Aqua Buff 1000

Aqua Buff 1000 Coarse Cut

Aqua Buff 1000 is a Coarse Cut Buffing Compound used in conjunction with the Aqua Buff 2000 Fine Cut Compound. This product is used to remove heavy oxidation and scratches in gelcoat.


Aqua Buff 1000 Coarse Cut Buffing Compound

Aqua Buff 1000 is the first step in the environmentally friendly 2 part process for compounding and polishing, which is primarily used as a fast cut to remove deeper scratches, swirls and moderate to heavy gelcoat oxidation. 

Product Highlights:

  • Aqua Buff is made from tallows and natural grits, mixed with water for easy use and is environmentally friendly.
  • Aqua-Buff 1000-F is a fast-cut compound used for aggressive removal of sanding scratches or oxidation
  • The Aqua Buff products do not contain solvents, waxes or polymers. 
  • Pair with Aqua Buff 2000 for a high gloss finish.

Aqua Buff 1000


  1. Be sure to use a Wool Buffing pad for the Aqua Buff 1000. The Aqua Buff 2000, however, will take a foam polishing pad.
  2. Dab on an amount similar to a poker chip (about 3 cm across) for each square foot (30 cm) to be polished.
  3. Add water by spraying a mist onto the part with a spray bottle. The buffing pad captures the compound/polish, and the water. When the part appears dry, add more water with the spray bottle. As long as a milky liquid appears when the pad captures the water, additional polish is not needed.
  4. A benefit of Aqua Buff is that the sprayed water helps keep the surface cool during buffing. Heat can cause distortion to appear in the surface.
  5. A 2400 rpm commercial buffer is recommended. Wiping by hand will not create the necessary speed and energy to buff. Compound at full speed, polish at half speed.
  6. After buffing, wash the surface with soapy water to remove any leftover polish.
  7. Sandpaper grit: a common question is- what final grit of sandpaper do I need to use? The answer will depend on the hardness of the surface (harder requires a finer grit) and the quality of the surface required. For most gelcoats, a final grit of at least 800 is recommended.


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