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We are located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River!

111 Harding Ave, Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Unless, of course, you’re a lawyer and you’re trying to serve us papers. Then, we live somewhere else. Like California or something. ;D

So, you think you’re ready to get out your wheel and start compounding your vehicle. But where do you start? A good rule of thumb is, you can always go more aggressive. It’s kind of like cutting hair. You can always take more off, but you can’t reattach the hair if you cut too much off. LVR 503 Dynamic Cut is a real nice place to start. It’s a  1200 – 1500 sand scratch remover that is very easy to work with and can get more or less aggressive depending on the heat you are generating and/or the firmness of the pad you are using.

I’ve listed the following compounds in order of most aggressive to least aggressive.

LVR – 2 HEAVY SCRATCH REMOVING COMPOUND: sku: 4002  600 – 800 grit sand scratches

LVR 2 Heavy Scratch Remover is a Stage 1B that removes coarse scratches, heavy oxidation, orange peel, and 600-800 grit sand scratches on gel coats, clear coats and solid paints. Buff between 1600 RPMS & 1800 RPMS while wet to remove paint surface imperfections and wet sanding marks.  For that “Xtreme” finish, follow up with a Stage 3 polish! LVR 2 HEAVY SCRATCH REMOVER is amazing for restoring old and faded headlights!

LVR – 386 XTREME BITE COMPOUND: sku: 40386 600 – 1200 grit sand scratches

Xtreme Bite is a “Stage 1” compound that removes “Xtreme” to heavy scratches, light orange peel and 600-1200 grit sand scratches on 2 stage paint surfaces. LVR 386 works quickly and cuts down on time and labor.

LVR – 305 WONDER CUT 1000 COMPOUND: sku: 40305 1000 – 1200 grit sand scratches

Wonder Cut 1000 is an abrasive cleaner that removes 1000 to 1200 sand marks, oxidation, water spots and many other paint surface problems. May be used on a two stage and conventional paints. This fast cutting liquid compound quickly    removes imperfections. The professional detailer will find a major difference in time and performance when using Wonder Cut 1000.  Use an Xtreme Stage 3 product as a great follow up.

LVR – 306 HAND SCRATCH REMOVER: sku: 40306 1200 – 1500 grit sand scratches

Hand Scratch Remover is a Stage 1B polishing compound that can be used on clear coat and conventional auto finishes when removing paint defects and medium to light surface imperfections. Follow up with a Stage 3 Product for an ”Xtreme” finish. This product was designed to be used by hand.

LVR – 421 PERFECT COMPOUND: sku: 40421 1000 – 1200 grit sand scratches

Perfect Compound is a “Stage 1” abrasive cleaner that removes 1000 to 1200 grit sand scratches, oxidation, and water spots. A quick cutting, fast acting compound, Perfect Compound finishes with a high gloss and very little surface swirling. Perfect Compound is great for all types of painted surfaces and is easy to clean up!

LVR – 503 DYNAMIC CUT COMPOUND: sku: 40503 1200 – 1500 grit sand scratches

Dynamic Cut Compound is the most impressive compound to ever hit the detailing world! Designed for the removal of 1200 grit sand scratches or finer, Dynamic Cut works flawlessly with little to zero dusting! Dynamic Cut stays wetter longer giving you  more cutting time to get even the toughest jobs done quickly! Dynamic Cut  can be used with a DA or rotary polisher and a cutting wool, foam pad, or microfiber pad.

LVR – 416 CUT 1500: sku: 40416 1500 grit sand scratches

CUT 1500 is a “Stage 1B” polishing compound that can be used on clear coat and conventional auto finishes for removing 1,500 grit sand scratches, defects, and light to medium surface imperfections.  Follow up with a Stage 3 Product.    For an Xtreme finish try using PINK POLISH CHERRY WET WAX for light colored cars or FOAM PAD POLISHING GLAZE for dark colored cars!

LVR-410 EXOTIC CUT: sku: 40410 Synthetic – Heat activated – The firmer the pad and more heat generated, the deeper the cut

EXOTIC CUT is a “Stage 1B” HIGH LINE polishing compound that can be used on clear coat and conventional auto finishes for an “Xtreme Solution” in removing paint defects and medium to light surface imperfections. Follow up with a Stage 3 Product. For an Xtreme finish use our LVR 404 Helios Polishing Glaze for light colored cars or LVR 403 Foam Pad Polishing Glaze for dark colored cars!

LVR-411 LITE FINISH: sku: 40411 2500 – 3000 grit sand scratch

LITE FINISH is a “Stage 1B” polishing compound that will remove minor finish imperfections, compounding scratches, light oxidation, swirl marks and over-spray. Follow up with a “Stage 3” product for that “XTREME” finish!

XTREME MICROFIBER CUTTING CRÈME & POLISH: sku: 40490 1500 or finer grit sand scratches

Xtreme Microfiber Cutting Crème and Polish is an aggressive polish formulated with an advanced abrasive system. This new technology enables the user to remove many heavy surface imperfections with a dual action buffer using a microfiber pad. Xtreme Microfiber Cutting Crème & Polish is fortified with polymers and waxes so it can be used as a one step on many finishes. To achieve the ultimate in gloss and protection, follow up with” Xtreme Microfiber Finishing Crème & Wax” as a second step!

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This depends on the product used to wax or seal the car and environmental conditions the car is exposed to. For vehicles driven daily, we recommend applying wax every 3-6 months. More frequent waxing is needed if your car is red, black or white, as these colors are more susceptible to acid rain and UV rays.

There are two schools of thought (or methodology) when it comes to Paint Correction. One process, is to protect the clear coat and minimize the removal of any clear coat, while the other seeks to do a “true” paint correction and removal of imperfections in the layer of the clear coat. This would be the biggest difference between our LVR 403/404 and our LVR 367 ICE. LVR 403 Foam Pad Polishing Glaze and 404 Helios Polishing Glaze use acrylics to fill in and blend any paint imperfections. LVR 367 Ice Polish uses micro-abrasives and silica fluids to physically remove the paint imperfections.

A polish is designed to remove minor surface imperfections such as scratches, spotting and oxidation. Polishes work with abrasives and/or chemical cleaners to flatten or level, the surface. For example, a clear coat scratch can reflect light from its microscopic edges. That’s what makes it stand out from the surrounding area. A polish can smooth out, or level, the edges, reducing the amount of light the scratch reflects. In many cases, a polish can completely remove minor surface scratches and other imperfections.

A glaze on the other hand, is a gloss enhancing product that is applied after polishing to fill in any remaining imperfections that polishing may not be able to tackle. This additional step, while not always necessary, will add even more depth when wax is applied over it. By filling in micro-imperfections, light is more evenly and symmetrically reflected, giving the car a clean, crisp, deep, and lustrous shine that a simple polish and wax just can’t match. By glazing after polishing you’re only adding more of a shine to your vehicle’s finish.

A wax or sealant is designed to enhance and protect a previously polished and/or glazed surface. This protection is necessary to keep airborne pollutants, road film and other contaminants from sticking to the surface, causing potentially long term damage. Some single-step products combine the cut of a polish with the shine and protection of a wax. They work great when speed is important, but are not as effective as a two-step or three-step polish/glaze/wax process.

Yes, this is true.  Never wash your car with dish soap.  The chemicals used in dish soap will strip the protective coating from your cars finish, leaving the paint exposed the UV rays, and other harmful elements.  Always used soap that is made for automotive use.  If you have no choice but to use dish soap make sure you apply wax to your paint after washing.

Yes. Below are just some of the reasons.

Steam is a powerful degreaser, without the need for chemicals
Steam disinfects, without the need for chemicals
Steam sanitizes, without the need for chemicals
Uses much less water (as little as 1 gallon per hour)
No residual soap left behind

Auto detailing is probably the best and most valuable maintenance program for your vehicle. Car detailing is an important single process that covers a wide variety of techniques and products which, to get the best results, require considerable skill to apply. It is considered an efficient renovation and protection of the various surfaces of a vehicle to keep it working in good condition.

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The cure time for the LVR 404 Helios applies more for detergent washes. You don’t want to have any type of detergents come into contact with the acrylics before they’ve had a chance to set. If an acrylic gets hit with a detergent before its had a chance to fully cure, it’ll basically fall apart and will be worthless. There are no detergents in PolySeal or LVR 357 Magnum Wax; just Polymers, resins, waxes and SiO2 (PolySeal). So, you should be in the clear to apply the PolySeal or LVR 357 fairly soon after laying down the LVR 403.

Flash times for most waxes are usually very temperature dependent. If the temperature is colder out, it will take longer for a wax to flash. If the weather is warmer out, it will flash much faster.

In regard to LVR 357 Magnum Wax in particular, Magnum Wax is extremely rich with solids. Therefore, in colder temperatures it may take even longer.

If we use 65 degrees to 85 degrees as our “control temperature range”, LVR 357 Magnum Wax should take 10 to 15 minutes to flash and then you can buff it off. If the ambiant temperature is colder than 65 degrees, Magnum Wax will take longer to flash and if the temperature is warmer than 85 degrees Magnum Wax will flash faster. Magnum Wax is not going to harden up like a carnauba wax and may remain slightly tacky as the wipedown process happens.

FYI: LVR 357 Magnum Wax takes a full 24 to 48 hours to fully cure. Don’t hit it with any detergents or cleaners before Magnum Wax has had time to cure completely.

Hey Jose! LVR 403 Foam Pad Polish is going to make your Red Wine colored car POP like you’ve never seen! It will work incredibly well on your vehicle! thanks for the question and Happy Detailing!

To answer your question about a recommended topper for our polishing glazes, I think you’ll be extremely happy with either of the two listed below.

PolySeal

PolySeal is truly amazing and is revolutionizing the detailing industry! PolySeal is a hybrid sealant. It is a synthetic wax infused with SiO2. The SiO2 is bonded with the synthetic wax and the wax is what sticks to your vehicle’s surface! The result is, that not only can you apply it to any surface, but you get the very best of both worlds! You get that velvety smoothness and high shine of a wax, as well as, that great hydrophobic protection of a ceramic coating! Typically, if you don’t do anything extra and your vehicle is your daily driver, PolySeal can last up to 3 months of protection (garage kept, it will last even longer).

There is no cure time for PolySeal. It does not need to be kept dry after applying.

PolySeal can be applied directly to a wet car and messaged in to help as a drying aide, or it can be applied to a dry car using a damp microfiber cloth. Let it set and then buff to a brilliant gloss using a dry microfiber cloth!

LVR 357 Magnum Wax

We JUST (as in last week) rolled out LVR 357 Magnum Wax. Magnum Wax is a breakthrough in technology that introduces a new dimension of gloss and protection. This new formula produces deep, vibrant color and a clear wet-look. LVR 357 Magnum Wax provides outstanding water beading and protection against corrosion, oxidation UV-rays and surface containments. The amino-resin reinforced acrylic formula builds incredible protection and reduces surface tension. Water beads up and sheets off the paint finish. LVR 357 Magnum Wax can protect up to a year! It’s truly a remarkable product.

The best rule of thumb is that you should never do ANY detailing in direct sunlight. The temperature on the vehicle surface will always be hotter than what you are currently feeling. Products that have a liquid components to them, will evaporate quicker than intended and can streak, dry up, scratch the paint (if you are using a compound and it dries up, it will swirl the paint like crazy).

Specifically speaking about PolySeal, PolySeal has been reported by a few of our testers, to leave streaks when applied to a hot surface. The solution was to go back over the PolySeal with a glaze and it buffed right out. At the end of the day though, Xtreme Solutions does not recommend applying any products in direct sunlight if avoidable. There are always exceptions to the rules and solutions to problems that arise, but if you can avoid it – avoid it.

To answer your question in a word: ABSOLUTELY! X-Celerator (formerly known as Gamma Dry during beta testing). X-Celerator should be diluted between 6:1 (6 parts water to 1 part X-Celerator) and 8:1 (8 parts water to 1 part X-Celerator). If you are noticing any streaking, just add a little more water.

NOTE: X-Celerator should be applied conservatively, using only a light mist. Just a few pulls of the trigger and wipe excess with a clean mircofiber.

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We recommend that you use a detailing clay bar, clay sponge or a clay towel.  Detailing clay is safe to use on all finishes as long as the surface is well lubricated. Straight water typically does not provide enough lubrication and we strongly recommend you use a lubrication designed to work with detailing clay such as Xtreme Solution’s X-Lube.

Cleaning windows without streaks is easy.  Always use streak free window cleaner, such as Ammonia Fortified Glass Cleaner or Non-Ammoniated Glass Cleaner, and two CLEAN towels (note: Ammonia fortified Glass Cleaner is not recommended for use on After-Market Window Tinting as it can turn the tinting purple) .  Use the first towel for initial wiping and the other towel to polish or dry the glass.  The second towel removes the streaks, and it should never be wet.  TIP: Clean the interior windows horizontally and the exterior windows vertically. By doing so, you can easily identify which side of the window the streak is on!

We recommend that you use RV’N Trailer Wash, diluted 4:1.  RV ’N Trailer Wash is great for cutting road film, cleaning diesel smoke equipment, and degreasing vehicles. Watch as the dark streaks vanish quickly and easily with very little effort!

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Broadly speaking, STAGE is a another term for category and the order in which they are typically applied. The “B” indicates that the product is Body Shop Safe. Often compounds, polishes, glazes and waxes contain silicon. That silicon can go airborne and land on surfaces that are about to be painted in a body shop. Silicon will cause a freshly painted surface to “fish-eye” or bubble up and therefore ruin the paint job. Caution should be used in body shops with products that aren’t body shop safe.

STAGES

  1. Compounds – 1st Stage in paint correction
  2. Polishes – 2nd Stage in paint correction
  3. Glazes – 3rd Stage in paint correction
  4. Waxes – 4th Stage in paint correction

For further clarification on paint correcting, make sure you check out our other FAQ on the differences between polishes, glazes, and waxes.

The cure time for the LVR 404 Helios applies more for detergent washes. You don’t want to have any type of detergents come into contact with the acrylics before they’ve had a chance to set. If an acrylic gets hit with a detergent before its had a chance to fully cure, it’ll basically fall apart and will be worthless. There are no detergents in PolySeal or LVR 357 Magnum Wax; just Polymers, resins, waxes and SiO2 (PolySeal). So, you should be in the clear to apply the PolySeal or LVR 357 fairly soon after laying down the LVR 403.

Hey Tom, Thank you for our interest in Xtreme Solutions and our products!

To answer your question in a word: Nope!

LVR 357 Magnum Wax doesn’t have any SiO2 at all in the formula. In fact, we like to think of Magnum Wax as our alternative to the SiO2 craze! Made with 5 different resins, including an incredibly strong amino-resin, LVR 357 when applied correctly will give other SiO2 products a real run for their money!

Thanks for being a fan! Happy Detailing, Tom!

To answer your question about a recommended topper for our polishing glazes, I think you’ll be extremely happy with either of the two listed below.

PolySeal

PolySeal is truly amazing and is revolutionizing the detailing industry! PolySeal is a hybrid sealant. It is a synthetic wax infused with SiO2. The SiO2 is bonded with the synthetic wax and the wax is what sticks to your vehicle’s surface! The result is, that not only can you apply it to any surface, but you get the very best of both worlds! You get that velvety smoothness and high shine of a wax, as well as, that great hydrophobic protection of a ceramic coating! Typically, if you don’t do anything extra and your vehicle is your daily driver, PolySeal can last up to 3 months of protection (garage kept, it will last even longer).

There is no cure time for PolySeal. It does not need to be kept dry after applying.

PolySeal can be applied directly to a wet car and messaged in to help as a drying aide, or it can be applied to a dry car using a damp microfiber cloth. Let it set and then buff to a brilliant gloss using a dry microfiber cloth!

LVR 357 Magnum Wax

We JUST (as in last week) rolled out LVR 357 Magnum Wax. Magnum Wax is a breakthrough in technology that introduces a new dimension of gloss and protection. This new formula produces deep, vibrant color and a clear wet-look. LVR 357 Magnum Wax provides outstanding water beading and protection against corrosion, oxidation UV-rays and surface containments. The amino-resin reinforced acrylic formula builds incredible protection and reduces surface tension. Water beads up and sheets off the paint finish. LVR 357 Magnum Wax can protect up to a year! It’s truly a remarkable product.

The best rule of thumb is that you should never do ANY detailing in direct sunlight. The temperature on the vehicle surface will always be hotter than what you are currently feeling. Products that have a liquid components to them, will evaporate quicker than intended and can streak, dry up, scratch the paint (if you are using a compound and it dries up, it will swirl the paint like crazy).

Specifically speaking about PolySeal, PolySeal has been reported by a few of our testers, to leave streaks when applied to a hot surface. The solution was to go back over the PolySeal with a glaze and it buffed right out. At the end of the day though, Xtreme Solutions does not recommend applying any products in direct sunlight if avoidable. There are always exceptions to the rules and solutions to problems that arise, but if you can avoid it – avoid it.

So, you think you’re ready to get out your wheel and start compounding your vehicle. But where do you start? A good rule of thumb is, you can always go more aggressive. It’s kind of like cutting hair. You can always take more off, but you can’t reattach the hair if you cut too much off. LVR 503 Dynamic Cut is a real nice place to start. It’s a  1200 – 1500 sand scratch remover that is very easy to work with and can get more or less aggressive depending on the heat you are generating and/or the firmness of the pad you are using.

I’ve listed the following compounds in order of most aggressive to least aggressive.

LVR – 2 HEAVY SCRATCH REMOVING COMPOUND: sku: 4002  600 – 800 grit sand scratches

LVR 2 Heavy Scratch Remover is a Stage 1B that removes coarse scratches, heavy oxidation, orange peel, and 600-800 grit sand scratches on gel coats, clear coats and solid paints. Buff between 1600 RPMS & 1800 RPMS while wet to remove paint surface imperfections and wet sanding marks.  For that “Xtreme” finish, follow up with a Stage 3 polish! LVR 2 HEAVY SCRATCH REMOVER is amazing for restoring old and faded headlights!

LVR – 386 XTREME BITE COMPOUND: sku: 40386 600 – 1200 grit sand scratches

Xtreme Bite is a “Stage 1” compound that removes “Xtreme” to heavy scratches, light orange peel and 600-1200 grit sand scratches on 2 stage paint surfaces. LVR 386 works quickly and cuts down on time and labor.

LVR – 305 WONDER CUT 1000 COMPOUND: sku: 40305 1000 – 1200 grit sand scratches

Wonder Cut 1000 is an abrasive cleaner that removes 1000 to 1200 sand marks, oxidation, water spots and many other paint surface problems. May be used on a two stage and conventional paints. This fast cutting liquid compound quickly    removes imperfections. The professional detailer will find a major difference in time and performance when using Wonder Cut 1000.  Use an Xtreme Stage 3 product as a great follow up.

LVR – 306 HAND SCRATCH REMOVER: sku: 40306 1200 – 1500 grit sand scratches

Hand Scratch Remover is a Stage 1B polishing compound that can be used on clear coat and conventional auto finishes when removing paint defects and medium to light surface imperfections. Follow up with a Stage 3 Product for an ”Xtreme” finish. This product was designed to be used by hand.

LVR – 421 PERFECT COMPOUND: sku: 40421 1000 – 1200 grit sand scratches

Perfect Compound is a “Stage 1” abrasive cleaner that removes 1000 to 1200 grit sand scratches, oxidation, and water spots. A quick cutting, fast acting compound, Perfect Compound finishes with a high gloss and very little surface swirling. Perfect Compound is great for all types of painted surfaces and is easy to clean up!

LVR – 503 DYNAMIC CUT COMPOUND: sku: 40503 1200 – 1500 grit sand scratches

Dynamic Cut Compound is the most impressive compound to ever hit the detailing world! Designed for the removal of 1200 grit sand scratches or finer, Dynamic Cut works flawlessly with little to zero dusting! Dynamic Cut stays wetter longer giving you  more cutting time to get even the toughest jobs done quickly! Dynamic Cut  can be used with a DA or rotary polisher and a cutting wool, foam pad, or microfiber pad.

LVR – 416 CUT 1500: sku: 40416 1500 grit sand scratches

CUT 1500 is a “Stage 1B” polishing compound that can be used on clear coat and conventional auto finishes for removing 1,500 grit sand scratches, defects, and light to medium surface imperfections.  Follow up with a Stage 3 Product.    For an Xtreme finish try using PINK POLISH CHERRY WET WAX for light colored cars or FOAM PAD POLISHING GLAZE for dark colored cars!

LVR-410 EXOTIC CUT: sku: 40410 Synthetic – Heat activated – The firmer the pad and more heat generated, the deeper the cut

EXOTIC CUT is a “Stage 1B” HIGH LINE polishing compound that can be used on clear coat and conventional auto finishes for an “Xtreme Solution” in removing paint defects and medium to light surface imperfections. Follow up with a Stage 3 Product. For an Xtreme finish use our LVR 404 Helios Polishing Glaze for light colored cars or LVR 403 Foam Pad Polishing Glaze for dark colored cars!

LVR-411 LITE FINISH: sku: 40411 2500 – 3000 grit sand scratch

LITE FINISH is a “Stage 1B” polishing compound that will remove minor finish imperfections, compounding scratches, light oxidation, swirl marks and over-spray. Follow up with a “Stage 3” product for that “XTREME” finish!

XTREME MICROFIBER CUTTING CRÈME & POLISH: sku: 40490 1500 or finer grit sand scratches

Xtreme Microfiber Cutting Crème and Polish is an aggressive polish formulated with an advanced abrasive system. This new technology enables the user to remove many heavy surface imperfections with a dual action buffer using a microfiber pad. Xtreme Microfiber Cutting Crème & Polish is fortified with polymers and waxes so it can be used as a one step on many finishes. To achieve the ultimate in gloss and protection, follow up with” Xtreme Microfiber Finishing Crème & Wax” as a second step!

Author email (will not be public):
 sales@877askxtreme.com

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Local Pick-Up is a fantastic way to save on time and money! If you’re in the area and don’t want to pay for shipping or wait for “snail-mail” to deliver it, swing on by the warehouse! Your order will be pulled and ready for pick-up when you get there! Strategically located at the cross roads of Interstate 295 and New Jersey State Highway 42, we are located at 111 Harding Ave,  Bellmawr, NJ, 08031. We have been proudly serving customers throughout the Delaware Valley since 2002.

Products may be returned to Xtreme Solutions’ corporate location. We are located at: 111 Harding Ave, Bellmawr NJ 08031

Products must be returned unopened, and/or unused. Returns must be received by Xtreme Solutions before any refunds can be made.
Although MOST product are returnable for a full refund, it is the consumers responsibility to provide postage from whichever shipping provider they choose.

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