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    Has anyone experienced their paintwork being bleached by rain falling on car then sun being magnified by the rain droplets leaving the paint discolored .. anyone any idea how to get rid of these ..i have tried all polishes i have ,waxes the lot.. thinks i will need to repaint the spoiler it is that bad

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    big problem with red cars it will take some serious paint correction to shift them...

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    yup I got that aswell got a few spots on the bonnet and the rear of the car is bleached, it goes with a good polish and wax but reapears after a few days.

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    What polish and wax are you using? Red cars need a lot of TLC. I had a red car once and always parked in the shade and it was always garaged. Can you park in the shade at work?

    Have you got any pictures to see how far gone the paint is. Plastics seem to go first.

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    The best thing would be machine polishing with an abrasive polish something like mequiars #83 it is designed to be used by machine but can be used by hand and a lot of elbow grease maybe do a panel at a time. Some polishes are called polish but are just a glaze to add gloss and shine to a car and contain no abrasives and yes if left without a coat of wax after will disappear after a few days or after rain.

    you could try mequiars scratch x as it is abrasive that is easily available in halfords, just don't go buying tcut.

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    I would love a red car but this always has worried me. Whenever you see a faded car it usually is red. They must need a serious amount of attention each week to preserve the colour.

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    get it corrected then laquered!!

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    My sister bought a new corsa in March she test drove a red one and said she liked the colour. I comented on the fact it will fade and the salesman informed us that supaguard stops it fadeing. It will but you need to use the kit they give and most of it is crap, much better to save the £300 the stealers ask for the £30 kit and buy yourself some decent polish and wax or sealent and look after it to stop it fadeing.

    to the OP if you were closer to me I would offer to sort them out for you but edinburgh is a little too far to travel for me.

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    Just started using megs 1 2 & 3 but just used something like Carplan i have been trying megs with a buffer today seems to hide it a bit but you can still make it out ...ive just been out to take these pics and on reflection it still looks bad ...the spoiler im not too fussed about as i can paint that again its the bonnet that bugs me






    quote=steve1975l;616427]What polish and wax are you using? Red cars need a lot of TLC. I had a red car once and always parked in the shade and it was always garaged. Can you park in the shade at work?

    Have you got any pictures to see how far gone the paint is. Plastics seem to go first.[/quote]

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    The problem you have is that the only product you have that has a chance of sorting them is the deep crystal step 1, it contains some abrasives but not much you would need to work all day to have any effect on the marks.

    You need to get somthing with a little more bite, off the shelf your proberbly talking meguiars scratch x or autoglym SRP, you will need to work the products though not just wipe over and expect them to disapear, work in streight lines not circles for some reason is seems to work better for me. it will aslo be able to sort your swirl problem out.
    AG SRP is an all n one product that will fill the swirls and has abrasives to remove slightly so may be worth a try, but I would go with scratch x.

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