Although very well looked after, the paint is very susceptible to swirls and marks - and, in this case, pawprints, it seems. Note that this car had the old-style metal boot lid.
The paint certainly gives some excellent and beautiful flake pop, which only became more pronounced as the polishing restored the surface:
Stjärnagloss Kokosnöt (but not on the roof)
Valet Pro Citrus Tar & Glue remover
Bilt Hamber Regular Clay (blue)
Valet Pro Dragon's Breath to remove a tiny amount of brake dust.
Bilt Hamber soft automotive clay
Scholl S3 Gold & Dodo Juice Green Fin Pad (to give a medium-hard cut)
Scholl S40 and Dodo Juice Black Fin Pad for the refining and finish
Zaino Z12 to polish the glass
Makita 9227 CB rotary polisher
Slow panel wipe to clean off residue
Swissvax Seal Feed for the trim
GTechniq C1 sealant
Swissvax Pneu on the tyres
Auto Finesse Illusion wax
GTechniq I1 Smart Fabric on the soft top (Dan kept it spotlessly clean anyway, so this was pretty much all we needed to do to it)
I also used lots of earplugs to quiet the polisher noise (and to drown out Foxx's usual nonsense). However, I was still able to hear the word "kettle" at 100 yards.
Thanks to Dan for letting us work on such a lovely car, and thanks to you all for reading. Make sure to leave a comment below!