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 Post subject: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:57 am 
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hey guys,
my el is looking a bit sad.
thinking about if i use a special method it might come up nice and fresh.
any tips?
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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:08 am 
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There's a few very good detailers around. I'd say its worth the money to have someone fix it up for you, then you just have to worry about keeping it clean and waxing it every 6 months or so.

Or you could do a search and see that there are many tips about paint correction on the forum and decide if you want to do it yourself.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:43 am 
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You can buy polishes for your colour car and aparently it restores the paint like new, I know if you 1. Cut back, 2 polish and 3. Wax it it will come up good, mothers is a good polish I found as ive been polishing cars lately for my misses fathers business

 

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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:31 pm 
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i used that cut and polish stuff. worked a treat on the good paint but on the faded parts didnt to s**t
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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:34 pm 
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have you got pictures of these faded parts?

 

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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:05 pm 
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MAD wrote:
There's a few very good detailers around. I'd say its worth the money to have someone fix it up for you, then you just have to worry about keeping it clean and waxing it every 6 months or so.

Or you could do a search and see that there are many tips about paint correction on the forum and decide if you want to do it yourself.


wax every 6 months or so? hate to see your car then

 

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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:10 pm 
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ill post some tomorrow. its just the wing and the bonnet
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 Post subject: Re: tips on restoring faded paint?
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:07 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
MAD wrote:
There's a few very good detailers around. I'd say its worth the money to have someone fix it up for you, then you just have to worry about keeping it clean and waxing it every 6 months or so.

Or you could do a search and see that there are many tips about paint correction on the forum and decide if you want to do it yourself.


wax every 6 months or so? hate to see your car then

Sorry, should have said sealer. With the sealants available now you can easily go 6 months between applications if you use a quick detailer after each wash.

 

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