New toy!!!! Teach me how not to screw up my cars.

I got a cutting pad, a finishing pad, and some terry bonnets. I have Megs Ultimate Compound and Collonite 845.

I am assuming cutting with megs, wax with the finishing, and terry to polish the wax. Do I need a polishing step between the cut and the wax? If so, what to use?

Looking for scratch removal for sale prep or to clean scuffs off the minivan, not looking for concourse prep.