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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:12 pm 
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hey yall

my el's bonnet is startin to fade, how do i stop dis from happenin and fix it. its white.

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:13 pm 
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a good polish?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:09 pm 
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mine did it to..... get a respray... thatll fix it

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:21 pm 
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hmmm respray.. how much would that set me back?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:39 pm 
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is that a common problem in around the ef-el series as i have seen quite a few of them getting around with faded bonnets and faded rear wings, the wings look awful (when they are faded, like they turn sort of white.).

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:59 pm 
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azza wrote:
mine did it to..... get a respray... thatll fix it


LOL! You don't need a RESPRAY!
Just give it a good clean, and then wipe some polish on, and wipe it off. Then do the same with a liquid wax (wax will protect it and make the shine last longer).

Will cost about $30 for a big bottle of auto polish and a bit bottle of liquid wax.

LOL! Respray! :mrgreen: Sif need respray! Why pay up to $1000 when you can spend $30 on a bit of product?!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:12 pm 
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azza wrote:
mine did it to..... get a respray... thatll fix it


LOL! You don't need a RESPRAY!
Just give it a good clean, and then wipe some polish on, and wipe it off. Then do the same with a liquid wax (wax will protect it and make the shine last longer).

Will cost about $30 for a big bottle of auto polish and a bit bottle of liquid wax.

LOL! Respray! :mrgreen: Sif need respray! Why pay up to $1000 when you can spend $30 on a bit of product?!

Guess it really depends on how bad or to what extent it is fading to..
I mean its common sense to polish or even cut back faded paint to try and revive it, id asume this has already been tried as 90% of people who own cars would know to try it hehe.
Id say respray if its ONLY the bonnet, but if the whole front area is fading it will be hard/expensive to paint it up well with blending into the rest of the car.
If you havnt tried cut n polish/wax, do so 1st of course, then see how it comes up. :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:26 pm 
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so polish it is then.. cheers all, good s**t

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:45 pm 
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shuit chicken 1k for a bonnet respray? LOL u pull that out of your fat a** agail :P

nar be afew hundred not 1k
like everyone has said a nice good polish or even a cut and polish migh do the trick

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:23 pm 
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does white even fade? i had a red car and it faded really bad had white spots all over rear spolier. what does white fade to? white?
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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:47 am 
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i have n ef its silver and when i wash it the bonnet seems to feel a bit rougher then the rest of the car so i guess its faded a bit, but f**k u cant even tell, cheerio

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:55 am 
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EF_Mont_Ghia wrote:
i have n ef its silver and when i wash it the bonnet seems to feel a bit rougher then the rest of the car so i guess its faded a bit, but f**k u cant even tell, cheerio


Give it a decent polish. My car felt furry when i bought it, but after a polish, its smooth :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:30 am 
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go to a panel beater and have them give the car a cut and polish, u can do it urself but if u root it its all ur fault if they do they have to fix it at thier expense!!!
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shuit chicken 1k for a bonnet respray? LOL u pull that out of your fat a** agail :P

nar be afew hundred not 1k
like everyone has said a nice good polish or even a cut and polish migh do the trick


Can't you read you old poof? I said "up to $1000"!! This of course depends on the quality of the workmanship, type of paint, colour, etc etc.
I myself was quoted $400 for having my bonnet resprayed. If it was chameleon paint or something, it'd obviously be more :P

(I only want it resprayed because it was damaged when the struts s*** themselves and the bonnet slammed down onto jumperleads that were on the battery :oops:, not because the paint has faded).

 

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go to a panel beater and have them give the car a cut and polish, u can do it urself but if u root it its all ur fault if they do they have to fix it at thier expense!!!


You can't stuff it up if you do it yourself by hand! I'd even let my mum have a go at polishing my car and not be worried about it!

 

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