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Difference between rubbing compound and polishing compound

Rubbing compound versus polishing compound DIYers always ask about the difference between rubbing compound and polishing compound. It’s really  simple; think of both as sandpaper, where rubbing compound is a coarse grit you would use to sand down a scratch in a piece of wood. Think of polishing compound as a fine grit sandpaper you’d use to smooth out the wood before painting. What is automotive rubbing compound? Rubbing compound is a paste or thick liquid filled with a coarse abrasive. It’s designed to remove scratches in clear coat and … Read More


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