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Old 06-16-2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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whats the best way to restore Faded Red Paint on a car WITHOUT a new paint Job ...i have money for other parts motor, rims and all that but no money for NEW paint how do i restore the original shine or atleast make it darker red or Anything that make it shine again ..
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:21 AM   #2
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Clay bar wax it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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You could try a polishing compound.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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You could try a polishing compound.
what do i need to polish it ??
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A machine would help but you can try it by hand. Turtle Wax sells an inexpensive polishing compound that you can try.
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get those buffin things to polish then use waxed whichever brand u like.
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nothing once the base coat is faded the only way to fix it is to repaint it
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nothing once the base coat is faded the only way to fix it is to repaint it
im go look around for that kind of wax..its called repaint wax right ? LOL
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:21 AM   #9
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im go look around for that kind of wax..its called repaint wax right ? LOL
sorry, this post was an epic fail.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:55 AM   #10
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sorry, this post was an epic fail.
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to restore oxidized paint, you will need a compound and at the very least a dual action polisher. dont listen to these clowns saying "clay and wax" or to use turtle wax rubbing compound.

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i didnt try on red car but, for my accord i used to own was black, and i went cheap route, i used turtle 3 dollar polish paste in a smal plastic can thing, its white with green lable, then i brough a 7inch walmart 20 dollar buffer, and spend some time buffing it, came out pretty good, dont use the PRO 1800 rpm one if u never try buff before, u can burn through ur paint... so that little 25 bucks can save u some money and make it look better, then use the yellow bottle scratch and swilr remover, its like 3 bucks or 5 bucks for big bottle, then use wax of ur choice, i recomment wax by hand, idk just me lol
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i didnt try on red car but, for my accord i used to own was black, and i went cheap route, i used turtle 3 dollar polish paste in a smal plastic can thing, its white with green lable, then i brough a 7inch walmart 20 dollar buffer, and spend some time buffing it, came out pretty good, dont use the PRO 1800 rpm one if u never try buff before, u can burn through ur paint... so that little 25 bucks can save u some money and make it look better, then use the yellow bottle scratch and swilr remover, its like 3 bucks or 5 bucks for big bottle, then use wax of ur choice, i recomment wax by hand, idk just me lol
Epic fail post. Click the image to open in full size.

I know you said no deals on repaint. But without seeing your car I'm going to assume by "faded" you mean "[freak]ed". Can't fix something once the paint has turned pinkish/white. Click the image to open in full size.
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Wow this post is full of many MISinformed people. Wax will do NOTHING for his particular situation other than make it shiny. You're going to need to purchase a buffer and hit it with a color restoring compound.

What we really need is pictures, good pictures. You're probably **** out of luck with a faded red car, but only pictures will answer that for sure.
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That Paint looks done for. Buffing it will still bring back a few panels it looks like. Give it a try, you might learn a few things in the process
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:28 PM   #19
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That Paint looks done for. Buffing it will still bring back a few panels it looks like. Give it a try, you might learn a few things in the process

so which one shud i use ..Polishing compound or Rubbing compound ??
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nah..man don't waste your money on wax compound you're gonna spend almost about $50 paint job.i would suggest you start prepin it away and lay that new paint job over the car.
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/\ he's asking for factual advice, not Click the image to open in full size..

even $50, $60, or $150 in compound and buffing materials, it's still cheaper than a new paint job if he can't afford it or doesn't want to pay for it now.
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nah..man don't waste your money on wax compound you're gonna spend almost about $50 paint job.i would suggest you start prepin it away and lay that new paint job over the car.
whats wax compound?
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Your just going to wast your time if you buff it. Once the base is faded your screwed. But if you want, use a light buffing compound and a wool pad and then a swirl mark remover compound and a black egg create foam pad
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I had an EG hatch that had similar paint issues and I used polishing compound on it with a buffer and then went over it with a good wax(liquid glass) and it looked almost new except at night under street lamps. I would go that route...
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Using a buffer with a good compound or a decent rubbing compound is just a pacifier for a paint job. Some of those panels will look a lot better, some are toast. Take it from me, if you're looking for a paint job alternative, you won't find one in any compound with your paint job being in the shape that its in. It may look better for a few weeks, but a paint job is the only true permanent solution to your problem.
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