Restoring faded red paint

Restoring faded red paint

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Original Poster:

269 posts

186 months

Thursday 10th May 2012
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My old Jag seem to be in original paint, unfortunately the sunroof and a couple of other panels have turned a little pinkish, being used very little in last few years and left out doors

Is there a way to restore the original luster , car is a 1990 and bright red

Thanks

kds keltec

1,365 posts

171 months

Thursday 10th May 2012
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Your paint has oxidised , you will need to machine polish back or cut back by hand.

The top layer of dead paint, and then keep on top if it like this


http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

you will be surprised what will come up nice and shiny again too















You are going to need alot of elbow grease or a Dual action machine polisher , even even better a rotory machine polisher , then a selection of compounds and polishin pads .


Kelly

Beau Technique

55 posts

143 months

Thursday 10th May 2012
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Second Kelly's statement. Straight talking terms is cleanse, tone and moisturise. The top most surface need's skimming / removing and there after plenty of jewelling the finish. Once its restored its down to maintaining it religiously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljl6S6KXul0

Red 4

10,744 posts

168 months

Sunday 13th May 2012
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That's amazing

Kelly's polishing has turned an MR2 into a Porsche 944 !

I know you can work wonders Kelly and your work is second to none but you're stretching it a bit with that one biggrin

Defcon5

5,842 posts

172 months

Sunday 13th May 2012
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Red 4 said:
That's amazing

Kelly's polishing has turned an MR2 into a Porsche 944 !
laugh

JulesB

535 posts

140 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Check out GlareUK, you will get some cracking results, very well tested!