This week a local Phantom Black Metallic GTO owner contacted me for purchasing a Porter Cable buffer kit to start removing the blemishes and fine scratches on his car. They appeared to be typical lines inflicted by routine washing and drying of the vehicle. A short tutorial was in order to show operation of the machine and demonstrate its abilities. After washing and clay bar use in our 2' x 2' testing area, we used the Menzerna Intensive Polish (IP) and a lightly moistened orange CCS foam pad to address the scratches. Starting at speed 3 to spread the product and gradually increased to speed 5.0-5.5, I showed him the techique of moving across the surface at the rate of 1"/second until the product broke down until it was almost clear. We inspected the surface for results. After this, I allowed to him to do the adjacent section while I observed. After the Menzerna use, you can either rinse or wipe the surface to remove the light product dust residue. Since the product contains no wax or silicone, it finishes down beautifully with no micro-marring. A last step non-abrasive protection product can now be applied. You can judge the test results for yourself. Since natural lighting had already set for the day, we used the Brinkmann hand held dual xenon spotlight to check the surface. Notice how much more pronounced the metal flake can be once at the blemishes are removed. Even more impressive is using the lighted microscope at 60X magnification, the gold and silver metal flake glows like suspended diamonds in a jet black pool. Machine polishing with the right products and techniques will accomplish in minutes compared to hand attempts for hours. TCPC-10 Porter Cable buffing kit $169.99 + Menzerna Intensive Polish $25.99/Qt. or this Menzerna Super Intensive Polish $39.99/Qt. will result in this The customer learned how to get these same results that night with my observation. The key is to keep the machine flat on the surface and move at the rate of 1"/second. It is also important to have sufficient moisture and product on the pad in order to remove these scratches. Once you have completed the buffing to your satisfaction, you may apply the non-abrasive last step sealant or wax. Questions and comments welcomed.