Menzerna Heavy Cut HC400


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Menzerna Heavy Cut HC400

Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound HC400 is a heavy cutter designed to quickly remove sanding marks, scratches, swirls and oxidation but also retains a high gloss finish. Unlike older style compounds this polish is non-gritty and very smooth. HC400 is designed to remove up to 1500 grit sanding marks, and is suggested for use with Cutting or even Wool Pads. This polish can be used after wet sanding with 2000 or 3000 grit paper or discs if required.

  • Can be used by hand or machine - and suitable for both random orbital and rotary polishers.
  • Bodyshop safe with no fillers, silicones, waxes or glazes.
  • Diminishing abrasives.

The Menzerna OEM range are designed for most paint finishes including solid colour, regular clear coat and CeramiClear (e.g. late model Mercedes and BMW). All Menzerna polishes have excellent lubricating properties so do not need water to keep them working, simply work the polish by multiple passes to break down abrasive clusters and then wipe away the thin residue with a clean microfibre cloth.

The paint surface requires finishing following HC400, we would suggest Medium Cut 2400 to refine and develop depth, gloss and further clarity on the paintwork.

Cut Factor: 8
Gloss Factor: 8
Factors are based 1 lowest (gloss /cut) to 10 highest (gloss/cut)

By Hand

Match the correct hand applicator for usage. Apply a few drops of polish to the end of the hand applicator; and work in a back and forth motion until the area starts to dry. Overlap your passes and upon completion buff off excess product straight away with a microfibre cloth. Work a relatively small section - 30cm x 30cm until the vehicle is complete.

By Machine

Clean, decontaminate (with a clay bar or similar) and ensure the surface is dry before starting. Match the correct machine pad grade to the polish being used and start by priming the pad with 3 or 4 dots of polish.

First work the polish on slow speed to spread it evenly; then ramp the speed up. We recommend speed 1-2 for spreading; 3-4 for light polishing and 3-5 for cutting (on a 6 speed machine). Wipe off the polish immediately and repeat all sections until complete.

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Jose J.
New Zealand New Zealand
Menzerna hc400

This product is a heavy hitter for menzerna and is my go to for one step paint correction which I offer alot. I'm so glad ucc is back stocking this.

Jp W.
New Zealand New Zealand
Great product

This is my go too for my first step of polishing

Heavy cut 400

Great cutting compound which I always purchase that after using on friends and familys cars that I tend to love the look I put into it its a great product that I always use from you guys , I very much appericate your guys service now that Im away from your store , I will now be ordering online so no I will always use you guys thanks heaps.

Alex S.
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The go-to compound for swirls and scratches in hard clearcoat

You’ll be amazed how much of a gloss you get from this ‘Heavy Cut’ (coarse) compound! It finishes more finely than any old-fashioned cutting compound, and is particularly useful on harder clearcoats found on German cars (VW, Mercedes, etc.) where other compounds are ineffective. Follow with Menzerna 3500 for amazing results; but even without a second step, the HC400 gives what most people would consider a lovely shine; just a little hazy. The downside is that HC400 can be very dusty, especially if you don’t use quite enough; expect to wash the car down after polishing. Use with a firm pad such as Rupes ‘blue’. On paints with heavy orange peel (some modern cars), try using with a softer pad, to keep the polish in contact with the paint. On softer paints (e.g. Italian, Japanese) consider using Rupes ‘blue’ or ‘green’ compound and pad instead - less dusty.

Ryan D.
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Great product

Worked well with out to much pressure and removed the top layer of contaminants leaving it ready for the SF3000.