Tips on repairing UV damaged paint?

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  1. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    So my Mini was a "shop" car for numerous years, so it sat infront of a shop for days on end with the shops graphic on the side of the vehicle. And over the years its damaged the paint......and then they took off the stickers of the shop and I now own it.....You guys have any hints on repairing UV/sun damaged paint for something this obvious?

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    I tried a medium cutting wax today with a hand held DA polisher but didnt do much to it. I'm a noob with this stuff, would a cut and buff by a shop be able to get it out??

    Thanks!
     
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    BTW, thats orange peel/bleeding white on the bottom of the door too :wtc:
     
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    not much you can do with UV damage, it's the pigment of the paint that has faded.
     
  4. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :rofl::mamoru::hsugh:

    I'd start with the EDU thread. Once you've learned that there's no such thing as a medium cutting WAX, you'll be off to a decent start.

    Wow.
     
  5. nicklk

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    I meant cleaning wax, this ish.

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    And thanks for being a dick :bigthumb:
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    sand repaint
     
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    Regardless, a one step product isn't going to do much for paint that far gone. Meguiars #83/80 are both very good on oxidized single stage paints.
     
  8. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :werd: If you want actual cut, you need a real compound/polish.
     
  9. nicklk

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    Do you think the paint is beyond repair? Should I get a PC and get into it, or not waste my time?
     
  10. MartyFukstein

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    You're wasting your time.

    The car needs a full repaint.

    Quality (remove doors, windows, trim): $8k
    Very Good: $5k
    Good: $3.5k
    Bad: $2k
     

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