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    pinking help!!!!

    does anyone know of any ways to stop flame red going pink?cos if i keep polishing my car the amount i do,i'll end up rubbing it all off!! would it be possible to make it metallic?soz if thats a stupid question

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    surely u could get it professionally polished - ie with a porter cable (do a search if you're not familiar with the PC)

    Failing that then theres always the option of a respray???

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    If it's aleady pink then have it professionally detailed with a PC (or if a member local to you has one that wouldn't mind doing it).

    If it's still flame red the just polish it regularly with a good polish like autoglym super resin polish and then protect it with a durable wax such as poorboy's natty's wax or dodo juice waxes are the next big thing at the minute

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    If its pink now, polish it with SRP. If its not, stop worrying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heidi1.616v View Post
    does anyone know of any ways to stop flame red going pink?cos if i keep polishing my car the amount i do,i'll end up rubbing it all off!! would it be possible to make it metallic?soz if thats a stupid question
    The best way to stop flame red going pink is to try and park out of direct sunlight. Failing that, protection, protection and more protection!

    Get the car detailed (I can help with that if you fancy a little trip over to West London - I have a PC) basically, I'd cut the paint back to remove the oxisidisation (pink effect) and the swirls, then polish the paint to give it depth and shine and replenish the paint by adding oils back into it, then give the car 2 layers of collinite 476s wax which is about the most durable wax you can get.

    As for your metallic question - the answer is a yes and a no - the metallic effect is created by having microscopic pieces of metal mixed in with the paint before being sprayed on. In theory you could get some mixed in with some lacquer and then sprayed on after but I don't suggest doing that + it will look naff! If you want metalic red my advice would be a total respray

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    cheers for your help guys.if i had it resprayed i'd do it in arden blue
    i'll see how much people charge for pc'ing.a bodyshops said bout 30 quid.how much would you want darrylb for doing it?

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    30 pound for a detail with a pc sounds very very very very cheap,
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    how much would you expect to pay?

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    at least £100, can they not mop your car??
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    a professional paint correct can cost upwards of 200-300 quid!
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