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Choose a buffing pad based on your car’s color-sanded finish. Our surface still had some minor sanding scratches, so a more aggressive wool buffing pad was used. Apply some buffing compound and begin working the area carefully. Keep the buffer speed low and work the buffer back and forth while applying light pressure. Keep the buffer flat as you go, and don’t apply heavy downward pressure or buff with the edge of the wool puffing pad. Add more buffing compound as you move to new areas. Many rubbing compounds don’t break down as you use them, which continually cuts into the paint. Instead use a buffing compound (such as Meguiar’s Compound Power Cleaner) that continually breaks down--becoming less aggressive--as you buff.