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.)
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 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 (18)
  • Safe to use (14)
  • Effectively removes dirt & grime (9)
  • Protects finish (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intensive detailing (13)
    • Anywhere-anytime (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (11), 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.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    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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      (5 of 10 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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          (5 of 10 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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              (5 of 10 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
              Helpful Reviewer

              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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                (7 of 14 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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                  (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good polish to use outdoors

                  By Rodzilla/e82

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Ask me a question

                  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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                  (8 of 16 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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                    (15 of 30 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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                    (31 of 65 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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                      (34 of 67 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This stuff really works!

                      By Old SUV Owner

                      from Long Island

                      About Me Driveway mechanic

                      Ask me a question

                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Doesn't leave scratches
                      • Easy to apply
                      • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                      • Removes oxidation well
                      • Safe To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere-Anytime
                        • Intensive Detailing
                        • Renewing car's finish

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

                        This stuff is amazing. I used it on my 1994 Ford Explorer Sport. I hadn't washed or waxed it in over 10 years. The c-pillars were heavily oxidized to the point of looking chalky. I used a $20 10" random orbit polisher to apply this stuff and it made the finish look like new. I put a coat of New Finish on it after I was done and people were asking me if I got a new paint job. I wish I had this product for my last car (18 years ago).

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                        • 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

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            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
                        • Q:

                          Will this help give the "VHT Niteshades" paint a glossy finish on my tails? the niteshades alone are dull..
                          Asked on 8/19/2011 by Kyle from Fort Wayne, IN

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, it should help give the "VHT Niteshades" paint a glossy finish on the tails.

                            Answered on 8/22/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          is this the same as #7?
                          Asked on 8/2/2011 by Mrs. Clean from marietta ga

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            To help you in a better manner, Please be more specific on your query.

                            Answered on 8/3/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will it remove water spots from glass
                          Asked on 7/8/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, it is effective for Removing Water Spots.

                            Answered on 7/12/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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