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    The worst fading red you've seen on an Astra?

    I don't mean have you ever seen red turn to white or any of that, although if you've got pics of terrible fading, then post away.

    What i mean is the speed of it. Do you have any pics to back it up too?

    Example...

    Unfortunately i didn't have my phone with me to take a pic, but yesterday, i saw a 55 plate Astra (red obviously) that was faded really quite badly.

    Not good for a 5 year old car!!

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    This is the reason why i'll NEVER buy a red car, particularly a Vauxhall!

    I've never seen paintwork deteriorate so badly as on red astras and corsas.

    I had a 1987 red astra 1.3 merit which was 13 years old but wasnt too bad, but then i had a 1993 red astra mk3 which turned pink very quickly and constantly needed polishing/T cutting.

    My brother then had a 2001 mk4 astra which turned pink and looked terrible.

    Surely they can add things to the paint to stop this nowadays? a fading 55 plate is pretty bad

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    Mines 06 and is like new. I just make sure it gets a good clean every week.
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    Luckily I'm not included




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    Project red coupe turbo , to fast and to much to list.south Wales region

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    I have seen a coupe turbo not far from me with a carbon roof it was pink the guy never polished it in 3 years, oooooo hang on it looks like the one above ooo sorry pearce its yours!!! lmao only messing mate! I had a red corsa and i found as long as you keep on top of it polish wise the red was fine i have seen some fade bad in the past this is only due to lazy owners imo~!!

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    U don't get as lazy as me !
    Pmsl agrees oaks , I can't be assed lol
    but since I polished it , it does make me smile lol
    Project red coupe turbo , to fast and to much to list.south Wales region

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    same issue

    I had the same problem with my 1997 1.7TD Merit Astra. Every so often I would wash, T Cut and colour magic the car and it would look fine for a month or so.
    Don't care though as I loved that car!
    With thanks................Neil (PROMETHEUS).

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    Reds only bad if you don't look after it, otherwise it looks smart!
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    I used to paint for a BMW dealer so know a little about paint.
    Modern cars (post 2000ish) should not fade at all as that's when two-pack paint was "faded" out (all puns intentional) for solvent based . If any modern car has fade it's had a repair done outside of insurance approved - cowboy stylee

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    My red cars not looking too bad, a touch pink in places but majoratively still holding up. Thats a 51 reg astra.

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