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I just bought this truck and as you can see, the normally red paint has faded from the sun to an orangy color. There used to be a bug deflector on it and you can see the difference. What I need to know is if paint polishing compounds will be able to restore it back to red...and if so what brands should I avoid and which ones are good.
 

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On that truck I doubt polishing and buffing will do much, the pigment in the paint has already started to fade so it wouldn't do very much. The only thing you could do is repaint it. Polishing it would only waist alot of money and energy.

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Yes Lightspeed thats good for a good paintjob detailing, but useless in this case. Those are nice tips for a auto detail job. On any nice, or semi nice paint, you can use Meguires NO.5 for a duller paint then use a No.7 to shine it up then you can use a finishing polish to make it shine. I myself just use No.7, it works great, but only in a case with minor scratches or minor dullness, in this case its a lost case because the clear has almost deteriorated and the paints pigments have already started to fade badly, the only part of this vehicle that wuld benifit in the least with polishing or wet sanding and buffing would be the lip of the hood where the bug sheild was.

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I am in the process of chemically stripping the orange (used to be red) paint off my chevy pickup. Trust me, the orange goes all the way thru! Red fades. Period.
 

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Thanks for the info :) I plan on running that truck into the ground, it already has 198,000 miles on it. I got it to use for work but I just wanted to know if I could easily bring back the red that it was. I do want to lose the topper though, might get a pipe rack put on it. As for my project car...I'm going to paint it either a pure blue or flame red (with clear coat so it wont fade) oh ya, its a 1969 Camaro, engine is already finished (except for HEI weights, springs and electronics kit)
 
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