Menzerna Power Gloss Compound
Menzerna Power Gloss contains more aggressive, clustered, milled aluminum oxide particles than used in Menzerna Intensive Polish, and double the number. This enables Power Gloss to have twice the cutting power of Intensive Polish with little to no increase in compounding haze.
Power Gloss allows you to remove 1000 to 1500 grit paint defects in light color paints with very little or no follow-up polishing. Black, red and dark color paints may require minimal polishing with Menzerna Final Polish to restore surface gloss.
In many applications, Power Gloss completely removes swirls, scratches and water spots leaving a finish that may not require additional polishing. When additional polishing is required, gloss can typically be restored using just Menzerna Final Polish. This eliminates the need for multiple polishing steps, using two or three additional polishes!
The abrasives in Power Gloss are a fraction of the size normally found in compounds and milled to a uniformity of size that is unheard of in domestic polishes. This uniformity of size is a Menzerna trademark and one factor contributing to the product's reduced haze. Additionally, these particle clusters are designed to fracture under heat and pressure (circular polishing at 1,000 to 1,200 rpm) into smaller and smaller particles. As the size decreases, Power Gloss starts to behave like a polish, actually reducing its own compounding haze.
The philosophy of using a larger quantity of smaller particle clusters rather than a smaller amount of larger abrasive particles carries additional benefits beyond reduced compounding haze. The higher concentration of cutting particles allows a lower polisher speed (1000 - 1200 rpm vs. 1500 - 2000 rpm for other compounds) which reduces the likelihood of burning the paint, uses less product and produces less residues.
Like all Menzerna polishes and compounds, Power Gloss is a water-based formula containing no silicone or fillers.
Note: Power Gloss is Menzerna's most versatile and popular product but it is a professional compound. Most paint problems can be corrected with Intensive Polish. Power Gloss should be reserved for deeper scratches, water spots, and 1000 to 1500 grit paint defects that Intensive Polish could not remove.
Power Gloss can be used with orbital polishers, but was designed for optimum results with rotary polishers.