|XMT #4 is a cut above all other
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 is a true polishing
compound with a high concentration of heavy grade
abrasives. Concentrated abrasives increase the compound’s
cutting power with minimal increase in compound haze. XMT
Heavy Duty Swirl Remover eliminates your vehicle’s worst
flaws to begin to restore the depth of color and gloss to
even the most neglected paint finishes.
Compounds, by definition, are the most abrasive type of
car polish. They work by leveling the paint
surrounding a scratch to make the surface smooth again. A
compound is a very effective way – and sometimes the only
way – to remove severe scratches and heavy oxidation from
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 is a true compound.
It eliminates oxidation, severe swirls and scratches with
a blend of abrasives, cleaners, and lubricating oils. The
cleaners help remove dead, oxidized paint while the
abrasives level scratches and severe swirls. The oils help
lubricate the abrasive particles to minimize hazing,
though some hazing is expected and easily removed.
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 is effective on all kinds
of paint, including clear coats. Do not use this product
on new or like new paint. We must stress, this is an
aggressive compound for severely damaged paint.
Always try a less abrasive polish, such as XMT
Intermediate Swirl Remover #3, before stepping up to XMT
Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4. XMT #4 is the last hope for
rough, oxidized paint.
- Use XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 for
spot-treating problem areas. It is rare that an
entire vehicle needs to be compounded. By addressing
only problem areas, you can spare the rest of the finish
any unnecessary abrasion.
- XMT Swirl Remover #4 is part of a process.
Follow XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 with
progressively less aggressive polishes until surface
gloss is restored. After compounding, it is normal and
expected to have what is called compound haze. The depth
of color and gloss is easily restored by using XMT
Intermediate Swirl Remover #3 and then XMT Ultra Fine
Swirl Remover #1. Just like you’d sand a fine piece of
furniture, you start with the roughest surface and
gradually refine it until the finish is perfectly
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 can be applied with a
rotary or dual action polisher. Since this has heavier
grade abrasives, you may have to work the compound longer
to get satisfactory results with a dual action polisher.
We recommend using a polishing pad with XMT Swirl Remover
Only in the most extreme cases should you use XMT #4 with
a foam or wool cutting pad. Older, neglected paint
finishes with heavy swirls and oxidation in need of a
paint job may benefit from using XMT #4 with a cutting
Use XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 with a polishing pad.
Set the maximum speed of a rotary polisher to 1500 RPM. On
a dual action or orbital, like the Porter Cable 7424, set
the speed at 5000 OPM. Pour approximately a quarter size
amount of the swirl remover onto the pad and spread it
onto the desired section of paint before turning the
polisher on. Turn the polisher on and begin moving the
polisher side to side and then up and down. Work slowly to
get the maximum results from the swirl remover. When it
begins to dry, turn off the polisher and buff away the
residue with a soft microfiber towel.
XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 contains no fillers
so you can see the results of your work immediately. This
product is body shop safe.
After compounding, use XMT Intermediate Swirl Remover
#3 and a light cutting pad to minimize the compound
haze. Next, use XMT Ultra Fine Swirl Remover #1 and
a polishing pad to completely eliminate any remaining haze
and to restore surface gloss.
Only very deep scratches – the kind that extend below the
clear coat – will be left at this point. If desired, use
XMT Carnauba Finishing Glaze to hide the remaining
imperfections and impart a high gloss finish. Top with a
wax and your vehicle will look and feel as if the
imperfections were never there.
If your vehicle’s paint flaws are too tough for an
ordinary swirl remover, step up to a true polishing
compound. XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 by Pinnacle
eliminates heavy oxidation, severe scratches, and swirls
to restore a uniform shine and smooth surface to even the
most neglected paint.