I purchased a Meg's G110v2 DA when they were introduced a few years back. My wifes 2002 'Stang GT was the test bed for my DA, Scratch X, UC and NXT 2.0 Wax. I removed all the minor swirls but was unable to correct all the clear coat etch marks from the 7 years of harsh weather (pop up summer showers, Magnolia Pollen, Love bugs...), while living on the MS Gulf Coast.
I traded the 'Stang GT in Dec. 2010 and purchased a new Ford Fusion. Knowing how the Meg's DA, UC, Scratch X, Swirl X, Color X, NXT 2.0 and ULW work, I decided to tackle the paint on my 5 owner, Oxford White CC, 1994 F150 Lightning. When I purchased the Lightning in June 2009, I used two Meg's clay bars to remove the surface contaminents. It looked as if I dropped both clay bars in the dirt. They were both unusable. The paint shined really well but there were years of swirl marks, minor scratch marks, a few RIDS on the hood and a few body dings, on the non-OEM CC paint.
I drive the Lightning in fair weather and it remains covered/in the garage when not being driven. I perform a good exterior detail three times a year. Each time, I have used my Meg's DA. This past spring, I spent two weeks working the paint, in an attempt to remove the CC etch marks that remain. The swirls and scratches are history. Although, the RIDS on the hood and the CC etching still remains. It has a great, high gloss, 10' paint job.
What should my next step be? I found what appeared to be a thin spot in the paint, just behind the driver's side cab, on the bed rail, while using UC. It freaked me out. Since then, I have applied a thorough coat of UP with my yellow DA pad on speed 5. The UP did a really good job at cleaning and prepping the paint for the LSP.
Should I try an LC CCS DA orange pad? Should I step up to the MFDA system? If so, what are my chances of correcting the paint any further? I know that a burgundy pad isn't recommended for use with a DA.
What are my options?