man i use to detail cars at a dealership, and i wasent a pro, but you should learn how to wetsand, compound, then polish a car with a high speed buffer... makes the car look brand new, but i would practice on a junk part because you can burn the paint easy, but the claybar can be ur best friend somtimes
most of the time you will not need to wet sand, we always had to because our painter would always wear smell good **** in the booth and we would have fish eyes in our paint, but its not really that hard, its just one of those things you need to take your time on
my neighbor is a huge car guy. and he used to buff cars for a living and the first day i bought my stang he said this coming spring he is going to buff out all my scratches and fill in all the chips in the front end and he said he is going to teach me how to wax my car and stuff. i cant wait.
Forum user "workinprogress" knows a boatload about this stuff. I've read a few of his posts on detailing, and they taught me plenty- you better believe after the snow clears up and the sun starts shining enough to get past 35 degrees that I'm using some of his tips in making my baby look good.
clary bars cool, buy turtle wax now has the liquid clay bar that works amazing actually try it its worth the fifteen bucks and you dont have to worry about scratching the car and it has amazing results, that plus the wax is sweet
Man I washed and dried my car yesterday, then ran the clay bar over it, and while the results are awesome, my buddy dropped the clay bar on the floor after doing only the top. Better believed he waxed the rest of the entire car