Too late, the time to protect the finish has passed. Paint
protection from environmental elements is an ongoing process that
must be started when the vehicle is new. The only thing that can
be done to make it appear better is the old car collectors
friend, "Lemon Pledge"
"Richard M." wrote:
If the finish is really worn and scratched, you need to start with a
fairly aggressive polish, then go to a finer polish, then apply a
"wax" - although polymer's are preferred now. If you skip a step you
will still get a shine, but you will have a shine over scratches.
Here's the course I'd suggest:
1. Polish with 3M Finnese-it II. It a machine polish but it will work
by hand if you put in the effort. Don't skimp, this is an important
2. Polish with 3M Swirl Mark remover. Use long straight strokes.
Again, don't skimp, the extra effort will show later.
3. Apply Klasse AOI polymer "wax". Easy to do on your clean and highly
4. All done. Do the Klasse again if you are a perfectionist. Or buy
the Klasse concours kit and use the sealant over the AOI.
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