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    have the problems with the paint fading been fixed now?? as in have they changed / added a top coat?

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    not really m8,stil fades,lots of elbow grease required.

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    yes they use the same method as all other paint types now.. use watewr based paint techniques and there is also laquer over the top too.. to stop fading..
    found this out after mine was resprayed down one side after someone keyed it.. they applied laquer over the top as they would normally do on any other colour.. but mine looked completely different as one side was with laquer and the other side without.. in the end it was all resprayed..so have a nice protective coat of laquer over it all..

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    shame
    Although it does mean I will have an excuse to spend one sunday a month detailing the car

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    they started to use the base and laquer a few years ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwabo View Post
    they started to use the base and laquer a few years ago...
    ahhhh
    So, if I get a red vectra I wont be driving a pink one in a years time

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    not a new one nope..... just plenty of tlc and wax / polish will help too

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    afraid so m8,when i was buying my car i asked the guy about the red paint fading,he told me that vauxhall had fixed the problem with the red paint,but as i have discovered myself they certainly have not.

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    what reg is your car though??.^^

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    think it was only 'fixed' when the facelift came out

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