Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum but have been lurking detailing forums for a little while trying to decide how to start polishing. I'm no professional but I like to do my research before making a purchase that not only functions well, but doesn't sting the wallet too much since I'm still learning. So basically, I plan on doing a spring detail on my FR-S. It has light marring and swirls on one side of the car. (Someone cleaned snow off my car with a broom.....) This also resulted in a few deeper cuts in the roof that may need a more aggressive compound. So far I have basically zeroed in on a GG 6" DA polisher and was leaning towards getting Meguiars DA MF cutting and finishing pads as opposed to a variety of foam pads. The tough part is selecting compounds. I initially had a set of Menzerna polishes: 400, 1500 and 4000. Since then I have heard relatively good things about using the Meguiars 105/205 combination, especially with the MF pads. I also read into the GG 1-4 combo pack which seems to be pretty good bang for the buck but haven't heard as many reviews from people using those polishes. After correction I plan on sealing up with Sonax Polymer Netshield, just because I don't have enough experience yet to try any of the harder coating/sealants and the PNS seems very user friendly to apply and get used to for a year or so until I can try a harder coating next spring. Unless harder coatings aren't that hard to apply in which case I could go straight to that. Obviously before all those steps Ill do the usual wash clay dry ipa but I was just wondering if you guys had any comments with the routes I have suggested, especially with the compounds I am having a hard time deciding between. Thanks in advance for the help.