I have a race car trailer with the .050 aluminum skin that has the traditional "baked on" white paint. It has been over a year since I hit it with a coat of Cleaner Wax, and now it's fairly oxidized. It's not completely dead sheen wise, but it's close!
The other night after washing it, I used some of the Cleaner Wax by hand and it brought the finish up a little, but there were swirls and a fair amount of paint transfer onto the pad and finish towel. The paint transfer didn't surprise me as that is the oxidation but the swirls are a problem.
So then I tried the Polish in a different area (and yes I understand the difference between the two) with similar results, although the depth was better after using the Polish. I went back over the polished area with the Cleaner Wax and it worked okay, but I'm curious if there is something else besides these "traditional" automotive products that would work better.
One of the concerns with this type of paint/skin is that the paint while baked on and durable, is not very thick or deep.
And I do have the Porter Cable detail buffer as well as a right angle buffer/polisher. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Got a race this weekend and would like to get this handled soon!