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#92529 - 07/14/08 08:22 PM paint fade
leadfoot Offline
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My 99 C5 is starting to show some paint wear/fade. Black car that needs to be washed all the time then swirl marks buffed out now paint starting to lose it's luster. I use zanio z5 and the new long lasting sealer stuff but the color isnt there. How to restore past deep dark color?
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#92530 - 07/14/08 08:39 PM Re: paint fade
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Carl's the man to ask. He knows all the best ways to bring back a shine.

How about polishing compound? then wax?

JB
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#92531 - 07/25/08 08:10 AM Re: paint fade
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Thanks JB. It sounds like your paint needs some prep, a good buffing with a product like Z-PC or Menzerna should make it look great again, but a black car you need to be good with a buffer, or I would suggest having someone who is do the car. I should know this but where are you in PA?
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#92532 - 07/28/08 05:39 PM Re: paint fade
leadfoot Offline
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Many Thanks Carl and JB. I live in Maple Glen been over to your old house to buy Zanio. Had car buffed out last year the paint appears worn to the base coat in the direct sun. Primer leaking thru from rubbing I guess???
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#92533 - 08/12/08 07:31 AM Re: paint fade
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Originally posted by leadfoot:
Many Thanks Carl and JB. I live in Maple Glen been over to your old house to buy Zanio. Had car buffed out last year the paint appears worn to the base coat in the direct sun. Primer leaking thru from rubbing I guess???
Call me when you are in my area, I would be happy to look at your paint and let you know what would be best, you are very close. wink
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#92534 - 08/14/08 08:41 PM Re: paint fade
leadfoot Offline
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Thank you Carl devilsmile
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#92535 - 08/19/08 07:10 AM Re: paint fade
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Originally posted by leadfoot:
Thank you Carl devilsmile
Let me know when it's good for you, I am around most of the time. smile
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#92536 - 08/25/08 07:53 AM Re: paint fade
leadfoot Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Hey Carl Thanks for the tips on your website. My car is looking better. I will stop bye and get some zanio and the benefit of your eye on how to clean up my paint devilsmile
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