Faded Bonnet syndrome

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Faded Bonnet syndrome

Post by pinfold » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:36 am

My new 16v has the obligatory faded bonnet syndrome.

Any top tips on revival boys and girls, other than T-Cut and elbow grease!

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Post by docchevron » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:18 am

T-cut, elbow grease, polishing mop, sweat, sore arms....... Or change/spray the bonnet! They usually polish up well but fade again very quickley. The long term way is spray the panel. My car is turning pink, when I get around to it I'll spray it, but a few hours with polishing mop and good resin polish make it look acceptable for a couple of weeks.
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Post by Kitch » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:26 pm

I saw mine up close today.....its not happy! Very cloudy now.

I think its all the direct sunlight. I'll get it in the garage soon and give it a full Megaiurs workover :lol:

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Post by docchevron » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:50 pm

I'm increasingley tempted to set fire to mine! :twisted:
Runs fine always, always totally reliable, then, 9 days before the mots due, the b*st*rd plays up! :(
S*d the polish, I'm gona fire the gas axe up!!! :x
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Post by Cornishbx16v » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:00 pm

You want to get hold of someone competant with a proper machine polisher (not a halfords £30 job!) to have a go at the car!
with a proper machining and some good polish and a sealant the colour ought to stay in the panels for a fair while! as long as its looked after!
polish it up make it look nice and then leave it for 2 months before washing it again and your back to sqaure one!
if you were closer to me then i would say pop donw and ofr a beer or two i would do it for you!
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