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Spoiler paint faded..

Discussion in 'Exterior & Bodywork' started by krob2705, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. krob2705

    krob2705 ClioSport Club Member

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    The paint on my spoiler and door handles seems to have faded a fair bit.. is this common? Im guessing the sun has got to it over the years. will polishing bring the colour back or is a respray my only option?

    Its an Inferno 182 if i need to get a respray will they be able to get a exact colour match?
     
  2. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Both plastic so will fade. Try tcut or similar to see if it improves?

    I allways find polish on top of tcut helps remove it easier.
     
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    Knuckles ClioSport Admin

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    If it's faded under lacquer then it's a respray job I'm afraid
     
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  4. Chrisgti6

    Chrisgti6 ClioSport Club Member

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    Any pictures? It could be the lacquer that's faded (if so then a good polish may help) or it could be the paint (respray time). You won't know until you come to polish it really.

    They shouldn't fade just because they are plastic, but it's possible that they have been painted since it left the factory.
     
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  5. krob2705

    krob2705 ClioSport Club Member

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    Cheers guys.. ill stick some pics up later on.

     
  6. oVerboost.

    oVerboost. ClioSport Club Member

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    Inferno plastics seems to fade more so than others, you could try a two stage machine polish but chances are to get it perfect it'll need painting :worried:
     

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