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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:13 am 
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okay well i look at pictures of other cars with heritage green
and the paint job always looks better then mine

im not sure if these pictures will be clear (p.s mine isnt the el XR, thats the one for sale on ebay)
but yeh my paint job is very dull, and down the bottom of mine (like near where skirts would be :P) it has a constant dirt mark, no matter how much i scrub that it wont come off... and i even gave it a wax, all over, not much dif

any one else have same problem or a solution..
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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:25 am 
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paint care is something that has to be done from factory, there's only so much you can do if it's been neglected.

Try a mild cut polish, and then a good quality polish, then 2/3 layers of wax. Should make it much better, but that XR looks tops!

I recommend the Meguairs range.

Here's my car in 'normal' finish:
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And in show'n'shine finish:
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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:27 am 
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lol your top one is more shinny..
except theres more shine in ya windows on the bottom :P

mild cut or heavy cut?
but yeh my car pic, that was the day of purchasing it..
the previous owner(s) must have not loved it

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:44 am 
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Mate, i think its one of the things that needs to be looked after since new, or have resprayed to get that look..
Did you ever see my heritage green fairlane sportsman?
It honestly had some of the nicest heritage green paint ive ever seen, might throw up a pic or two for ya!
To try n clean the crap off the bottom maybe try tar remover from autho stores, its stuff that sticks to the paint n is BLOODY hard to get off, very often most people will just ignore it unfortunetly n can ruin the paint work.
Failing that buy a block of "detailing clay" from the auto store, i used to use this and itd clean any of my paint to glass finish, awesome stuff!!!
You might be able to get a good detailer to come to your house to revive your paint somewhat, not sure how good a job they do, but im sure with a good day or something you could do the same, wash, clay/tar remover, wash again if needed, quick dry, cut polish, polish, good quality wax..
Good luck with it!

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:45 am 
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And another to remember what it was like to have perfect paint. :P

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:48 am 
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man thats a great looking car..

yeh once i get my pay, i might buy some of the stuff, and hopefully get off my a** and do something about this...
i think i cut some tar remover, and the scruby cloth thing to use it aswell

 

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chunkz wrote:
lol your top one is more shinny..
except theres more shine in ya windows on the bottom :P

mild cut or heavy cut?
but yeh my car pic, that was the day of purchasing it..
the previous owner(s) must have not loved it


It's not so much the shine, but the paint quality/colour. And for shine, check the boot.

I only used a mild cut, as my paint has always been looked after, just needs a freshen up now and again.

@Daniel
Is that suposed to be green :shock: looks black to me. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:52 am 
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well if i do all this
i'll also get some of that black paint stuff, so i can do that rubber seals around the windows

 

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well if i do all this
i'll also get some of that black paint stuff, so i can do that rubber seals around the windows


Meguire's 'Trim Detailer'
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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:14 am 
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chunkz wrote:
lol your top one is more shinny..
except theres more shine in ya windows on the bottom :P

mild cut or heavy cut?
but yeh my car pic, that was the day of purchasing it..
the previous owner(s) must have not loved it


It's not so much the shine, but the paint quality/colour. And for shine, check the boot.

I only used a mild cut, as my paint has always been looked after, just needs a freshen up now and again.

@Daniel
Is that suposed to be green :shock: looks black to me. :lol:

Yer heritage green, what it looked like from showroom, dark as, heritage green lightens with sun exposure i swear.. you see some getting around light as then see some with nice paint n dark shade, then some with resprays look dark as too.
Guys who have been to the fordmods meets in the past n seen it have often commented on how dark/shiney it looked, wish was easy to get that finish on all colours.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:16 am 
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i love heritage green the colour, except the f**k gets so dirty so easily..

or is that because of bad care of the paint job?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:37 am 
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Man those pictures make me want to get mine spray (even change from poly to heritage green!).

Mine was apparantly garaged always, which makes sense as the paint is in good condition, just it has heaps of scratches and chips all over the place (plus a tiny dent or two).

When I was polishing 2 or so weeks ago it actually started to rain towards the end. :evil: Will have to do it again soon.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:59 am 
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Hey guys...

i got a heritage green efII manual and take nice care of the paint..

got a few pics after i spent a few hours polishing it..

like others have said stick with meguiars and dont be lazy with it and its possible to keep it looking sweet..

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:55 pm 
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ReDMaN_82 wrote:
Hey guys...

i got a heritage green efII manual and take nice care of the paint..

got a few pics after i spent a few hours polishing it..

like others have said stick with meguiars and dont be lazy with it and its possible to keep it looking sweet..

nice car.
Daniel, your old fairlane has the best paint job :wink:

I used the meguiars gold class liquid wax or something.. works really well.
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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:21 pm 
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i love heritage green the colour, except the f**k gets so dirty so easily..

or is that because of bad care of the paint job?


I suffer the same problem in my Poly green ED. i wash it, then 10 mins later it is dirty again (gets left outside all the time, no room for it undercover :cry: )
So basically i gave up, as the car needs a good respray as it has alot of scratches from the previous owner.

 

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