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Chemical Guys COM_103 - CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound (1 Gal)
Chemical Guys COM_103 - CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound (1 Gal)
CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound (1 Gal)
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Product Code: COM_103

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  Chemical Guys COM_103 - CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound (1 Gal)

Why Buy This Product?

  • Amazing for polishing vehicles where the surface is mildly oxidized or dull
  • Revive slightly oxidized paint and cleans surface allowing for proper wax or sealant application
  • Natural oils brighten color and restore depth and clarity
  • Great for very small and hardly visible imperfections
  • For use on base coat/clear coat paint systems
  • Leaves a clean, glossy surface, ready for polishing or final finishing
  • Also available in a 16 ounce size

How it Works
In almost every instance, especially in automotive detailing, the real results lie in the smallest details. That certain amount of extra effort that defines professional work and the extra amount of attention it takes for a flawless finish. CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound was created for just that reason, a product that provides a clean, glossy surface that buffs smoothly and quickly without sticking or slinging on base coat/clear coat paint systems to effectively revive slightly oxidized paint and repair minor surface imperfections. True results lie in the smallest details which is why CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound is equipped with an ultra light abrasive compound with very light cleaning ability intended to target very light scuff marks and imperfections leaving behind a flawless finish. Ultra Light Compound is ideal for removing minor swirl marks and surface imperfections on dark color cars like red or black. This high gloss compound formulated with natural oils not only brightens color, it works seamlessly into the surface to remove cob web scratches, micro scratches and swirl marks while reviving slightly oxidized paint and cleans surfaces allowing for proper wax or sealant application. CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound is the perfect solution for any body shop situation and is designed for polishing freshly painted surfaces. The unique and exclusive formula in Chemical Guys CGC-1 Ultra Light Compound is incredibly easy to apply and use. Unlike most compounds, which require multiple passes over the same area, CGC-1 allows you to remove or repair a blemish and move on to the next step cutting work time in half by buffing smoothly and quickly without slinging or sticking. CGC-1 doesn’t leave behind any dust, residue or oily films and leaves a clean and ready for final polishing or final finishing surface.

CGC Compound Series

CGC-1 Light Compound

Other Sizes Available

The CGC-3 Heavy Duty Compound
is also available in a 16 ounce size.

Part Number
1 gallon (128 ounces)
Locking childproof cap
Grit range
Body shop safe
Hand application
Machine application
Safe for clear coat
Safe for light color cars
Safe for dark color cars
Intended users

Proudly Made in America
How To Use:
How to Use

Hand Application:
For best results use out of direct sunlight.  Bright light and direct sunlight will reflect off of the surface glaring your vision and not allow for optimal view of scratches and swirls.
Using a clean terry towel or microfiber applicator pad or towel, apply a quarter size amount of product.
Work in small areas, applying using a small circular motion.
Rub until dry. Buff away excess product. Repeat as necessary.
Machine Application:
For best results use out of direct sunlight.
Start by making sure the surface to be compounded is clean and dry.
New or fresh paint should be fully cured.
Use a Hex-Logic green pad for medium cut, orange for medium to heavy cut, yellow for most aggressive cut.
For maximum cut use a wool pad.
For Lighter polishing work and finishing work you can use the white polishing pad.
Apply product to pad in an "X" shape and if needed use a pad lubricant to assure maximum lubricity if needed.
With polisher in  "off" position, spread the compound over about a 2 x 2 sq. ft. area.
Polish at 1200-1800 RPM (5000-6000 OPM with a dual action polisher.
Start by  working slowly across surface, then up and down.
Always check the progress of your work to see if blemish or imperfection has been removed.
If imperfection or blemish is gone, reduce the pressure of machine and continue buffing to a high gloss and perfect finish is achieved.
It may be necessary to switch to a lighter compound or polish.
If during buffing the pad becomes dry, spray a little Buffing Pad Conditioner onto it and continue buffing.
Occasionally wipe the area with a wet or lightly damp microfiber cloth to better view the results.
If necessary, follow with lighter compound or polish to restore and finish.
To protect your final results Chemical Guys recommends to always always apply a sealant after compounding.
Allow polish to dry, then buff to a deep gloss.

After Polish:
Remember for optimal protection and durability, follow all polish with a wax or paint sealant.
Though CUT compounds will outshine most waxes it does not contain any waxes, sealants or protective qualities.
For optimal protection we suggest Jet Seal 109.

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