Thanks for all the advice guys. I've been doing some reading and watching some videos. I'm just a little confused. I'm confused about the grits people are using, the compounds and polishes.
I see some people use 1,200 to 1,500, then buff with a heavy cutting compound, and then polish.
I've got advice to use 1,000 to level, then work my way on up through 1,500, 2K, and 3K. If I were to work through the finer grits is it still necessary to use such a heavy cutting compound as say 3M 5973 or Meguiar's Diamond Cut 85? Wouldn't I just polish it? Or does the cutting compound remove the sand paper marks even left behind from 3K paper?
I think I'm getting a handle on this, but just want to clear up a few things.