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Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound 32 oz.

Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound eliminates swirls, scratches and sanding marks - with a foam pad!

Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound is an ultra heavy cut compound that is designed to remove all types of paint defects including swirls, oxidation, sanding marks, scratches, and basically anything else that hinders the appearance of your paint. Unlike a traditional heavy cut compound, Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound is designed to be used with a foam cutting pad. This makes Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound incredibly easy to use while providing a finish that is typically expected from a polish and not a compound. Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound is body shop safe and is ideal for both the professional and the enthusiast.

Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound eliminates deep swirl marks and scratches from all paint systems!
Before: Swirls and random isolated deeper scratches hinder the shine produced by the paint on this Trans Am
Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound finishes like a polish!
After: Polished to a flawless finish using Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound and Meguiars M205 Ultra Finishing Polish - with foam pads!
Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound is new to the U.S. market but not the paint reconditioning industry. As a matter of fact, Europe’s paint reconditioning industry has been reaping the benefits of Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound for years. This ultra heavy cut compound was specifically formulated in Europe for their unique after market paint systems and the tools and procedures they use to polish paint. In the United States, we generally rely on wool pads to remove sanding marks while European body shops focus on spot repair with foam pads.

Meguiars arguably has the most loyal following in car care so it was only a matter of time before car-crazed enthusiasts in the U.S. starting importing Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound. While Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound was originally designed to be used with a foam cutting pad on a high-speed rotary polisher, professional detailers quickly discovered the amazing cut provided when used with a microfiber pad on a dual action polisher. Whether used with a foam cutting pad or microfiber pad on a dual action or rotary polisher, Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound will remove the most severe paint defects – fast!

The secret in Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound lies in the abrasive technology. Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound utilizes SMAT (super micro abrasive technology) that gives the user the ability to stop polishing at any time to inspect the finish. These abrasives also provide a superior finish compared to traditional diminishing abrasives. The finish provided by Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound is remarkable considering its ability remove up to 1200 grit sanding marks on fresh paint.

Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound is body shop safe, paintable, and contains no fillers. This safe, VOC compliant formula can be used on all paint finishes, including scratch-resistant and conventional clear coats.

For best results, follow Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound with Meguiars M205 Ultra Finishing Polish. This will further refine the surface and provide a wax-ready finish.

32 oz.

Meguiars M101 Foam Cut Compound 32 oz.

Sale Price: $53.99You Save $6.00 (10%)
Item ID: M-10132
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73% Recommend this product (8 of 11 responses)
Douglasville, GA
Awesome product
Used this compound along with the meguiars xtra cut MF pads on a porter cable 7424xp. One section pass removed years of oxidation and more importantly some pretty severe scratches from my black 07 silverado. By far the best cutting compound I've used..it really performs well. After following with foam pads and/or lighter cutting compound, along with prewar glaze and lastly a really good meguiars paste wax, my truck bow looks like it's been painted..looks like it did when I bought it new in 07. Couldnt be happier. Thanks to meguiars and autogeek.
ProsGreat cutting compound for scratch and defect removal
ConsWill need to be followed by less agressive compound to remove micro abrasion swirls and scratches
Lexington, SC
It really is as good as you've heard!
Sooo much better than m105! It finishes out better than m105, it doesn't cake like m105 - you'll never use m105 again!
Naples, FL
I read all the reviews of M101, saw the videos posted on YouTube and read all the praises on the forums. I figured if some of these guys were going to the trouble to get this stuff from Europe it really has to be something special. Now that it's available here I figured I had to have it and add it to my arsenal. I've been using it for about 6 months and I have to say that I personally think it's overhyped and isn't really any better than others that have been available here for years. I've used this with my rotary, my Griots DA, my Flex 3401 and my Rupes 21 with foam, microfiber and wool pads. So I've tested it just about every way you can think of and put it through its paces. Following is what my experience has been.

In its favor it cuts very well and finishes down like a polish leaving very little haze to deal with on all but the darkest colors. So on this level it performs very well. The 2 biggest negatives are that it's very dusty. It makes a mess! It also doesn't have a very long working time. It dries quickly, making the dusting problem worse.

I would have to say that Meguiars M100 cuts and finishes just as well, but doesn't dust up nearly as much. I prefer the M100 to M101 and it is less expensive too. My personal favorite is still Menzerna FG400. It's far superior to M101, cuts better, finishes better and doesn't dust. The working time is much longer and it's easier to wipe off the residue. I've been detailing for 27 years and I've tried just about everything out there and Menzerna FG400 is still the best compound out there that I've found. The M101 is a good compound, but it has its flaws and in my opinion doesn't live up to the hype.
ProsCuts well and finishes down like a polish leaving little haze to remove with a finer polish.
ConsVery dusty and short working time. As long as you don't mind cleaning up a lot of dust it's a good product. I would recommend with reservations.
New Jersey
they knocked it out of the park with this stuff...
Maguiar's Foam Cut Compound (M101) puts on one impressive show and knocked the socks off everyone I work with. It has become the new secret weapon...it is just as dusty as any other compound however, this is a minor oversight considering it eats 1000 grit for breakfast. I bought this after reading so many reviews about how much faster it is then 105. When I heard this I had to try it. M1 05 is an exceptional compound nonetheless ... M101 will edge it out when you put them side-by-side.
Pros Speeds up the compound in process . Can be used with any pad and still has a potency to be reckoned with .
ConsPrice. Dust isn't very fun but what are you going to do so far I've only heard of one compound that doesn't dustup?€? This was Sonax Cutmax.
yuba city, ca
Didnt think it could get much better than m105, but boy was i wrong. This stuff cuts like crazy and gets it done quick, and im only using a gg6 and mf pads
ProsMore cut than 105 Cuts quick Easy wipe off Finishes great
ConsA lot of dust, but it might be technique