The small things matter.
some WD-40, the old paint came off to reveal the shiny VIN face again.
I approve. I like seeing the scuff marks and imagine a farmer's boot and 60+ years of door openings and closings wearing on it. The clear coat will protect it from getting any more scuffs. Remember Abbey is not a show car, but a well cared for vintage truck. This plate suits her.
We like the wear-and-tear quality of ours, and honestly...it was just fun unearthing it under the layers of old paint.
Kind of like finding a Monet under a painting of Poker Playing Dogs.