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    Thumbs up Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    As a long time fan of Menzerna SF-4000 and now SF-3500 I was intrigued when I saw Jescar, (formally MenzernaUSA) developed their own line of compound and polish. Could Jescar’s Micro Finishing Polish be better than SF-3500? Or was it the same thing just relabel? With my annual Spring detail coming up, I jumped at the chance to try Jescar’s Micro Finishing Polish out and find out for myself.




    From Autopia’s copy for Jescar MFP:
    Jescar Micro Finishing Polish, developed using the same advanced abrasive technology as the Jescar Correcting Compound, contains uniform particles that will perfect your paint quickly and consistently. Jescar Micro Finishing Polish contains no fillers, silicones, or waxes that hide paint imperfections – not only making Jescar Finishing Polish body-shop safe, but also a genuine paint polish that will leave your paint looking it’s best.

    *Bias Review Disclaimer* AG sent me Jescar Micro Finishing Polish, Correcting Compound, and Lake Country’s HDO pad line to use and review at no-charge. Ok now that bit of housekeeping is out of the way… Onto my review!


    Directions

    Typical and straightforward:




    Warning and contact info:



    So basically don’t eat it, wear safety glasses, and gloves!

    Appearance:




    The speckled purple consistency of MFP looks exactly the same as SF-3500 and Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish. Smells pretty similar too. Anyone know why finishing polishes tend to be this color? Is there a technical reason besides being a nice color?



    Application

    Using MFP is as easy as you’d expect. Here’s a 50/50 of my trunk after 5-6 section passes using a B&S Uro-Tec light polishing pad:





    Same area, viewed from the side:




    Nice and corrected!


    During my last visit to the dealership the tech left behind a special gift:






    These have been bugging me for long enough!! It’s time to get rid of them!


    Enter Jescar Correcting Compound + LC’s HDO Blue Foam Heavy Cutting Pad.





    Pad primed and ready to go:





    After 5-6 section passes:





    Scratches are gone, with only a slight amount of compounding haze remaining:





    Time to refine the area with Micro Finishing Polish + LC’s HDO Orange Foam Polishing Pad:





    After 5-6 passes:





    Perfection!




    *mini-review* I was very impressed at how well Jescar Correcting Compound + LC’s HDO Blue Foam Heavy Cutting Pad did to remove the DISO’s. The HDO pads are also very nice to use, ran smooth, and did not heat up as quickly as conventional pads would have. However when performing a 1 step correction Jescar’s MFP + HDO polishing pad didn’t remove watermarks as quickly as B&S Uro-Tec light polishing pads and required additional passes.


    Jescar Micro Finishing Polish VS. Menzerna SF-3500

    After completing 75% of the car I had a pretty good understanding how Jescar Micro Finishing Polish performed. It was time to use it back to back with SF-3500.

    First up, Jescar MFP:




    Now for Menzerna SF-3500:




    If you couldn’t tell by the above, the main difference I found was SF-3500 is oilier and takes longer to remove. I repeated this comparison a few times and the results were always the same. Both do a fantastic job at polishing the surface BUT Jescar MFP requires less effort to remove and in turn, allows you to finish the job faster.

    In both test I used the same amount of polish, on a HDO polishing pad, worked for 5-6 section passes on adjacent areas of the same panel, and wiped off with separate clean towels.

    Cost comparison: based on an 8oz bottle: oz per oz Jescar MFP is less expensive than Menzerna SF-3500 @ $2.25 per oz vs $3.12 per oz respectively or $17.99 vs $24.99 per bottle.


    Results

    All done and coated with Gtechniq CSL + EXO:




















    Conclusion

    Jescar Micro Finishing Polish is awesome. If you like using Menzerna SF-3500 but have been put off by how oily it is to remove or how expensive it is to purchase - Jescar Micro Finishing Polish is the answer. I can’t wait to use up my current supply of SF-3500 so I can switch over.

    I hope you enjoyed this review and the information provided was helpful to anyone considering purchasing any or all of these products.

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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Great review. I also like the gif`s you made! That is a great idea.
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    How are the HDO pads? I have been looking at purchasing the Blue pads but was not sure if it was worth jumping in with all the other pads I currently have.

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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Quote Originally Posted by RaydiantDetail View Post
    Great review. I also like the gif`s you made! That is a great idea.

    How are the HDO pads? I have been looking at purchasing the Blue pads but was not sure if it was worth jumping in with all the other pads I currently have.
    Thanks! The gif are pretty cool huh? Takes things to the next level

    RE: HDO pads: the blue ones are nice, held their shape, and cut well as you could see from all of the scratches that were removed. I only used the Blue HDO pad in a few small areas so I my feedback on them is limited, sorry!
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Awesome review, thanks for sharing. The GIFs are pretty cool, I was able to see how the menzerna took a bit more to take off. I`ve used menzerna for years and love them, so taking off the product is normal to me but in your comparison there`s a big difference! BTW, your car is a beauty!
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Car looks good !!!! (still miss mine)..

    LOVE the gifs. How do you do them?
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    I wonder why a company would make a product that competes with itself? Why didn`t Menz/Jescar just improve 3500 and slap a label on it? I`ll use up my remainder of 3500 before I jump on the Jescar train. Thanks for the nice review!

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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    awesome review, pictures and gifs and everything! i love me some HD polish+ but i may be switching soon....

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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Quote Originally Posted by xspwrstang View Post
    Awesome review, thanks for sharing. The GIFs are pretty cool, I was able to see how the menzerna took a bit more to take off. I`ve used menzerna for years and love them, so taking off the product is normal to me but in your comparison there`s a big difference! BTW, your car is a beauty!
    Thank you! I`m happy to hear you enjoyed the review. The difference in oil between Menz and Jescar is significant: It`s faster to remove, your towels stay cleaner for longer, and you move faster from section to section.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Car looks good !!!! (still miss mine)..
    Thanks, Ron! I`m doing my best to hold on to it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    LOVE the gifs. How do you do them?


    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    I wonder why a company would make a product that competes with itself? Why didn`t Menz/Jescar just improve 3500 and slap a label on it? I`ll use up my remainder of 3500 before I jump on the Jescar train. Thanks for the nice review!
    Thank you, Sir! From my understanding Menzerna and Jescar are separate companies. Jescar was the US importer for Menzerna but decided to drop the "Menzerna USA" name and develop their own Jescar product line. Just wait, Menzerna will inevitability change the name of Super Finish again and when they do maybe they`ll make it even better then Jescar MFP.

    Quote Originally Posted by donbeezy View Post
    awesome review, pictures and gifs and everything! i love me some HD polish+ but i may be switching soon....
    Thanks, Don! Very kind of you to say
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Nicely done
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Boden View Post
    Nicely done
    Thank you!

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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    I`ve been a Menzerna user for years. I absolutely loved the fast glass 400. I`m going to pick up some of that micro finishing polish. Thanks for the review!
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Thanks for the review. I picked up Jescar correcting from AG during one of the sales, have yet to try it. I have a car that`s pretty swirled and scratched that I`ll try it on in near future.
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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    Quote Originally Posted by WaxManRonnie View Post
    I`ve been a Menzerna user for years. I absolutely loved the fast glass 400. I`m going to pick up some of that micro finishing polish. Thanks for the review!
    Quote Originally Posted by HCF View Post
    Thanks for the review. I picked up Jescar correcting from AG during one of the sales, have yet to try it. I have a car that`s pretty swirled and scratched that I`ll try it on in near future.
    Thanks, fellas. Jescar polishes are great. You`re not going to be disapointed.

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    Re: Jescar Micro Finishing Polish (+ special guests) - Review

    I used Jescar Correcting Compound with Orange Lake Country Hybrid pads on a Honda. I`m really cautious, so this was as aggressive as I wanted to go. It required a few attempts in some sections to remove ice scrapper scratches, and it probably due to my pad limitation. What struck me the most was how well it finished. Fantastic reflection, no haze, and I mean fantastic.
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