Product ID: 16248
Updated for 2009! Optimum Compound II now cuts even faster and leaves a better finish in less time!
Optimum Compound II has been reformulated for better performance for OEM applications. Optimum Compound II gives you smooth, sleek results faster!
The word compound makes some detailers a little nervous. The term is generally associated with gritty, abrasive polishes that leave hazy, swirled paint. While you can correct these problems by using a less intense polish, wouldn’t it be easier to use a gentler compound? It does exist. It’s called Optimum Compound II
and it could save you a step or two as you detail. Optimum Compound II is an aggressive compound that finishes like a polish.
It does not leave the haze, dust, and swirl marks that result from many compounds. Instead, your vehicle’s paint will be shiny and smooth with no major swirl marks. And of course, Optimum Compound II
removes deep swirls, scratches, and oxidation like a traditional compound. It can remove 1200 grit sand scratch marks while still performing like a polish.
After removing defects, you may be able to go straight to a finishing polish rather than using multiple polishes to refine the surface. Optimum Compound II buffs like a polish and shines like a wax! Optimum Compound II
has a longer working time than many compounds to prevent dry buffing. Although it is full of lubricants, it contains no silicone oils or wax, so it is completely body shop safe.
Optimum says their compound can be used at any speed on your polisher and with a wool or foam pad. When using a wool buffing pad, the compound will remove 1200 sand scratches and lighter at 1000-1400 RPM. Faster buffing speed is not needed with this product. When using a medium or heavy cut foam pad, the compound will remove 1500 sand scratches and lighter at 1000-1400 RPM. The compound works more or less aggressively depending on the pad you choose. If necessary, follow up with Optimum Polish
to refine the paint surface before applying Optimum Wax
. All Optimum products meet VOC regulations.
If compounds have you confounded, try the one that performs like a polish. Optimum Compound II will remove severe paint defects without causing new ones!