Originally Posted by Rag top bird
this is how I do all of our cars
1 I wet sand with 1000 to get the panel flat
2 I step it up to 1500 then 2000 and finish with 3000
3 I buff with 3M 5973 compound on a wool pad
4 I go back and cut with a foam pad and 3M 5973
then I finish with 3M 5996 glaze on a foam pad and if it has had time to cure then I wax the car with Meguiars gold class wax
I'm impressed. I get bored w/ 2000 grit.
3000 grit, wow.