I am trying to bring my 1974 Super Beetle paint back to life. It was repainted about 7 years ago single stage black and has been outdoors ever since.

Yesterday I tried #83 on an orange pad with the PC, then OP Orange pad PC,

this got the swirls out but there were still water spots etched in.

Then I went to a wool pad on a rotary with rubbing compound, the got the etching out but obviously swirled the paint up some.

At my disposal I have









Wool pad

orange pad

white pad

black pad

Critique my process

Wool pad and 3m rubbing compound with the rotary

#83 orange pad w/ pc

#82 white pad w/pc

#7 black pad w/pc