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Q. Benefits of G3 Fine Finishing Compound

Farécla G3 Fine Finishing Compound

A. G3 Fine Finishing Compound has a slight abrasive content which makes it excellent at removing swirl marks, small scratches and hazes for a perfect finish permanently!

Q. What speed should I use my polishing machine at to give me the best performance from my Farécla Products?

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A. Machine speeds from 0 to 2000rpm can be used with most, if not all, Farécla Products. However, we recommend using 1500 to 1800rpm (number 3 on a variable speed polisher) to get the optimum speed to create the perfect finish for your bodywork, unless otherwise stated on the label.
It is best to start slow and then increase the machine speed to finish the polishing process.

Q. What is the difference between G3, G6 and G10?

A. G3 both paste and liquid, and G6 are first-stage cutting compounds, this means they have an aggressive cut to remove surface defects and abrasive sanding marks. The difference between these products is that G3 Paste is designed for use on Medium Solids paint systems; G3 Liquid on High Solids; and G6 Paste on very aged paints.

G10 is a second-stage finishing compound; it has much finer abrasive compound designed to remove very light scratches, swirl marks and fading, and provide a high gloss finish.

These products will all work on scratches as long as they haven't penetrated through to the primer layer.

Q. How long should I leave cellulose paint to dry/harden before compounding with Farécla products?

A. Cellulose paint systems should be allowed to dry overnight before compounding.

Q. How do I remove fine scratches from clear polycarbonate materials like aircraft windscreens?

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A. We recommend using Profile 300 Rapid Cut Surface Restore with an Advanced G Mop Lambswool Pad.

Q. A yellow outline was left after I took the stickers off my fibreglass boat. How do I remove it?

A. We recommend you use Profile Gelcoat Restorer and Wax to remove the yellowing. This is applied in 1-2 square meter sections with a microfibre Finishing Cloth. Using firm pressure rub the cloth back and forth, changing direction on a regular basis to ensure even coverage. Then, when the marks have been removed, allow a few seconds and then polish to a high gloss with a new Finishing Cloth.

Q. During the winter, is there a minimum temperature you need to apply Farécla products?

A. Farécla products can be used in most temperature conditions, but during very cold spells ensure the panels you are working on are at least 4°C above freezing. Very low temperatures will also affect storage and so we suggest keeping products stored inside so they don't freeze and degrade.


Q. What differences are there between the G Sand Abrasives grades?

A. G Sand Discs are available in P1200, P1500, P2000 and P3000 grades – and as with all abrasives, the higher the number, the finer the scratch pattern. P1200, P1500 and P2000 discs are film-backed and are designed to be used dry on Medium and High Solids paint systems. P3000 discs however are foam-backed, are best used wet/with water and are especially appropriate for Ultra High Solids and Scratch Resistant Clearcoats.

Q. Can I use G3 to remove stone chips from paint work?

A. No - G3 works on upper clearcoats however, unfortunately, stone chips cause damage to lower paint levels. Therefore we suggest filling and building the lower paint layers before applying G3 to finish.

Q. Should I use ammonia to remove wax from a surface before compounding with G3 Fine?

A. No, when using Farécla compounds it's not necessary to use ammonia, or any other additional chemicals, to remove waxy surface residues. Compounding with G3 Fine alone will do the trick! 

Q. What's the difference between the G3 Premium System and the G3 Extra System?

A. Farécla's G3 Premium System is designed to be used on Ultra High Solids and Scratch Resistant Clearcoats and should be applied with foam pads, whilst the G3 Extra System works with Medium and High Solids paint systems using wool applicators. Both however use our Fluid Dynamic Technology!

Q. What is the most coarse scratch pattern that your products will remove?

A. For automotive applications we recommend P1500 or above, whilst for Industrial surfaces such as GRP, P1000 or above can be removed.

Q. How do I know whether the scratch is removable?

A. Farécla compounds will remove imperfections within the paint surface itself. If the scratch has penetrated through to the primer level, (usually a grey or white colour) then a refinish will be required.

Q. What's the difference between a paste and liquid compound?

A. Liquid compounds are always more advanced, delivering a quicker cutting action and more rapid results with less mess in use. Typically liquid formulations are more concentrated than their paste equivalents, requiring less product per job. Paste compounds tend to have been designed for slightly older paint technology, (e.g. Medium Solids systems), whereas liquid products are a more recent innovation and are typically intended for use on the latest compliant paint technologies.

Q. Are Farécla compounds waterborne or solvent based?

A. All current Farécla compounds are waterborne.

Q. My caravan paintwork is dull and has begun to yellow. Is there any way to restore it to its former glory?

A. The best product to use here would be the Farécla Profile Gel Coat Restorer & Wax. This will bring the life back to your discoloured surfaces. The yellowing you desribe is most likely UV damage caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight. An application of Profile UV Wax will help to protect the surface and prevent any further damage.

Q. I have a 7 year old motorhome. The windows have picked up lots of surface scratches from overhanging trees on country lanes. Do you have a recommended product to remove these?

A. The ideal product to restore clarity to your windows would be our Profile 300 Rapid Cut Compound from the Farécla Industrial 'Profile' range. This should be used with a lambswool pad to remove the scratches from the acrylic surface. For extra clarity, follow this up with our Profile 500 Light Cut Compound on the same pad.