Fucking nightmare. I just assumed I was going to love this stuff from all the rave reviews, and I have no doubt that the failure was 100% on me, and no fault of the product. Flex 3401 Poorboy's SSR 2.5, orange light cutting pad, Flex on 6 Poorboy's SSR 1, white polishing pad, Flex on 4 Optimum Final Polish, black finishing pad, Flex on 4 Optimum Final Polish REapplied, different black finishing pad, Flex on 4 Optimum Opti-Clear, hand applied/removed with small foam applicator ...I don't know wtf, or where I went wrong. Not only did the car go from being blemish-free after the SSR combo to having slight spiderwebbing after the Final Polish, which really had me scratching my head giving the rave reviews I'd always read on the stuff, but the Opti-Clear was streaky, blotchy, and left a weird marking in the paint that I had to buff out with QD and a microfiber. In the end, everything came out fine, but the effort required to get it where I wanted it was far beyond the usual recon effort on this car. I suspect two things. First, despite the black finishing pad I used being brand new out of the bag, something was wrong with it. It's the only explanation for the Final Polish actually making the paint worse despite leaving what looked like a nice gloss from about 5 feet away. I reapplied FP with a different, clean black pad, and everything seemed nicely corrected after another round of buffing. Secondly, I overapplied the Opti-Clear. No doubt about it. While there is an imperceptible amount of the bottle gone after having covered the entire car, the process was too streaky and blotchy to have been applied correctly. I started laughing when I pulled the car out into the sun because of how horrible it looked, and how long I'd spent on the car at that point - Again, going over the car with QD evened everything out, and left the finish very clear, very wet-looking, and (thankfully) defect free. And then, of course, it started fucking raining, so I couldn't take any proper pictures, so here is all I have for now: Excuse the condition of the garage, as we are converting the house from electric appliances to gas, so there are appliance boxes/wires/Glenlivet bottles/schmutz everywhere. If tomorrow is nice, which it isn't supposed to be as all we seem to have is rain here in Connecticut, I will get more. If not, I will add pics to the thread as I can. I plan on finishing up with a nice healthy coat of Souveran, but not before I can take a few shots of the car with just the Optimum on it. Thanks for checking out the thread.