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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by taxiboy, Dec 24, 2016.
Is T- Cut similar to G3 Compound?
Similarish. . What are you going to use it on?
G3 is much more aggressive than t cut
If it's the same then I won't be using T CUT...I'm repairing scratches...so will touch up with brush, sand down and polish using (compound, then g3 then normal polish), then wax.......
I guess is G3 is more aggressive than t cut, how does t cut compare with normal polish like
Normal polish would be very mild, will only take out very shallow scratches - like you could probably make with your finger nail- unless you spent ages rubbing the same spot or used a electric polishing mop.
Think of it like sand paper, a very fine sandpaper will get you down to bare metal, but would take you a while ( normal polish) but a corse sand paper (g3 say) will get you to bare metal much quicker with less effort, so tcut would be like a fairly fine grit sandpaper.
Obviously none of these are like sandpaper, but hopefully it gives you the idea of how abrasive these cutting compounds are or not depending on which you use, and there are lots of different ones.
Strangely though the lacquer on the Leon seems very hard (yemv) I tried removing some out of my old leon, even with g3 and a mop it took some doing, so you might find, depending how deep they are that you won't even dent then with normal polish or tcut, especially by hand
I'd look at Autoglym Paint Renovator or Poorboys SSR2 myself personally. I've used the latter quite a lot for removing light scratches/swirls usually using a DA polisher mind.
T Cut is awful stuff. Use G3, or if you want to remove light scuffs without taking off most of the lacquer use something like Autofinesse Rejuvinate.
I always found G3 quite course for fine scuffs, its ok for flattening out a minor "bump" if you filled a scratch with a lacquer patch kit put on with a brush. If its only minor scratches you want to buff out or you want to finish up after taking out something deeper with a fine emmery wet polish (2000 or 3000 grit) then Farecla G10 is my favourite for that. Works fine in small areas by hand but a polishing wheel is much better for larger areas.
T-Cut is a very old school product nowadays, so many great products on the market.
Farecla G3 is a good cutting compound.