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Old 04-12-2020, 06:40 PM   #1
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Help please - preserving 54 year old original paint

Hi all,
I acquired a 1966 Volvo 131 (Amazon) during the summer. The is a 16,000 mile two owner survivor car. Most of the car is still in it original white/pearl paint and has a lovely patina of crazing over nearly all the surface which I would like to preserve.

The car will be used regularly and taken to shows so I would like to try and preserve the current state of the paint and protect it at the same time.

I would be happy with a little more shine I really don't want to get my polisher out! Preserving what's there is the important step for me

I've read that trying to feed some oils into the paint my be a first step and Meguiar's No. 7 has been suggested. It's been suggested to leave it on for a period of time (not sure how long?) to let the oils work. Any ideas on this front? I've also read its quite tricky to use.

I would like a use a soft Carnauba wax to offer some protection. Any suggestions?

I would welcome any help.

Phil
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:03 PM   #2
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The only product I know of for older paints is Bilt Hamber auto balm. But I really have no idea if its suitable but maybe worth a read.

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The 'Ask Mike Phillips' section has a thread on this - probably page 3 by now. I think your biggest problem will be acquiring #7? That said there should be some equivalents available

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As above, a great thread from Mike about preserving original paint

http://https://www.detailingworld.co...d.php?t=420174
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:35 AM   #5
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Hi
Thanks for the replies so far.

I'll take a look at the Mike Phillips thread. It was one of his thread on AutoGeek
that alerted me to the No.7. I have found the Maguiar's No. 7 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meguiars-Sh...7163947&sr=8-5).

I'll also check out the Bilt Hammer Auto Balm. I've used several of their products and they've always been good.

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