I typically give this car a quick detail inside and out every year, but this time was a little different as the owner had spray painted some cabinets in the garage and covered the car in white overspray. In all of the before pictures the car is actually clean; the haze you see is the overspray. Since the car had only light marring under the overspray I decided to use a medium grade clay bar to minimize the chances of additional marring, I then used a mixture of Mother’s Pre-Wax Cleaner and Meguiars D300 on a LC polishing pad to remove the remainder of the paint and refine the finish. All polishing was done with the Rupes 21 & 75E polishers, the tight areas around the trim were hand polished.
As an aside, you can tell in some of the pics that the car has scratches in the chrome bumpers, the window trim has some pitting, etc. The car is owned by a retired gentleman in his early 70s, this is his current driver/cruise/carshow ride and is one of many that he’s either built from the ground up or bought and modified, and then sold over the years. It has a 348 and was converted to an automatic. The interior was redone, though the dash could probably use some fresh paint to bring it up to par with the upholstery, carpets, etc. It’s not a show car or something you would see at Barrett Jackson, but it is a car with a lot of curb appeal that gets driven frequently.
The owner had a fender-protector on during the incident, here you can clearly see the extent of the damage:
A test spot of the polishing process showed that the paint could be restored to its previous luster: