Forensic origins of your vehicle are intriguing. The exterior of our project truck is blue colour coat with peeling clear over that. Some receipts that came with the truck suggest a 1980's build date or at least mod date. I want to bring a bit of shine back to the paint but, with failing clear that might be problematic unless it was done by a pro shop where I expect the quality to be a bit better. I recall a late 80's Jeep Cherokee I had that the hood clear failed and that was factory. Question for the crowd was when did they start using clear coat for home builds. Picture this done in a small town. Google say's 80's but, if someone was doing a car in their garage early 80's would clear have been available or only just to paint shops? My hope is it was a pro job and I can hit it with slow speed buffer.