Got a call a couple weeks ago to detail this TT Z06. Rain last week forced a reschedule for today. Owner said it had "light swirls" and some water spots (which mostly turned out to be light bird bomb etchings). Unfortunately with Corvettes, even light defects take a lot of polishing. As you can see, the paint had light to moderate swirls. The paint laughed at the Meguiars G110, #105 and a yellow Meguiars polishing pad. LAUGHED. Busted out the Dewalt and using #105 and yellow Meguiars polishing pad at 1000-1400 rpm, it was slow going. I really didn't want to switch to wool if I didn't have to and remembered an orange waffle cutting pad I got from my Optimum distributor. Don't know who makes it, my distributor doesn't remember who he got it from so if any of you recognize it, let me know. Bingo! Really good cut at 1000-1200 rpms with minimal holograms. I then switched to Meguiars #205 using a 7" yellow Meguiars polishing pad. First time I tried #205 in the sun I was less than impressed but on this car, it did an amazing job removing the holograms from #105 and leaving very minimal to zero holograms of its own. Even after baking in the sun, nothing was coming back like it would with Meguiars #83. I followed with 3M Ultrafina using a blue Ultrafina pad at 1000-1800-1000 rpms and then waxed with Clearkote's Carnauba Moose. With the help of #105 and that orange waffle pad, I was able to finish the car in about 6 1/2 hours (no interior work, no engine cleaning). The combo really cut fast without hammering the finish. My customer was very pleased and interestingly, he asked me if I was happy how it turned out. Told him I was more than pleased. Of course, I did get engine pictures. The snails are under the engine, you can sort of see the housing of one (the chrome you see) down low in the 3rd shot.