Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.)
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Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.)

Part No. G17216 Warranty  
Meguiar's® Ultimate Compound Polish uses micro abrasive technology to help restore color and clarity to abused and neglected finishes.

Product Features:
  • Micro-abrasive technology cuts fast without scratching, even on clear-coat finishes
  • Formulated to reduce the time and effort required to remove defects
  • Helps remove oxidation, scratches and swirl marks
  • Apply by hand or use a DA polisher
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Clear Coat Safe:Yes
Color Specific:No
Container/Package Size:16 oz
Container/Package Type:Plastic Bottle
Container/Package Weight:1.1 lbs
Flammable:No
Liquid:Yes
Paste:No
Protect from Freezing:Yes
Ready to Use:Yes
Shelf Life:3 years
Spray:No

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Meguiar'sUltimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Safe to use (15)
  • Effectively removes dirt & grime (10)
  • Protects finish (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intensive detailing (14)
    • Anywhere-anytime (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (12), Car owner (5), Mechanic (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No wonder the call it Ultimate.

    I used this to try and save a badly oxidized trunk lid. It was like magic when I wiped buffed the spot out.

    I used this to try and save a badly oxidized trunk lid. It was like magic when I wiped buffed the spot out.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not much different than the rest

    Used on four vehicles with varying quality of finishes from beat up daily commuter to car show driver. Product was used by hand in all cases. The product will remove most haze and leave...Read complete review

    Used on four vehicles with varying quality of finishes from beat up daily commuter to car show driver. Product was used by hand in all cases. The product will remove most haze and leave the finish smooth. The product will not remove water spots or stains. Light scratches can still be seen in the finish as well. Overall, the product is easy to use, it does some of what it claims, but I don't see any advantage to using this product for the price compared to others on the market.

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    5.0

    Works magic

    By CJ Taylor

    from Buffalo, NY

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    Level 4

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
    • Protects Finish
    • Safe To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Intensive Detailing

      Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

      This stuff really helped out my paint. The paint on the metal parts wasn't terrible but this helped the swirls for sure. The biggest difference was on the bumpers where the paint was beginning to fade. After using this then waxing afterwards you would never know it started to fade. Will be using this everytime before I wax from now on. BEWARE though you want to apply a VERY thin coat. Even a tiny bit too thick makes it near impossible to remove.

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      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Stuff

      By ZIGGY

      from Lakeville PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
      • Protects Finish
      • Safe To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Intensive Detailing

        Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

        I use this product to renew the paint finish on motorcycles. It works without scratching, leaves a brilliant shine and is easy to use.

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        (10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Safe and effective

        By Mustangpaul05

        from NY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Level 2

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Safe To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

            The deminishing abrasives make this safe, since you cannot over-do it. Basically as you use it, the abrasive qualities die off. This has not left swirls with heavy or light pads with a DA on any car. The picture makes you think it cuts hard, but that isn't the case. Start with a less aggressive pad and go heavy to find your necessary applicator.

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            (10 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best all-around compound on the market!

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Safe To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                Whether you are trying to eliminate a scratch or scuff, or just to bring back an ozidized finish, UC is definitely a top pick. Its micro-abrasive technology allows you flexibility in working time and it's agressive enough to do serious finish correction but with litle or no hazing.

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                (11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worked just like it said it would

                By mercman

                from san angelo, texas

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                • Protects Finish
                • Safe To Use
                • Used With Polisher
                • Used With There New Polis

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Intensive Detailing

                  Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                  I used with there new polisher. I used there compound then polish then ultimate wax and the job came out great!

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                  (13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just the right amount of cut

                  By Mitch

                  from Ocala, Fl

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Safe To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Intensive Detailing

                    Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                    This is a pretty safe to use compound, even if you get a little aggressive on a trouble spot. I finish with Meguire's polish and can usually get rid of small flaws in the clear, even by hand.

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                    (14 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good polish to use outdoors

                    By Rodzilla/e82

                    from Miami, FL

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                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 3

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Protects Finish
                    • Safe To Use

                    Cons

                    • Leaves Streaks

                    Best Uses

                    • Intensive Detailing

                    Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                    This product is easy to use and works great. Only con is that depending on the condition of your clear coat. You might have use a finer polish to get rid of the haze that this leaves behind. I polished it by hand, so I don't know if a buffer would have reduced the haze. I will probably invest in a buffer and try it out. Overall I was happy except for the haze, but I think it was my fault for having the haze in the first place.

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                    (13 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best Meguiar's product yet!

                    By Ntwrkguy1[@]

                    from Cary, NC

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Professional detailer

                    Level 3

                    Pros

                    • Cleans surface thoroughly
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                    • Little goes a long way

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere-Anytime
                      • Coastal Elements
                      • Extreme Weather
                      • Heavily oxidized paint
                      • Intensive Detailing
                      • Scratches
                      • Swirl marks

                      Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                      I have been using detailing products from Meguiar's for the last 30 years, and their Ultimate Compound represents the best product they have ever produced. It is amazingly easy to use, and is extremely effective in cleaning the surface of oxidation, stains, scratches, and swirl marks. While you can use the product by hand, the best results come from using a dual-action random orbital polisher with a cutting pad. If I need to work the surface more, I spray a small amount of quick detailer directly onto the surface of the paint. That allows me to work the Ultimate Compound a bit longer to get the results I am after. This has become my favorite compound to use when detailing neglected surfaces.

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                      (20 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not much different than the rest

                      By School bus Steve

                      from Waterford,PA

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not completely effective

                      Best Uses

                      • Light detailing

                      Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                      Used on four vehicles with varying quality of finishes from beat up daily commuter to car show driver. Product was used by hand in all cases. The product will remove most haze and leave the finish smooth. The product will not remove water spots or stains. Light scratches can still be seen in the finish as well. Overall, the product is easy to use, it does some of what it claims, but I don't see any advantage to using this product for the price compared to others on the market.

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                      (37 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      What a shine!!

                      By Serving Aces!!

                      from Overland Park, KS

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 4

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Protects Finish
                      • Safe To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Intensive Detailing

                        Comments about Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish (16 oz.):

                        Provides an awesome shine!!

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                        • Q:

                          Will this work with a fiberglass bass boat?
                          Asked on 8/19/2014 by Deven from Rockford, IL

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I'd be happy to help you with that! This product can be used on fiberglass painted surfaces.

                            Answered on 8/19/2014 by K from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Can i apply the Ultimate Compound on my car using " Meguiar's Even Coat Microfiber Applicator Pads " ???
                          Asked on 8/19/2014 by muji from LA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Muji, good question! You may be able to use the microfiber applicator pads but if you scrub too hard into the paint you could cause scratches. With the Ultimate Compound we would still suggest using a foam applicator pad to apply compound like this.

                            Answered on 8/20/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          How can i apply it on my car?
                          as it is in liquid form, i just need to understand the methodology for applying liquid compound polish
                          Asked on 8/9/2014 by muji

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, Muji! Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Liquid Polish is designed to be applied by hand with a soft cloth or with a dual action polisher. The dual action polisher will make the job much easier. With either method make sure to use a circular motion when applying.

                            If you're looking to really make the car shine a great option that is often overlooked is a clay bar. The clay bar will help remove any small debris that could cause swirl marks in your paint when applying the wax and polish. Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit Part No. G1016 can help to give you the best shine and smoothest finish on your vehicle.

                            Answered on 8/15/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Can this be used to polish a windshield to help reduce glare?
                          Asked on 2/7/2014 by Guy from Flordia

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Guy, great question! Yes, this liquid polish can be used to polish a windshield which will help reduce glare.

                            Answered on 2/9/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Is it recommended to use a separate polisher after using the Ultimate compound or can we go straight to waxing without applying polish?
                          Asked on 8/11/2013 by Humza from VA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            With reference to your inquiry on the Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Polish (15.2 oz.) - part# G17216, apply Meguiars Ultimate Compound using a clean, soft applicator pad to one section at a time using moderate pressure. Wipe dry with a soft Cobra Microfiber Towel. Turn the towel and buff. To apply Meguiars Ultimate Compound with a dual action polisher, use a buffing pad to apply to one section at a time. Re-apply as needed to stubborn spots. Wipe clean with a Cobra Microfiber Towel and then buff. Follow Meguiars Ultimate Compound with Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 to seal in the shine. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 8/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          when appling ultimate compound do i let dry before removing, if not ,how is it done
                          Asked on 2/20/2013 by mike from corbin ky.

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            No, with reference to your inquiry on the Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Polish (15.2 oz.) - part# G17216, it is not necessary to let it dry before removing. You can either work by hand or with a DA polisher. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 2/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What's in this? Does it have a silicone sealer?
                          Asked on 12/29/2012 by Gaperina from Marietta, GA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            The Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Polish (15.2 oz.) (Part No. G17216) uses micro abrasive technology to help restore color and clarity to abused and neglected finishes. Features: Micro-abrasive technology cuts fast without scratching, even on clear-coat finishes. Formulated to reduce the time and effort required to remove defects. Helps remove oxidation, scratches and swirl marks. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 12/30/2012 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Does this remove rock chips from a cars hood?
                          Asked on 9/29/2012 by Alan from New Jersey

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This Meguiar's Ultimate Compound Polish (15.2 oz.) (Part# G17216) should remove the rock chips from the cars hood. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 9/30/2012 by Rick from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this take out marks (I'm pretty sure they are just scuff marks)from another car?
                          Asked on 11/16/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, it will take out scratches and marks in a matter of minutes.

                            Answered on 11/16/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Does this do the same thing as Meguiar's ultimate polish?
                          Asked on 10/21/2011 by Erin from Alexandria, VA

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, the application is similar. Meguiars Ultimate Polish only maximizes gloss and eliminates fine swirls but Meguiars Ultimate Compound Polish Removes Oxidation, Swirl Marks, Scratches and also effective for Removing Water Spots and it adds Gloss in One Step.

                            Answered on 10/21/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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