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How to Use: Profile Premium Paste How to Use: Profile Premium Paste

1. Sand area - Profile Premium Paste Compound removes up to P1200 scratch marks

2. Attach a Cutting Wool Pad to a polishing machine

3. Mix product well and apply a small quantity of the product to the surface or pad

4. Spread and compound at 1500-1800rpm

5. Wipe clean with a All Purpose Microfiber Towel

How to Use: Clean and Protect How to Use: Clean and Protect

1. Spray a light mist onto the surface.

2. Use a clean, Microfiber Towel to immediately wipe off polishing residues, glue lines etc.

3. Using a dry area of the cloth, or ideally a 2nd clean, dry microfiber towel, buff the surface.

For tougher contamination like birdlime, allow the product to dwell for a few seconds before wiping

If left and dried on the surface – wet with more product

Why do I have swirls marks that are difficult to remove after compounding? Why do I have swirls marks that are difficult to remove after compounding?

This is not unexpected after using a cutting compound that requires step 2 polishing, especially on darker colors. Other common causes are using a contaminated or clogged compounding pad or incorrect polishing technique.

Use a Pad Conditioning Brush to clean the foam applicator pad, then polish using a step 2 fine compound. To minimize swirl marks and holograms avoid polishing for any longer than necessary at step 1, and avoid holding the pad at too steep an angle against the panel.

What's the difference between a Paste and Liquid compound? What's the difference between a Paste and Liquid compound?

Liquid compounds are more advanced, deliver faster cutting, create less mess and require less product per job.  

Paste compounds tend to be designed for older paint technology, (e.g. medium solids ‘MS’ systems), whereas liquid products are a more recent innovation typically intended for use on the latest compliant paint technologies.

What can I do if I am using a Farécla product but not achieving the depth of gloss I am looking for? What can I do if I am using a Farécla product but not achieving the depth of gloss I am looking for?

Whether it’s an issue of product selection or of technique, or even a combination of the two, Farécla is committed to helping you get the job done, and to the highest standard. Use the search box to quickly find the product you are using, as product pages have specific recommended process charts.

If you need further advice, no problem – we are here for you! Email technicalenquiries@farecla.com or call us on +44 (0)1920 465041. Together we can work it out.

How To Clean And Maintain Applicator Pads How To Clean And Maintain Applicator Pads

Keeping your pads clean is imperative to ensure they are working as effectively as possible, without inflicting damage on the surface from embedded contaminants.

Over time, an applicator pad can become clogged or, in the case of wool, matted with old abrasive compounds. Using a Pad Conditioning Brush removes embedded and dried out compound and dirt particles from wool and foam applicator pads, refreshing the contact surface and restoring its ability to cut and polish as intended.

Using a dedicated pad conditioning brush is vastly preferable to e.g. a screwdriver which can easily damage the pads.

Simply hold the polishing machine upside down, turn on the machine at a low speed and place the bristles of the brush in the center of the pad - pulling the brush out towards the outside edge of the pad.

How can I minimize 'dusting' when polishing? How can I minimize 'dusting' when polishing?

Some polishes are more prone than others to creating dust. The most common cause of heavy dusting is using an excessive amount of product during the process.

Always ensure polishing pads are clean prior to use and ensure only the minimum amount of compound is used on each application. Further quantities of compound can be added if required.

Can I Remove Orange Peel Without Sanding? Can I Remove Orange Peel Without Sanding?

Orange peel paint is very common on new car finishes today due to the paint type now being used in the manufacturing process.

Yes it is possible to remove some level of orange peel just by using compound but we would recommend sanding first with either P1500 or P2000.

What's Different About Farécla Products? What's Different About Farécla Products?

Since being founded in the early 50s, Farécla have continued to be at the forefront in surface finishing innovation. How do we go about making sure our products are the very best?

  1. All of our formulations are developed in-house and are proprietary.
  2. Our R&D team have a deep understanding of different chemistries and the well equipped facilities needed to develop our own in-house, proprietary formulations.
  3. We collaborate with raw material manufacturers to produce bespoke high performance materials supplied exclusively to Farécla. This gives us an unprecedented degree of flexibility in producing formulations that exactly address the needs of the end user.
  4. We are able to develop truly novel technology that simply isn’t available to our competitors. As a result, we can operate at the cutting edge of innovation making use of the latest technologies, and when needed, develop our own.

See further details about our product ranges, including our revolutionary G360 Super Fast System and Profile for specialist applications such as composites, marine and wood.

After removing the sanding marks and swirls I am still left with holograms. How do I remove these? After removing the sanding marks and swirls I am still left with holograms. How do I remove these?

The most common reason for this is in the final stages of polishing, if the pad is allowed to become dry which generates heat which in turn can cause holograms.

Re-polish using either a fine finishing compound on a Black CCS Foam Waffle Pad at slow speed (800-1100rpm).

Can G360 Be Used With a DA / Dual Action Polishing Machine? Can G360 Be Used With a DA / Dual Action Polishing Machine?

Of course! G360 is a liquid compound that can be used on a dual action polisher will still deliver an exceptional cut compared to other systems.

The trade-off, compared to using the G360 Super Fast System with a rotary polisher, is a slight decrease in cut in exchange for an enhanced finish.

How much pressure should I apply when polishing? How much pressure should I apply when polishing?

Especially when polishing with a rotary polisher only light pressure is required. Farécla compounds are designed to let the machine do the work. Applying pressure slows the machine speed and ultimately has a detrimental effect on performance.

Top 10 tips to boost cost effectiveness with Farécla G360 Top 10 tips to boost cost effectiveness with Farécla G360
  1. Don’t overapply – use between 30% and 50% less compound than you would normally use with other brands. Use sparingly – too much incurs additional and unnecessary cost, extra clean up time, and can clog the pad reducing effectiveness of cut.
  2. For optimum performance in removing P1500 sanding scratches always use the White CCS Foam Waffle Pad. This reduces the need to use P3000 which reduces cost and cycle time.
  3. When using a rotary polisher ensure the machine speed is set to the correct level between 1500 and 1800 RPM – too low or too fast will result in low product performance and increase polishing cycle time.
  4. Apply light pad pressure. Don’t lean on the polisher or hold it at too steep an angle – it might sometimes cut quicker, but holograms and therefore reworks can result.
  5. Don’t polish for too long – this can put micro-scratches into the surfaces, which then take more time to get out. Using products that have a transparent film can help.
  6. Knead a brand new foam before first use and prime it with compound – this stops any initial “scratchiness” and prompts more effective polishing at the outset.
  7. Always spur foam and wool polishing pads regularly. Wash them out with warm water and leave to dry overnight to prolong the life of pads. A build-up of compound from previous jobs will reduce cut and cause skating. Dried compound can put scratches into the surface.
  8. Avoid polishing under-cured paint (paying particular attention to the baking oven panel bake temperature and cold spots, gun set-ups, spraying technique. Soft paint cannot be polished effectively and may require reworking at a later stage.
  9. Always use two microfibre cloths (dirty and clean) – learn the folding technique for always using a clean section of microfibre to avoid marring the finished surface.
  10. Finally, good housekeeping is paramount to a successful outcome. Ensure all machinery is in a well maintained and clean state ensure all pads are washed and spurred regularly.
How to Use: Profile 200 Select How to Use: Profile 200 Select

If needed, before polishing, sand up to:

  • P800 or finer (Polyester resin or gelcoat)
  • P1000 or finer (Vinylester resin or gelcoat)
  • P1200 or finer (Epoxy resin or gelcoat)

Recommended Applicator(s): 


  1. Ensure surface is clean, dry and cool to the touch
  2. Mix product well before use
  3. Apply a small amount of product to the applicator
  4. Spread over the surface and polish (speed depends on applicator used)
  5. Work in small areas at a time, keeping the applicator flat to the surface
  6. Wipe clean and repeat if necessary
How to Use: Profile 400 Advanced Plus How to Use: Profile 400 Advanced Plus

If needed, before polishing, sand up to:

  • P1500 or finer (Paint or lacquer)
  • P2000 or finer (Aerospace paint or lacquer)
  • P1200 or finer (Polyester resin or gelcoat)
  • P1500 or finer (Vinylester resin or gelcoat)
  • P1500 or finer (Epoxy resin or gelcoat)

Recommended Applicator:

Buffing/Polishing H&L Super Cut Wool Pad - 1500-1800 RPM
Yellow Single-Sided Blended Wool Pad - 1500-1800 RPM
Black Single-Sided CCS Foam Waffle Pad - 800-1100 RPM


  1. Ensure surface is clean, dry and cool to the touch
  2. Shake bottle well before use
  3. Apply a small amount of product to the applicator
  4. Spread over the surface and polish (speed depends on applicator used)
  5. Work in small areas at a time, keeping the applicator flat to the surface
  6. Wipe clean and repeat if necessary