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Pinnacle XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 Polishing Compound

Pinnacle XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 Polishing Compound
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.

Compounding Tips:

  • 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.

12 oz.

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Pinnacle XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 Polishing Compound
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Pinnacle XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 Polishing Compound
5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Heavy duty Swirl Remover
August 16, 2014
This product works Great however it recommends for you to use with caution and Starting With an orange lake country pad in my experience it works great . I would have achieved better results using the most aggressive lake country pad with it but I followed the manufactures advice better safe than sorry overall I do recommend this product to anyone.

5 Stars

This is the fast and Furious
October 15, 2011
This product does a good job the first two passes in getting rid of heavy oxidized and acid rain-water stains. I used this and a medium swirl remover aferwards and the paint looked like new again. I tried the 3M medium rubbing compound, Mequiars 105 Ultra cut and those took 5 to 7 passes to do what this will do in two or less passes. Porter cable DA and Lake country yellow cutting pad was used.

Superior Detailing Service
5 Stars

Simply the Best
October 7, 2009
I've been in business for 5 years now and I only trust this compound to take out swirl marks , oxidations, and lights scratches using a porter cable polisher. I rarely use the other swirl removers from pinnacle because they just arent abrasive enough for even fine scratches. Your best bet is to hit it with this compound because it removes the scratch and still leaves the clear coat surface level without much need to "glaze". Con: Pricey, but hey we make good profit margins on our details right! Buy it, you will love it!

5 Stars

Great Product
November 23, 2007
I used this product and the #1 to remove some heavy scratches and heavy swirl marks from my moms car. This stuff worked magic. Only the heaviest of scratches are still visible and only if you look really hard from a severe angle in very good light.

5 Stars

True Compound
May 31, 2007
You can feel the grit in it.. It works and will remove any scratches you might be fighting.

Justin - part time detailer full time enthusiast
5 Stars

Super duty
May 13, 2007
anything stubborn on your paint this will definitely remove...

Brian G.
5 Stars

Serious Bite for Serious Defect Correction
May 3, 2007
When swirls do not want to play nice, this is a great product to turn to. Beware, this is VERY aggressive and should only be used as a last resort. You will need to follow up with 1 or similar product to refine the finish, as this does leave hazing behine. This is to be expected, as this really is a heavy-duty compound. Overall, great product.