Polishing & Paint Protection

Polishing & Paint Protection

Paint Polishing and Paint Correction Compounds (Rubbing Compounds)

The Paint Correction compounds are also called rubbing compounds which are products used to remove fine scratches and swirl marks from the paint on a car. It is typically a coarse abrasive substance that is applied by hand or with a machine, such as a rotary or dual-action polisher.

Rubbing compounds come in different levels of abrasiveness and can be used on a variety of paint finishes, including clear coat, single stage and lacquer. They are a popular choice for removing fine scratches and other imperfections from car paint, and can also be used to restore the shine to faded or dull paint.

It's always a good idea to test the product on a small, inconspicuous area of the car to ensure that it does not cause any damage or discolouration before using it on the entire car.

Note that, if the paint damage is too deep or if the car has been repainted, a rubbing compound may not be effective, and a professional paint correction may be needed.


When using a rubbing compound, it is important to work in small sections and use light pressure to avoid causing further damage to the paint. It's also important to use the right pad on the polisher to achieve the best results. Always start with a less abrasive compound and progress to a more abrasive one if needed. Also, follow up with a polishing compound, then a finishing wax or sealant to restore the shine and protect the paint.