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The "cut" is compounding which removes oxidation and prepares the hull for waxing/polishing. Compounding is abrasive and is not needed unles the hull is badly oxidized.
If your hull is painted or awlgriped, never use wax which will fog the shine. Use a polymer shiner like 3M Finesse-it.