Bringing a 30+ year old paint job back to life

Bringing a 30+ year old paint job back to life

ColoradoCJ7

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Current - 1978 J20 401 auto, 1981 CJ7 304 5 speed and 2007 JK Uunlimited Rubicon all running 35" or 37" tires
Previous -1979 CJ7, 1984 CJ7, 1984 CJ7, 1997 TJ, 1990 YJ
I am looking for suggestions on how to bring my factory 1981 CJ7 metallic brown paint back to life. I know this jeep has not been waxed or even washed since 2003 so almost 10 years.

After a good washing, what should be my next steps, rubbing compound, clay bar, wax?

Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
 
After a good washing, what should be my next steps, rubbing compound, clay bar, wax?
Yes. Just use a lite compound you don't know who thick the paint is. :)
 
They make a product called final cut, it is a compound just very fine, it is a liquid, comes in a bottle like a wax.

They also make some liquid wax called cleaning wax. It is even finer than the final cut, more chemical than abrasive.
 

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