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Pinnacle Advanced Compound

Pinnacle Advanced Compound

Our Price: $29.99
Item ID: PIN-240
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The perfectionist’s compound

Pinnacle Advanced Compound is the safe and easy solution to removing gloss-hindering paint imperfections, like swirl marks, scratches, and water spots. Featuring the most advanced abrasive technology ever offered in a compound, Pinnacle Advanced Compound carries true to its name by offering an advanced, systematic approach to defect removal. Pinnacle Advanced Compound brings “user-friendly” to a whole new level. You will not find a more easy to use compound that delivers such outstanding cutting and finishing action.

Pinnacle Advanced Compound has a long buffing cycle
Advanced Compound has a long, smooth buffing cycle.
Pinnacle Advanced Compound wipes off without a struggle
...and it wipes off like butter.
Benefits of Pinnacle Advanced Compound
  • Removes swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation
  • Engineered diminishing abrasives do not scratch paint
  • Clear coat safe
  • Low-dusting formula
  • Easy wipe off
  • Cuts like a compound, finishes like a polish
  • Body shop safe
  • Can be used by hand or machine
Compounds are arguably the most painstaking car care products to formulate, because the chemists must create a formula that offers outstanding cutting action without sacrificing finish quality. This is more difficult than it sounds, which is the reason why the finish quality of most compounds leaves a lot to be desired. Through years of strenuous research and development, Pinnacle formulated a compound that offers the true cutting ability of a compound, with the finish quality of a fine cut polish. The result is Pinnacle Advanced Compound.

Abrasives are the component of the compound that is responsible for removing swirls and scratches. There are two types of abrasives – those that are mined and those that are engineered.

Mined abrasives are dug out of the earth and then filtered using a screening process where particles fall through different filters, separating the various sizes. This process has been the industry standard for decades, and while it has evolved to become more advanced and the quality of the abrasives is better than they used to be, they still pale in comparison to engineered abrasives – the type found exclusively in Pinnacle Advanced Compound.

Engineered abrasives are created in tightly controlled laboratory. The advantage to this type of abrasive technology is that the chemists can control the size, shape, sharpness, hardness or softness, and breakdown rate of each and every abrasive particle that goes into Pinnacle Advanced Compound. This ensures better quality control over mined abrasives, where no two abrasives are exactly the same. The result is the ability for the chemists to create a compound that offers both excellent cutting and finishing qualities. Pinnacle Advanced Compound will not scour or haze your paint.

Pinnacle Advanced Compound removes swirl marks and scratches with minimal effort
Before using Advanced Compound
Pinnacle Advanced Compound finishes more like a fine cut polish than a heavy cut compound
After using Advanced Compound
Pinnacle Advanced Compound offers more than outstanding cutting and finishing qualities – this body-shop safe compound offers a long buffing cycle and easy wipe off. Pinnacle Advanced Compound can be applied with a dual action or rotary polisher using foam, wool, or microfiber pads. Pinnacle Advanced Compound also works great for removing defects by hand in difficult to reach areas!

Though some would describe the cutting ability of Pinnacle Advanced Compound as aggressive, since it can effortlessly remove 1200 grit sanding marks, the finish that it leaves behind rivals that of the finest cut polishes. With that being said, amazing is the only word necessary to describe the cutting and finishing qualities of Pinnacle Advanced Compound.

Pinnacle Advanced Compound can be applied by hand or with a dual action or rotary polisher
Apply with a foam cutting or polishing pad on a dual action polisher, like the FLEX XC3401 VRG
Pinnacle Advanced Compound does not dust or smear
Pinnacle Advanced Compound is so easy to use that anyone can make their vehicle look like a show car!
Machine Application:

1. The vehicle should be clean and dry before polishing. If the paint feels gritty, we recommend using Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay to remove any potentially abrasive contaminants.

2. Pour several dime-sized drops of compound onto a light cutting pad. You may also apply the compound directly to the vehicle (rotary polisher) or in a circle on the pad. Spread the polish over the area you intend to polish with the machine turned off. This will reduce splatter.

3. Set the maximum speed on a dual action polisher to 5 or 6. If you’re using a rotary polisher, set your speed between 1000 and 1200 RPM. Set the pad on the paint and turn it on. Work in a side to side, then up and down motion until the polish starts to turn clear.

4. Make sure the polisher is off before lifting it off the paint. Remove residue with a Gold Plush Jr. Microfiber Towel to inspect your results. If swirls are still visible, repeat the process.

5. Always follow Pinnacle Advanced Compound with Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish. This ultra fine polish further enhances the gloss and reflective quality of the paint. Then finish off the paint with a coat of one of Pinnacle’s show car waxes: Souveran, Signature Series II, or Liquid Souveran.

Tip: As you work, use a Foam Pad Conditioning Brush to brush the pad. This will help keep the polish distributed for more even coverage.

8 oz.

Pinnacle Advanced Compound was featured on My Classic Car with Dennis Gage
1931 Ford Highboy on the set of My Classic Car with Dennis Gage, where Pinnacle Advanced Compound was used to remove the swirl marks and scratches, Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish to create a mirror finish, and Pinnacle Souveran to impart a dazzling, 3-dimensional shine.
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100% Recommend this product (8 of 8 responses)
Newtown, PA
Great compound
Used this on a Orange LC Force pad and Flex 3401 to cut my ‘08 Bmw w/the notoriously soft non-metallic black paint. Using the “SMACK technique” for the 3401, I was able to achieve a flawless finish. I followed up with a finishing polish and finishing pad, but I saw no improvement- the finish was that good. I loved how there was no dusting and the work time was great (though it is a DAT compound, which are designed for longer working times). Wouldn’t be surprised if this product was simply Menzerna FG400 tweaked to PBMG specs, which is fine with me!

Would be curious to see how this performs on harder paint, but I suspect it will perform pretty well when teamed with an aggressive pad.
ProsGood cut, good finishing ability, long working time, no dusting
ConsA bit expensive
McDonough, Ga
Great compound
This was my first time using this compound. But, it made the job a lot easier along with the Pinnacle polish line. I would highly recommend!
South Daytona, Florida
Needed a Great Compound
I saw it on Garage Squad, I got great stuff! Thanks
Easiest to use, best results
Used this one two different vehicles now. First was my black 81 Trans Am, who's paint had quite a bit of swirls and other issues from a previous owner. Second was my wife's dark grey van, who's paint had some light imperfections from daily use. In both cases, this compound cleaned them both up very quickly, and incredibly easily. This is one of the easiest compounds to work with I've ever used, and delivers outstanding results. It's my "go-to" product when a compound is required without hesitation.
ProsEasy to use Low dust Outstanding results
Great Compound
This product was very easy to use and a little went a long way. It wiped off fairly easy. I wished it had a little more cut into it but the compound did it’s job. I just had to make a few extra passes or add a little more product. It leaves behind a glass like finish.
ConsCost (8oz) for 30 bucks