Prevent RED paint from fading?

Jipstar

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I have a red 5th gen civic with a nice shine red paint (like new) and i heared that red is mroe prone to fading bec. it has a lower wavelenght or whatever?

Anyway, I would like to knoow what to do to prevent my paint from fading or cracking et etc... I used the civc only for Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays, I wash it once a week and the car will only be out in the sun only for 5 hours on Sundays. I was it wit Turtle WASH AND WAX and I also wax it once in 2 months.

Please tell me if I can rest my head from fading. Oh, and I have a medium black tint (solor make) all around. does this help the fading in the interior???

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If you have a clearcoat paint, which stock 5th gens do, then your paint doesn't actualy fade. It oxidizes.

So the oxidation is kind of a whitish blueish tone on top of the red. Red, being so deep and fairly opposite to blue appears to oxidize or "fade" quicker than other colors of paint, white in particular.

Waxxing will not keep oxidation off of a car an in fact if done over the previous waxes could just protect the oxidation underneath the layers of wax. You need to polish and clay bar to remove the surface contaminats. If you have a difficult spot you might need to compound it too.
 


MR99si

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Jipstar said:
I have a red 5th gen civic with a nice shine red paint (like new) and i heared that red is mroe prone to fading bec. it has a lower wavelenght or whatever?

Anyway, I would like to knoow what to do to prevent my paint from fading or cracking et etc... I used the civc only for Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays, I wash it once a week and the car will only be out in the sun only for 5 hours on Sundays. I was it wit Turtle WASH AND WAX and I also wax it once in 2 months.

Please tell me if I can rest my head from fading. Oh, and I have a medium black tint (solor make) all around. does this help the fading in the interior???

Please EXPERTS, I need you to go in every detail
As long as you keep it protected you'll be fine! Try and use a high quality real wax not the fake polymer wax as real wax actually nourishes and conditions the paint with oils that prevents it from fading!

This is an excellent choice! http://autogeek.net/p2concarwax.html


http://autogeek.net/carwax.html


Polymer waxes like zaio are also great they just don't produce the dept of shine a real wax does!


You gotta see this!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.dpccars.com/car-movies/04-20-06pageExtremeCarDetailing.htm
 

PEPE LE PU

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yes a good polymer sealant will help also if it had a uv protection that will make a big difference
 






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