Menzerna – GW16 Painted Surface Finish


The flagship of the Menzerna solid paste program: a single-stage product that is unrivaled in terms of abrasiveness and gloss.

GW16 is best suited to polishing coated/lacquered woods and plastics, particularly in the high-gloss finishing of musical instruments and furniture. Spectrum suggests pairing this compound with soft buffs like our Matchless untreated white and flannel airways.

Cut / Gloss: 5 / 7

In stock (can be backordered)

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Capable of removing 800 grit sanding marks from polyurethane coatings, GW16 is recommended by Menzerna as a single-stage, high gloss polish or the first stage in a two-step polishing process. Bring your coated/lacquered wood to an exceptionally glossy mirror finish by following up with Menzerna P175. GW16 can also be used to refine your finish after cutting with Menzerna GW18 Heavy Cut and/or Menzerna P204 Medium Cut compounds.

Particularly effective on polyurethane coatings but also suited to polyester coatings, lacquers, and other coatings, as well as plastics.

Complements: Menzerna P175 Super Finish
Pairs with: Matchless Untreated (White) Airway, Matchless Flannel Airway
Storage: Store between 5C and 30C, avoid frost/freezing and direct sunlight.

Menzerna suggested process for: painted/coated surfaces.

Precautions: Do not breathe dust during use. Wear appropriate safety clothing and respiratory protection. Generated dust exposure can irritate eyes and skin.


Weight1.242 kg
Dimensions23 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm
  1. Peter Pitcher (verified owner)

  2. Alan Flynn (verified owner)

    works, just need more testing on my part.

    • spectadmin (store manager)

      Thanks for your review Alan! Just to clarify for any other customers that see your review, you were testing this compound’s performance on metal?

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