Cut-Max Cutting Compound – 16oz

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  • Removes moderate imperfections and restore your paint’s pristine look
  • Enhances paint with captivating clarity and depth
  • Maximize gloss finish by pairing with Shine-Max Mirror Finish Polish


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Car Scratch Remover
Effortless Flawless Finish

MaxShine's car scratch remover eliminates swirls and light scratches on car paint. It restores shine and clarity, minimizes holograms, and works on clear coat, gel coat, and single stage paints. This easy-to-use Cut-Max Cutting Compound pairs well with Shine-Max Mirror Finish Polish for extra gloss and is perfect for both professional detailers and car enthusiasts.

Cut-Max Cutting Compound

Features and Benefits

Fine Cut & Polish

Car scratch remover effortlessly removes imperfections like swirls and light scratches, revealing captivating paint clarity and depth. Unlike other compounds, it requires minimal effort for maximum results, leaving your car gleaming.

Surface-Friendly Formula

Cut-Max car scratch remover is meticulously engineered to be safe for various surfaces, including clear coat, gel coat, and single-stage paints. It removes defects without harming the underlying layers, ensuring a flawless finish with lasting protection.

Car Scratch Remover

Dust-Free Detailing

Say goodbye to messy cleanup! Cut-Max's unique low-dust formula minimizes residue, making post-polishing a breeze. Enjoy a smooth, dust-free experience while achieving a brilliant, long-lasting shine on your car.

Car Scratch Remover Cut-Max Cutting Compound Being Applied to a Blue Foam Cutting Pad

How to Use
Cut-Max Cutting Compound


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The type of pad that best pairs with Cut-Max Cutting Compound depends on your correction needs. From aggressive wool and microfiber, to mild foam, MaxShine offers a wide selection of car polishing pads


1.3 lbs


8.38 × 2.38 × 2.38 in





Product Dimensions & Weight

2.38(L) x 2.38(W) x 8.38(H) in , 1.3 lbs

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1 review for Cut-Max Cutting Compound – 16oz

  1. Adrian Robles

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What is MaxShine's Cut-Max Cutting Compound?

MaxShine's Cut-Max Cutting Compound is a high-performance abrasive compound designed to remove light scratches, oxidation, swirl marks, and other paint defects from automotive surfaces.

How does Cut-Max Cutting Compound work?

Cut-Max Cutting Compound uses advanced abrasive technology to break down the surface imperfections and remove them effectively. The abrasive car scratch remover particles in the compound help to level the paint surface, resulting in a smoother and more polished finish.

Can I use Cut-Max Cutting Compound by hand?

While Cut-Max Cutting Compound can be used by hand, it is primarily designed for machine application using a dual-action polisher or rotary buffer. Machine application ensures better results and saves time and effort.

Is Cut-Max Cutting Compound safe to use on all paint types?

Cut-Max Cutting Compound is safe for use on most paint types, including clear coats, single-stage paints, and factory-applied OEM paints. However, it is always recommended to perform a small test spot on an inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire surface.

How much Cut-Max Cutting Compound should I use for each application?

The amount of Cut-Max Cutting Compound required depends on the size of the area you are working on and the severity of the paint defects. As a general guideline, a small amount, such as a dime-sized drop, is usually sufficient for a 2x2 feet section. Adjust the quantity as needed for larger or smaller areas.

Can Cut-Max Cutting Compound be used in direct sunlight?

It is generally recommended to work in a shaded area or out of direct sunlight when using Cut-Max Cutting Compound. High temperatures and direct sunlight can cause the compound to dry out quickly, making it less effective and more difficult to remove.

How long should I work the car scratch remover compound on the surface?

The duration of application depends on the severity of the paint defects and the type of machine polisher being used. Typically, you should work the compound on the surface until the desired level of correction is achieved. It is important to follow the instructions provided by MaxShine and avoid excessive heat buildup on the surface.

Do I need to apply a wax or sealant after using Cut-Max Cutting Compound?

After using Cut-Max Cutting Compound, it is recommended to follow up with a fine polish or a finishing polish to refine the paint surface and enhance the gloss. Additionally, applying a wax or sealant will provide long-lasting protection to the newly corrected and polished surface.

Can Cut-Max Cutting Compound be used on non-automotive surfaces?

Cut-Max Cutting Compound is primarily formulated for automotive surfaces. While it may work on certain non-automotive surfaces, it is advisable to consult the manufacturer's recommendations and perform a test spot before applying it to the entire surface.

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MaxShine Detailing Chemicals Warranty:

Included in the purchase of MaxShine Chemicals is a 30-day comprehensive warranty, from purchase date. Exclusions include but are not limited to improper use of product. Warranty is only accepted as an exchange for the same product. Used product will not be eligible for warranty claims.

MaxShine Guarantee

As of September 1st, 2023, MAXSHINE will maintain, repair or replace any defective tool, due to faulty materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the warranty. Subject to certain exclusions below. Receipts are required for all warranty claims. MaxShine does not cover shipping cost for repairs.

*To efficiently process a claim under warranty please keep a copy of the proof of purchase with the MaxShine product name, business name where purchased, and the purchase date.