Okay, I finally tried clay on the Grand Prix... and I have a quick question. I'm using Meguiar's Quick Clay, because I'd rather it than Mothers, and those are the only two locally available. I have only done the hood so far (as a test). I hosed a section down with the QD and then when at it with the clay. I noticed the clay "stuck" to it in a couple of places and left residue. This didn't happen when I hit the hood with more QD as I was moving it. This residue would only come off with mother's step 1 paint cleaner. Is that normal, or should I be able to pick it back up with the clay? What would you guys use to remove it? Just let the polish remove it? Next, I will have to say that I'm truly amazed. I didn't think that clay was as good as people said. It just sounded too good to be true. But my paint was like glass when I was done (cept for the scratch, and a couple of stone chips). I then hit the hood with Meg's #9 Swirl Remover 2.0 on my Simoniz 10" polisher. Wiped that off and I could hear my paint squeek! Followed that up with a round of Meg's #7 Show Car Glaze, by hand. And I wasn't too happy with the residue it left on my paint. I could not get it off. It just smeared. I know it says to apply "sparingly", so maybe I had a bit too much on it. Then I did a round of S100 Shine Enhancing Polish. It worked in really well, and removed the excess residue from #7. And finally topped it off with 2 coats of S100 Paste Wax. I was amazed. It's totally different than when I used the first 2 steps from Mothers and finished it with the S100 Paste Wax. I'm going to do the rest of the car tomorrow night after work. I just didn't have time tonight. It's dark already, so tomorrow morning I'll get pics of how diff the hood looks than the rest of the car. I want to thank everyone in this forum who has ever given me any advice.