What to use on a 21yr old 205 GTI?
9 months ago I bought a this little beauty as a bit of a project motor, intended for use as a weekend toy and the odd track day blast.
It had an unknown electrical problem and needed some TLC but the shell was in great shape, it had all original parts and had only done 96k (not bad for 21yrs) so at £200 I snapped it up. Since that time it has spent 8 months sat outside my house doing nothing, but finally last weekend i sorted the electrical problem and it started first time which I thought was impressive. It even idled at bang on 900rpm! This has renewed my interest in it and I want to spend some time and effort getting it clean. As I want to practice my hand with my mates PC before attacking my S3 with it, I thought what better way than to try and bring back the Polar White shine!?
This is about the closest pick I have of the dull paintwork (also with her new white rims :) ):
So my question is, what do I need to do to get the paintwork back in shape? I'm thinking something reasonably aggressive?
Don't worry about the rust on the bonnet, I have a new bonnet to sort that. There's no rust anywhere else, just years of grime!