Griots, orbital, and really once u learn how to use it, you dont need to tape off the car. Try applying the liquid to the pad in the center, and if it was ur first time using it you should have had the speed down lower. Ive been using my machine for a couple years now, even some have borrowed it works well, just keep up on a cycle. At some point ive bought and used just about every Griots liquid product, some are much better then others, best of show wax seems to be the hardest one to use, and seems like every guy has his own way of using it. Even the guys that sell it apply and remove it all differnt, i just couldnt get it to work for me, so i went to something else.