So I spent a ridiculous number of hours on my wife's tahoe and my f250 but they came out great!
I used a turtle wax brand polishing compound. and then a McGuires wax with a 8" random orbital buffer to apply the polish, took it off by hand, and buffed it clean w/a 10" random orbital buffer, then applied the wax w/the small buffer, and buffed it off w/the bigger one.
I also applied some "back to black" plastic restorer on all the plastic crap trim (friggin' GM)
I was able to make every scratch that was not thru the paint disappear. My truck even had some really light scratches in the side windows from years of dust and dirt in the gaskets that scratched up the outsides of the glass from rolling the windows up and down for 11 yrs. The polishing compound w/some elbow grease even made those scratches in the glass almost disappear!
Now my next two projects are:
minor dent repair (my son has been a little aggressive leaning his YZ250F up against my bed a few times)
and scratch repair for the scratches that are down to the primer.
anyone ever tried using a razor to level down any excess touchup paint and then polish and buff it out? I saw an old skool technique for removing runs and trash in paint this way, but i think the video is older than clear coat, lol.
Anytime i've seen someone use touchup paint, it always looks very obvious, and therefore not much better than the original scratch itself.
any tips? anyone tried this?