Originally Posted by 92LX302
I have a '92 LX Mustang still wrapped in its original Performance Red Single Stage paint. I'm the second owner.
The paint is in great shape, with only 2 minor chips on the hood and a spot where the paint is really thin on the edge of the spoiler (hatchback model).
She has a bit of oxidation and lots of swirl.
I've heard about the miraculous Meguiars #7... But what next?
As old as the paint is, 20 years, you want to start being very careful about using any type of abrasive product on it and if you do use an abrasive product be sure to use the least aggressive product to get the job done as this will leave the most paint on the car.
The oils in #7 have proven themselves since the time of the Model T to work very well at preserving and bringing out the full richness of color for single stage paints.
If you have swirls and oxidation you can decide for yourself it's it's a good idea to try to remove these to defects but keep in mind that means removing precious paint.
Or just lightly polish to remove the oxidation and the apply #7 and then a coat of wax and live with the swirls.
If you want a light cutting polish to remove the oxidation and you're already using Meguiar's then look at the Ultimate Polish or M205 and apply by machine with foam pads if you have a safe, DA Polisher.
You might also look at one of the Fine cutting polishes in the Menzerna line... Menzerna - New Names and Product Numbers
For a wax, again if you're sticking with Meguiar's and using #7 after polishing then maybe consider M26 Hi Tech Carnauba Wax or M20 or M21, all good products.