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Old 08-07-2003, 07:55 PM   #1
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In my 1997 SSEi, which is white, the paint on the metal is a different color than the paint on the white plastic. It color seems to have aged differently depending on the surface. What is the rememdy to make it all look the same again? Do I need to have the whole car painted?
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Take it in for a good polish and wax. Then see what the results are. Do you have pics to show us the difference.?

Or do the wax yourself. Either way, it will help to identify how bad the condition is
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In my 1997 SSEi, which is white, the paint on the metal is a different color than the paint on the white plastic. It color seems to have aged differently depending on the surface. What is the rememdy to make it all look the same again? Do I need to have the whole car painted?
On my '92, a lot of the paint on the plastic is dull compared to the rest of the car. But I guess after 11 years I can't complain too much.
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Yeah, definately try a wax. That might help, or at least make it shinier.
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I could try photographing it. How do I post a photo here?

Also, what sort of wax do people recommend for ultra low maintenance? I'm trying the nufinish, which says it lasts a year. I bought a different one for my wife'* car that'* supposed to last 5 years, but I'm skeptical. We'll do a bake-off and see which works best, but if people have opinions feel free to pipe up.
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Make sure the wax you get has a cleaner compound to get rid of the oxidized paint.
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Mothers wax has a 3 phase system. The best IMO. You only have to apply the whole system once a year, after that just wax whenever. But the first phase has a cleaning agent that gets rid of crap (embedded dirt, oxidation) that washing doesn't. You'll feel the difference in how smooth the paint is after phase 1. Believe me. And I've used in on many white cars (I detail cars) and the first phase DOES make it much shinier, and that'* before the wax too.

But how noticeable is the white now? Try the wax out and see the difference.

But I doubt any wax will last 5 years. Especially if you drive it in the winter. It'* not logical IMO.
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