How long does ColorX last

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  1. Vex

    Vex You want Jew time? Do a Jew crime. OT Supporter

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    Noob question, never waxed polished a car before and this was my first attemp.

    After reading a lot of the threads here looking for advice I clayed and used Colorx on a section of my car where the paint has started to oxidize. The results were much better than I had expected since it was quite dull and a large area.

    Problem is that I picked up some water from around the gas lid area when applying and I think this is what created some noticeable swirl marks.

    So how long does ColorX last until the dullness is back and if I wanted to remove it to try again to eliminate the swirl marks what would I use/do?

    Clayed & used Meguiars Gold on the rest of the car and it turned out great so it wasn't a total failure. :hs:
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    There is no way to tell how long a product will last. It depends on the following:

    Quality of the paint
    Enviromental factors (sun exposure, industrial fallout, acid rain, parking under trees, etc)
    Washing habits (absolutely no dish soap to wash!)

    If you have a single stage paint job that is fading, I'd reapply something at least every 3 months.
     
  3. Vex

    Vex You want Jew time? Do a Jew crime. OT Supporter

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    Thanks Scott.

    How would you go about stripping the ColorX stuff off the car if you really wanted to redo it?
     
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    Just use a polish. If a polish will remove swirls, it will remove anything already on the paint.
     

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