This was a factory edge badly sharpened before, so I had to reset the edge, so I used the low grit stone. Yes, I flatted the stones too. I will likely not going to waste my time with polishing it as it has no effect on how the knife works.You clearly have a bevel. It is a compound bevel but a bevel nonetheless. I would take a magic marker and draw lines from edge to spine along the entire length of your knife. Make one normal pass on the stone. I wouldn't bother with the sub-500 grit stones, either. Use a finishing stone. See what you're hitting. I think you're just wildly inconsistent. I don't understand how you get a bevel at all, lol. Anyway, keep on doing the marker thing until you're only hitting the edge. It will take a very, very long time to refinish the side of the blade on stones. I would recommend you use a block of wood with some spongy material on it and sandpaper on top of that. Rub it in one direction until the finish is even-looking. Go up in grit until you're satisfied with the size of the scratches. Do you flatten your stones, btw?
My main concern is cloudiness comes from bad technique or normal