We were at a rally this weekend with a painted '76 Safari.
It looked nice from a distance, more obvious that it was painted up close. Of course, it's not nearly as shiny as a polished Airstream, but it wasn't as dull as an oxidized, un-clearcoated trailer either. The owner's of it love the result, especially as they are in their 70's and would rather not be bothered with the effort involved in maintaining a polished one.
Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures...I don't know if you could recognize the difference in a photo ,if I had.
BTW, we were compounding and cyclo-polishing two trailers in the vintage section of the rally.... Maxwell being one of them
The comments ranged from "Whatcha doing that for?"
to "Ya know, once you start that, you're committed to doing it for life!"
and "Boy, that really shines!!! You're gonna blind people on the road"
Needless to say, we were the "entertainment"
for some of the folks at the rally