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Old 01-01-2005, 11:19 PM
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Faded Paint

I have a white vehicle painted with Imron and then clear coated. The paint is badly oxidized. What can I use to bring it back? Would a polishing compound be advisable or just a good wax. This is not a Merc but I am a member and figure somewould will know. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:24 PM
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not sure what Imrom is, but if its just a normal automotive paint id do the following-

wash vehicle thoroughly, and dry.

apply meguiars scratch X- apply to vehicles painted areas, let haze, and buff off.
(stratch-X is a heavy duty oxodization remover, and light scratch remover.

apply meguiars color-x. Apply to all painted areas, let haze, and buff off.
(color-x will remove more oxodizing, and boldly revive the color and finish of the paint. Also contains a polymer protectant.

Re-apply color-X if there is any oxodization left.

Finish with meguiars NXT wax.
(NXT wax is specially formulated to produce amazing results by hiding any light swirl marks left on the finish of the paint, adding an extremely high gloss shine, and producing an amzing amount of depth to the reflections in the paint. It also is a polymer wax, so it is incredibly durable and will last for quite some tiime in terms of protection.

Hope this my be of some help, and I wish you the best luck!

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Old 01-12-2005, 10:35 PM
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Imron is DuPont's flavor of polyurethane enamel.
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Old 01-15-2005, 05:48 PM
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I have a 1990 300TE smoke silver. The rear quarter panel had obviously been repainted a few years ago. The really noticable thing is that side by side along the hatch, the hatch portion looks nice and glossy, while the quarter panel looks a bit faded and finely scratched, and no gloss look to it at all.

My question...will those products make this paint look glossy like the clearcoat....and...are these products safe on clearcoat?

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