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    Flame Red...... Yay or Nay?

    I'm going to see a mk4 3dr astra tomorrow. Im pretty set on getting it aslong as everything is fine. The only problem is that it is in flame red (atleast I think it is).

    Now as I've mentioned before, I don't mind putting effort in to keep the car looking good but I don't really have to the time to be spending 3-4 hours every week in order to keep the paint looking good.

    Is the fading issue really as bad as everyone is making it out to be?
    Was it worse on the earlier cars than the latter ? This is a 51 Plate
    Am I exagerating the amount of time and effort that needs to be put in to keep the car looking good?
    Was there any other similar red colours that were released that didnt suffer from this curse?

    Any advice or opinions would be much appreicated as this is really the only thing that is holding me back with regard to buying the car.

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    it takes a couple of monthsto tell its fading so not too much work but it does look good when it polished

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    m8, red cars tend to fade unless u put effort into polishing them,

    i wouldnt kno that much about it m8, check out the car care and detailing section tho
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    I've had a flame red vectra, now i've got a flame red astra, loved them both! Give it a good polish and it will look great, no matter what colour you get, if you really love your car your gunna bbe polishing it anyway!

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    Personally, no. I dont like red cars and I dont like solid colours. (I prefer pearlescent and metallic).
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    How long will the effects of a decent polish/wax last for?

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    I had a 51plate corsa C in flame red, I still see it driving about now and its still bright flame red.
    I know of MK3 astras that where originally red but are now pink but not sure what the long term fading will be like on the newer models.

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    You may have some work to get the paintwork in a good condition..but then it's just topping up ...say every month...

    Good combination as mentioned on detailing world is
    Autoglym Super Resin Polish
    Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection
    then you can use a wax on top...
    collinite gets a good name for lasting at least a month...


    So not really that much extra looking after !

    Red's the best

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    That sounds good. I do really like the red colour. It's just the fading bit that puts me off a bit. Well hopefully by this time tomorrow I should know wether I am getting it or not. Fingers crossed.

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    Cool ... remember to get us pics please !!!

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