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 Post subject: Fading Red Paint...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:13 pm 
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I recently bought an EL XR6 and have the very common problem of the paint being faded on the skirts, roof and boot. I've given it a cut and polish but it didn't help much. I'm going to try the Turtle Wax restoring polish too. Any tips for me? I did consider getting the whole thing resprayed, but it'll probably cost me twice the value of the old girl and that will be my last resort. Cheers.
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 Post subject: Re: Fading Red Paint...
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:15 am 
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Unfortunately there isn't really an easy fix to faded paint, you'll have to get it resprayed if you want it to last

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fading Red Paint...
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Thanks, I figured that would be the case but was hoping!
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 Post subject: Re: Fading Red Paint...
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:39 pm 
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What polish did you use ? Did you do it by hand or use a rotary buffer ?

My wing and vents were badly faded. They were chalky and pink . They came up like new after a polish but will go dull every month or so . Had to keep polishing .

 

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