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    What's the best way to restore the colour of my saloon? It's the dreaded red It's not majorly bad, but just gone a bit pink ish in some areas. I can't afford anything near a respray so would need to be pretty cheap. Any ideas?
     
     

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    get it mopped with a compound,then t-cut then polish.
     
     

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    what compound and polish would you recommend? (not expensive please)
     
     

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    Try Autoglym super resin polish.It may help a lot Be careful with T-cut as it is paint stripper
     
     

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    3m do a good compound cant remember the name now though black bottle and green lid got it from local paint supply place ages ago to do a pug 306 that was pink instead of red and came up like new ... would not use t cut on anything
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    I find colour magic good. My mates Bimmers red he uses colour magic as well and his results are pretty good too.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmc8 View Post
    3m do a good compound cant remember the name now though black bottle and green lid got it from local paint supply place ages ago to do a pug 306 that was pink instead of red and came up like new ... would not use t cut on anything
    3M fast cut is the one with the green lid and although it is an excellent polish and one I use regular, it is far to aggressive to use by hand as it need to be work with a machine to break it down properly.

    You can have a go at polishing it by hand but to be honest you will be hard pushed to get it to any real high standard, and the other thing is it wont take that long before it starts to turn pink again. If it was machine polished it would last a considerable longer length of time, but either way you will need to keep on top of it.

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