7 Best rubbing compound for aluminum [2022]

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1. 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound, 05955, 1 gal (10.6 lb)

  • SAFE FOR ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS AND GELCOATS – Suitable for boats and RVs
  • GREAT FOR TOUGH JOBS – Removes even heavy scratches
  • FAST CUTTING PERFORMANCE – Removes heavy oxidation, marks and water stains
  • ECONOMICAL FORMULA – Liquid compound remains wet for a long time, so you use less product
  • EASY TO USE – Requires only medium pressure by hand or by rotary buffer

2. STAR BRITE Liquid Rubbing Compound For Medium Oxidation – 16 OZ (081316)

  • Removes stains, medium oxidation and scratches
  • For fiberglass, metal and painted surfaces
  • Convenient liquid formula
  • Great for hand or buffer application
  • Does not set up like most rubbing compounds so removal is quick and easy
  • We recommend using Star brite Premium Marine Polish with PTEF (part# 85716) as the perfect follow up to maintain the restored finish

3. STAR BRITE Paste Rubbing Compound Medium – 14 oz (082616)

  • For fiberglass, metal and painted surfaces
  • Easy to use
  • Great for hand or buffer application
  • Removes stains, medium oxidation and scratches

4. 3M Metal Restorer and Polish, 09019, 18 oz Paste

  • Metal restorer removes rust and corrosion
  • Formula reverses the effects of oxidation
  • Polish brings out a lustrous shine
  • Recommended for stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, chrome and aluminum
  • Paste consistency works smoothly over metal

5. Malco Super Duty Heavy Cut Compound – Professional Cutting, Polishing and Finishing Compound / For Auto Paint Correction, Detailing and Buffing / 32 oz. (127632)

  • HEAVY CUT COMPOUND: Super-Duty is a versatile cutting compound designed to remove heavy sand scratches and oxidation from both clear coat painted and gel coat surfaces.
  • ULTRA-FAST COMPOUNDING: Easily remove P1500 grit and finer sand scratches from any car, truck, or boat.
  • HIGH GLOSS FINISH: Super-Duty Compound works fast and leaves a high-gloss finish on any automotive, marine or industrial coating.
  • CONVENIENT & EASY TO USE: For best results use with a Malco 100% twisted white wool cutting pad.
  • CLEAR COAT SAFE: Our Heavy-Duty Compound is safe and effective on all glossy paint finishes including clear coats. Body shop safe & VOC compliant.

6. 3M Marine Aluminum Restorer and Polish, 09020, 18 oz

  • FORMULATED SPECIFICALLY FOR ALUMINUM – Restore and polish marine hardware, trim or entire hulls
  • CLEANS AND RESTORES – Removes heavy oxidation and chalking from water, sun and weather
  • ENHANCES LUSTER – Marine polish brightens and restores bare, painted or brushed aluminum to original shine and color
  • CONCENTRATED FORMULA – A little material goes a long way, great for aluminum fishing and pontoon boats (not recommended for anodized or matte aluminum
  • DOUBLE-DUTY FORMULA – One product restores and polishes aluminum to save time and money

7. TotalBoat TotalBuff Marine Rubbing Compound (Quart) | Removes Heavy Oxidation and Scratches | Aggressive Fast Cut Liquid Formula for Fiberglass Gelcoat & Paint Restoration on Boats and Cars

  • Easy-to-use, two-part, flexible, waterproof epoxy sealer repairs leaking rivets and seams, and patches small holes on aluminum boats quickly and effectively.
  • Long working time (75 minutes @ 72°F) ensures better penetration and a better seal. Absorbs stresses from contraction, vibration, shock, and expansion holding firmly to prevent leaks.
  • Can be applied to properly prepared aluminum surfaces when the air and substrate temperature is as low as 40°F.
  • Resin and hardener come in a single cartridge and are dispensed automatically at the proper ratio. No mixing. No mess to clean up.
  • Available in a handy 250 ml. cartridge that conveniently fits standard caulking guns. Includes 2 static mixing tips.

8. Meguiar’s M4916 Marine/RV Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover, 16 Fluid Ounces

  • MARINE CLEANER: Safely removes light to moderate oxidation, water spots, stains and scratches from gel coat, fiberglass and high-tech paint surfaces
  • BRILLIANT SHINE: Enriched feeder oils restore color while adding and enhancing brilliant shine and gloss
  • RESTORE COLOR: Restores the original color of older fiberglass gel coat surfaces by effectively removing surface degradation
  • UNIQUE FORMULA: Unique diminishing abrasives break down and safely disappear during application, leaving the surface with a brilliant look and shine
  • VERSATILE: Safe and effective by hand or by machine

9. Meguiar’s M8532 Mirror Glaze Diamond Cut Compound 2.0, 32 Fluid Ounces

  • Fit type: Universal Fit

10. Drixet 6 Piece Buffing, Polishing & Cutting Compound 4 Oz. Kit – Set Includes: Black Emery, Brown Tripoli, White Diamond, Red Rouge, All Purpose Blue & General Green Compounds

  • ✓ The Drixet 6 Piece Buffing/Polishing Compounds Kit will help you get a smooth and burr-free mirror finish on a wide variety of surfaces helping you handle all kinds of projects.
  • ✓ SPECS: All compounds (Black, Brown, White, Green, Red & Blue) are the same size – Length: 4-3/4” – Width: 1” – Height: 3/4”.
  • ✓ QUALITY: These Compounds are color coded for easy identification in a scale from coarse to fine – The compounds will bring out the maximum luster and mirror like finish on jewelry and soft metals and can also be used to finish harder metals to a mirror like finish.
  • ✓ DESIGN: The Compounds are designed to be applied on buffing wheels by simply spinning a buffing wheel on a motor/drill and gently pressing the compound against the wheel while the heat/friction will transfer the compound onto the polishing wheel.
  • ✓ USES: Used for Polishing, Cutting, Waxing, Cleaning, Repairing, Restoring, Reviving etc. on any material like: Aluminum, Stainless, Steel, Brass, Cast-iron, Auto Body car work, Appliances & Jewelry.

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