Coating Prep Polish

4 reviews

Polishes and preps paint for coatings, waxes and sealants - no IPA or paint strippers required!

McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish is a non-abrasive chemical polish that deep cleans automotive paint, ridding it of below-surface contaminants that will prevent a coating, paint sealant or wax from properly bonding. Formulated without any silicones, waxes, sealants, polymers or fillers, McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish leaves nothing on the surface, making it the ideal polish to use before applying any product that requires a 100% oil and wax free surface.

McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish is the only polish specially formulated for application of permanent and semi-permanent paint coatings. By creating a polish that doesn’t have any oils, waxes, silicones, polymers or fillers, you can apply a paint coating immediately after polishing your paint with McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish. There is no need to chemically strip the paint using isopropyl alcohol or volatile wax and oil removers.

Paint coatings have quickly become one of the most popular forms of paint protection thanks to their ability to provide years of paint protection. For a paint coating to properly bond to the surface, the paint must be rid of gloss-hindering below-surface contaminants and imbedded dirt. While most polishes will successfully do this, they typically leave a wax, polymer, oil or some type of filler behind, all of which will prevent a coating from properly adhering to the surface. McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish removes unwanted contaminants without leaving anything on the surface that will prevent a paint coating from properly bonding.

McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish is non-abrasive and safe for all paint systems. Formulated with an advanced blend of chemical cleaners, McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish will make light colors appear brighter and dark colors appear wetter. McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish will intensify the gloss of your paint by removing below-surface contaminants that hinder the shine. What's more, McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish will remove other topical contaminants including water spots, road film and light surface staining.

McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish can be applied by hand or machine. This versatile polish has been tested and proven to be compatible with all paint coatings. Like other products that bear the McKee's 37 name, Coating Prep Polish is exceptionally easy to apply and remove.

Put an end to mixing up alcohol and spraying volatile cleaners on your paint and prepare it for a coating using McKee's 37 Coating Prep Polish.


1. Ensure surface is cool to the touch and out of direct sunlight.
2. Hand Application:Apply a dime-sized amount of product directly onto terry cloth or foam pad. Thoroughly work the product into the surface and remove residue with a microfiber towel.
3. Machine Application: Set polisher to a medium speed setting and apply a nickel-sized amount of product with a foam polishing pad. Thoroughly work the product into the surface and remove residue with a microfiber towel.

16 oz.

Made in USA

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    Linda F.

    Great product!

    This product cleans paint up amazingly well! Great pre coating product!


    The best way to cleanse paint

    I use this with a mild polish pad and it leaves paint perfectly clean and ready for your last step product. It's versatile and works better than alcohol or mineral spirits. You can also use it directly after claying if you're using an AIO like 360. This works well for 'maintenance' polishes when you don't need to remove heavy or major defects.

    Ron W.

    Coating Prep Polish

    Fantastic product. Application was a breeze with a black finishing pad. Results exceeding my expectations.


    WoW.......This really works

    I had my doubts about this getting the surface clean in order to have a clean canvas to work with. I used this first on my dad's 5 month old repainted truck before applying the paint coating. I started on the hood just to see if it would work. I used a 4" microfiber pad by hand. Just after rubbing on about half of the hood I was amazed at how dirty the pad was. This was a new paint job. I'm not sure if when the paint drys the off-gassing leaves a film or not, but this sure did clean it well. The green metallic really popped after I was done. The surface was as slick as glass and it made applying the paint coating a breeze. Since then I have used it on a couple of other vehicles that was followed by a sealant. And I think it helped them adhere to the paint a whole lot better.