I have never done this before, so I wanted to throw out what I think is the right path... I have the Plasma Blue '11 STI.
I have a few paint chips that I can see metal in now. Less than 12 spots, and they are all small. I also have swirl marks. I also have door dents. I also have fine scratches that you can't see metal.
1.) Buy Subaru touch up paint and apply
2.) Polish entire car
3.) Wax entire car
4.) Get paintless dent repair on the dings that can be fixed that way
Am I going in the right order? Also, I don't know the difference between polish and wax - I am still trying to learn. Are there brands people trust more than others?