Paintwork

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David M
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I'm arranging for my faded red (pink) 1992 GD300 to be resprayed. Any advice about the preferred painting process would be welcomed.

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Re: Paintwork

Unless the paint has other issues that you also wish to address, have you tried a cutting polish to remove the oxidised top layer? This should restore a bright red colour.

Otherwise, to get the best results from a re-spray, all of  the glass should first be removed from the vehicle, as well as all trim, lights, door handles, etc.

 

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Re: Paintwork

Thanks for that.

Polishing has already taken place some years ago, and as you suggest it's a full external strip down.

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Re: Paintwork

Out of interest - why is it that red always seems to suffer this way  more than other colours?

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Re: Paintwork

Lack of wax and polish and UV rays send the pigment off in base coloured cars, is red white black blue etc 

You could compound it and wax it, cost would be in region of £100 but car requires to be retreated with a decent wax 4 times a year to keep it top top.

Avoid dodgy hand car washes as they will cover car in caustic tfr ! ! 

 

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Re: Paintwork

Lack of wax and polish and UV rays send the pigment off in base coloured cars, is red white black blue etc 

You could compound it and wax it, cost would be in region of £100 but car requires to be retreated with a decent wax 4 times a year to keep it top top.

Avoid dodgy hand car washes as they will cover car in caustic tfr ! !