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    hi all. ive got a red 318 2000 model and the bonnet and roof and wing mirrors r a bit faded. rest of the car looks clean. what would you recommend to use on the faded parts and the best way to protect it after.
     
     

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    red would be one of the most rewarding colours with a machine polisher, espically the fadded, should with time and effort come back to near enought the original colour,

    As for waxing, i waxed my gfs mini copper yesterday wth colli 476s and it looks stunning, but it is a 59 plate,

    just waxing alone wont bring your original red back im affraid :(
     
     

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    i swear by this stuff. it is alittle expensive, but it lasts 3 or 4 times longer than any other wax

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165527

    although shop around and you will find it cheaper. i found it 23.99 on ebay
     
     

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    should i just try and polish the faded parts up then? or use something like t cut then wax? also with those waxes what would you recommend washing the car with before waxing?
     
     

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    i just wash mine with what i normally was my car with,
    make sure it isnt a shampoo like wash and wax,
    i use megs gold class, its very good
     
     

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    i just use soapy water. maybe you could try something from the autoglym range?
     
     

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    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=117302 look at the 50/50 shots in this thread might help you out
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshE36 View Post
    i just use soapy water. maybe you could try something from the autoglym range?
    you dont use washing up liquid???
     
     

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    To bring the faded areas back to normal, I would use a DA (Dual Action) Polisher with a medium pad and finishing polish. Should bring it up like new. Then a good wax such as Collinite will protect for months.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    you dont use washing up liquid???
    no, why is that bad??
     
     

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