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    Question Red

    I like the color red in cars, but my mum bought a red cars (this is years ago), and the bonnet of the car faded real bad (due to where she parked it), i was thinking of maybe sometime getting a red car, but this experience has put me off. Do you think this was just a one off?
    Or does red cars tend to fade?

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    If negelected, the red cars will tend to fade.

    But keep on top of the cleaning/polish/seal process you will be fine.

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    Funnily enough, I saw an 02 plate corsa on my way to work today that had faded REALLY badly, the roof was light pink. If you put in the work to keep it red then you'll be fine though.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    The pigment is different in red paint.
    As john said, keep it polished/waxed alot and it will be fine.

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    My Astra faded quite badly on the roof and wings. Bonnet was resprayed at some point, and it's fine.

    A quick run over with T-Cut and some good wax on it and it came up no problem.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    My old mk2 astra is now flame pink instead of flame red...
    Keep the car clean and polished any you wont have any problems.

    If it does fade, get some T-cut to sort it out,

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    I've always maintained that the only red car i'd ever have is a ferrari, and i'm sticking to my guns.
    Vectra SRi 1.9 cdti 150

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