Originally Posted by jzbm3
Of course there is.
Orange peel, while not desirable, does help mask many of the minor swirl marks that appear on most daily drivers.
Removing the orange peel makes these scratches much more easily detectable.
Sorry, that's just not true. Orange peel has no effect on whether swirls are more or less visible. If swirls are present, it doesn't matter whether there's orange peel or no orange peel; they'll still be visible to the same degree.
There are negatives to removing orange peel that have already been mentioned in this thread, and I agree with them, but higher maintenance or making scratches more visible is incorrect.