Now that we know what product to use and how to apply it, we're ready to dive in and restore some gloss to this chalk board tonneau surface.
There really is a cool custom flame paint job under there, just waiting to be rediscovered!
First, you want to start with a clean surface. Getting the leaves, bird crap, dirt, and tree crap off is a definite must. Bust out some of your Meguiar's detailer for one last surface wipe down. (For most of us, this is where "detailing" ends!) Now, clay bar the surface, using Quick Detailer as a lubricant. The white clay is the safest, and that's what we'll use. This will remove bonded contaminants from your paint's surface, leaving the surface smooth. You will feel the difference immediately.
Now for the fun part - applying the compound, polish, and wax. The M105 Ultra-Cut Compound was applied with a W5000 Double Sided Wool Pad on a DeWalt DW849 circular polisher, at 1500-1800RPM. The M205 Ultra-Finishing Polish was applied with a W8207 Foam Polishing Pad, at 1200-1300RPM. The Tech Wax 2.0 was applied with a Finishing Pad with the DA (instead of the rotary).