I would defer to Brian Bayliss' experience. The rest are lesser experiences, including my own. I could say, from a history refinishing pianos, cars, bicycles and art, that one can easily make one part perfect and another less than...it has to do with material manipulation. Whereas the original finish may have been a product of two people and their different approaches, or one person with different skill sets (spray vs. hand detailing) an experienced painter with the intention to do so can replicate almost any effect. Removal of yellowed clear coat is an exception. Brian's point about yellowing is well taken. UV is relentless, a given, and has no favorites greater than clear.