I bought a fully rebuilt Mini (1990 red Cooper) from Somerford about 5 years ago, although I think its rebuild might have been up to 5 years before that, and it may have been outside the whole time.
It was shiny when I got it, and after I got it I removed the bonnet stripes - and could only see a slight difference in the paint. Its been regularly polished, but is outside except 5 months over winter when its carcooned in a garage.
Now a few years later, there's a dramatic difference - where the stripes were is still shiny, the rest is flat.
I've tried gently t-cutting the bonnet, and it improved things a bit, but not enough.
I'm assuming the paint is "old fashioned" paint - in that it doesn't have a clear topcoat. What did a red 1990 Mini have when new in this regard?
Thanks for help, advice & tips.
Edited by roblightbody, 07 April 2019 - 12:45 PM.