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My 81 Vespa P200e is really rough to the touch and a little dull in one of the cowls. For my cars I use a clay bar to remove all the contaminants. Is it safe to use in the Vespa paint?
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63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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Clay bar or a medium compound. Old Vespa paint is remarkably tough.
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Molto Verboso
2007 Vespa 250 gts / 1964 Vespa VNB / 1961 Lambretta Li150
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I've clay bar'd both my 61 and 07. No issues.
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Molto Verboso
Lambretta GP200, Vespa P200e, Motovespa do Brasil PX200E
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early burgundy Ps polish up nicely when slightly oxidized. Clean up with clay and then use either Zymol Cleaner wax - then when you have taken off wax and polished up. User a spray bottle with cool water and mist it. Then remove water with polishing rag in circular motion. The water will release the oils the carnuba wax and give the paint depth.

Or clay bar an Meguires professional #7 followed up with #26.
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1997 Italjet Formula 125, 2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
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Remember: wax on, wax off.

Carnauba wax was always awesome for restoring oxidised paint
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