I recently picked up a 1999 Mercedes CLK430 that is Brilliant Silver Metallic. Interior is flawless, but the mileage is high and shows on the paint. Rock chips are mainly on the front bumper (which has small spider webbed paint by the foglight on the driver side). The paint overall has shine still and life. It was always garaged by the previous owner, but it was ran through the car wash numerous times. If you were to stand 10 feet from it, the car looks brand new. Stick it under florescent light and you can see all the swirls and scratches from a machine car wash agitator.
I have the following chemicals in my arsenal:
D151 Paint Reconditioning Cream
Ultimate Liquid Wax
M05 Show Car Glaze
M105 Cutting Compound
M205 Polishing Compound
Yellow Polishing Pad
Black Finishing Pad
G110v2 DA Polisher
I feel like I can use an AIO to address the scratches and swirls. I have seen some videos using D151 with a yellow pad on a speed of 4 for correction. I read on here that one person used a speed of 5. Not really comfortable on that speed. I figured I would try and use a speed of 4 and moderate pressure, with slow movement to see if that helps first.
Would I be wasting my time using D151 AIO first? Should I start with something more serious like M105 and M205?
Can I also top D151 with ULW should I decide to use the AIO route?
Thanks for reading.