I know that for scratches, you need to wash the affected area, perhaps clay it, and then finally use a buffer with polish combo, or you can hand buffer it. The place that's affected by scratches are the door handles. How would you effectively remove the scratches with a buffer because the door handles themselves get in the way. It would seem that hand buffering would be the only way to get rid of the scratches but I remember reading somewhere that hand buffering pales in comparison to a random orbital buffer.
This is the first new car that I have ever owned and it's black so that makes taking care of the paint even more difficult. Not to mention my complete and utter lack of detail skill. My previous car that I still have is chock full of paint chips and the right front fender is becoming a rust bucket. So i've never been able to fully appreciate a complete detail.
So far it's not been washed. It sits in the garage. I've got meguire's car wash, clay kit, nxt 2.0 wax, swirl x, and I use the 2 bucket method. Do I need a random orbital buffer or would you guys suggest that I get one? How would you go about tackling this problem?