Those swirls are heavy accentuated by the low sun - they are also very light. After a lot of machine polishing recently (and I know I could get rid of them properly with only a light polish - something like Menzerna FF or Britemax #4, even Lime Prime) it was nice to pop out an old terry pad and rub away at the paint - I had kind of forgotten how much I like hand polishing.
Yes, it's good. By DA I can see it being a nice quick once over, but TBH it's easy enough by hand. The boot was done in two sections with two hits - first, the left hand side, then the right, then each one again. You can get out to about 18" square per hit and it plays on for quite a while allowing you to go up/down, then left/right, then diagonal and then other diagonal ... no dusting, either.
In all fairness, AG SRP would only last a week on our cars so I can happily put this product up to "on a par with" AG SRP, if not better in respect of no dusting and the longer play time.
Over the years, products that might have been called AIOs seem to be called "pre-cleansers" nowadays - yes, they clean (chemically), some also fill and some also have a very light polish. Heck, even Britemax #3 (or Autobright Top Line as I am more used to it) is billed as a pre-cleansing lotion.
I think the technology behind abrasives is so much better now and so abrasive technology can be used to gently remove light swirling and if used regularly can make quite a good job of the paint by hand. I wonder if AG SRP had just been invented, whether it would be called a pre-cleanser or an AIO.
I've used Artemis Wax Seal before, quite a few times over both acrylic cleansers and glazes, and oily glazes. it seemed to play well with either, but I think the acrylic route was better - I'm very keep to use it after this Achilles Prep. The Orion's Shield went on very smooth and buffed off very nicely ... I've yet to see it in some rain, so will decide then whether it want to be topped off with Artemis Wax Seal or not.
Back to Artemis Wax Seal - fantastic wax and very much one of my favourites. I hope to be able to see some distinction between it straight on Achilles Prep and over Orion's Shield.
ValetPro's 500ml bottles are nice - there's a good range now which is always nice to have in similar bottles. I'd be interested in trying some of the Tar Remover, being more ecologically sound but I've just got a bulk of Autosmart Tardis. I might be able to wangle a shot out of the guys at VP, purely for viral marketing reasons of course