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AAT Cutting Compound


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This compound is designed for body shop use.  It is our fastest cutting compound and designed to save you time and money.  It cuts quickly without using petroleum products and without generating excessive heat.  This is part one of two that will get you to true paint correction. First use our 3D AAT 501 CUTTING COMPOUND, the only one on the market with adaptive abrasive technology the fastest cutting compound available today.  Follow it up with AAT FINISHING POLISH - part two of two.  This product works by cutting clear coat away, not moving the paint around. You can also follow 501 Cutting Compound with 505 for a protective finish.


Use our 3D wool cutting pad for less flying fur.  It's lamb's wool and lint free. You can use this product with any kind of cutting pad. The 3D Wool cutting pad  this is our preference.


You can use 5 dime size drops, you won't have to use nearly as much material as a competition so you don't have to overload the pad put the material directly on the surface massage it into the surface lightly. to avoid some slinging.


Turn on your polisher on the surface. Run around 1500 rpm. Use back and forth motions in a pattern to cover every part of the surface you are buffing. There is very little sling with this waterborne product.  Clean up is very easy.


Go back and forth over the surface until the correction is done You can either do this flat on the surface or at your preference, bring the polisher up on edge. You have plenty of working life and open time with AAT Cutting Compound. You can see through it and see your correction it makes it easy for you.


You always want to stop and start on the surface.  You only need a little amount of product.


All that is left are light swirl marks. 


Be sure to check out AAT finishing Polish.  It will remove all the Holograms and give you the pure finish that you want.


3D's AAT RUBBING COMPOUND is the industry’s 1st compounding polish with Adaptive Abrasive Technology (a multi-surface leveling agent that accelerates and enhances performance).
3D's AAT RUBBING COMPOUND with specially engineered micro abrasives, corrects virtually any cured or fresh painted surface.

HD Cut MSDS Sheet AAT Rubbing Compound SDS Sheet

* This SDS Sheet is in .pdf format. Please download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. You can also right-click and 'save as' to save it.


After sanding to desired level of grit, use 3D Wool Pad and apply enough 3D AAT RUBBING COMPOUND to work a 2’ x 2’ area.

Adjust polisher speed to 1200-2000 rpms and slowly buff a 2’ x 2’ area using back and forth overlapping passes.

Once the sanding scratches are removed switch to 3D Yellow Foam Pad and repeat steps 1 & 2.

Remove compound with microfiber towel before moving on to another panel and follow-up with 3D AAT® FINISHING POLISH to remove any slight remaining holograms.

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