I swear by autoglym super resin polish. Like people hace said it could be down to not doing the right work first. Never under estimate the difference a clay bar can make before you poilish. as for wax I'm using dodo juice banana armour, it says its designed for "hot" coloured cars so should make a pretty good job of your red.
thanks for the advice lads wen i bought the car it had been sitting up on and off for 7 years and im sure it want polished in that time, iv heard good things about meguires clay bar havs anybody tried it and what rating would you give it ?