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    First time polishing question

    After watching countless youtube videos, I decided to get a DA polisher and give it a try.
    My gear-
    MT300 polisher
    Meguiars ultimate compound
    Meguiars ultimate polish

    I started with the hood. Results were impressive for the effort I had to put in.
    There were a few spots/areas that I was expecting the compound would fix. But looks like the paint damage is more severe than it looks-
    Hood pic:https://ibb.co/2t8ZK1Q
    Damaged area pic: https://ibb.co/QM1WkwX

    Looks like paint has chipped away.
    Is there a way to fix this by compound/polish?
    Also, the hood was super smooth after polishing. But after couple of days, it feels rough. Is this just dust on the surface that I can wipe off using a microfiber cloth?

    I also tried ultimate compound on windshield to try and get rid of scratches/swirl marks. But results were not impressive.
    Should I try Glass polishing compound?

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    Re: First time polishing question

    Welcome to the forum. From experience that looks like the early signs of clear coat failure. The only way to fix that is a repaint.

    As far as glass polishing, glass is a very hard surface and takes a lot of work. Mike Phillips has some articles on glass polishing that you may want to reference.

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    Re: First time polishing question

    Did you clay the paint prior to applying compound? Above surface Contaminants are typically what makes paint feel rough & clay is most effective way to remove these.
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