Ok- Looking for the proper application and equipment. Here's what I have so far... I have a 10" dual action buffer thing, I got a can of wax, I have a container of polishing compound, and a bottle of swirl remover. I am trying to get the light surface imperfections off my (black) truck and get a gloss going to it. Here's what I've done so far: 1--- Terry cloth and polishing compound to put it on with the 10" buffer in smaller sections. Fluffy buffer thing to buff when it's hazed and dried. Ended up with a haze that was very hard to remove so I figured the 10" terry cloth buffer was a bad idea - or I was doing it wrong. 2--- Moved to the wax. I got a tin of Mother's Carnauba Cleaner Wax and applied by hand with a terry cloth. Fluffy buffer thing to buff when it's hazed and dried. Ended up with marks all over the place from the application and it would not come off. I don't think the car was too hot or anything so I'm not sure what went on there. I was left with white streak marks everwhere like I had quickly wiped half the hood with a white bar of soap. 3--- Moved to Mcguiar's Swirl remover with the DA buffer/terry cloth thinking it would at least take care of all the crap left over from the wax but that ended up not going all too well. Ended up having most of the wax marks left and, at some point, I've gotten little white dots all over that won't come off unless I use my thumb nail. I'm guessing they are dried bits from the buffing of...something...? What am I doing wrong, what am I supposed to be doing, and what am I supposed to be doing it with!?? Flashvan- If you come across this thread I'd be interested in knowing what you may have and what you recommend for getting something nice and waxy and shiny andd protected.