High End Car Care Supplies | 2,100+ Products | 81 Brands| 10,500+ Reviews | 1,350+ Ask-a-Pro Blog Posts
Close Menu

Shop Categories

Shop Brands


Clean Shine Protect
Free Shipping over $149 w/coupon DIFree

Shop Categories

Shop Brands


Cookies are disabled in your web browser. To shop with Detailed Image, please turn cookies on and then refresh the page.

303® Automotive Compound Step 1

303 Automotive Compound Step 1 - 12 oz
303 Automotive Compound Step 1 - 12 oz Alternative View 303 Automotive Compound Step 1 - 12 oz Alternative View #2
sale item Regular Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $9.99
You Save $15.00
Add to Cart
Clearance - only 20 left in stock! View all Clearance products
Please note: discount codes do not apply to this item
Please note: this product cannot be shipped through the air

Available Sizes

303® Automotive Compound Step 1
12 oz

Product Information

  • Helps remove severe paint defects safely and easily
  • Eliminates swirls, oxidation, fine scratches, etc.
  • Can be used by hand, Rotary or any buffer you like
  • Works on single and dual stage paints
  • Made in the USA
  • Product Code: 30705
  • Read full description

Customer Reviews

100% of customers said that they would buy this item again
Based upon 2 ratings

Product Description

The 303 Automotive Compound Step 1 helps you remove severe defects, including swirls and scratches in the clear coat. Road debris and the general elements can do a number on your car's paint. From light scratches to swirls and oxidation, these imperfections take away from the overall clarity of your paint. Using the Compound is a safe and effective way to eliminate imperfections and begin restoring your paint to like new condition! Follow up with Step 2 Polish for best results!

303 has a simple three step polishing system that will help you remove imperfections and leave your paint looking amazing. All three polishes can be applied by hand or with your favorite buffer (ie rotary, dual action, orbital, long throw, forced rotation, etc.). All three polishes can be used on single stage paint and modern dual stage clear coats. Best of all there is no dusting so clean up is much easier with these polishes. Step 1, The Automotive Compound, is a strong compound that helps remove 1500 grit scratches, swirls, oxidation. Use this to spot treat noticeable fine scratches or restoring paint that hasn't been polished in a while. Step 2, the Automotive Polish is designed to remove lighter imperfections, swirls, etc. and can be used as a follow-up to the Compound, or as a one-step polishing option. This is a more common starting point for most daily drivers with lower miles that only have moderate imperfections. The formula has a long work time and does not dust. It can make the paint look and feel like new again. The last step, step 3 in the system is the Finishing Polish. This product helps to remove very light blemishes, hazing, swirls, etc. It is designed to be the last step in the process or a single step if you have very minimal imperfections. After use you will be left with a nice clear paint surface, ready for a layer of protection.

Whether you are using 1, 2 or all 3 of these polishing products, 303 has you your polishing needs covered!

303 3 Step Polishing System:

Made in the USA

From The Label

Product Description

Removes Paint Defects and Restores Clarity

  • Removes Oxidation and Swirls
  • Restores Surface Clarity
  • Removes 1500 Grit Scratches


Shake Well. For use on gloss paint surfaces. For best results, apply out of direct sunlight on a clean, cool, dry surface.

If using by hand: Use a small amount on a foam or microfiber applicator pad. Apply to one section at a time, making sure to overlap your passes. Remove excess product with a microfiber towel.

For use with a machine application: Dispense a small amount of product onto a clean buffing pad designed for compounding. Buff one section at a time using overlapping passes. More passes may be required for heavy defects. Remove excess compound with a clean microfiber towel. Any hard to remove compound can be removed with 303 Speed Detailer.

Additional applications may be required, depending on how damaged the surface is. Repeat steps with the rest of the vehicle. Follow with 303 Polish.

Customer Reviews

Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
5 Stars, This product will surprise you! Long working time, Finishes very well. Wipes off easy.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Such an overlooked product. Right on par with Meg. 105 and Menz. 400, but much easier to work with. Long working time, 0 dust, and so easy to wipe off. Not quite as fast/aggressive cut as Menz. 400, but finishes down almost as good with any pad type. Much cleaner and longer to use then Meg. 105. This seems to have all the best qualities of both 105 and 400. Wish they came in bigger bottles so you could get a little better value, as the current price/Oz. is a bit higher then Meg. and Menz.

Read all customer reviews of 303® Automotive Compound Step 1

Write your own review

Detailed Image Footer Border
My Deals
20 Off Griots and CarPro
Quantity Discounts - Buy More, Save More!
Big Discounts While Supplies Last - Clearance Items - Shop Now
Every Day Free Shipping over $149 coupon DIFree or $4.99 Shipping over $49 coupon DI499 - DI Ship and Save
Close overlay