How to Detail Faded Paint by Hand (Paint Correction)



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    Learn how to detail a car with faded, scratched, paint. I will show you how to do paint correction by hand, how to remove swirl marks, how to restore faded trim, how to restore headlights, and finally how to fix sun damaged paint. I got this car for $500 and it wasn't running and was super dirty. Now the car runs and looks dripping wet!
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    Ceramic Coating:
    Buffing Microfiber Pad:
    Color Match Paint:
    Automotive Clear Coat:
    Wheel Cleaner:
    Tire/Wheel Shine:
    Detailing Brushes:
    5000 Grit Sandpaper:
    Trim Adhesive:
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    How To SuperClean Your Windshield:
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    1. ChrisFix

      Hopefully you guys like the video! It's basically 4-5 videos in one with tons of info on how to get your car clean! So we can avoid the same comments over and over, check the description for all the links! Also, yes, ChrisFish is me, and not an impostor. It is my second channel I will start this year for when I go fishing, which I love to do. It is my way of still "working" and not feeling bad about going out fishing instead of filming, editing, or answering comments. Now I can do both! Here is the detailing products I used: Ceramic Coating: Compound: Polish: Wax/Sealant: Buffing Microfiber Pad:

      1. paul tario

        ChrisFix It’s a BIG HELP !!

      2. Julian Bodek

        Everybody saw the Maserati in the background right?

      3. EarthToORyan

        Love the video! I'm going to be fixing a spot on my hood!

      4. Jacob Morphew

        ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

      5. Luis Teran

        You can also clean your wheels with oven cleaner in spray or foam and have the same result AND for the plastics use your heath gun just a little AND the plastic will look like brand new

    2. Tyler Cool

      Hey bro can I do the compound and the polish without the wax?

    3. rotor13

      This dude with the Super Ultrawide monitor, nice battlestation - indoors and outdoors!


      Awesome job man


      I love your videos bro!

    6. Rick Hidding

      at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1183">19:43</a> the grass suddenly becomes more saturated. Coincidence? I think not.

    7. Brandon Lo

      When did Chris read minds? Me and my dad were just talking about repainting my car and I wondered if Chris Fix had a painting video and then this video pops up

    8. bbninel m

      This guy is amazing

    9. mechengine14

      Awesome Bro! Could this work on surface rust?

    10. Channel Eksperimen

      when i played this video in 2x speed, i can hear an expert salesman offering his product

    11. Muhammad iksan

      Heloo brother i'm from indonesia 🇮🇩 please translate to get the indonesia language

    12. TheDarkSide

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="442">7:22</a>

    13. Steven Jaymes

      Thank You for all the videos. I watch a lot of car repair videos, and I do enjoy 99% of them and they give me a lot of tips, but one thing is missing from almost all of them.. Tools that us "normal people" generally have. At work, I have a compressor so I CAN have air tools, but sometimes they are very pricey! So I guess I am saying THANKS for making it possible for us to tackle these jobs with normal everyday tools that are not costing an arm and a leg even if we have to get them.! Keep videos coming and I will keep learning!

    14. AC Calaguas

      Hello, just wanna ask if this could also be used for a white pearl orchid paint? Thanks.

    15. wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20

      Wow, that's awesome work!

    16. TankofReach

      I’m always using this site to try and find myself a project car Miata but all I ever find are over priced ones which suck I can’t find the car I want on 5 different search engines

    17. Kerensky SamuraiWil

      I have the same "No Name" ;) products :)

    18. 240pixel

      perfect timing. I am gonna try to do same on my badly faded 1991 civic. Thanks for the tips!

    19. Dominick Hollingsworth

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="450">7:30</a>

    20. brian campbell

      1300 people dislike the video because they couldnt do any of this themselves lol

    21. Tylor Kirklin

      Stumbled across this video and decided to restore the old beat red paint on my car. So I got the compound and man that stuff work wonders. Thanks for the video!

    22. Chase Alvarez

      i had no idea you could polish and compound paint by hand and it would look good. Saved me from buying a machine and kit! thanks chrisfix.

    23. Kinaaz Kabeer

      Mahn that's a nice & smart work, loved it! 🤘😍💕🔥

      1. ChrisFix

        I'm glad you loved it!

    24. Chrono88LoL

      Is there another cleaning solution I can use to help prep surfaces?? I can't find or order alcohol anywhere near me. It's all sold out..

      1. ChrisFix

        You can also use adhesive remover!

    25. pete peabody

      Excellent job Chris

      1. ChrisFix

        Thanks a lot!

    26. whitehorse1959

      ChrisFix - you sir are a genius-level cool-cat.

      1. whitehorse1959

        @ChrisFix - Seriously cool af. I watched both videos (replacing the battery & fuel tank in the old clapped-out $500 purchase, and then the paint detailing here) and I was gobsmacked. The clarity of your thoughts put into clear commentary, the excellent video footage - while you do the actual work - this takes so much effort. Then on top of it brilliant editing of the final upload. All so well-planned and executed. Well done sir, and all the very best from locked-down Australia. Don't let the COVID git cha!

      2. ChrisFix

        Thanks a lot!

    27. ChiernGuy

      love these videos. Editing is great, content is great, vibe is great

      1. ChrisFix

        I'm glad you like the video!

    28. AaronAndWrigley gamez

      *eyes go blurry* Chrisfix: Hey guys Chris here today we will use ceramic coating on our blurry eyes* Me: oh no

      1. ChrisFix


    29. Gabriel Dauz

      my ford ranger 2015 has asphalt on it's paint. how do i safely remove it? i pass by near a road being filled by asphalt and some of uncured asphalt attached to my truck and cured :( now im riddle with tiny black spots on my paint... thank you

      1. Gabriel Dauz

        @ChrisFix thx for the reply. I would send pictures of my truck when it's done. I have paint issues on the hood to i will try ur steps. Can u give me an email address in which i can send...

      2. ChrisFix

        I would put a little WD-40 or Goo Gone on the spots and wipe it up with a microfiber (you may have to do it a few times), and it should come off!

    30. Alex Ignatov

      Looks like they dissected a peacock in the trunk.

    31. Jeremy Linn

      How long is a "couple of minutes"? Are we talking like 5, or like 30?

      1. ChrisFix

        About 5 minutes!

    32. Brandonn Lara

      Im just curious how u find out what exact color you car is with touch up paint

      1. ChrisFix

        Look in your cars door jamb or glove box for a paint code!

    33. Nicolas Godressi

      Instead of the paint going to the cars with is bad, it is going the the house which is great. Good job Chris

      1. ChrisFix

        Thanks for sharing

    34. Nicolas Godressi

      Unfortunately makeup does not work like that.

      1. ChrisFix


    35. Julian Bodek


    36. Sam Am

      Pls do more :)

    37. Anchong Yang

      you are a wizard

      1. ChrisFix


    38. badfisssh41

      Are you washing the compound pads and reusing or using new ones when they get caked up? If washing, is it okay if they're slightly damp? Thanks in advance. Great video btw.

    39. Stephen Uchihaシ

      hey chrisfix so ive been thinking about buying a car but idk what to choose can you give me some suggestions, preferably a 4d japanese car

    40. 18magicMARKer

      If you're gonna use a company product you should give them free advertisement instead of taking the time to cover them up...or if they're not allowing you use their products on a company that allows, there's loads of product that does as good a job if not better than the one you used, but I don't think that's the case.

    41. The UnSeEn

      That's an awesome transformation!

    42. Montes

      Tried it on my civic with everything that you used and got no results

    43. Gunshinzero

      That's not a restoration. That a resurrection.

    44. Jay Cone

      DRY MUD? or pooop?

    45. Diego Garcia

      this will be awesome for my civic lol

    46. Diego Garcia


    47. Dylan Dimura

      Just want to say thank you so much for this video I’m a mechanic so body work and paint not my strong spot. It with your help I was able to get it done and looks great

    48. Miguel S

      Wow ...

    49. PinkyPhinger

      I love to hear how excited you are after each reveal of the shiny paint lolol. The car turned out great!!

    50. Krazy 80 Baby

      Very Impressive.

    51. menelek teng

      Where do you buy 2nd hand parts?

    52. Giuseppe Roberti

      Chris Please do a video of rattle can painting a entire car with good results! Like if u want to see that

    53. Mista Freeze

      I am a HUGE fan of Chris Fix...He literally nails everything he works on👍👍👍...Can anyone say "TV Show" for Chris...🤚🤚🤚....the I's have it😊...I just subscribed to your channel.. Keep up the great work Chris.

    54. Robert Fields

      Watching from Ireland, great stuff,all ways wanted to know about macanics on cars, you make it look so easy.

    55. Bxunt

      I wish Chris would just superclean everything, i know it's basically detailing/valeting but Chris you put it into terms which i can understand unlike 99% of other videos.. plus i've watched the supercleans like a bunch of times already :p x

    56. Jas B

      What did you get for it when you sold it?

    57. Waqas Michael


    58. blend babany

      Love it like it show your self with head hell high 💪

    59. Francisco Magana

      Where you got the color match rattle can paint?

    60. Carter Strain

      F11 vs ceramic coating?

    61. Andrej Lange

      I recently got myself a classic car and your channel is so incredibly helpful. Can't even express how damn useful those videos are, thats some really valuable knowledge you are spreading. Tanks a lot and keep up the great work

    62. mrabelonee

      I noticed you didn't use a clay bar. Is that necessary before using compound? My tacoma has faded white paint, but I'm afraid to start using compound on it before using a clay bar first. I'm I good or should clay it? Thanks Chris this was a very straight forward video, a lot of other videos make it seems so complicated. btw i also wanna compound the 1969 vw bus in my profile pic.:-)

    63. flyboypuoi

      Incredible transformation! I'll be looking for some compound after this!

    64. DontMatTerSz

      Best video I’ve seen foreal foreal...thank you.

    65. Christopher Cravens

      And Chris, on that center console, the nipple is also broken on that too, idk if you seen that or not but mine is the same way.....

    66. Greg Johnson

      I think u put that mud on the passenger seat. Lol

    67. Jedi817

      Are you gonna keep the car or sell it for a profit?

    68. truetoinnerself

      i literally was hoping you had made a video about this because i just did my headlight restoration at home based on your last video and i wanted to do more about my hood paint.. you always make it so simple... i end up watching the video while im doing a project and then i just go down the rabbit hole watching your other videos going HEY! i'll do that next. i just bought my dream car from when i was a kid, got an 02 mustang and im trying to keep her pretty and functional.

    69. Kelly Kelly

      You havent' used expensive product, the ceramic coating thing is 120$ just to let you know...the price of a repaint ;)

    70. rashed

      Long time not see you what happend

    71. Vlad Lz

      "dried mud"

    72. Seraphim401

      I like the way he emotes with his hands.

    73. Dan Qvo

      I rather just put raptor liner paint on the whole thing

    74. Rivet0153

      Would using these buffing compounds work on clear coat scratches?

    75. StealthGang- PubG Mobile Gameplay

      I have a couple spots I need to paint on my car, what type of paint did you use? And where did you get it from? And how much was everything including the compound and polish. I also don’t know if my paint is bad enough where it needs repainted or what. Just get back to me if you can

    76. Phay8 ツ

      Chris! Buy a DA polisher lol your going to kill your back bro.

      1. Phay8 ツ

        @ChrisFix you did a fantastic job. I own a detailing company in NC so I know you were in some pain afterwards. Appreciate your hard work.

      2. ChrisFix

        I do indeed own one! But I wanted to show that you can get great results by just doing it by hand!

    77. Navneet Singh

      "Out with the Old" "In With the NEWWW" 😬

    78. DrBens

      You gotta love how Chris wrote "NiceTryGettingMyEmail" as his email