1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Paint work

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by dermot, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. dermot

    dermot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Red paint on bonnet is looking a little dull/faded

    What is the best product to bring it back to lift ?

    Dermot
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. docurley

    docurley Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,950
    Likes Received:
    39
    There are lots of products that will help but the main problem is that red fades badly and may well need a re-paint, which is another prob in its own right.
     
  4. madvw

    madvw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,488
    Likes Received:
    2
    haha, try owning a tornado red (pink) mkII golf. More time spent polishing than driving.

    tried t-cut, but the results were a bit patchy, and was a bit concerned about removing too much paint as it needed it so regularly.

    eventually found the autoglym resin polish did the job nicely, and lasted up to two months depending on the weather.

    Last tip is to buy a car polisher, and not one of those namby-pamby 12v fag lighter jobs either, go for a 240v nuclear powered one, your arms will thank you in the long run /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. Lowride

    Lowride Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    0

    I would personally T-Cut every panel. You could then mop it if need be and to finish polish it with red colour polish

    My Dad has a red mk2 Golf. In the last yr we`ve had to T-Cut it twice, its 15yrs old though!

    A respray would be the long-term answer but do you have the spare ca$h?
     
  6. ROYEWENS

    ROYEWENS New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    would a clay bar be as good as t-cut ? or is it not as harsh
     
  7. clay bar will not bring the colour back, its only for removing surface lumps, like tar etc....

    i highly recommend you t-cut it then polish it with a mop, even one of those halfords polishing machines will bring it up nicely.
     
  8. dermot

    dermot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    It was only on the bonnet

    Tried some T-Cut and it has come up well. Will get it polished tomorrow

    Thanks guys

    Dermot /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

Share This Page