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Respray... but with a twist

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 06/04/09, 04:02 am

Been thinking about the paint on my car recently and like every other colour, it's fading badly!

It's the original colour at the front but gets slightly lighter as you get towards the back so I've been thinking about a respray next year but with a difference.

Wanna go for a complete repsray in the original colour on the bottom, then from the bottom of the windows up (roof) a respray in black! Add some m3 mirrors, tinted windows and lower it on 17" black multi spokes.

Should be pricey but to be honest, it's going to need it as the paint isn't going too last much longer if I don't!

What ya think?
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Post by xr2irhys on 06/04/09, 04:05 am

sounds like an idea mate i would get some one to photoshop it onto your car to see if you like the look , also have you tried cutting compound on your cars paint work or T cut , as this could definitely revive it.

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 06/04/09, 04:41 am

Already a photo shop done of the Astra forum and I defo want it, just wanted to hear from others on here Smile

Yeah had all sorts on the car and it's bought it back really well in places but with this years hot summer expected, i rekon it will kill it again
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Post by diamond white fiesta on 06/04/09, 07:20 am

post the photoshop pics up so we can see.

i would use compound and a buffer then keep waxing it everyweekend or so to keep the paint looking nice
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Post by woody23 on 10/04/09, 10:37 am

Ben_MK3 wrote:Already a photo shop done of the Astra forum and I defo want it, just wanted to hear from others on here Smile

Yeah had all sorts on the car and it's bought it back really well in places but with this years hot summer expected, i rekon it will kill it again

autoglym super resin polish (red bottle)
ive used this to bring a faded red astra (pink in patches every where) back to an almost showroom finish get it on the car on a cool day with no bright sun let it dry and do its thing for 10-15mins per panel adn buff like hell
works a treat

when you done this seal it with a decent wax/topcoat
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 10/04/09, 10:41 am

Thanks, might try that!
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Post by woody23 on 10/04/09, 11:18 am

no problemo!!
i only use autoglym or mer there both good products and worth their money

if you want paint up to scratch you can spen an absolute fortune!!

when i picked up the fezz this is what i did......
wet the car down with a hose
wash the car using two buckets of water,one for clean soapy water and another for rinsing off the sponge between dips
wash in straight lines (not round and round like you are washing the dishes!)
rinse the car off with the hose
and repeat the wash process again if needed
rinse
dry off with a microfiber cloth
apply super polish (autoglym) in SMALL circles one panel at a time
let it do its thing (10-15mins) then buff off
then when all this is done your paint will be silky smooth to touch
apply a good wax to the car next to protect your paint

a good wax wll protect your paint from uv,treesap and bird shit all of wich are damaging to paint

auto glym also do a wheel cleaner and its brill the alloys on my car where filthy with brake dust and road grime when i got them. and they looked like new in less than a half hour when i used this stuff

hope this help ya dude
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 10/04/09, 11:55 am

might give that a go.

We have the autoglym wheel cleaner somewhere as i remember seeing it,
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Re: Respray... but with a twist

Post by tbrukaccessories on 23/09/11, 03:36 am

If you're using a metallic paint colour, allow the paintwork 24 hours to dry then rub it down with 1200 grit wet and dry paper.

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