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    Re: 1st time machine compounding, a bit disappointed

    Glad to hear it worked out garberfc! Menz HCC400 is a phenomenal product.

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    Re: 1st time machine compounding, a bit disappointed

    Quote Originally Posted by garberfc View Post
    Hello All, I'm trying to compound out some scratches in my daughters 2016 Toyota Camry. She has some shallow and some deep scratching.

    I'm using a Rupes LHR 15 Mark III, with Lake Country yellow waffle pad, and Turtle Wax Rubbing compound. I made numerous horizontal and vertical passes using my 4 beads of compound at a speed of 4-5. I used a micro fiber cloth to clear the film. I was expecting at least the shallow scratches to be affected. I didn't even get a 'glaze' in the clear coat. I repeated the process, still no glaze. I did see a reduction in swirl marks.

    Any advise? Should I be using a more aggressive compound? If so, can you recommend any?

    Thank you in advance,
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    Rubbing compound as in the old gritty paste in a can kind? IMO, ditch that stuff. Not sure what you mean by Glazing a clear coat?

    End of day if you don't have a Paint Thickness Gauge, I wouldn't go chasing Random deep scratches. Remember, you're not "removing" scratches, you're leveling aka removing clear coat from the surrounding area to reduce the appearance of scratches. That means you're thinning out things and there's a balance between doing that to remove swirls which is okay and getting into trouble chasing deeper marring.

    My advice is that you don't likely need to compound anything and would be better off using a polish over the finish and getting it 90-95% corrected and leave the remaining 5% alone. Toyota has soft thin paint so tread lightly.

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    Re: 1st time machine compounding, a bit disappointed

    Quote Originally Posted by garberfc View Post

    The Menz HC400 did the job! I used it with the Meguiars microfiber cutting pad. I removed or vastly improved numerous shallow scratches and mars in the clear coat.
    The Menzerna HC400 = GREAT ABRASIVE TECHNOLOGY

    The FIBERS that make up a microfiber pads are also a form of abrasives.

    So you had 2 things cutting for you not just the compound.



    Quote Originally Posted by garberfc View Post

    You can see in the image what I did with the Turtle Waz rubbing compound!

    Sorry, try as I may, I keep getting a file upload failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post

    Rubbing compound as in the old gritty paste in a can kind? IMO, ditch that stuff.

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