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Wolfgang Concours Series Paint Polishing System – Choose Your Machine!

Let us take the guesswork out of trying to figure out which machine polisher, pads and chemicals work best for polishing your vehicle to a high-gloss, swirl-free shine!

We receive phone calls and emails all the time asking questions like “which buffing pad do I use with Wolfgang Uber Compound?” and “are these pads compatible with the FLEX XC3401?” Of course we have all the answers – we’re the experts after all! But that doesn’t mean we can’t find a better way to channel our vast knowledge to make it easier for YOU to decipher not only which products are best for your application, but also the appropriate buffing pads, backing plates, towels and other accessories for all the different dual action polishers we carry. We've done all the hard work for you.

Here’s how it works. On this page you’ll find a kit called the Wolfgang Hydro-Tech Swirl Remover Kit. This kit contains everything you need to remove swirl marks, scratches and water spots – except the polisher. That’s step 1. Step 2 is assembling this kit with the appropriate polisher and accessories for your application. Trying to figure all this out on your own can make your head spin. Relax, we’ve got you covered.

The Wolfgang Hydro-Tech Swirl Remover Kit includes everything you need to compound, polish, and protect your vehicle using Wolfgang car care products and Lake Country Hydro-Tech foam pads. This simple, easy-to-use 3 step paint care system will remove swirl marks, light scratches, and oxidation while leaving your vehicle with a glossy, slick finish that is well protected in any environment.

Wolfgang Uber Compound 3.0
Wolfgang Uber Compound is a heavy-cut compound that is designed to restore the gloss and color to all paint systems without creating unsightly swirls or compounding haze. Formulated using an advanced blend of micro and diminishing abrasives, Wolfgang Uber Compound effortlessly removes heavy swirl marks, oxidation, water spots, and etchings from bird droppings without dulling the finish or creating new swirl marks.

Wolfgang Finishing Glaze 3.0
Wolfgang Finishing Glaze 3.0 is a water-based emulsion with ultra fine diminishing abrasives that gently polish the paint to a brilliant gloss. Compounding swirls, mild oxidation, and water spots disappear to reveal glassy smooth, beautiful paint. Underneath a wax or sealant, the paint radiates with energy and gloss.

Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0
Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0 features fortified polymer technology. Wolfgang’s German Super Polymers are fortified with more dirt-repelling power to keep your vehicle cleaner and shinier, longer. Our enhanced super polymers have an amazing anti-static property that repels water, oil, dust, and road grime to provide unsurpassed paint protection. Your vehicle stays cleaner because foreign molecules literally slide off the clear polymer coating. Super polymers bond easily to automotive paint and form an extensive cross-linked polymer network. This clear shield eliminates surface tension so contaminants have no foothold on your vehicle. Your vehicle will have a deep gloss and unbeatable protection for months.

(2) 5 1/2 x 7/8 inch Cyan Advanced Cutting Foam
The blue foam is designed for compounding and swirl removal. This closed cell pre-polymer foam restores oxidized and heavily swirled paint. Looks can be deceiving; the blue pad looks coarse but actually finishes with no marring. You'll achieve an almost wax-ready finish in one step. That's another way the Lake Country Hydro-Tech 5.5 Inch Foam Pads save you time

(2) 5 1/2 x 7/8 inch Tangerine Ultra Polishing Foam
The tangerine foam is made for light to moderate defect removal and polishing. It has the cutting power just below that of the Lake Country orange light cutting pad, and the tangerine pad leaves a finish like you'd achieve with a gray finishing pad.

(1) 5 1/2 x 7/8 inch Crimson Finishing Foam
The crimson foam is designed to apply waxes, glazes, and sealants in flawless, even coats without causing swirls. The soft foam has very light polishing ability, making it a great choice for cleaner waxes, too. Since the crimson pad is made of Hydro-Tech foam, it does not soak up liquid waxes and paint sealants like some finishing pads can. You'll be able to cover more paint with less product.

(2) Microfiber Bonnets
Each bonnet is made of the softest blend of microfiber available! Strong, durable polyester makes up 70 percent while soft, silky polyamide makes up the other 30 percent. Incredibly small fibers are woven together in a split weave that softer, thicker, and plusher than flat weave microfibers. These bonnets fit comfortably over any of the included 5 1/2 inch Hydro-Tech foam pads.

16 oz. Wolfgang Pad Werks Polishing Pad Cleaner
Cleaning your pads removes all kinds of chemicals that have been embedded into them during the buffing process. This can include all types of solvents, carrying agents, abrasives, petroleum distillates, silicones, chemical cleaners and other nasty substances. Removing the liquids and the solids that build up both on and inside of your buffing pads preserves their integrity.

16 oz. Wolfgang Pad Werks Polishing Pad Conditioner
Brand new pads and dry, clean used pads tend to be more stiff and coarse until they break-in. Wolfgang Pad Werks Polishing Pad Conditioner accelerates the break-in time to bring the pad up to maximum buffing performance. Using Wolfgang Pad Werks Polishing Pad Conditioner on a fresh pad ensures maximum performance from the pad and the polish or compound. Its advanced lubricating agents enable compounds to work longer and polish to wipe off easier.

Foam Pad Conditioning Brush
The Edge Foam Pad Conditioning Brush removes excess, caked polish and restores the usable texture to your foam pads in seconds. An angled handle and textured grip give you excellent leverage as you press the brush against a spinning pad. Don’t stop working – clean the pad and keep polishing!

2 Microfiber Detailing Towels, 16 x 16 inches
These versatile microfiber towels are great for any variety of detailing tasks, from general washing and scrubbing off road contaminants, to applying and buffing off wax and all-in-one protectants. All the Cobra Detailing Towels boast an 80/20 polyester/polyamide blend in a special “feather” weave that increases their absorption properties, guaranteeing high performance and durability.

Now you need to pick a polisher. Here’s a breakdown of the three most popular dual action (also referred to as “random orbital”) polishers we carry.

Porter Cable 7424XP
Porter Cable makes some of the safest, most user-friendly buffers on the market. The random orbital action (also called dual action) generates very little heat while it polishes automotive paint. Therefore, a random orbital polisher will not burn the paint (burning is much more likely with a rotary or circular polisher). The random orbital motion combined with a lightweight body has made the Porter Cable 7424 a favorite among novice and professional detailers.

Flawless polishing is just what the FLEX XC3401 VRG Dual Action Polisher was made to do. The positive drive ensures a uniform movement, even under load, thanks to constant lift. Taken in conjunction with the large stroke length the FLEX can remove existing holograms from black finishes.  Like the Porter Cable 7424xp, the FLEX XC3401 is a dual action polisher, so it’s not going to damage your paint.  Unlike the Porter Cable 7424xp, the FLEX XC3401 is incredibly smooth and well balanced, plus its variable speed trigger and switches are thoughtfully placed for comfortable polishing.  Plus, it features a much higher quality rubber cord that doesn’t get tangled up.  The FLEX is made in Germany, so this type of quality and engineering is to be expected. 

RUPES LHR 15ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher
The Rupes LHR 15ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher gets its name from its impressive 15 millimeter throw. The throw of the machine indicates the size of the orbit the pad makes.  Consider this: a conventional random orbital polisher has a throw between 4 and 8 millimeters.  The advantage of a larger throw is that more surface area is being covered as you polish.  This means you’ll be able to remove swirls, scratches, water spots and other paint defects in considerably less time compared to the Porter Cable 7424xp.  The Rupes LHR 15ES utilizes a 5 inch hook and loop backing plate designed to accommodate 5.5 inch and 6 inch pads – the perfect size for modern vehicles with curvy panels and sharp body lines.  While lacking the power of the FLEX XC3401, The Rupes LHR 15ES is the smoothest, most balanced machine among these three. 

Now that you’re familiar with the most popular dual action polishers we carry, you can decide which one is right for you! Scroll down to view the money-saving kits that bundle the Wolfgang Hydro-Tech Swirl Remover Kit with each of the featured polishers.

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