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3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material

3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material provides fast cut and leaves an excellent finish without swirl marks. This liquid compound and finishing material is designed to remove P600 and P800 dual action sand scratches from gelcoat.

Use with an electric or air polisher (1500-2500 rpm) and a wool pad. Imperial Compound can cut your polishing time in half by making it a one step process! Quart (32 fl. oz.) and gallon sizes available. (3 06044 and 3M 06045, respectively.)

Safe for most paint or gelcoat finishes on boats, cars, and RVs. Want to bring back the luster on your boat's gelcoat? Use this with a buffer, followed by a coat of 3M Finesse It II.

 
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3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Chuck

      from Branford, CT

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      • Multi-Use

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        • Motor Home Sides Boats A

        Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

        Very satisfied with the Product, does a great job in restoring a dull aged finish to like new condition.

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        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Expensive but worth it

        By HUNTL

        from WILMINGTON, NC

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              Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

              I used the product to bring back to life the faded fiberglass on a Boston Whaler 17' Montauk. It's important to use enough compound so that the polishing process does not miss any spots. It's best to squeeze the compound onto the wool buffing wheel, then smearing it around the hull to avoid splattering. Again, don't skimp on the compound. Yes, it's expensive but it's worth it.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Mike

              from Rhode Island

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              Pros

              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • None

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                Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

                Quick and easy, gave results much better than other products. Cut time in half to polish 40' boat that was in very poor condition.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This compound is no Joke!

                By Amature

                from Elizabeth City, NC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Fast cutting
                • High gloss finish
                • Zero swirl marks

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                    Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

                    This compound works 3 times better the the Buff Magic I had been using. Not knocking the Buff Magic, but for the amount of oxidation my boat had this stuff worked GREAT! I compounded a 2000 Century 2100DC that appeared to have never been buffed or waxed, and 3M Imperial Compound brought back to a mirror finish.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Does exactly what it claims to do

                    By Sailorman 100

                    from Rochester, New York

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                          Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

                          This compound saves me from having to go around the boat and polish again, it does 2 jobs in one, I used to do compounding, then finesse it swirl mark remover, this imperial compounding does it all in one time. It made the hull look new again, and i only had to go around the boat twice not 3 times, a 34' sail boat gets very big when you have to do it 3 times. I used the entire container to do the boat.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Looks like a new hull!!

                          By Flashgordon

                          from Des Moines, Iowa

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Gelcoat
                          • Rub rail

                          Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

                          Must use foam pad at 2000rpm and do a 2'-3' square area at a time ( credit given to Sail magazine 4/08 by Geoffrey and Pam Shattuck. For perfect results follow their instructions.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          WOW

                          By Bygone

                          from Heber Springs, AR

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                          • Easy To Use
                          • Works Effectively

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                              Comments about 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material:

                              I am polishing a 16 year old black hull that has faded. First tried to use this product with a Porter Cable random orbital buffer using a foam pad and the results were so so. Then used a 3M wool buffing pad and a Dewalt DW849 buffer and the results are amazing. It is truly a mirror finish.

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