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    Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    So when I saw this was released at SEMA I went ahead and grabbed a bottle of it and it showed up today. Now before I go and give my thoughts I just want to be clear that I was in the middle of correcting a 2008 Porsche 997 which has the typical softer paint there know for. But I figured I would tape off a section and see what`s what!




    As you can see the directions are a bit different in that you start with light pressure and finish with heavy pressure.

    For the test I grabbed my G21 and a fresh green Rupes pad, masked off and area and got to work.








    I started off on speed 2-3 for a couple passes and got the product spread out then slowly ramped up to speed 5 for the next few passes before stopping.





    Now here`s where the soft Porsche paint I gave me an issue. I went to wipe off the residue and low and behold it was stuck on paint. A quick wipe with some prep wipe easily removed it though.




    As you can see above after wiping there was some hazing present. Which IMO is to be expected on softer paint with a medium cut pad. But it did cut fast with pretty much zero dusting.


    So for the next test I stepped down to a Rupes yellow pad to see if it would finish better. And it did but had just a hint of haze. Again kind of to be expected on softer paint considering it`s designed to cut 1000 grit sanding marks.





    So all in all so far here are my initial thoughts.

    Absolutely ZERO ODOR! NONE ZIP ZERO


    Very Gritty feel between my fingers. So I don`t doubt it can cut 1000 grit


    Pretty much zero dust

    Still waiting to try on a harder paint to see if it wipes off like it supposed to. Or maybe I worked it too long. I do have a 2012 CTSV in black metallic coming this week so I will test again on that.
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    Re: Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    Thanks for the review this also caught my eye from SEMA as well. Interesting about the instructions being opposite starting with light pressure and finishing with firm pressure.
    Did you try it both light to firm, firm to light and notice any difference?

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    Re: Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    Did a little test spot on a carbon metallic black CTSV with clear cut, BOSS G21 and Rupes green pad. Holy smokes did it destroy these defects. The paint is pretty swirled out and this hit it in one step.


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    Re: Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    Nice. Looks like you got a better finish on the CTS than the porsche.
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    Re: Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    Yeah Guz. Pretty sure it was the usual soft paint on the Porsche causing it to stick. But the caddy has GM hard clear coat and this stuff works but does dust which I`m is expected on a heavy cut compound.
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    Re: Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    I wonder if this if more agressive than Menzerna 300 and Meguiars M101?
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    Re: Some inital thoughts on Carpro new Clear Cut Compound

    Can`t wait to try this out. I got my stock in a couple weeks ago, but haven`t had a chance to play with it yet.

    Your results seem consistent with what I`ve been reading elsewhere. CarPro makes awesome products, so I can`t wait to give it a shot!

    Great review!
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