Eventually any car owner like yourself is going to come to the conclusion that their cars paint is looking "less-than". No 7 Rubbing Compound 10 oz. polish is at the top of the list for many people due to its popularity and great reviews.
Whether you are looking to spot treat paint blemishes, mishaps, and small paint scratches, this version of a popular rubbing compound is going to be your simplified answer to the removal or diminishing of these superficial flaws. For the real committed and tenacious car owners, it can also be the answer to a complete rub down of your car paint to restore shine, luster, and depth.
Not all rubbing compounds are created equal. And what I mean by that specifically is more about aggressiveness versus any of the other features of a particular rubbing compound.
The rule in the professional world of detailing, especially when it comes to polishing paint or removing paint flaws is to go with the less invasive or aggressive method. The no 7 rubbing compound 10 oz size above is your first point of entry when following this rule.
It is still very effective, but mild enough for any true beginner with a hefty level of fear and anxiety at the thought of touching their car paint with any kind of abrasive rubbing compound.
Since we have learned that not all rubbing compounds are all created equal, you may need or want something more aggressive than the entry level product from above. This is where the heavy duty rubbing compound comes in.
This version of the same product has more "bite" to it in the form of abrasives and chemical cleaners. Still very safe for any beginner, this heavy duty version will do more heavy lifting than the original No 7 rubbing compound 10 oz size.
Yes would be the simple answer.
Yes would also be my answer.
But I am sure a simple "yes" will not suffice unless you know the "why". SO I will tell you what I use professionally, that you can also use at home and not just get better results than the No & rubbing compound, but get professional results.
Darren's Note: I have been using this polish for over 15 years and despite all the endless testing I do on compounds and polishes, this one remains my "sure thing" for many reasons as bullet pointed above.
While this product may seem rather expensive (it also happens to give you a lot more of the product than the No 7 Rubbing Compound 10 oz size), it was engineered to perform at the highest levels of car restoration and detailing.
I can polish in direct sunlight, can us it to do the heavy lifting like other compounds, but know it is not going to destroy the paint like inferior compounds that use outdated technology.
This is likely the most specific keyword page I have ever offered my two-cents worth of professional advice on! clearly this is a product that continues to be relevant among a topic of car care that is extremely competitive.
I wish you much success in your car detailing efforts!