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Post by citroen7 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:11 am

just wanted to check is this the appropriate positioning of the car club sticker??Image





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Post by Kitch » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:23 am

Stop sticking stickers in it, and give that thing a polish stat!!

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Post by tim leech » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:28 am

Mines smack bang in the middle of the screen at the rear, ive got some polish I can lend you!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:51 am

nice pink car :) It makes me feel less guilty now about polishing mine :D
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Post by citroen7 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:23 am

that was the main reason for posting which is the best to use ? whatever i have used in the past just fades back again, i did put auto glym bumper care on at one time which made it shine but that didnt last either!

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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:05 pm

This is how mine was when i first got it i used G3 cutting compund then auto Glym super resin polish every 3 weeks and I have never had a problem with it re fading you only have to look at the pictures of my BX for sale and you will see it is a very shiny red.
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Post by tim leech » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:01 pm

You need to t cut the body work first then put a good coat of polish on it to keep it from fading

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Post by Kitch » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:26 am

Hope u didn't use bumper care on the body!

Use AutoGlym Super Resin. It'll need a few goes to get it perfect. Wouldn't bother with T-Cut, its too abbrasive and doesn't work great with the paint used on the placcy panels.

Super Resin a couple of times, then Extra Gloss Protection. Thats all I've ever used on mine.

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:25 pm

what you need is someone with a machine polisher mate!
kitch srp is good mate but oin the paint on that estate its beyond a couple of coats of srp! t-cut is okay but wont do too much! you would be better of with a good Compound!!!
ideally good compound and a machine polisher who knows what he's doing!
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Post by tim leech » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:32 pm

Its had the tailgate panted or replaced at some time as the black paints missing just below the window, maybe why its gone flat.

My dads 19RD was the same colour, he had a arguement with a Cortina and it had a new front end which went very dull much quicker than the rest of the car.

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Post by Kitch » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:29 pm

Don't under estimate Super Resin, I've had a few red cars worse than that and it did the trick. T-Cut just got blotchy and made it swirl. SRP will take quite a few goes, but alot of elbow grease and I reckon it'll do good.

The black trim on the tailgate isn't paint on these, its like a shrinkwrapped black sticker. It come off with a decent hairdryer.

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Post by citroen7 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:22 am

i wondered about the black bit as my other estate has it i just thought it was a later trim model Ithink the reason it has faded so badly is because it sat in a shed for about 3years with its arse sticking out to the elements! Yesterday i changed all 4 doors for some better ones and got a tin of polish out and after about 6 coats there is colour there !! perhaps this will spur me on to tidy the old girl up Timmo any tips on the best way ? as i get the impression that you are the paint guru!

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:50 am

Kitch wrote:Don't under estimate Super Resin,
kitch, i dont want to sound off matey but i think i may have been using srp for a little longer than you!
Yes srp will do with a lot of coats but srp only has a solvent cut in it! t-cut has an active cut in it which means you can feel it working! if t-cut wasnt any good then why would they still be producing it after so many years?????? its true there are better products out there for removing dull patches on paint and i for one prefer Farecla G3, but then i have been using that for close to 10 years (time i have been professionally valeting), when ever i am faced with a car like the one in this thread witht he paint in the condition its in i would get the machine polisher out and go from there!
Its not simply about removing the oxidisation and thats it job done! its about removing it, cleaning the paint, conditioning it, sealing it and protecting it to prevent rapid re-oxidisation!
somehting srp cant do on its own!
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Post by tim leech » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:35 pm

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Post by OwenS » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:48 pm

Kitch wrote:

Super Resin a couple of times, then Extra Gloss Protection. Thats all I've ever used on mine.
Yep thats all I've ever used on mine too, does a great job on my cars triton green paintwork, judge for yourself in the 'our cars' section here!! Still I need something to restore the heavily faded paintwork above drivers door...prob need a bit of respraying there!!

My BXclub sticker is in top of rear screen, centrally mounted and my CCC one is in top of front screen on passenger side.
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