OK, my wifes car has not been washed in probably 2 years. So, I have taken it upon myself to try and get the paint back into somewhat respectable condition. It's a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2, Red. The paint on the roof, trunk and hood are severely weathered and faded and rough feeling. There are even black specs in the paint. It looks as if the clear coat has completely clouded over and separated in the areas mentioned. The sides of the car still look nice and shiny. Today, I washed and attempted to clean, polish and wax the car with miserable results. I managed to get the roof area clean and applied wax but the paint still feels rough.
Any insight and tips would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to ask any questions about the car and I will answer them to the best of my abilities.