Advice need re faded paint

Baldrick123

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Morning gents/ladies

Just wondered if anyone could recommend a product/procedure for restoring faded paintwork. The car is red and the roof looks like it has been bleached in the sun and has a slightly white apperance.

Thanks in advance.

Andy
 

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Normally, a decent slightly abrasive polish or worst case, tcut will bring oxidised red paint back to perfect, then a good thick coat of polish should help keep it there.
 

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It depends on the car,and the model, try what J berks has said, if it is a 2 pack finish, and the paint has changed under the top coat, only a re paint will solve it
 
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Thanks both very much.

Andy
 

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Please do not use Tcut.

Tcut be a temporary solution and will cause more paintwork hazing in the future.

Best way is a porta cable da polisher, (snap on do a similar one) and use powerglos polish followed by final finish polish.

If using by hand try 3m perfect polish.

If all else fails use solvol autosol (chrome polish) on a small area at a time followed by normal car polish.

I poloshed a friends red but turned pink corrado last summer. It came up like new and is stil as shiny now as it was then. If you ever in Cornwall i will do it for you.

Take a look at this site for info and products. I buy from them and great service and delivery to UK http://www.autopia-carcare.com/
 

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