How to Detail Faded Paint by Hand (Paint Correction)

Publicerades den 22 mar 2020
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!
Website I found the car on:
Ceramic Coating:
Buffing Microfiber Pad:
Color Match Paint:
Automotive Clear Coat:
Wheel Cleaner:
Tire/Wheel Shine:
Detailing Brushes:
5000 Grit Sandpaper:
Trim Adhesive:
How to Fix a $500 Car that Doesn't Start:
How To SuperClean Your Engine:
How To SuperClean Your Windshield:
How To SuperClean Your Car:
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  • 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:

    • Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with us all.

    • Where did you get that console latch? I gotta 02 camary that needs the same thing

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  • So I used the exact products that was used in the video but but it didn’t help remove any scratches and swirl marks. I used maguires compound and buffed it into the paint for about 5 minutes and wiped it off and did the same with the maguires polish. I was hoping that it would remove the swirl marks on my car but it didn’t. Is there anything that I’m doing wrong or any advice on how to get better results?

  • 4:00 I like his email lol

  • I am a woman that don't know much about a car. I owe 2 vehicle. after watching your videos, I got inspired to take care my 2 cars. Thank You so much for showing us how to take care and save money for the simplest things that would have cost us lots of money...

  • Chris you are so energetic keep up the good work. 👍

  • I just watched this video for paint correction and headlight cleaning. I loved it so interesting and informative! Is this written down somewhere? I hope that’s not a silly question. Thank you for this!

  • Am speechless man you are a Pro !!

  • 5:55 WHYYY does Chris always do shit like this!!!??? Every cleaning video he purposely gets places dirty. This one is by far the most obvious 😂😂

  • key takeaways: - slap some ceramic coat on it and it will fix it

  • Hey Chris! Long time fan. I have a question, I bought a 2000 MK4 Jetta, but the prev owner removed a sticker incorrectly, and peeled down the clear coat in the shape of the sticker from the trunk. My question is the following: Can I respray the Clear coat without sanding down the whole panel and make it seemless? Also, one edge of the triangle is near the 1.6 badge and I think the clear coat will start to peel away from there again. Thanks: Benny from Hungary

  • do you need the compound if you just want to prevent the paint from fading?? my car's paint isn't faded but i want to prevent that from happening

  • Amazing work. Thank you 🙏🏽

  • Maybe this is a strange question, but why not use the sponge trick when you went back over the panel above the door 24 hours later with the 5000 grit?

  • Bruh I think you live in my grandparents neighborhood, dope.

  • You REALLY really went wild'in out on this one. Great job! Really enjoyed watching. Also, when you said "grab some braided fishing line - 50 lb test" (sounds like we have more than just cars as a hobby in common lol) to remove the emblem.. reminded me of why I followed you originally wayyy back. You're constantly thinking outside the box. So many of the other detailing and mechanic work on youtube is all so monotone and streamlined. I can tell - you genuinely get excited about cars, teaching people new to the scene or working on their own projects, and the results you're able to provide in your videos. Keep it up! -Justin (Fan from Maryland)

  • Great Video... I just learned that Purple Power From AutoZone Worked Absolutely Amazing for my wheels 🦾🤫

  • Everything ok but where do you live where there are no flies, mosquitoes and other flying creatures?

  • Chris you should sell the car for 700$ cash

  • Awesome im gonna RUN out nd pick up sum my car is sooooo dirty. Ive had this car for two weeks

  • How many cars do you have in total

  • pinstripes on the passenger side?

  • great vid Chris!!!

  • From his reflection he looks like a mad scientist


  • Chris- what protective coating will keep the headlamp lenses clear? The ceramic?

  • Wow that is terrific results using very little products.

  • Super good job and not to much money thank you for this demo

  • I kinda like the red on black.

  • What an awesome video💖 along with all your videos. Learned a lot today. Thank you Chris and aloha from Hawaii🌴

  • Would it work even if the clear coat is coming off?

  • Wow. Dumb Question: Did you let the ceramic coating dry before showing it? Everything looks better wet, so I was wondering.

  • I love your work! So Clean! 🧼

  • Wow amazing

  • If u add polymer protection,u'll get even more shine and protection for at leat 5 years.But I like to go from matting the paint than layer after layer for more shine and final is polymer protection.

  • Can you use the compound and polish on the windows?

  • Would you recommend using a drill attached to one of those pads to speed up the buffing and polishing process? Would the drill be to aggressive and over do the job?

  • Hands down, this is the most awesome DIY restoration I've watched. Patience is also a recipe to have a result like this. It may eat a lot of your time but it is worth it at the end. Salute to you bro!

  • Netflix: are you still watching? Someone's son: 8:17

  • Your transitions are great. the buffer pads coming towards the camera then splitting left and right to reveal the next shot? genius.

  • Hey Chris I have an 02 trailblazer too. I was wondering how to change out a window motor and put in a new radio with backup camera. I don't like the mirror that has the camera in it. Would you do videos on things like that. Thanks .

  • Now I have my own car I can apply your amazing tips. I used to watch your videos even when I did not own a car. You are amazing dude! God bless ya 🙏

  • I learned so much from a single video. Thanks!

  • Can you paint please?

  • Just got a 2005 F150 with slightly less than perfect paint and trim! Gonna use these tips to make it look brand new! Thanks!

  • Who else is trying to get a glimpse of Our Chris's Face in the reflection :-D

  • 3:42 Anyone notice the e-mail. TBH

  • This is nothing short of an AMAZING video! Lot of tricks and tips that a lot of people wouldn't have thought of. My only criticism was calling the $80 (after s/h + tax) ceramic coating "cheap." Does seem to be well worth it, but that's not cheap man.

  • Awesome video👍🏽

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  • I run a auto car wash and this video has been helpful... Thank you Chris Fix.

  • Bro you made this looks so freaking easy. I have a Mini Cooper that I can't wait to try this out on. Thanks for posting this video. It's awesome

  • Video starts at 4:00

  • thanks for the tips. greetings from ibiza

  • BEST CAR RESTORATION VID I EVER SEEN! Thnx about the headlights.

  • 2:44 what if you dont live in USA

  • Great stuff!

  • 0:39 no way chris! Just no way!

    • Well Chris you have proved me wrong once again

  • Great video chris!

  • How much for the 🚙 ‼️😁?

  • I share your enthusiasm. Def feel like your my idol.

  • You just got yourself a new subscriber.. I have a 2008 ford edge I've been looking into how to give it back some life.. AND I JUST FOUND OUT HOW!! THANK YOU!!!

  • And how much did it sell for afterwards?

  • How long do U wait after compounding to start the polishing process?

  • Now, My Car Gonna Brand new🤩

  • Same, i thought he had Itashi hairdo and it seriously looked like he was wearing the headband too...hahaa it was the mic!

  • Fantastic he makes it look so easy

  • Man I had to watch this again and again,, I'll do this very soon. This was too kool, might do the whole car whoa..

  • Always the best videos ❤️

  • I just love this stuff so satisfying!

  • holy macro! I will follow this video and my car will be new!

  • I love those polishing products you used I swear by those. Also love the light blue cleaner polish. Never new you could use ceramic coating on plastics.

  • As a guy who knows d*ck squat about simple car touch-ups, this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen on SEnewss. You've got yourself a new sub.

  • So Chris, how much did you cell the vehicle for?

  • where did you get the foam canon?

  • After watching this video I feel like I can do it

  • You should sell it back to the seller, for like 5k

  • I've been with you since 1 subscriber. LOL. JK. Great content as always.

  • Great video. How would you fix a car that's been keyed? Do you have a video for that?

  • What's wrong with painting plastic??

  • 7:13

  • Wow - when I saw you were spraying outside and from the can, I thought you has lost your mind but what a result. Very impressive work indeed.

  • Looked chrome when he polished it and waxed it

  • I just saw the paint video It looks good

  • You wearing a mask?

  • When the labor cost more than the car

  • I would pay $5000 for this piece!!

  • $500!?? 😲😲 daamn bro

  • Was laughing throughout. "That's not all!" 2 am TV commercials, "But wait there's more!" Good info though

  • Do you recommend clay?

  • you forgot one uggly detail,,, the bottom part of the door , the step is easy to bring it back to natural black.

  • 3:00 am and still watching. Time to go to sleep. But that was amazing. I’ll definitely try that on my car. I’ve zero experience when it comes to cars, but you made it look so easy. lol

  • I thought I was bad ass ! You nail it !

  • Next project Good Video 👍

  • Oh my god the latch thing is a life saver! My younger brother broke mine and I just figured I'd never be able to find such a small piece!!

  • Learning so much stuff on this channel, advanced and basics that my own dad never bothered teaching me

  • How many layers of clear coat do you use?

  • You should get yourself a hall for cleaning and making your cars shiny again

  • Did you get my email

  • robert sucks ass at washing cars

  • Wow, great tips and hacks, you helping us save money and learn how to do things ourselves.