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Sun cream for my red car

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Johnnytoxic, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. Johnnytoxic

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    I have a red car. Are there any precautions or routines you can apply to reduce the dreaded faded red colour?
     
  2. Janesy B

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    Give the paint a good polish and wax regularly (fnar fnar) and you'll be fine, as long as it isn't a Corsa that is.
     
  3. bledd

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    Too true, my brother has an 02 Corsa as an a>b car, he rarely washes it and the panels are all very different colours!
     
  4. SeatIbiza

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    My old Ibiza was red. You can get polishes that have UV protection built in.

    I can't remember the names but they certainly exist.
     
  5. paradigm

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    You mean waxes. A polish won't remain on the paint, it is just used to cut back and is then buffed off.
     
  6. PiKe

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    Polish with resin in stays on.
     
  7. paradigm

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    You'd still be a million times better off with a decent sealant or wax.
     
  8. Burned_Alive

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    From Meguiars:

     
  9. ScarySquirrel

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    You should see the state of my 97 Corsa :p

    Luckily it isn't my main car now :)
     
  10. bledd

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    I saw that pic in your new car thread actually and thought, dang, that's what he'll have in a few years :D
     
  11. paradigm

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    Shocker as car-care product company shuns other car-care product manufacturers.
     
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  13. Burned_Alive

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    Some of their products have uv protection as well.
     
  14. kinobestew123

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    Brembo lookalike whore :p :D (Mine obviously doesn't have red calipers >_<)

    Just get the bodywork done over properly. Washed, clayed, a few good layers of SRP and a hard wearing wax like collonite 476. Not particularly expensive in the grand things of all this scene taxed detailng products, looks great and lasts ages!
     
  16. Kitchster_uk

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    Aye, keep it clean, keep it waxed and it'll stay red.
     
  17. Feek

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    I've got a ten year old Focus which is still bright red, it hasn't faded at all. It was regularly cleaned when it was new but hasn't had much care and attention for the last three or four years when it comes to the bodywork.

    Unlike my old Cavalier which was starting to go pink after about eight years.
     
  18. Jamous

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    Newer cars have a clear-coat on top of the colour, this stops the fading, something Vauxhall took a while to realise.
    Try one of the Supagard/Swissvax treatments for a longer-term protection.