YACT: Polishing compound rocks!

I was in a parking lot last night and had to make a tight turn - and of course, I accidentally went over a curb. I got a minor scuff on my bumper, and being the fastidious idiot that I am, I immediately went over to the Wal-Mart next door and bought some car polish. I've never polished a car before and am not too sure how it works (wax, has always done fine for me), but I decided to give it a shot to see if it'd take the scratches out.

It did! I gave my bumper a liberal helping of the polish compound, scrubbed the scratch completely out (!) and followed up with a coat of Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell (I know, I know, it sucks. But it's all I had at the moment, and it'll do until I can get a coat of Klasse AIO on there).

Either way though, the scratch is GONE! And I could just barely feel it with my fingernail too...so I'm quite happy! I was stressing about it all night.