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What would you do to original paint?

Hello

I have a very nice 1973 911 Targa with factory paint still on the car.

It's light Ivory color code 131. Would it have a clear coat?

The car has never been painted so the paint is 38 years old. It doesn't look bad at 10 feet. But I want to keep the original paint. What would you do to restore the color?

Does a clay bar work well for this? It does have paint chips on door edges and hood area. How do I fix that?

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It won't have a clear coat - too early. Modern polyurethanes use the "clear over base" method.

I'd take it to a detailing pro who should know the best way to restore what is probably a lacquer or nitrocellulose paint. I agree that saving the original paint and keeping the patina is a must
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Thanks John

I agree on original patina, not all agree with us, because the car has normal chips and bubbles.
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I am pretty sure Porsche used a single stage (urethane?) enamel in the way back. I don't know if this was the Glasurit 21 Line but if so, the 22 Line can match the 21 Line with the right paint jobber helping you or your serviceman.

Here is a link for some extended reading. The guy that posted #8 knows quite a bit.

Early Glasurit
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Thanks for info Bob
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