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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.
$84.99 – $244.99
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.
- 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
- Be sure to use a Wool Buffing pad for the Aqua Buff 1000. The Aqua Buff 2000, however, will take a foam polishing pad.
- Dab on an amount similar to a poker chip (about 3 cm across) for each square foot (30 cm) to be polished.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- After buffing, wash the surface with soapy water to remove any leftover polish.
- 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.