through mild to moderate paint defects, removes swirls, scratches, oxidation, and 1500 grit sanding marks. Lightweight 1500 is perfect for that vehicle’s surface that you need to bring “back to life.” Some cars might require a little more than polishing to rejuvenate the painted surfaces. Lightweight 1500 is a great choice when conducting a one or two-stage paint correction followed by a protective coat. Scratches can be caused by improper washing techniques, tunnel washes, poor drying habits, environmental factors, and more. It is always easier to start with a mild paint correcting compound to save time during the final polishing stage. Lightweight 1500 is the perfect in-between product to fill the void if a heavy cut compound is not needed and a paint correcting polish is just not strong enough.

Unlike many light-cut compounds, Lightweight 1500 contains synthetic micro-abrasives that help remove the surface defects without leaving behind the typical abrasive compounding surface defects. Lightweight 1500 leaves behind a scratch and swirl-free finish, which allows you to speed through the polishing stage.  Lightweight 1500 is silicone-free and body shop safe. There will not be any issues with “fish-eyes” and other paint defects that products containing silicone can create.


 How to Use:

The most crucial step of the detailed process is to start with a clean surface. Before using this product, prepare the 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 buffing pad and slowly work into the painted surface with the machine off. This step will help avoid any product sling.  If you are an experienced detailer, you can slowly accelerate the machine 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. Increasing the pad aggressiveness level is essential for the enthusiast detailer who does not have the experience to quickly choose the correct pad and product combination, 


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. This 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.

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