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T-Cut colour restorer

Now i do understand this is only a temporary fix to faded paintwork but, my GTV was suffering from some serious Alfa Red fade on the bonnet and boot spoiler.

I was almost resigned to the fact that it would need a total respray (its got some lacquer peel on the door and my splitter needs professionally spraying too). So while i was bored last Wednesday i took a trip into Halfrauds and had a look at some cleaning products, came out with a Car cleaning kit (incl. a sponge, chamois, duster etc..) a bottle of Car Wax and a bottle of T-Cut Red colour restorer, all for just under £25. Not bad i thought

So later that day i washed the car and spent so long doing it that by the time i had finished it was dark

Next day, got the T-Cut and a polishing cloth out on the pink bonnet. The result? looks like new now!

Seriously impressed with the results. almost looks like it just came out of the factory (save for the stone chip) its lifted all the swirl scratches and once dry and dusted off, nicely waxed over and the shine is unbelievable.

I guess il be taking good care of the paint on my GTV now! Will attach before and after pics tomorrow

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good stuff init, i used the red on my stilo, did the 156 with blue too, needs doing again now with all the crappy wether were having. the colour stick that came with mine hides little scratches pretty well too, once poilished in
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yeah im well impressed with it like.

this means nobody can take the mick outta me for having a manky car now
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yeah im well impressed with it like.

this means nobody can take the mick outta me for having a manky car now
unless you dont wash it, need to keep on top of it to stop it fading again though
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Shame that won't work with my car......it's mis matched in areas due to the sun but because of the laquer top coat t cut won't touch it.
 
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i will keep on top of it dont worry

Sparky, i assume thats your car in your avatar? same paint/lacquer as mine and it worked ok on my car.
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i will keep on top of it dont worry

Sparky, i assume thats your car in your avatar? same paint/lacquer as mine and it worked ok on my car.
Yep, car as in avitar. To be honest, the car looks really good when cleaned, but some panels are a touch mis matched. I think what has happened is that over the years the odd panel has been painted, and maybe had 'too' much clear coat applied, thus making it difficult to cut through. I'm just being over picky really, but she's me pride and joy!
 
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i will post pics when i have taken an 'after' pic

you will have to wait while daylight comes
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T-Cut Colour fast is good stuff, so is turtle wax colour magic.

Very underrated stuff.
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Gaz, great news, it will go faster , corner better, given this great result are you going to try this on Wayne's red GTV?
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yeah im well impressed with it like.

this means nobody can take the mick outta me for having a manky car now
Isnt your engine still manky tho
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this means nobody can take the mick outta me for having a manky car now
Your car actually scares me.

My ears have managed to evole to the point that they can close themselves because of your car.
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Gaz, great news, it will go faster , corner better, given this great result are you going to try this on Wayne's red GTV?
No, he can clean his own now

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Isnt your engine still manky tho
No not really, its quite clean to be honest. Just needs new intake runners

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My ears have managed to evole to the point that they can close themselves because of your car.
soft lad, its not that loud, and certainly not loud now i taken the unsilenced link pipe off
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I don't get it, it did nothing for the paint fade on my GTV. Left a nice shine but still all different shades of pink
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After looking at Gaz's GTV I would guess that the Bonnet had already been painted once, without laquer.

On an original car it will be laquered, so it will stay pink when polished.
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its definitely lacquered
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On an original car it will be laquered, so it will stay pink when polished.
+1 Red tcut can sort of add a layer of coloured wax like stuff on top of the laquer which will work for a while. Clearcoated reds need resprayed when the fade unfortunatly . You can still polish it to a nice glossy pink though
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My mate turned up with his 60s ami estate just brought over from france. He tried t cut on the red roof but only realy made it look worse. After 2 hours using faracela g3 he left with a very impresive car. I find it mutch better than tcut.
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T cut original is pretty harsh stuff.

It is fine for cellulose but on a modern finish it will leave swirls.

T Cut Metallic is good though, I always keep a bottle handy. It isn't a wax though unlike Colour fast, so you need to go over it with one.



My dad also bought a tube of T cut scratch remover. It was black as his car is black. To be honest that was pretty harsh as well and left fine swirls so IMO that should be avoided.
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i use T cut scratch remover but with extreme caution as you could make a right b**ls up if your heavy handed. Must say I tend to use Turtle Wax colour stuff for my front bumper as it covers the stone chips nicely
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with this recent weather?

i will take some when its fine
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