This cutting compound has minimal dusting and is easy to work with.It finishes well for being an aggressive product.FG400 is my main “go-to” cutting compound right now. Less is more when using this product. I got the 32oz because this pretty frequently.
This is an amazing hybrid polish. I use this when working on paint that requires some fillers because it’s not worth trying to get the paint 100% perfect. It all depends on what the goal is and if a solid one step works, then this is a great choice. Essence also has protection built in that leaves the paint perfect for a coating.
You can use an IPA wipe down to remove leftover oils and compound, but this actually absorbs and disintegrate what’s left.I feel more more comfortable using this compared to IPA mix and it works very well.It’s a must for keeping the panels clean.
I’ve had a great experience using microfiber to cut over hexlogic from Chemical Guys in the past.Although you have to be diligent about brushing up the fibers every panel, it saves time in the long run because it’s more efficient.Using this pad with Menzerna FG400 is a great combination for vehicles that need heavier correction.Don’t forget to do test areas because all paint is different.
Polishing with these pads works just as well as cutting.I wish the pad would stick a little better to the backing plate, but while working I’ve never had an issue. Microfiber is great to work with when polishing. I would use around 4 pads per vehicle.