Funny you should ask.
I was SOLD on a white waffle pad with PerfectIt III regular cut compound after a 3000 Trizact pad ,BUT, I drug out the wool pad and the PerfectIt II Fine Cut and used it on an 800 gt. finish and was AMAZED at how well this old compound still produced a VERY clean finish.
I STILL can't get a flat pad to finish for shemp and IF I don't use a waffle pad will get a LOT of swirl marks.Or, It does not remove the sand scratch.
I believe it has a lot to do with how well the clear is cured out and IF it's not done,will be an exersise in futility. Just keep grinding and getting nowhere.
CRAP, I voted for the FOAM pad, WRONG, Should have been the WOOL and II