Scott, are you still on dialup? I will link the pics just in case. Since I will have to repaint the car in order to get it back to where it was pre-birdshit, I held off starting the usual, seasonal paint "restoration" process until I realized that there was no way that I was going without the car long enough for it to be repainted. Not with the Spring/Summer season coming up so quickly. So I bought some new supplies to try and minimize the blemishes: http://www.ziplink.net/~ctroiane/pics/dp1.jpg http://www.ziplink.net/~ctroiane/pics/dp2.jpg http://www.ziplink.net/~ctroiane/pics/dp3.jpg http://www.ziplink.net/~ctroiane/pics/dp4.jpg The Porter Cable 7336SP, pads and a moderately abrasive "Einszett" polish from Detailer's Paradise. I also have Vanilla Moose and Klasse SG on the way. I have always been a Zaino guy but after last year when I topped the Z with S100 I realized that people here knew a lot more than I on the best products for a car's finish, especially one that needs as much help as mine. I started the process by spending the better part of four hours hammering the paint with the PC and Fine Cut Cleaner. While it did nothing to remove the bird crap etched into the clear, it did succeed in subduing them and also removing the usual Winter scratches that I get every year. Now the paint is decently prepped, and I can start thinking about what to do next. http://www.ziplink.net/~ctroiane/pics/m3restore/fc3.jpg My question is this: What next? The Einszett polish? Should I wait for the KlearKote or Klasse ot get here before proceeding? I think I am going to just hit the paint with the Einszett tomorrow as it is a moderately abrasive polish, see where I am, and then proceed with the KlearKote glaze and the Klasse SG Sealant, topped finally with S100. Of course, if anyone has any advice to the contrary, I am all ears. I am pretty much foraging for myself trying to figure out the best "system" for my paint now that I have left the easy formality of the 1-2-3-4 etc Zaino setup behind. Thanks guys.