do you have to use red rouge? Red rouge can be messy, leave streaks.
Try another final polish comp such as Luxi Orange High Luster
compound, Sunset polishing compound, yellow rouge, Zam or Fabulustre
(not prone to streaking). Look for a final polishing compound that
is for yellow metals or gives a great final polish. Use a flannel
wheel, rake it well to remove as much lint, and use a degreaser like
Simple Green to remove the compound. I find I need to go back with a
Sunsheen cloth to get an uniform finish, and sometimes with
Simichrome or Maas metal polish. It can be hard to get an uniform
polish that is even, so that's why I'll use a metal polishing paste
or Sunsheen cloth after buffing. I make flatware, so polishing an 12"
spoon can be challenging, much more when you do a dozen of them at
once. Hope it helps.
ps - I've banned red rouge from my studio.