XMT #4 is a cut above all other polishing compounds!
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 is a true polishing compound with a high concentration of heavy grade abrasives. Concentrated abrasives increase the compound’s cutting power with minimal increase in compound haze. XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover eliminates your vehicle’s worst flaws to begin to restore the depth of color and gloss to even the most neglected paint finishes.
Compounds, by definition, are the most abrasive type of car polish. They work by leveling the paint surrounding a scratch to make the surface smooth again. A compound is a very effective way – and sometimes the only way – to remove severe scratches and heavy oxidation from automotive paint.
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 is a true compound. It eliminates oxidation, severe swirls and scratches with a blend of abrasives, cleaners, and lubricating oils. The cleaners help remove dead, oxidized paint while the abrasives level scratches and severe swirls. The oils help lubricate the abrasive particles to minimize hazing, though some hazing is expected and easily removed.
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 is effective on all kinds of paint, including clear coats. Do not use this product on new or like new paint. We must stress, this is an aggressive compound for severely damaged paint. Always try a less abrasive polish, such as XMT Intermediate Swirl Remover #3, before stepping up to XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4. XMT #4 is the last hope for rough, oxidized paint.
Use XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 for spot-treating problem areas. It is rare that an entire vehicle needs to be compounded. By addressing only problem areas, you can spare the rest of the finish any unnecessary abrasion.
XMT Swirl Remover #4 is part of a process. Follow XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 with progressively less aggressive polishes until surface gloss is restored. After compounding, it is normal and expected to have what is called compound haze. The depth of color and gloss is easily restored by using XMT Intermediate Swirl Remover #3 and then XMT Ultra Fine Swirl Remover #1. Just like you’d sand a fine piece of furniture, you start with the roughest surface and gradually refine it until the finish is perfectly smooth.
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 can be applied with a rotary or dual action polisher. Since this has heavier grade abrasives, you may have to work the compound longer to get satisfactory results with a dual action polisher. We recommend using a polishing pad with XMT Swirl Remover #4.
Only in the most extreme cases should you use XMT #4 with a foam or wool cutting pad. Older, neglected paint finishes with heavy swirls and oxidation in need of a paint job may benefit from using XMT #4 with a cutting pad.
Use XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 with a polishing pad. Set the maximum speed of a rotary polisher to 1500 RPM. On a dual action or orbital, like the Porter Cable 7424XP, set the speed at 5000 OPM. Pour approximately a quarter size amount of the swirl remover onto the pad and spread it onto the desired section of paint before turning the polisher on. Turn the polisher on and begin moving the polisher side to side and then up and down. Work slowly to get the maximum results from the swirl remover. When it begins to dry, turn off the polisher and buff away the residue with a soft microfiber towel.
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 contains no fillers so you can see the results of your work immediately. This product is body shop safe.
After compounding, use XMT Intermediate Swirl Remover #3 and a light cutting pad to minimize the compound haze. Next, use XMT Ultra Fine Swirl Remover #1 and a polishing pad to completely eliminate any remaining haze and to restore surface gloss.
Only very deep scratches – the kind that extend below the clear coat – will be left at this point. If desired, use XMT Carnauba Finishing Glaze to hide the remaining imperfections and impart a high gloss finish. Top with a wax and your vehicle will look and feel as if the imperfections were never there.
If your vehicle’s paint flaws are too tough for an ordinary swirl remover, step up to a true polishing compound. XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 by Pinnacle eliminates heavy oxidation, severe scratches, and swirls to restore a uniform shine and smooth surface to even the most neglected paint.