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#33929
Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 312
I am doing some research on electric polishers at the moment and happened across a very interesting thread on Detailing World forum. I've quoted the pictures/text below to give an idea of what was achieved, however for full details on this particular story please check the original thread here: www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=173093


It arrived looking like this at the massive cost of £250 for the MR2!


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Massive clean begins!

Foam/clay/#83/Colnite etc


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So it was Red!


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50/50 shot


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And finally after refurbing the wheels in the back garden!


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Pleased as punch as three neighbours asked if it was the same car!

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#33932
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 94
That is impressive. I wonder how long it lasts before the sun fades it again.
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Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 213
Wow !
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#33936
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 32
i have a red glanza s i got the same thing done a few years ago it came out the same and it only lasted 3 months and it was well faded again.
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#33941
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 13
i got mine the same four weeks ago using just t cut and polish that is the same color as Now www.donedeal.ie/find/all/for-sale/Irelan...e+desc&start=120 donedeal page 9 with silver lexus beside it. it is starting to fade,lots of elbow grease.
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#33957
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 62
I don't know if there is any one stop solution to red paint fade, I think you just need to keep at it. Personally I don't really mind polishing the car once a week or so.
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#33971
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 47
When I bought my mk1 the red paint was very faded almost white or certainly very pink in places , I used a rubbing compound called G 3 and red colour magic and finished it with Autoglym it took me 3 days all by hand no buffer machine because I didn`t have one but it turned out great but I think you have to polish it fairly often to keep it looking good . I have since resprayed my car but that was due to rust . I might buy a clay bar soon but as yet I have never used one . Has anyone on here clayed their car before ,I`ve seen some examples on youtube but haven`t got round to it yet .Here`s one link for example .
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#33991
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 47
This the way my car was the day I bought it .


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#33992
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 47
Then after 3 days of elbow grease and wishing I had a buffer machine ha ha


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#33993
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I owe a big thank you to Ray aka Slipsiderg for calling into me today and showing me how to upload the pictures and change my avatar Kc`s Ray your a star !
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#34002
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Wow looks great - kc!
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#34004
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 62
That's really impressive, well done!

One thing I've wondered about, is it just me or does one side of the car always get worse paint fade than the other? I've noticed that the pop-up on the drivers side of my mr2 gets pink alot quicker than the other and it looks the same in TurboD's 'before' pics...
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#34008
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Going back to the first photo that Quandry posted, it looks as though they wanted the car to look even worse than it was, why would they have so much over exposure in the photo ?
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#41552
Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 9
How long does it take for the normal paint job to fade?

[Edit] Upon reading Marty's post, I must also agree. The color settings have been messed with.
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Re: Red car owners LOOK 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 62
Radical Lanzar wrote:
How long does it take for the normal paint job to fade?

[Edit] Upon reading Marty's post, I must also agree. The color settings have been messed with.



I find with my Rev1 that about a fortnight after a polish/wax you can visably notice the difference in the paint. During the summer you can reduce this time to about a week. I've tried all kinds of sealers but none of them work. I don't mind it really but find it more annoying in winter when there is less opportunity to clean the car.
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