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    Default Mopping & Polishign the dreaded pink/faded red veccie!!!

    I think it's about time I finally brought the colour red back into the red paint on my Veccie rather than leaving it the faded dreaded pink. Because of the amount of travelling I do, I just hadnt had the oppotunity to get this done.

    I'm getting a polisher this weekend, however, does anyone know of the best colour restorer and polish to use?

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    t-cut it twice then 2 coats of autoglym polish

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    Get well what I found works the best meguiars 80 with a med cut pad if ya getting a da tho
    Go over the while car will come up really red nice and new then put a wax on top to seal the paint so it's always red

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    If you're going to use a cutting compound, T-Cut is one of the least effective ones you can buy, despite the term "T-cut" being the generic term for cutting paint that everyone uses. Farecla G3 would be far more effective. However, you may well not need a cutting compound - try using Colour Magic on a single panel and see what effect it has, as it may be enough.

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    Infact I done a Volvo red well pink and used autoglym srp by hand on a pad and came up beautiful

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    These are the steps I used to bring my flame red back to life.

    1) Cutting - Gtechniq P1 by hand or DA. (Removes the oxidisation).

    2) Glaze - Meguiars #7 or Prima Amigo. (Gives the red paint a liquid glow).

    3) Protection - Meguiars #16 / #26 Paste Wax or Collinite 845 Insulator Wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    If you're going to use a cutting compound, T-Cut is one of the least effective ones you can buy, despite the term "T-cut" being the generic term for cutting paint that everyone uses. Farecla G3 would be far more effective. However, you may well not need a cutting compound - try using Colour Magic on a single panel and see what effect it has, as it may be enough.
    Oh T Cut will work, but iirc its not advisable due to the fact that it doesn't have diminishing abrasives like the more modern cutting compounds. It will leave more damage than it removes. If the paint work is faded he will need a cutting compound to lift the oxidisation, colour magic is really only designed to hide scratches and cover swirl marks. I have not used G3 but I believe it is very good.

    Quote Originally Posted by marc vectra sri View Post
    Infact I done a Volvo red well pink and used autoglym srp by hand on a pad and came up beautiful
    As marc says AG SRP will lift oxidisation on flame red, and you always start with the lease abrasive method as it causes the least risk of damage to your paint work. It does work very well when combined with a machine polisher. If you feel you need to step up the cut level Id recommend Meguairs Mirror Glaze #82 and/or #80. These work very well, and great value for money. Once wiped off you can got straight to a wax to protect your hard work.

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    Chers for the info Guys. Just gotta wait for a dry day now weatherwise.

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    Ive just polished my sisters car that was the dreaded pink.

    used AG SRP came up brilliant.

    Hard work tho but well worh it in the end.

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    g3 is a good cutting compound and easy to get hold of - used this on my red bmw i had and it worked really well and used autoglym polish afterwards .

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