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1971 W114 paint finish

Hi,
I plan to freshen up the paint on a 1971 W114.
Can someone advise what paint finish was used that year on that model so i can purchase the appropriate products.
as per the vin number it has:
exterior color code: 670 - light ivory
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The paint of the era, lacquer, is no longer available for spraying automotive paints (due to air quality standards in the U.S.). You will have to use water-based paints that match the color sample you bring to them
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The paint should be single stage. If it hasn't been worn too thin, a solid polishing should repair many defects.
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Should I use any specific products?
On my current car (2009) i use clay, then polish, then wax.
I don't know if I should use the same product on this finish. I'm scared.
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AMAZING.

Thank you very much, will read and follow.
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AMAZING.

Thank you very much, will read and follow.
Thank you.
No problem. Feel free to post pics of the results, as I have yet to do my own car.
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