@DannyP, I used to have one exactly like that and it was easy except for the cord getting in the way. I now have a cordless one from Griot's that I love. The "oscillating/random orbit" feature makes it almost impossible to damage your paint. I rarely use mine anymore since I switched from wax to ceramic, but don't be afraid of it. By the way, you didn't get your from me, did you? I can't remember what I did with it when I got the cordless one. If you did, it's more than 30 years old.