Meguiars Ultimate Compound – Super Effective Car Paint Restorer

Author: Rob Mobberley

Meguiars Ultimate Compound

Meguiars Ultimate Compound was launched into the car care market back in 2009 and quickly established itself as a high performing product.

Not only is it highly effective when it comes to restoring tired and neglected paint finishes but Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound also steps up to the mark where others fail in removing bird poop marks, water stains, tree sap and other annoying blemishes you sometimes find on your paintwork.

Meguiars Ultimate Compound uses a proprietary technology they have termed “Super Micro Abrasives”.

Although Meguiars are understandably very secretive about the details, essentially Ultimate Compound  uses a special blend of extremely fine abrasives that do not breakdown the more you rub like the Diminishing Abrasives found in some of their polishing products.

The benefit here is that they do the job they are meant to do but being much finer than many of those found in traditional compounds, they do not leave behind further marks and fine scratches.

However it is always recommended after tackling your paint defect with this product that you also follow-up with a polishing stage before applying a sealant and/or wax.

In a nutshell:

  1. Safely removes paint defects such as oxidation, scratches, bird dropping marks, water spots and blemishes.
  2. Dramatically reduces the time and effort required to restore a neglected paint finish.

Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound comes in a single size bottle of 450ml.

Product Code: G17216.


How To Apply Meguiars Ultimate Compound

You can apply ultimate compound either by hand or by dual action polishing machine. Below shows how easy it is to apply by hand.

  1. Add approx a 10p coin size (25mm) spot of product to the centre of a foam applicator pad
  2. Spread the product across the area being worked on with a medium pressure – not too much direct downward pressure
  3. Don’t let the product completely dry out – if it starts to apply another spot of product to your pad
  4. Repeat the application process on the area being worked
  5. Buff off with a clean dry microfibre buffing cloth
  6. Repeat as necessary until your mark, blemish or oxidation has been removed or until no further changes are seen.

Here’s a short video of how to apply using a Dual Action Polishing Machine (polishing starts at about 1 min 30).

Meguiars Ultimate Compound Ratings & Review

Easy to use and great results  Following the use of Meguiar’s Quik Clay Detailing System, I used this compound on the advice of the guys at Performance Motorcare to get to work on some of the swirls and to go over the area where bonnet stripes had been removed. The finish was very deep and brought out the best on a red Mini    Rich – Hampshire

Did the job!!  I had a nasty bird dropping stain that was really appearing to eat into the paintwork even after being on there for less than a day. I tried everything that I owned but to no avail. After having asked what might shift the marks I was recommended this product. It does work    rowland – herts

Meguiars Ultimate Compound  This product is the best I have tried out of many competitors products, it really did what it said on the tin (so to speak).  Thanks to you all at PMC    Mike – Wigan

Meguiars Ultimate Compound   I bought this product to remove tree sap from the roof of my car and it took it out straight away and has left a mirrored finish exactly what it said on the bottle.    Terry – Luton

Buying Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound

This product is widely available not only in popular high street and out-of-town car accessory and parts retailers but also online. Use the link below to check the current online price as well as see another 40+ reviews with an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.




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