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3M Perfect It Compound and polishing Kit

Rob B

Staff member
I use this three step process for restoring the shine on gel coat. If the gel coat is really oxidize I'll use 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound, #05954. Follow that up with a good coat of wax either Collinite Paste Fleetwax #885, 3M Marine Ultra Performance Paste Wax or a wax of your choice. You can buy most of these products at your local Auto Parts store or here: http://www.premiumboatcare.com/

6085 x 1 Quart​
6064 x 1 Quart
6068 x 1 Quart
5723 x 1 Foam Pad
5725 x 1 Foam Pad
5733 x 1 Foam Pad

6085 is 3M's best performing rubbing compound. Fast cutting and fine finish. Effectively removes P1200 grade and finer sand scratches. Easy cleanup.​

6064 Quickly and effectively removes compound swirl marks and produces an outstanding finish. Good handling, easy cleanup.​

6068 Produces a swirl free finish even on black vehicles. Quickly and effectively removes fine machine polish swirls. Outstanding finish.​

5723 Single Sided Foam Compounding Pad used to refine P1200 or finer sand scratches. Flat back design​

5725 Single Sided Black Foam Polishing Pad used to remove compound swirl marks and fine paint surface defects.​

5733 Foam pad eliminates swirl marks on painted surfaces, even on difficult dark colored cars finishing step after swirl mark remover.​


Here's close up shots of my Ranger after buffing and polishing. I only did step two and three.





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I'll second the 3M kit, pricey but well worth it. I have a 2100 Pulsare Bowrider where the white top gelcoat was yellowed around the tonneau cover where exposed to the sun. Did not need to use the scrubbing/rubbing compound but the other 2 products and pads brought back all the original luster. Also did a 201 Stratos Ski OB black and Silver flake like the Ranger, the black hull came out phenomenal, mirror finish, no swirl marks.