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I'd like to restore the red colour on my boot

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  • 25-08-2011 6:25pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 37,301 ✭✭✭✭


    Hello all,

    Car boot is a bit pinkish. Also had white parts on it, which I got rid of with t-cut, but the rest is still a bit pink. Rest of the car is mainly red (although a bit faded in some parts, and possible pinkish areas forming).

    It's an 02 Honda Civic.

    IMG_4513_smaller_evensmaller-.jpg

    IMG_4515_smaller_evensmaller-.jpg

    Now, I'd like to make the entire car the "red" colour, but don't want to shell out hundreds/thousands getting a pro to do it (heck, if I'm paying someone to do it, I'll get it done in metallic black, which would cost more than the car is worth :D). So, I'd prefer to use elbow grease, time, a cloth, and something to get it back to it's original shine.

    Any ideas?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ants09


    first give it a good wash !
    they clay the car ! (i personally use autogym clay)
    then paint renevator or paint restorer
    finally wax and polish her up and she look like new:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,067 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    color magic is a great product


  • Posts: 23,339 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    fryup wrote: »
    color magic is a great product


    I'd sooner use a proper polish followed by a wax than use Colour Magic, CM only lasts a month or so really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,301 ✭✭✭✭the_syco


    ants09 wrote: »
    first give it a good wash !
    they clay the car ! (i personally use autogym clay)
    then paint renevator or paint restorer
    finally wax and polish her up and she look like new:D
    I'm lost after the first line :o The clay I'll look into, not sure about the paint restorer, though. Wax and polish... not sure what to use. Should I use a handheld buff machine for the last two?


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ants09


    the_syco wrote: »
    I'm lost after the first line :o The clay I'll look into, not sure about the paint restorer, though. Wax and polish... not sure what to use. Should I use a handheld buff machine for the last two?

    hi i use autogym products and with the clay kit you get the paint restorer with it, you have to buy the wax yourself and i use autogym high definition wax also

    hi the syco here's a link to a friend who clayed his friends car and the results of it

    http://www.e30owners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6946&highlight=feens+cleaning+car


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,694 ✭✭✭✭L-M


    ants09 wrote: »
    first give it a good wash !
    they clay the car ! (i personally use autogym clay)
    then paint renevator or paint restorer
    finally wax and polish her up and she look like new:D

    Bad combination. If it's Meguairs anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ants09


    Bad combination. If it's Meguairs anyway.

    never used the stuff (Meguairs) on me cars always use autogym :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭Hal1


    AG super resin polish does wonders.


  • Registered Users Posts: 479 ✭✭C4Kid


    Hal1 wrote: »
    AG super resin polish does wonders.

    Savage stuff, hasn't disappointed me yet! I used it on a neighbours car the other day who thought her paint was faded ,(like in the pic) but it turned out it was just some greasy residue. It came off easily and she couldn't believe the results !


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