I'm new to this forum but I figured I'd give it a shot.
I had a little incident recently when my younger brother washed my car. He was trying to do a nice thing for me however, mistakes happen.
Unfortunately, he took a sponge to the car- and removed bird poop on several sections with the abrasive side of the sponge. Thankfully, it's only limited to two relatively minor sections on the car.
The left-most part of my hood is very scuffed up, and the right section of the rear is as well. There are also many swirl marks due to automated car washes. I looked around the internet and I purchased a few items.
I purchased Meguiars Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish, and Ultimate Wax. I also purchased two buckets, foam applicator pads, microfiber towels, and some clay bars. From what I understand, doing it by hand is not easy- however I allocated a day this weekend to work on the car. I have never done this before and do not want to damage my car anymore, so I'm looking for insight on what to do.
I have a few questions:
Will the ultimate compound damage my paint?
Is it safe to polish the entire car, or best to just do sections?
Are there any recommended methods when applying compound/polish?
Thank you. Sorry for the long story!