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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 02:09:03 GMT
From: "Noddy" <dg4163nospampam_dodo.com.au>
Subject: Re: ideas for restoring UV-damaged paintwork?


"Craig's Saab C900 Site" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message news:dbfs14 > Given that my only experience with cars is with my Saabs, perhaps some of > you who do a lot of restoring and 'repairing' of decaying paint finishes > can > offer some advice on what to try that has a good reputation for quality > and > what products I should avoid. 8-) Results can vary quite a bit, but generally once things have got to this stage the only real fix is repainting. If that's not an option, then your best bet is to take the car to a detailer and have them machine cut it, and then give it a good coating that will help protect it with a carnauba based wax. If you're intent on doing it yourself, then you'll need something like a "colour restoring" polish (which is actually a very mild cutting compound) to return the colour to something like it's original condition, and a carnauba wax for further protection. Follow the product manufactuer's directions, and be prepared to sweat :) -- Regards, Noddy.

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