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Paint restoration

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Conanius, 3 May 2006.

  1. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,488

    Riteo,

    My girlfriends new car has a few issues with the paint (see attached)

    www.kore.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Bekky Car/01052006041.jpg

    www.kore.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Bekky Car/01052006042.jpg

    www.kore.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Bekky Car/01052006043.jpg

    im trying to work out the best way to sort these, but in honesty, I havnt a clue. any suggestions? my plan was to give the car a good wash and a t-cut, and then look at doing the meguires 3 step on it to really clean up and protect the paint from further damage... what do you guys think?

    There is also some rust on one of the doors, any ideas how best to treat this?

    rust
     
    Last edited: 4 May 2006
  2. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    When I had my Ghia X (Radiant Red) it had a patch of dull paint work and also both wing mirrors were the pink colour like your gf's car roof.

    I found a TCUT and then meguiars gold class wax worked a treat.

    This was before I discovered a clay bar though so maybe that would work too but tcut and gold class definately sorted it for me. My car was always very shiny :D
     
  3. MNuTz

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,935

    Location: Market Drayton, Salop

    yeah, just Tcut the whole car and then give it a good buff, it will come up lovely and red.
     
  4. Sputnik II

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,547

    Probably best to get it mopped really. Failing that buy some 3M perfect-it and a can of elbow grease.
     
  5. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,488

    cheers for the responses so far guys, in reference to the rust (when i can get the pic to upload) how much care should we use avoiding it when doing the initial clean and polish? also, how easy is rust to treat usually, and does it require the use of spray cans, or can we t-cut across it?
     
  6. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,177

    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    rust is bare metal. So tcut won't work.

    Wire brush off loose crap, apply jenolite/kurust/whatever to react with the rust to render it inactive and then paint.

    Hardest bit is getting a good colour match on faded paint :(
     
  7. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,488

    picture of the rust here