I would like to get my Metallic Silver 04 Cobra back to a mirror finish. Sap fell on the car, and I used rubbing compound to remove it, and in several spots there are now swirls. I am sure these swirls are minimal and can be polished out easily. What method should I use. My research has led me to two conclusions, but if anyone has any other suggestions please help. Thanks. What's the difference between buffing with compound, and wet sanding with 2000 grit? Can someone shed some light, cuz I would like to get my paint back to a perfect mirror finish without taking any clearcoat off.