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  • Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound Polish 16oz
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Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound

Chemical Guys Product Code: GAP_V32_04, GAP_V32_16

Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound is the first extreme compound designed to eliminate heavy paint defects

Size 4oz | 16oz


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Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound


Why Buy This Product?

  • Removes heavy swirls, scratches, oxidation, and paint defects
  • Creates a superior base for final polishing and refinement
  • Engineered for advanced scratch-resistant and ceramic clear coats
  • Optical grade micro-abrasive technology for enhanced clarity and precision
  • Formulated without fillers; the results you see are the results you get
  • Dynamic finish capabilities allowing the highest level of cutting power
  • Removes 1200-1500 grit sanding scratches
  • Designed for use with DA and Rotary polishers
  • Available in 4 ounce and 16 ounce sizes

How To Use V32 Optical Grade:
Work on cool surface. Shake Well. Always work 2’ x 2’ section at a time.

DA application

  1. Shake well and apply 4-5 drops to desired pad.
  2. Prime pad with Pad Conditioner. Dab product out evenly across 2′ x 2′ section.
  3. Turn on machine on paint to speed setting 1 to spread product.
  4. Increase speed to 5-6 and using moderate pressure, work area in 2-3 passes until product becomes clear.
  5. Follow with light pressure to finish.
  6. Remove residue with a clean microfibre towel.
  7. Please Note: Always try a test spot before use.


Rotary Application

  1. Shake well and apply 4-5 drops to desired pad.
  2. Prime pad with Pad Conditioner. Dab product out evenly across 2′ x 2′ section.
  3. Turn on machine away from paint to a setting in between 1000-1500 rpms to spread product.
  4. Using just the weight of the machine (no pressure) work area in 3-4 passes until compound becomes clear.
  5. For final pass adjust speed setting to between 1200-1800 rpms.
  6. Work until optical clarity is achieved.
  7. Remove residue with clean microfibre cloth.


Time – 1 – 5 Hours

Expertise – Advanced

Prep – Wash Surface, Decontaminate, Wipe Out

What Else You’ll Need:

  • Dual Action or Rotary Polisher
  • Microfibre or Foam Polishing Pads
  • Microfibre Towels
  • Pad Conditioner
  • HEX Logic Hand Applicator Pads


How It Works

Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound is the first extreme compound designed to eliminate heavy paint defects and imperfections from super-hard paint finishes. V32 is formulated for fast cutting with optical grade micro abrasives that restore both old paint finishes, and freshly-painted panels. The advanced compound cuts through heavy paint defects, swirls, scratches, and oxidation, and sets up paint for superior final polishing results. V32 Extreme Compound is the first water-based compound formulated to work on scratch-resistant and ceramic clear coat finishes. The heavy abrasives work fast with true-cut accuracy; there are no fillers, so the results you see are the true results you get. The optical-grade abrasives quickly remove 1200-1500 grit sanding marks and heavy defects and scratches. V32 delivers fast cutting power with fewer passes to quickly restore conventional clear coat, ceramic clear coat, and traditional single stage paint finishes. V32 Extreme Compound is the preferred cutting compound for optical plastic, and is the perfect follow up to wet-sanding faded and hazy headlights and taillights. The water-based formula is blended with advanced lubricants for extended work time and minimised dusting associated with heavy compounds. Use Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound to remove heavy defects, swirls, and scratches from any paint finish and optical plastic surface.



Paint technology is one of fastest growing segments of the automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers now use advanced paint technology like ceramic clear coats and water-based paints that last longer than ever imagined. These advancements in scratch-resistant and ceramic clear coats have changed the way professionals and enthusiasts maintain the showroom fresh look of painted finishes. Scratch-resistant and ceramic clear coats resist scratches and blemishes in most situations, but also pose a difficult challenge when removing the swirls, scratches, marring, and holograms that do end up in the paintwork.


In order to give detailing professionals and enthusiasts a fighting chance, Chemical Guys spent three years developing V32 to give the user the highest level of cutting power in a safe and easy-to-use formula. V32 is the first optical-grade extreme compound that takes paint correction to the next level. Engineered to function without oils or fillers, V32 extreme compound is the perfect choice for the detailing professional and enthusiast striving for unmatched optical clarity. V32 is designed for extended work time and delivers unmatched results on scratch-resistant clear coats, and conventional single-stage paint finishes. Use Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound to remove the heaviest defects from the hardest paint finishes.


Years of neglect, poor cleaning habits, and the harsh elements take their toll on all paint finishes. Automotive paint has one purpose: keep metal from rusting. The paint on your car must protect the metal substrate and resist UV sunlight, acid rain, snow, sleet, road salt, caustic pollution, chemicals, bug guts, bird droppings, and improper washing and drying—and it’s expected to look good doing it. Without proper cleaning and protection habits, paint fades, oxidises, and gets obscured by millions of scratches and swirl marks. Without proper care, paint will eventually turn to dust and fall off the car. Wax’s main function is to protect paint from these elements, and adding shine is a minor and temporary side effect. True depth, reflection, and shine comes from the one detailing process that can actually repair paint: machine polishing. Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound is the heaviest scratch, swirl, and defect remover that repairs any paint finish, and prepares it for superior depth, glow, and reflection with finishing polish steps. V32 removes heavy swirls, scratches, oxidation, stains, and other paint defects from any single stage, conventional clear coat, or advanced ceramic clear coat finish on new and used vehicles. V32 is the only water-based extreme compound that is rated to remove wet sanding marks up to 1200-1500 grit. Cut away heavy paint defects with V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound, and prepare your paint finish for superior results with further polishing steps.



V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound cuts hard and cuts fast. Body shop professionals and experienced enthusiasts choose V32 for its ability to quickly and completely remove heavy scratches, swirls, oxidation, and even wet sanding marks up to 1200-1500 grit. V32 makes short work of swirls, tree branch scratches, fingernail marks on door handles, paint scuffs, faded paint, and hazy headlight plastic. Pair V32 with a rotary polisher for an aggressive cutting combination to take down heavy defects quickly, or use V32 with a dual action polisher for fast cutting action that is safe for any paint type and finish. V32 cuts away moderate to deep swirls, scratches, oxidation, and wet sand marks and refines the finish to an intermediate level that is perfect for final step polishing with a lighter polish like V36 or V38. V32 Extreme Compound works great on all paint types, including clear coat, ceramic clear coats, and single stage paints. Use V32 for fast cutting power on faded and oxidised plastic headlights to quickly restore optical clarity, and improve safety and visibility during night driving. Use Chemical Guys V32 Optical Grade Extreme Compound for heavy-duty polishing needs on hard paint finishes and faded optical plastics.


How Much Are The Right Polishes & Compounds Worth?

How about $300K? Don’t believe us? We worked on a special project in our Smart Detailing University trailing centre. A longtime client of ours personally asked us to prepare his brand new vehicle he had just purchased for an event he was planning to attend. The vehicle he purchased was a 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost in beautiful Diamond Black Metallic. The client was very concerned about the car because it was only 3 weeks old with only 500 miles on the clock, but the entire vehicle was covered in light wash marring and holograms caused by an inexperienced detailer using a wool pad at the dealership.
After a few words with the client and a couple small test spots on the vehicle, we decided to correct the paint using the V36 Optical Cutting Polish teamed with a Green Hex Logic pad on a FLEX 3403 and a Porter Cable 7424XP. V36 had just enough cut to where we removed all the wash marring and holograms after only one pass, then finished down flawlessly to perfect reflection. After the one-step polishing job, the car was ready to be topped with a premium paste wax.

Being able to fully correct a car with one pad and one product makes paint correction so much faster and easier for the operator. On the softer jet black B-pillars, we were able to use the V38 Optical Final Polish with a Black Hex Logic pad to achieve a flawless defect-free reflection that simply looked amazing.

The best part of V36 and V38 was how easy they are to work with for the user. The optical grade polishes have a very long work time so you can keep working the polish for perfect correction of the paint surface. Another unique feature is that the polishes had zero dust residue. Unlike other polishes that sling dust powder everywhere as the polish begins to break down, V36 and V38 both have no dusting effects as the polish works into the surface. Zero dust from polishing means you don’t have to do back over the car cleaning up dust residue on the surface from inside the cracks and crevices. You can go straight from polishing to waxing and final wipe down without spending extra time cleaning up the mess from polishing.

V36 and V38 are impressive with both the working ability and the results of the product. The product works perfect for low speed polishing and jeweling of the paint which is very important. V36 and V38 both bring out the flake and depth of the beautiful black diamond metallic Rolls-Royce paint without the heavy effort of conventional polishes. After working with the new Optical Polish line, V36 and V38 will have a perfect spot in your detailing line-up.


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Official Stockist! We are an Authorised Stockist / Dealer for Chemical Guys Detailing Products. Chemical Guys are a worldwide provider of the highest quality car care chemicals, car wash accessories, buffing pads, machines and most importantly knowledge. We have established a worldwide name in the car wash, detailing, valeting and car care industry. Our teams combined experience has gained us a better understanding of the industries desires and helped us tremendously in gaining a solid insight into our customers needs. Chemical Guys was founded with a goal of providing the community, businesses, business professionals, clients, auto enthusiasts and friends with the highest quality car care products at any price. Throughout the years, we have remained dedicated to providing our patrons uniquely efficacious car care products, accessories and knowledge. Each of us at Chemical Guys is committed to serving our customers and communities alike through the highest service standards.

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4oz, 16oz