Let's see, where to begin. Without any knowledge, I used Turtle Wax Polishing Compound and a microfiber applicator and put scratches in my clear coat. So I came here seeking knowledge and a repair solution. Armed with UC and some foam applicators and reading and getting tips regarding technique, I got to work. The scratches are for the most part gone, but now I have in places what appears to be a mottled appearance in sunlight. Almost scalloped looking. I was very self-conscious of using fingertip pressure, and may have over compensated, as I think I perhaps was using too much pressure using the heel of the palm of my hand. Also I see some swirls replacing the scratches I was trying to fix. I suppose I can live with those I guess. I am frustrated as I tried to really learn and use correct technique. Is this new problem easier to correct than the scratches? Should I just give up and perhaps seek professional help (I feel like I am spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and doing more damage). I have put a fair amount of time and effort in, and feel very defeated by my lack of results.