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    Question Restoring colour.....

    I'm currently in the process of bringing the red paintwork on my mkIV back to it's original glory, i'm using a combo of AG shampoo, T-Cut red colour fast & AG resin. It's had one treatment so far and the improvement so far is amazing, but compared to the red plastic areas it still needs a bit more work yet.
    My question is how often should I be using the colour fast T-cut? I'm told that too much use will batter my paintwork, but others have said use it all you want?
    If it is a case of T-cut very occasionally, what product(s) can I safely use regularly to keep restoring my car's colour?

    Cheers,

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    Have a look in the car cleaning/detailing section matey, plenty of useful topics.
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    I got better results by using SRP followed by waxing
    Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    I got better results by using SRP followed by waxing
    What is 'SRP', Gaz??

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    Super Resin Polish

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    I detailed my auntie's red saab today, will put a post up later for you mate. Washed it with Megs NXT Tech Wash, Clayed with Megs super shine Clay, polished with Super Resin Polish (SRP ), Waxed with megs NXT Tech Wax, Left for a while then waxed again using Megs Cleaner wax. My aunties comment was 'It looks like a show car'. I'll get some pics up for you as soon as i can mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    I detailed my auntie's red saab today, will put a post up later for you mate. Washed it with Megs NXT Tech Wash, Clayed with Megs super shine Clay, polished with Super Resin Polish (SRP ), Waxed with megs NXT Tech Wax, Left for a while then waxed again using Megs Cleaner wax. My aunties comment was 'It looks like a show car'. I'll get some pics up for you as soon as i can mate
    Cheers Gaz, I popped into Halfrauds and purchased some AG stuff including the SRP, I'm looking forward to the weekend to see if it really is that good

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    a good combo on red i find is

    paint cleaner
    super resin
    megs nxt wax x2 or ag extra gloss stuff but that takes hours for good results

    always brings mine up really well and i get alot of comments on how clean it looks

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    i would say meguairs deep crystal #1 and #2 then meguairs gold class wax. i never get bad results
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