This is my first post - thank you all for letting me be a part of the forum! In some of my more aggressive restoration projects, I've attempted to get rid of scratches in my G1 figures plastic using 2000 grit sandpaper. It reduces the sheen/glossy finish of the plastic but I'm able to get it shiny again using microfiber cloth and polishing compound. However - its' not *quite* as glossy as the untouched plastic. It seems unlikely to me that mass produced plastic toys would undergo serious polishing so I'm led to believe they must be covered in a very thin clear coat. Can anyone confirm this, or is it just way the plastic parts are produced that leaves them so damn shiny?