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    Vauxhall red !!

    Ok i have a red mk4 gsi.
    i bought it a while back and starting to really annoy me with the fade on bonnet and roof, looks terrible and i think i have a high standard on what my car should be like.

    I have had it machine polished twice from 2 different places and polished it endless times but think im on a losing battle.

    Any one got any ideas on how to fix it?
    maybe a detailer or will i get same result in a week of fade again.

    or bite the bullet and get it painted.

    thanks stu
    RED GSi TURBO

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    Hi. Sorry to tell you that you won't fix the fading. VXL used high solids paint for a while and that is the problem. The pigment is fading right through the coating not just on the surface. T-cut and polish help, but it will always be pink rather than red. The only rea fix is to respray.

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    Yeah i hear what your saying mate.

    I got told to get detailing done but didnt wanna waste 200-300 quid, when that can go towards a new respray.

    got a few good prices for re-sprays from good bodyshops my way.

    Cheers robert for quick reply.

    respray it will be
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    hia matey mine was pink when i got it have a look at my progress blog. i gave it a minor detail as im not detail expert but its come up great also a load i know does detailing round my area and his girlfirend had a red tigra that was really badly faded and he got it back to looking mint,

    ill get them link for you and maybe you can follow whta he did for your car
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    GT28, Tubular Manifold, Pro Alloy FMIC, 3inch Turbo Back

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    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=118163

    there ya go mate have a look at that

    any good detailer will be able to tell you if they can get them paint back or not before they even start
    MK1 Focus RS Sleeper

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    Cheers mate, will have a look at the blog and that.

    Might go see a detailer and see what they say. the pink just does ma nut in. cant start tuning till get paint sorted out, lol
    RED GSi TURBO

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    It's all well and good getting it machined, but you need to protect it with a UV resistant wax. I use Dodo Juice Doublewax on my VXR and haven't got a single spot of fade in 2 years. It's even deeper red than most cars that roll out of the showroom.

    all the 'fading' is is the paint oxidising.
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