Check out -
search Mainesail compounding, waxing. The cruisersforum link is pretty old, he has updated it several times over the years.
will come back to looking almost as good as new if you follow the directions, pretty much exactly. Buying
and using the proper compound, using the correct buffer, waxing with Collinite is the best solution. As have many others, I tried most other ways before finally doing it right.
Don't sand, don't paint
, don't try any "instant shine" products.
It isn't a hard job, there is a kind of zen element to the buffing and wiping off the last coat of wax to reveal the deep shine is an absolute pleasure.