Yes you can end up with worse paint than you started with, which is why I’m asking what people have done and what has worked. As for redoing it again, I hope to never have to again as mine is a garage queen that only gets taken out on weekends and always gets hand cleaned, and has a cover when in the garage, so I’m not planning on getting much more for scratches after this. And yes you can take away too much or all of the clear coat if you are not extremely careful, you are just going to have to find a happy medium between how much clear you are willing to take off and how it will look. That’s kind of my debate reason for posting about this.
Also, has anyone ever done paint depth on a stock factory paint g8 (I’m assuming they’re all in the same range of paint thickness). Would appreciate those numbers if someone has them.