Yeah I tried buffing. But I had bought a crappy orbital 1-speed polisher on sale for $15 lol. It didn't seem to do anything. The polish I was using was some kind of McGuires polish compound; maybe it was TOO fine? I also tried some stuff called "Wizards" it was some old crap my dad gave me a few years ago.

Anyway, I already clear coated it and it looks okay, still kind of ****ty, but I just wanted to be able to ride so I didn't care anymore haha. Maybe I'll strip the clearcoat, re-sand it with the 1500 or 2000 (can't remember what I used exactly) and then try buffing it with a better buffing machine.