1988 740il It's a total disgrace. The car is covered in what looks like light (and not so light) scratches and water spots. The paint is faded a bit, but it honestly looks like it could clean up decently with the right amount of attention and the right cleaning product. Hopefully. The owner is an older gentleman, a longtime friend of my father's, and someone who I would really like to help out. He admired the finish on my M3, and I told him I would try and help him, but forewarned him that sometimes no amount of cleaning/polishing/waxing will bring back paint that is too far gone. When he asked what it would take to make the paint look like mine, I went worse case scenario told him it would need repainting.... Thoughts on what I should use? I took a few pics, but as usual the car was filthy and it's hard to get an idea of how bad this car reall is - the one pic of the trunk is representative of the paint's condition on the entire car. I will go buy whatever is suggested, I figured some sort of Meguiar's medium/heavy cut cleaner, layered with some polish, and then a wax (I will probably go with the Yellow Wax because I have a bottle of it here). Thanks guys.