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CUT 2.0 Body Shop Approved OEM compound LIGHT CUT POLISH (2500-3500) CUT (16oz)
Light Duty Body Shop Safe Polishing Compound

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CUT 2.0 Body Shop Approved OEM compound LIGHT CUT POLISH (2500-3500) CUT


body shop safe compounds

Factory OEM CUT Compound line is finally available for retail customers!


THE BEST MEDIUM CUT SCRATCH AND SWIRL Remove for 1500-2500 grit sanding scratches with ease leaving a perfect finish every time.


Ideal for buffing dull and oxidizes headlights.

Chemical Guys Cut 1.5 Medium Compound is a premium Acu-Bead compound with superior finishing ability. 100% Body Shop Safe (silicone & wax free) our most powerful polishing compound, Factory and Body Shop  approved for scratch removal on newly cured paint as well as old paints. Cut 1.0 is wax/silicone-free, Acu-Bead exact side cutting beads assure a perfect cutting grade every time with little to no dusting formation. 




Cut 1.5  removes (1500-2500) sanding scratches, imperfections, and swirls perfectly and breaks down into a fine polish for superior results even without being followed by a polish.

Cut 1.5 Acu-Bead Compound is a Cutting-Compound that rapidly cuts 1500-2500 grit sanding scratches, swirl marks, and imperfections.
  The complete line of CUT compounds are developed using the latest Acu-Bead- technology. This superior compounds breaks down as you use it. CUT diminishing body shop-safe compound work like a compound then becomes a polish.  CUT will remove many moderate to heavy surface imperfections and 1000-1500 grit sand scratches, swirls, scuff marks spider-webbing and most surface imperfection. As buffing continues its unique Acu-Bead abrasive system breaks down into finer and finer tiny particles that eventually become a super fine micro-polish. This metamorphosis enables the professional user to compound, polish delivering a superior finish and protect in one easy step.  

Remove scratches, swirl marks, oxidation, spider-webbing, overspray and most surface imperfections in one easy step.

 Benefits of CUT the most advanced compound line:

  • utilizes ACU-BEAD to assure accurate even, consistent polish over the entire surface.
  • Ideal for buffing dull and oxidizes headlights.
  • the fastest and easiest way to remove moderate scratches and  surface imperfections.
  • works like a compound, a polish and a cleaner. 
  • removes moderate to heavy scratchescompounds
  • eliminates surface imperfections.
  • an aggressive polish that begins working like a compound starting at 1000 grit and breaking down  to 50 center point micro-polish (very thin)
  • as buffing continues the unique abrasive system breaks down to a super fine polish.
  • works especially well on clear coats


Also available in 1 Gallon SizeProfessional size.

Simply click here or on 1 Gallon Size  bottle for more info.


CUT Professional Compound is a professional compound. It is developed to achieve perfect results with a Rotary, Porter-Cable of Flex machine.


Hand Application

  1. 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.

  2. Using a clean terry towel or microfiber applicator pad or towel, apply a quarter size amount of product

  3. Work in small areas, applying using a small circular motion.

  4. Rub until dry. Buff away excess product. Repeat as necessary.

Machine Application:

  1. Start by making sure the surface to be compounded is clean and dry.
  2. New or fresh paint should be fully cured.
  3. Apply CUT compound out of direct sunlight. (it can be used in sunlight, but strong heat is not great for your head :))
  4. Use a wool or foam compounding pad, such as Lake Country’s CCS Yellow Cutting Pad 8 inch size or for smaller jobs use Chemical Guys 6" MPT Yellow Pads.
  5. Apply product to pad in an "X" shape and if needed, use a pad lubricant to assure maximum lubricity.
  6. With polisher in "off" position , spread the compound over about a 2 x 2 sq. ft. area.
  7. Polish at 1200-1800 RPM (5000-6000 OPM with a dual action polisher (Porter Cable)).
  8. Start by  working slowly across surface, then up and down.
  9. Always check the progress of your work to see if blemish or imperfection has been removed.
  10. If imperfection or blemish is gone, reduce the pressure of machine and continue buffing to a high gloss and perfect finish is achieved.
  11. It may be necessary to switch to a lighter compound or polish life Pro-Polish.
  12. If during buffing the pad becomes dry, spray a little Buffing pad Conditioner onto it and continue buffing.
  13. Occasionally wipe the area with a wet or lightly damp microfiber cloth. to better view the results.
  14. If necessary, follow with Pro Polish to restore and perfect and finish.
  15. to protect your final results Chemical Guys recommends to always always apply a sealant after compounding.
  16. Chemical Guys recommends Jetseal Aerospace Paint Sealant for the best level of shine and protection.

Allow polish to dry, then buff to a deep gloss.

After Polish:

  1. Remember for optimal protection and durability,   follow all polish with a wax or paint sealant.

  2. Though CUT compounds will outshine most waxes, it does not contain any waxes, sealants, or protective qualities.

  3. For optimal protection we suggest Jetseal.




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