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Meguiars Ultimate Compound

Outperforms all other rubbing compounds!

Safely restore color and clarity to abused and neglected finishes with Meguiars Ultimate Compound. Meguiar's exclusive micro-abrasive technology cuts as fast as a traditional compound, but without scratching. Meguiars Ultimate Compound leaves a smooth, swirl-free finish often in one step. No other compound cuts as fast or finishes as smoothly as Meguiars Ultimate Compound!

Meguiars Ultimate Compound cuts as fast as harsh abrasive compounds but without scratching… even on clear coat finishes. This dramatically reduces the time and effort required to remove defects and makes traditional rubbing and polishing compounds obsolete! This is the fast, easy way to remove oxidation, scratches and swirl marks.

The secret is Meguiar's exclusive micro-abrasive technology developed from Meguiar’s state-of-the-art professional body shop and detailer products. Whether working by hand or with our DA polisher, this is truly the ultimate compound!

Remove water spots, oxidation, swirls, scratches, blemishes, and more from all types of paint – even clear coats! Meguiars Ultimate Compound is formulated to level without scratching. In just one step, you can accomplish what used to take many products. Meguiars Ultimate Compound works fast to give your vehicle the smooth, glossy finish you desire.

Apply Meguiars Ultimate Compound using a clean, soft applicator pad to one section at a time using moderate pressure. Wipe dry with a soft Cobra Microfiber Towel. Turn the towel and buff. To apply Meguiars Ultimate Compound with a dual action polisher, use a buffing pad to apply to one section at a time. Re-apply as needed to stubborn spots. Wipe clean with a Cobra Microfiber Towel and then buff.

Follow Meguiars Ultimate Compound with Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 to seal in the shine.

Meguiars Ultimate Compound will become your go-to rubbing compound! Apply it by hand or dual action polisher, to any type of paint, to enjoy smooth results in one step.

15.2 fl. oz.

Meguiars Ultimate Compound

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31% Recommend this product (13 of 42 responses)
By Mark
Westminster, Maryland
May 27, 2017
out performs hands down!
This is all you really need. Don't be fooled by the over-priced German brand. This is a one-stop shop. I used this on my 25 year old custom paint with an orange pad and the paint was ready for wax. Silly me, I kept going and used an over-priced finishing glaze with a finishing pad and had to go back and redo the car due to all the micro marring left behind. Use this and you won't be disappointed. Will remove light scratches, swirls and competitors damage. Better than any German product I've used so far.
ProsPrice Ease of use One product, one pad Won't leave your paint in worse condition then before you started
By Edward
Anderson, SC
April 10, 2017
I totally regret using this product - before I got a chance to take to take a "before" picture. I was scepticle that it would actually remove all those scratches my dog left on the drivers side door (he loves to greet meet when I come down the driveway) but it removed then completely as well as all the other minor scratches all around the car. I also used it on the headlights and the lenses now look like new! Kudos to Meguire's for another great product
By Robert
New Stanton, Pa
September 22, 2016
Does an amazing job.
Will remove minor scratches, etchings on the paint with ease, using a flex polisher. It is hard to believe.
ProsEasy to use with great results.
By Steve
July 8, 2016
Meguire's compound
Best I have used. Don't use any other Meguire's products but I use this. Excellent for taking scratches out or diminishing them if deep with the right pad. Leaves awesome finish.
By Cruzer
June 23, 2016
nice and easy to use
first time paint correcting, using lake country orange. it did well and was easy to use. it didnt get all the scratches on the first pass, but could im sure either a 2nd pass or a pad that cuts more would be the answer. satisfied
Prossuper easy to use
By Scott
February 8, 2016
Good results
Not sure where all the whining about having to put some effort into the removal of this originates from. It states on the bottle not to leave on for any long length of time. Put it on with the DA and wipe it off. Met or exceeded my expectations. Whatever wasn't removed was possibly deeper and require additional steps to remove. But you can't go wrong with this product with light to medium surface swirls and scratches. For example, with my out of date detailing knowledge I had used turtle wax rubbing compound to remove a scratch or stray mark on my timberland green tacoma, needless to say it dulled that location (duh it's too abrasive for today's clearcoats). I used it on white cars for years without realizing the damage I was doing. I used ultimate compound and removed the dullness (scratches are still present but only visible at an angle) but the instant attraction to the dull location can no longer be noticed. If new to DA's and have to remove some swirls or stray scratches, this is a nice first step without making things worse.
ProsDoes what it says it will do without screwing it up. Great first step product without going too far with scratch removal. DA approved.
By Jay
Oklahoma City
January 29, 2016
Worked better than expected, fairly idiot proof.
I needed to remove paint transfer on my wife's black Mazda CX-9. I started with clay to remove the paint. There was still some scuffing so, I went to Meguiar's Fine Cut (#!1) on an orange Lake Country pad on my Porter Cable DA. I wasn't really impressed with the progress it made. So I switched to Ultimate Compound on a pink Lake Country pad. I was very impressed with how well it cut and also with the finish. This car is a driver that we just don't bother making a fuss over. The finish left by UC is plenty good enough for this application. I did not feel the need to follow with polish. If I were doing the whole car I might do both stages just for kicks, but for the average daily driver I just don't think it's necessary. Use this on a pad without a lot of cut and follow with a good cleaner/wax on a polishing pad. I did not find it hard to remove. I think perhaps people are trying to complete large panels all in one pass without removing product as they go. I'd say if the product is stubborn coming off you're either working it too long or trying to work too large an area. I also think part of the reason it cut so well is the speed of the polisher. Don't expect much cutting action if this is used with a cheapo, low-RPM orbital buffer. I turned the speed up to just below where it started to sling product around, somewhere around 4 or 5 on the dial. You can put some heat into the paint at this speed so you have to use good judgment and keep the pad moving. However, if you are a little bit smart and cautious about it you won't damage the paint or leave swirls. This is now my go do for general purpose compound.
ProsPerfect for casual DIYers (the target audience) because you'd have to work it really hard to do any damage to the paint. Can cut well with a DA at higher speeds if done with care Leaves a usable finish without further polishing
ConsNone if you understand what the product is intended to do.
By Paul M.
October 12, 2015
Did what I need it to do
Used this for the first time today in conjunction with Ultimate polish. My paint on my Ram truck is nearly flawless, so it did a great job getting all the little stuff out, and left the paint smooth as hell. Was a little hard to remove, but nothing like the polish which damn near needed a grinding wheel. I say that in jest, but it was pretty hard. Anyway, this product works. Bottom line.
ProsWorks well on good paint. Was impressed.
ConsA little extra arm work to remove it.
By Ron
May 23, 2015
Use own your car!
Very good product along the line of Blue Coral (now defunct), can make you car like new.
ProsEasy to apply but, stay out of sunlight!
By rockinrandall
Atlanta, GA
May 16, 2015
almost like the pros
used on my daughters white Civic today. almost 2 years without a thorough cleaning. After a good wash, I realized I didn't have a clay bar. Used the UC on an orange Lake Country flat pad and couldn't believe how well it worked. Removed all the haze and the dull finish. I think M105 may create a more clear end result but never the less, I was amazed!!
ProsSuper easy to use Doesn't chalk very much Easy to remove works on light colors
By Craig
United States
January 28, 2015
Easy to use
Easy to use and good results.
By robert adams
August 3, 2014
its my standard
use it for decent finsh cars....not for the heavy weights....comes out of the pads nice
By Jim
Upstate New York
July 3, 2014
Forget About it
As others reviewers stated..does not come off. Even in the shade and a cool day. Never saw anything like it. Doesn't really do anything IMHO. Save your money. Very very disappointed.
By Ashley
New York
July 2, 2014
Loved it
Was skeptical about Meguire's Ultimate Compound because I've never had to do anything like get a scrape off of my paint before but I took my chances from reading various reviews and how-to blogs... AMAZING.
By Mike
September 1, 2013
Ultimate compound
The ultimate Compound works great. Some people sould'nt touch the paint.
By Suprajay79
May 2, 2013
Great compound!
If you're hesitant about cutting into your precious paint, fret no more! Meguiar's compound does a great job of utilizing SMAT, so much that you can actually see the difference when used with a DA! This stuff removed the water spots that were on my Vette when I bought it and pulled a couple little scratches out, too- if you're looking for a professional-grade compound that can take on big scratches, look elsewhere. But, if you're looking for something easy to use and doesn't require brain surgery, this is the product to use!
By jeremy
December 4, 2012
not good
i used this product with an orange ccs pad on my 7424xp, and while it did remove some swirls, it definitely didnt get the job done as i hoped. Gonna buy m105 & m205 and try again.
By Rick
September 18, 2012
Not that Ultimate
This stuff dries very quickly even on a cool overcast day. Keep a bottle of QD around to help keep it wet. DO NOT LET IT DRY. The only thing this product did was leave the paint smooth. Did absolutly nothing for minor scratches or swirls.
By Bob smith
July 30, 2012
one of the best over the counter products
What many people do not realize is that meguiars consumer line products are often derived from their professional, mirror glaze, products. This product is one of those such products and works great for removing light to medium paint imperfections. It is very user friendly. It stays wet even under a rotary buffer and therefore cuts much cooler then many professional compounds. In my experience though many consumer products contain filler waxes that will only fill in swirls and not actually remove them.
By Frank S.
July 19, 2012
This stuff is amazing! It's inexpensive, available everywhere, super easy to use, and leaves the paint clean, clear and swirl free!
By lisa
February 29, 2012
I love Meguiars products but when I used Meguiars Ultimate Compound for the first time, I was amazed. My car is nine years old and the Ultimate Compound made it shine like the day I brought it home from the show room floor. I recommend this product to all my customers.
By Jay-D
December 23, 2011
Literally-Does like the picture!!
Have a white 01 accord that was neglected. Oxidized with No shine. Used this and WOW!!! It cleaned it up and brought out the shine instantly! Car looks great now! Get this! You wont regret it!!
By mkt
December 23, 2011
just great!
this compound works real well, quite user friendly for a compound. leaves the paint clear and shiny, ready for Polish then wax.
By tw33k2514
November 18, 2011
Best OTC compound
The best OTC compound available. It cuts well, has good working time, and dusts little. It also finishes down LSP ready on some harder paints.
By opie_7afe
November 10, 2011
very nice otc product
i love this product almost as much as m105!. it has a little less cut then m105 yet has a longer working time and finishes very well for a compound. i really like this product very usefull when you dont need something as strong as m105! it will even remove 1500 grit sanding scratches! which is amazing for a OTC product! a good one to have in your arsenal!
By Ed
June 27, 2011
simply amazing
About 2 years ago, I purchased a mid 80s ford mustang from California. The paint is poor at best, with peeling cracking, surface rust starting in spots. Severe sun damage from likely decades of neglect. I was in the auto parts store the other day and was looking for 3M compound, when I saw this. For the $10 it was, I felt might as well give it a shot. Between wet sanding with 2000 grit and then doing several steps with the compound, I am giving this old tired paint new life that I couldn't have asked for or expected. Check out the following photo for proof: http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/eeprete/IMG_6873.jpg
June 26, 2011
Versatile, Great Value
Using an orange pad for stubborn, deeper swirls and scratches and a coarse green for any others, UC works great. Your pad choice will determine the aggressiveness of the compound operation and UC works great for a wide variety of defects. Follow up with Ultimate Polish especially if you have a black or dark finish. Excellent results.
By Davis
June 17, 2011
Best FINE there is!
You guys with your FIBERGLASS car problems need to read-up on dealing with compounding. Use a marine purpose on Fglass you fools. This is by far the BEST COMPOUND in a pint size for $10 made in the U.S! Took the light orange peel out of the clear coat without using a polisher or machinery! How's that sound? GREAT STUFF
By Mark m.
May 27, 2011
Great stuff
This stuff is amazing! Crazy long work times and wipes off without a problem. just did a pearl white 2008 escalade esv used rotary with foamed wool and it cut everything out and used it for final polish with rotary blue. No idea what other reviews are talking about cause this stuff is awesome. Even after foamed wool with rotary the depth and clarity was outstanding. Didn't even need to follow it with a second step if I didn't want to. It wipes off very very easy. I just bought more.
By Jordan
May 19, 2011
perfect for DA
I bought this Ultimate Compound to use with my griots DA. It works wonderful! It finishes down beautifully, almost LSP ready even with an orange pad. Has a good amount of cut and when followed with ultimate polish gives great depth and gloss.