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After wet sanding and examining the results, all the high spots are smoothed over with the sanding block and the tedious task of cutting can begin. Pennington first laid a strip of Meguiar's 105 cutting compound onto the hood; it's a liquid that contains super-microabrasive technology, which allows for ultrafast cutting-essentially removing the marks caused by wet sanding. He set the buffer to 1,800 rpm (to prevent burning), but not before adding the wool pad to the end. Using minimal pressure, he slowly moved the buffer back and forth over the hood and created an even pattern. Using a high-quality microfiber towel, we wiped the hood clean and examined it again.