View Full Version : restore paint?

04-16-2010, 03:59 PM
I have a 5th gen celica and portions of the paint have went south. Seems like the clear coat is gone or it was in the sun too long in one area.

My question is, is there a way to recover the paint somewhat, or do you just have to sand and repaint?

04-16-2010, 04:39 PM
Depends on if theres peeling going on......if there is......sand and reshoot....if there isnt just buff it out.

04-16-2010, 05:02 PM
It looks like the clear coat is toast. I will have to post a pic. I was thinking of trying to color sand and buff, but my paint experience currently only involves rattle cans lol.

04-17-2010, 09:24 PM
if is just faded but the clear hasnt pealed or there was no clear just use meguires ultimate compound

04-18-2010, 05:43 AM
Mine wasn't horrible when I did this but all I did was...

--Wet sand with 2500, just use a 5 gallon bucket, fill it up halfway and squirt some soap in. I like to use lots of soap just because its better safe than sorry...
--Buff with some Meguiars swirl remover.
--Wax it, I like the "Nu-Finish - Once a Year" stuff...

Got mine looking good...

GL if you try it.

04-18-2010, 08:49 AM

10 passes by hand on fender, no wax or polish yet