After a few months with my nephew...this Mclaren F1 had seen better days. It was full of dings, scratches, and the paint was peeling off. It looked like it was just begging to be fixed. So I took a drill, disassembled everything, and the dipped the body into a can of paint remover.
After some sandpaper work, I “dotted” the tail lights with a red marker. I was surprised at how good the body looked, the bare metal looked reall nice. HW really made a great cast.
So seeing it naked, and just how good looking it turned out, I left it “as is”... I just re-assembled it back and left out the paint.