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    Default New car - a bit of paint help would be really useful

    OK, So I never thought I would be posting in this section, as I'm not big on detailing....

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    I am in the process of buying a new car. It is black, slightly metallic and the paint looks a little flat and dull.

    It really would benefit from a 'good going over', but I really have no idea what to use on it to bring it back to a full, deep shine.

    Also, someone in a slightly manic moment has painted the alloy wheels black. I do not like black wheels and would like to get them back to the standard silver. The wheels themselves are in good conditions, so I just need to remove the black. How could I do this myself? Is there a product that will remove the paint without damaging the laquer below? I assume it was from a aerosol rattle can.

    Last question, what would be good to use to clean and preserve the leather interior?


    Any help would be appreciated.

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    It really would benefit from a 'good going over', but I really have no idea what to use on it to bring it back to a full, deep shine.

    Nice quick simple step would be to clay the car with any clay bar kit, then apply autoglym SRP. 2 coats would make it look very good.

    Also, someone in a slightly manic moment has painted the alloy wheels black. I do not like black wheels and would like to get them back to the standard silver. The wheels themselves are in good conditions, so I just need to remove the black. How could I do this myself? Is there a product that will remove the paint without damaging the laquer below? I assume it was from a aerosol rattle can.

    I think you may struggle, I have no idea but would have thought only a respray would do it, but someone else may know.

    Last question, what would be good to use to clean and preserve the leather interior?

    Any all purpose cleaner will clean the leather up really well or you could use a product like gliptone cleaner, but you will need to apply a leather preserver afterwards....

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