Detailing Is the paint gone ?

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by RobsyUK, Monday 30th May, 2016.

  1. RobsyUK Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    All 4 black sections on the doors have what looks like a bleaching effect.
    Is it that the paint is gone here?

    Will it need a resray or is it some sort of calcium build up.
     
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  2. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Hard to tell from the 'photo @RobsyUK

    It could just be a build up of window cleaner or wax. I'd try something like Chemical Guys New Look trim gel first to see if it helps.

    There was also something somewhere about treating black trim with a heat gun - if it is plastic?
     
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  3. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I can't remember if it was my Accord, MPS or CR-V but I think I just resprayed mine with Matt black and it looked just like new afterwards.
     
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  4. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    I guess if the paint is gone you could wrap it too?
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I think it just needs cleaning or use a dressing as per @FirstHonda's suggestion.
     
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  6. RobsyUK Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    It's defiantly metal.
    Tried to 'clean' it and it made it worse.
    If I could guarantee a rattle can would come out near perfect I'd do it.
     
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  8. RobsyUK Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I am probably better off paying someone to do them.

    With my shaky hands I'll end up doing the neighbours car.
     
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  9. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Its normally a slightly rough surface which goes white when wax etc gets in it. As said a product like back to black/bumper black will do but you need to apply regularly.
     
  10. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    All you have to do is mask the surrounding area. Being a matt finish and the type of job there's no wet sanding, lacquering, compound polishing etc. It's literally a spray, wait an hour, another coat, wait an hour then another coat if necessary then give it a good few hours to dry.
     
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  11. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Sounds good to me, I was only a valeter so more of a bodge was the order of the day. Dip a rag in some gunk, job done ( for a few weeks )
     
  12. Beefy Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    They are supposed to have black vinal stickers from new. They may have been taken off at some point and painted anyway. You should be able to buy the stickers from Honda and make a nice job of them
     
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  13. RobsyUK Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I've decided I'm going to get these black sections carbon wrapped but do I go for black of the brown carbon effect of the dash?
     
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