Jamie's questions about buffing have stimulated me to brazenly trot out my ignorance and ask a few of my own questions about this vexing technique? 1. What is the purpose of buffing? Not, 'what's the point' with implied derision, but what are people who buff aiming to achieve? 2. What can be realistically achieved with buffing? Can fine scratches be removed? How fine? How about dust motes stuck in the finish? Finish drips? 3. What speed do you use for an 8" buff? A 4" buff? How can you recognize the right speed? 4. How do you tell if you're applying the correct amount of pressure? (I too have seen bare wood show up) I apologize for including so many questions in one. Experience suggests simpler questions get better responses, but these are all really one problem for me. Thanks for the help.