Bringing the paint to to a base point is where you want to be. The first time will take a lot of elbow grease and about 2 days, but from there with regular 3 month 3 step mantainance you can do 3 steps with a polisher in about 4-6 hours. You want the clear coat smooth or what they call flat. Never use any thing more abrasive than what is needed. Save that stuff for particular spots. Get plenty of clean baby diapers. You don't realize how good you were treated as a baby untill you use them on the car. The cleaner acually opens the pours in the clear coat and it's pretty easy to get off. Spend the first day getting the clear coat smooth, get the tar and wax remover out for the low areas. You will find out that 95% of the stuff on your clear coat is stuff you have collected from the road. The car will look good but you are not done because the paint pours are still open. The next morning, the work begins. Polish acually gets absorbed in the open pours. It is what gives the paint that deep wet look. Use very little, it also cleans. Some spots are very hard to get it off, others are not. That's because it is soaking to the clear coat. Look at it every which way but loose, doing small 3x3 sections at a time. It is real work. By about 12 noon the polish has been removed and you are all most done, because the wax coat is a dream. What the wax does is fill in the very small pours and at the same time makes the UV rays bounce off. And it is easy to get off. This should be the end of the second day.