AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Africa
County: Western Cape
Re: Dull (oxidized?) paintwork on GTV
If its lost all its laquered finish, in that the clearcoat has degraded, then nothing you do can restore it. It will need to be resprayed.
The paint layer underneath has been exposed to the elements and has probably been oxidised, scratched etc.
You maybe able to polish it up and apply a wax coating but it will never look like the rest of the car which still has the clearcoat.
A very simple test to see if the clearcoat is present is to rub a small section with a cloth and some polish. If colour appears on the cloth then the clearcoat is fecked.
Be carefull of using harsh compounds to try and restore paint. Start with the mildest grade first particularly on old paintwork.