I used some light polish to clean up some minor oxidation, but it didn’t quite have the desired effect. While it did clean things up a bit, it left white residue in every single one of the approximately 5,000 nicks and chips per square foot. Now, instead of blending in as they had in the past, every single one of them is incredibly visible against the dark red paint, and it looks like the front of the car has been sandblasted, which, well, it sorta has been...

Any suggestions how to get this looking halfway decent again? There’s some color-matched (well, dark red at least) polish with a filler stick. Has anyone tried this? I used to have some waxy color filler sticks that were a quick and simple way to get around this problem, but I don’t know where to find just those sticks - any ideas?