Yeaa i agree i should have used a better clear coat, but i thought the stuff i used would be good at the time. As for the vinyl overlays, id rather stay away from them. I know i wouldn't be able to install them because i don't have the patience and i would just get frustrated. I found painting them to be very easy.
And i did try wet sanding with 2000 grit (soapy water) one of the pieces on the hatch followed by some turtle wax polishing compound and it made it look a bit hazy so i didn`t do the rest of them. Is there something i did wrong