Not sure how deep you want to get into detailing, but I wanted to get a decent paint finish with minimal work (dont we all). Anyways, if you have a D/A Polisher (I just picked up the Porter Cable 7424) i find Meguiars Ultimate Compund works pretty well. Ive only used it once, but after using it I didnt have to polish, I just went right to waxing. So the process was this:
3) Ultimate Compund
Im going to be doing my black focus soon, so I will post pictures and do the old tape line to see the comparison.