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Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

Hi there.

the paint (red) on my 2003 156's drivers side doors is starting to fade.

any suggestions to making it look better/maintaing the colour?
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Re: Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

Yep - get it repained!

Or, for a superficial quick fix, spray it with WD40 then rub it in. Try it, it works.
 
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Re: Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

Gently cut it back with a mild abrasive, never tried the clay stuff yet, so still use the old ones of yesteryear. 'T' cut coloured keeps our Rosso Red smart, but have used some of the Harris's and Porzlack finishing cream I stiil have from the year dot!
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Re: Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

Your 156 will be clearcoated so t-cut all you like and it wont change a thing Re-spray is the only way to do it.
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Re: Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

The coloured 'T' cut, Color Fast,gently abrades that lacquered suface you have pointed out, and does have a coloured stain, which I have found to give excellent results.: I'm, happy, with the effect , and more importantly, she is too!

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The coloured 'T' cut gently abrades that lacquered suface you have pointed out, and does have a coloured stain, which I have found to give excellent results.: I'm, happy, with the effect , and more importantly, she is too!
Sorry ZF diddent read your post properly (not enough coffee yet )
Coloured 'T' cut worth a go or buy a Black car
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Re: Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

Hi,

Have a look at paint-clinic
I think you will find the answer there.

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Right mate! The red is a difficult one!: They always said they were a 'Bleeding' colour, partly because they bled through fresh paint, and nowadays, I guess, because the basket case fades! As someone said in an earlier post, it's best to keep on top of it before the elements and the weather get at it. Regular polish protection?:
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Re: Faded paint on drivers door, ANY suggestions???

That's a good informative site, with some excellent tips.: I guess the red boot lid may have been a solid colour, and not a flat and lacquer? Dunno! The clear lacquer obviously sits atop' of the colour coat, with flat and lacquer?:
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