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Old 08-22-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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Faded Imola bonnet

My imola red bonnet is looking pretty faded/oxidized/pink these days

Wondering if there's any detailing Pros on here that can recommend a system for bringing this back to life. (Or if it's even possible)

I've never done any polishing on a car before but i have went and bought a DA polisher. I have no idea what pads or polishers to start with for this bonnet.

Any help will be much appreciated!

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Old 09-20-2016, 05:42 AM   #2
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Sorry I haven't been on here much lately or I would have responded earlier. First off what dual-action polisher did you purchase? I am not sure if you have a 5" or 6" backing plate but I will include some links for 5.5" pads. For foam I like the Lake Country CCS pads. I would recommend getting 3 of the Orange Light Cutting pads along with 3 of the White Polishing Pads. I would start with orange foam and a compound like Griot's Garage Fast Correcting Cream which will most likely clean that up pretty quickly. You can then follow that up with a finishing polish like Meguiars M205 or Carpro Essence on a white pad.

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