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380SEC will paint respond to buffing

I have been looking at photos of 380SEC in my area. The paint seems "cloudy" on all top surfaces. The car is dark blue, my question is "does the car have a clear coat". My understanding is that if it has a clear coat, it will not respond to buffing/compounding. That would mean a paint job is in order.
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I have been looking at photos of 380SEC in my area. The paint seems "cloudy" on all top surfaces. The car is dark blue, my question is "does the car have a clear coat". My understanding is that if it has a clear coat, it will not respond to buffing/compounding. That would mean a paint job is in order.
Single-stage automotive paint has no clear coat, yet you can still buff with compound. In this case, the buffing pad will be stained with the color of the paint, which is okay as long as you don't over do it or burn into the paint.
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Use a little rubbing compound and see if the car color comes off on your rag . If the color cones off it’s single stage .

Both single stage and clear coat respond very well to buffing and polishing if done properly . Watch some YouTube detailing videos
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In my experience, this old single stage paint responds extremely well to orange pad, meguiars 102, and DA machine. I have some experiences posted here: Hello from a new W126 owner
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/sho....php?t=3010314
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