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.
- Compounds – 1st Stage in paint correction
- Polishes – 2nd Stage in paint correction
- Glazes – 3rd Stage in paint correction
- 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.