Hand polishing is a waste of time compared to a professional job done with rotary and/or dual action. By professional, I do not mean only someone who's paid to do it as 99% of "pros" do a crap job. I mean someone who truly knows how to level clear coat and finish it down hologram-free.
If you're new to detailing and paint correction I suggest using a Meguiar's
G110 random orbiter along with some medium to light cut polishes. If you screw up your paint using a g110 you have really done something retarded and close to impossible. Learning how to finish down a professional grade product really nicely is probably the hardest part for most. They will spend 10 hours on their paint and see defects and give up. It takes a lot of time learning how to clean up paint properly, but it can be learned.
Originally Posted by tinker_troy
Step away from the buffer.
In my opinion there is only one way to do black and that is by hand. Everytime I see a black vehicle that someone has gone at with a buffer it looks like swirl mark city.
It sucks, it's work but in the end it's worth it if you don't want your truck looking like you scrubbed it with a scotch brite pad.
As far as wax I like Rain Dance paste.