Okay, I'll attempt to make a long story short. I parked near a tree the other day. A couple of days later I noticed that I had tons of little sap droplets all over the hood and roof. So I give the truck a good wash. The actual sap droplets came off fine, but there were still orange spots on the truck. You could not actually feel them when you rub your hand across the truck. So I did a google search and found all these weird ways that were supposed to remove these stains (mayonnaise, lard, alcohol, wd40, etc.). The spots might have faded a little, but for the most part were still there. So I end up getting a clay bar, because it was also mentioned a lot when trying to find a solution. It has made my truck silky smooth, but the spots still remained. Lastly, when I got the clay bar I got some turtle wax rubbing compound (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Turtle-Wax...pound/16767843) because I'd also saw it while searching. Well this stuff is taking the sap stains off like it's nobody's business. I end up getting all the spots off of the hood, then go on to the roof to get off even more sap stains, and lots of other little scratches and spots all over the truck that I hadn't been able to get before. So I ended up going crazy with the stuff and am happy to get rid of these stains, scratches, bug guts, oxidation, etc. that I thought would never come off.
So I go to wax the truck up...and it's not quite as shiny as I expected. In fact, I can see pretty much everywhere that I used the stupid turtle wax stuff. Each spot is kind of dull. So apparently the turtle wax rubbing compound I used is too harsh? The main reason I got it is because it said right on the front that it's clear coat safe. This sucks. Luckily I did this all by hand, so I think none of it got past the clear coat. So what can I do to correct this, a polish? If so, what is a good brand and method? Would I polish the entire truck, or just the dull spots?
Also, while I have you detailing experts here:
-How can I remove water spots from my windows? Everytime I try to clean them, I just end up seeing streaks and water spots.
-What can I do about my window trim? It has the terrible water spots/dry rotting and just looks really dull. I've tried Back to Black, but it didn't really work.
Thanks in advance for any help!!