3m Super Duty rubbing compound is recommended for heavy aggressive compounding of paint. It Clings to paint surface - remains wet on the job with little or no mess. Maintains a high rate of cut with constant pressure. Buffs to a high gloss with minimal swirl marks. This is the stuff for heavy oxidation!! Quart and gallon sizes are available. Can be used on your boat, car, truck or RV. (3m-05954 and 05955)
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how deep does this clean? how hard is it to rub off?
It cuts through oxidation and breaks down to a fine dust. Removing it is easy, but you will have to use a finer compound to remove the fine haze that's left by it-if you want to be mirror smooth(shiny). I used a polishing compound behind it and the results are always fantastic. But remember, if you have to use rubbing compound in the first place, it's gonna be hard work.
Depending on your buffer, it can take a lot of oxidation off. I would only recommend using it if you have heavy oxidation or small scratches that you want to remove. I use a buffer to put it on and work it in and I wash it off with boat soap. Then I use a cleaner to remove remaining compound. I do have a 30 year old boat that can require heavy cleaning.
It cleans quite deep and easily with a buffing machine ( I didn't try by hand). It is very easy to rub off when it drys.
I can't say how deep it cleans, but i can tell you that its works great. I smeared it on 3-4sq ft. at a time and used a 10" buffer to take it off and it took out all the marks and gave it a real nice shine at ease. My boat was pretty well chauky and i was suprise at the results it gave me when i was finish. I think it is a great product i even use it on my mag wheels on my pickup truck. Its takes out the black from brakes better then anything i ever used and makes my wheels look like new. Hope i answered your question
good on heavy oxidation
used on 1984 sailboat. shines like new now. need to use machine. will cut through toughest oxidation. brings back color to old gelcoat also.
Leesburg , FL
Bought a 1979 Oday sailboat for my wife and the hull and top decks were badly oxidized. Did the hull first and went over the hull twice and still could have done more. On the top decks that have baked in the sun for 29 years I wet sanded first with 150 grit wet-n-dry sand paper, then with the 3M Super Duty Compound. May go back to the hull with wet sanding and polish again after seeing how much the sanding helped. In other words it is a "super duty" comppound, but wet sanding first can save a lot of polishing if you have bad oxidation. Be carfulwith the sanding. There is only so much gelcoat.