March 8, 2005
Short answer to a long question......
You need to clean your paint to remove the oxidation and some of the imbedded crap. You'll need some good terry cloth applicators to apply, and some good MF towels to remove. Some good products you can find locally are:
Meguiar's Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner (#2 in the Deep Crystal system)
Meguiar's Body Scrub Paint Cleaner
Meguiar's Medallion Premium Paint Cleaner
Mothers Pre Wax Cleaner
You may also want to use a clay bar to remove the contaminates on the top of the paint. Here's a good one to be found locally.
Meguiar's Quik Clay (comes with QD for lubrication)
Mothers Clay Kit (also comes with QD for lube)
Next, you need to polish the paint to remove the swirls/spider web marks/scratches and some stains. You can use some terry applicators or foam apps to apply and MF towels to remove. Here's some suggestions:
Meguiar's #9 Swirl Remover.
Meguiar's #80 Speed Glaze.
Mothers Scratch Remover
Lastly, you need to protect the paint. Foam applicators to apply and MF towels to remove. There are a bunch of good products. Locally, you may want to try any of these:
Meguiar's NXT Synthetic Wax.
Mequiar's #26 Carnauba Wax.
Meguiar's Deep Crystal Carnauba Wax
Mothers New FX Synthetic Wax (outstanding stuff!)
Mothers New Reflections Wax.
To be honest, if your buffers are not a Porter Cable random orbital buffer or similar, they probably won't help much.
Hope this helps you out.