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Hi chaps,

would this help?

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Depends if an "Afla 130" is old enough to have no clear coat on the Rosso Afla?
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it's from 2003 but as far as one can tell by looking at the paint, i don't think it has clear coat

Did they indeed use clear coat on non-metallics?
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Get some T-cut and try polishing a discreet area (the size of a Half-Crown will do). If you get red paint on the cloth, then you don't have a clear coat and polishing it will make it red again.

If you do have a clear coat (yes, to answer your question.. it stops the new-gen water-based paints from fading.. though red was still a Work in Progress back then ) then get one of those red-pigmented liquid waxes from Halfords (Colour Cut or Color Magic etc.).

Wash and polish your car (with a pukka polish I mean, not with a proprietary "wax polish"... etc.) then use the red stuff like a glaze - rub it on.. no need to apply any pressure... then wipe it off when it's dry. If it looks like it's responding, do it again.... Then finally apply a wax over it. It should look more red than before.


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Those pads are for a rotary polisher but I would do a quick test as suggested above and use a small amount of polish to see if any paint appears on the pad. If it is single stage paint it should (not always) be relatively easy to fix.
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