hmm, can't help with those electrics. i'd hate to think about it, actually!
shiny_car-any tips on wet sanding? Need to get rid of the gank that was left behnd the cloverleaf badge, plus will be remviong the 2.0 lettering (as car is now a 1.8) and also noticed some imperfections in the paintwork from the re-spray.
i get away with just 2 grades of wet&dry sandpaper; use plenty of 'wet' and always start with minimal rubbing pressure; wipe the surface clean, regularly, to inspect your progress; patience and a gentle approach are key:
800 grade: use fairly sparingly to remove the main blemishes; if particularly deep, you may need to accept having some residual imperfections, or else risk cutting too deeply and right through to undercoat
1500~2000 grade: finish with this
but thereafter, you still need to polish the paint, which of course is best done with a 'machine polisher' (electric (random orbital or rotary) buffer). this itself means a fair bit of investment in extra kit, including the buffer, a couple different grades of pad, and a couple different polishes that have different cutting properties. then finish with a paint cleanser, and wax/sealant.
done properly, you can restore grotty patches using this process. and to do the rest of the car, wash it fully first, and go over with a 'clay' bar to remove stuck-on crud. then do the polishing and waxing.
if you don't have the time or don't want to invest in all the polishing stuff, you can just do the sanding, then employ a professional detailer to go over the whole car with a machine polish and wax.