I have buddy that uses 3M hand glaze. His bike is black and it really shines. He also is my paint and body guy, He did the flames on my scooter. Ray (TradeMark Collision) put UV protection in the urethane clear coat. I like that as I don't have to worry too much on sun damage. I do not use a machine on my bike, just hand power. Yes I have a hand polisher and plenty of waffle foam rubber pads but that is for automotive use not for my bike. Here is another tip, don't put the wax on in a circular motion. If you do and there are dust in the air then you will have dust on your paint, you could be putting swirl marks into your paint. I just go longways on the finders and tank. I have ton of Meguiars for my 76 Vette, I prefer Meguiars over Mother's, but that is a personal taste in the wax. But for my ride I use Fat Bob's. I tried F11 and could not tell the difference (other than price) between both of them. I cannot remember how much I paid for Fat Bob's but it's under 20 bucks. A bottle will last a couple of years or so. F11 was too expensive for the amount that you get. So I'm back to Fat Bob's. Soap Box broke, nuff said.... My fifty cents worth.