I do not know what your front cap is made of, I assume fiberglass with a gel coat. If it is, the only way to make it look like new is to use a buffer and a 3M micro finishing micro glaze polish. Use a sheepcoat or a foam cover buffer(can acquire them at any auto store). Use the micro polish, put the polish on the buffer and work into an area about 3' x 3'. Use a moderate speed to cut the old non shinny serface. Then after you have worked the area, put the buffer on high and you will be surprised how great it will look. Be sure to keep the buffer moving at all time. The key is to buff on high speed when the polish is just beginning to dry. The drying polish is what brings back the original shine and lustre. When you have completed the polish (of the entire front cap) wash off the cap, then dry it. When you are sure it is 100% dry, apply a coat of wax - the best that I have found is made my collinite's # 845. Apply the wax directly to the front cap - rub it in by hand,be sure it is 100% dry - then use a polishing foam and buff with your variable speed polisher. The Collinite's product is an insulater wax and will last a few years with no deterioration. You will be suprised how easy it is, how great it will look and how easy the bugs will wash off/come off when done correctly. Lastly, there is a product called Xylon that can be applied - it is very expensive as it is the same product that is used on commericial airframes/airplanes. You could expect to pay about $1500 for a Xylon coating with a 5 year performance warranty - however, if you have to buy a buffer, buffing pads, the 3M product and Collinites you are going to spend less than $200.
Hope this helps...when the surface of gel coat has lost it's shine - adding wax is only a surface repair - cutting out the old wax/road grime etc and a new good coat of wax is the long lasting answer.....sorry for be so verbose...good luck Byron
Byron & Gail
Chisago City MN