coindex765 wrote: The buffer I have is just a polisher/rotary buffer, don't have a DA sander though thinking I may just pick up one for the cutting/polishing stage.
what is "just a polisher/rotary buffer?"
if its one of them ones from wallyworld or the like, you probably wont get any results.
something like the porter cable 7424 at least is necessary. ive achieved great results with mine and lake country orange cutting pads.
cut and buff is quite time consuming with a DA polisher, but theres vary little chance of damaging paint/clear.