Sounds like soft paint. Tread lightly use a very soft high quality micro fiber and apply Meguires No. 7 Glaze to lightly fill the swirls. The glaze has a koalin clay in it that fills lights scratches which is why guys use it on show cars.
U.S. Navy submarine electronics technician on radar, gps, inertial navigation systems, interior communications, voyage management systems, and navigation plan preparation and execution. 17 years strong, just a little bit more to go before I have to get a big boy job. I am also a part time automotive detailer, not much time for it anymore while on active sea duty
As a automotive detailer a polish and a wax/ sealant are two different things. However many polishes have oils in them to lubricate while the abrasive is cutting. You best bet would be to wash the body in a strong solution of dawn to ensure the oils have been removed as well as any residue. Rob called it, try it on a spoon, this while mitigate a potential trip to the purple pond.
Little known fact about Mr. Barris I just learned... he learned the craft early on working with Harry Westergard in Sacremento in the late 30's before he made the trek to L.A. to eventually start out with his brother Sam.
The silhouette is beautiful with the hard top. I know the skirts are very traditional Hirohata style buy the think the front cove scoop of the skirt is fighting with the gorgeous lines you have created that work well with the dog leg from the fender to the door.
Its a nice build, but the black panel lines are cartoony. I think you missed a mold line on the passenger side rear splash pan. That's the obvious things to me you didnt mention. I love the color and other than the flaws you noted the paint looks very nice.