August 1, 2014
pinacle xmt #3
Worked ok to remove swirls
ProsEasy to use did remove some swirls.
ConsProduct cost was $17 shipping was $8. If only one product is needed paying 50% more for shipping is out of line. It would be nice if the product was sold locally in stores.
By Z06 Chris
March 24, 2012
XMT Swirl Remover #3 & 360
WOW! The combination of using a PC 7424 with an orange pad with the swirl remover #3, and following up with a white pad with the 360 will yield BEAUTIFUL results! All the light surface hazing, swirl marks, and light scratches were completely eliminated! My Z06 is black, so it was the perfect "canvas" to really see how this combo works. Add to that some gnarly swirl marks and some damage from road salts on my multi-state drive bringing the vehicle home, I was hoping this would be the solution. Taping off a panel and doing an A/B comparison test was just shocking. The completed panel had a deep, rich, & practically liquid finish! The 360 is great to follow the #3 swirl remover with, as it'll eliminate the need to use a finer polish like the XMT #1 or #2. Go straight to putting on your favorite sealant or wax on top of that (if you so wish), and even a perfectionist like myself will be happy! My best advice would be to scrap those 6.5" pads and pick up some 4" CCS pads. Much better control and a better overall turnout on your project in my opinion...especially on those difficult panels. My detailing bag just got lighter, and I'll never look back! Happy detailing!
February 2, 2012
Gentle Scratch Remover
As a home handyman and occassional detailer and getting along in years, I tried XMT #3 to restore the clearcoat on my 1999 BMW 528i with 165,000 miles on it. Over the years, I've never done a great job polishing the finish and the finish has not been polished at all for several years. I used the XMT #3 with an orange Lake Country CCS pad. It took 2 passes with my Porter Cable 7424 and I had to press hard (but not stopping the rotation.) The product is thick, goes a long way, stays on the pad, doesn't splatter, wipes off easily and without dust, doesn't discolor the vinyl trim parts and removes the swirls and small scratches. I followed with XMT #1 applied with a white pad. Excellent results. Tryit! - Ron
December 24, 2008
My brother's 25YR old Harley had some ecthing on the gas tank from gas that spilled during storage. The gas was left on the tank a week before it was wiped off. The tank looked bad. I lightly Wet Sanded the really bad spoys w/1500 and the XMT3 took all the sand marks/scratches off with two passes. This is a must have.
May 31, 2007
This will remove heavier scratches and you don't need to fear using it. No dusting as with the entire XMT line makes it nice to use.
May 27, 2007
This is a must have product if you are going to try to do any paint correction. If XMT 2 won't get it then XMT 3 probably will.
By Justin - part time detailer full time enthusiast
May 13, 2007
The one you will use most
definitely the most used of my xmt line...finishes very clean for a heavy swirl remover and dusts very little...the one polish of the entire line you should definitely have
April 26, 2007
The product did was it said it was going to do, it just a while for it to do it. I found myself breaking it down in sometimes 9 minutes! Which, if you like long work times, this polish is for you. If not, look into XMT4.
By Mike T
August 7, 2006
Worth A Try
I tried this stuff for the 1st time last week. When given the time to work in it did a nice job of removing some scratches and didn't leave behind any hazing.
By ryan b
May 28, 2006
a must get
I have been detailing cars for 15 years and have seen alot of products out there that are okay. The xmt #3 removes all the blemishes, oxidation, and left the car so shiny that I was never impressed like this ever before. I am ordering more this week...
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