Thanks for the kind replies.
To reply to some of the questions, as much as I wish it didn't, the car has some minor imperfections that the camera doesn't pick up. It hasflaws you can see if you're within 2 feet of the car. :( As for the tint, it'* Smoke color, medium tint (35%). The car has 32,000 miles on it.
When I bought it last Sept. it was moderately swirled, had rock chips and some minor scratches. I've since tried to take car of those. I don't have much road rash on the lower panels. They are actually in good shape. I'll keep an eye on those.
I recently had the car detailed and asked my guy to work the paint with Meguiars #83 Dual Action Cleaner/Polish. That was not aggressive enough to get out all the swirls, but it got out most. Given that the car is black and a daily driver, I'm not sure how much I can do to prevent swirls.I'm going to see how bad it gets over the next six months. If I can keep them at bay, I will plan on aggressively working the paint next spring to get all of them out.
As for hitting 13'*...I'm going next weekend to the track. I believe the 3" DP I installed a couple months ago really got me past my KR/tuning wall I hit last year.
2003 SSEi [ 06/10: 12.570 @ 108.82 (1.831 60') ]
1999 Grand Prix GTP - [ Being tuned ]