How to Detail Faded Paint by Hand (Paint Correction)

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:

    ChrisFixChrisFixPirms 12 dienām
    • Love the video! I'm going to be fixing a spot on my hood!

      EarthToORyanEarthToORyanPirms 17 Stundām
    • ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

      Jacob MorphewJacob MorphewPirms dienas
    • 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

      Luis TeranLuis TeranPirms dienas
    • Hey man love your vids, can you do a paint fix episode that has flecks in the paint, i think it might be harder but I'd like to try on my car. Cheers bro

      Caleb Mac DonaldCaleb Mac DonaldPirms 2 dienām
    • Hey Chris i always see people mix "G3" compound with water. Is that required? and BTW does your compound have a "G" number?

      KRKRPirms 2 dienām
  • Pls do more :)

    Sam AmSam AmPirms 11 Stundām
  • you are a wizard

    Anchong YangAnchong YangPirms 11 Stundām
  • 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.

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  • 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

    Stephen UchihaシStephen UchihaシPirms 14 Stundām
  • 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.

    18magicMARKer18magicMARKerPirms 15 Stundām
  • That's an awesome transformation!

    The UnSeEnThe UnSeEnPirms 16 Stundām
  • Tried it on my civic with everything that you used and got no results

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  • That's not a restoration. That a resurrection.

    GunshinzeroGunshinzeroPirms 17 Stundām
  • DRY MUD? or pooop?

    Jay ConeJay ConePirms 17 Stundām
  • this will be awesome for my civic lol

    Diego GarciaDiego GarciaPirms 18 Stundām
  • damn

    Diego GarciaDiego GarciaPirms 18 Stundām
  • 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

    Dylan DimuraDylan DimuraPirms 18 Stundām
  • Wow ...

    Miguel SMiguel SPirms 19 Stundām
  • I love to hear how excited you are after each reveal of the shiny paint lolol. The car turned out great!!

    PinkyPhingerPinkyPhingerPirms 19 Stundām
  • Very Impressive.

    Krazy 80 BabyKrazy 80 BabyPirms 19 Stundām
  • Where do you buy 2nd hand parts?

    menelek tengmenelek tengPirms 21 Stundas
  • Chris Please do a video of rattle can painting a entire car with good results! Like if u want to see that

    Giuseppe RobertiGiuseppe RobertiPirms 21 Stundas
  • 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.

    Mista FreezeMista FreezePirms 21 Stundas
  • Watching from Ireland, great stuff,all ways wanted to know about macanics on cars, you make it look so easy.

    Robert FieldsRobert FieldsPirms 21 Stundas
  • 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

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  • What did you get for it when you sold it?

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  • Awsum

    Waqas MichaelWaqas MichaelPirms 22 Stundām
  • Love it like it show your self with head hell high 💪

    blend babanyblend babanyPirms 23 Stundām
  • Where you got the color match rattle can paint?

    Francisco MaganaFrancisco MaganaPirms 23 Stundām
  • F11 vs ceramic coating?

    Carter StrainCarter StrainPirms 23 Stundām
  • 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

    Andrej LangeAndrej LangePirms 23 Stundām
  • 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.:-)

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

    flyboypuoiflyboypuoiPirms dienas
  • Best video I’ve seen foreal foreal...thank you.

    DontMatTerSzDontMatTerSzPirms dienas
  • 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.....

    Christopher CravensChristopher CravensPirms dienas
  • I think u put that mud on the passenger seat. Lol

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

    Jedi817Jedi817Pirms dienas
  • 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.

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

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  • Long time not see you what happend

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  • "dried mud"

    Vlad LzVlad LzPirms dienas
  • I like the way he emotes with his hands.

    Seraphim401Seraphim401Pirms dienas
  • I rather just put raptor liner paint on the whole thing

    Dan QvoDan QvoPirms dienas
  • Would using these buffing compounds work on clear coat scratches?

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  • 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

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

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    • @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.

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

      ChrisFixChrisFixPirms dienas
  • "Out with the Old" "In With the NEWWW" 😬

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

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  • Man the guy who sold you this car really created 1000 accounts to dislike this vid LOL

    Cameron ThomasCameron ThomasPirms dienas
    • They guy that sold the car didn't care about this car at all haha

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  • Im still waiting for the driftstang to be supercharged 😊

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="107">1:47</a> you must branding the AND CHECK THIS OUTT!!! in your chrisfix stuff , great content as always!!

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    • Haha thanks!

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  • How do you find a spray paint that matches the original body?

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  • Definitely going to do this stuff to my 2007 Ridgeline. It’s my buddy’s and it has 170k miles on it, and the owner before him didn’t really take care of the paint. Although I might just have it repainted too lol. Not sure.

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    • I will! It’s mainly for commuting to and from work so I keep my nice car in great shape. Even though my nice car is a 2019 Honda Civic Touring. Lol.

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    • Definitely try and let me know how it goes!

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  • could turn an apple into a hummer dude. Thank you for the incredible content 🙏

    Logan StewartLogan StewartPirms dienas
    • Thanks a lot Logan!

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="240">4:00</a> just saw the nice try getting my email, good one @chrisfix

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  • I like Chris’ haircut. It makes him look like smash mouth lol

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  • Now spray everything in the engine compartment with simple green after covering the alternator with a plastic grocery bag. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and hose it off with a hose set to fine spray. Blower dry it with a leaf blower or vac set on exhaust. Spray everything with a silicon tire black high gloss spray. Let it dry. Wipe off any missed spots. The engine will look like new. Even with high mileage. All this takes only about 30 minutes. Tops. Good luck. JoeB

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  • ChrisFix you are truly awesome and make it look so easy. Hats off to you sir. I love the reflections in the paint are all your cars and past projects. (Hey Neighbors, time to sell and move out. ChrisFix is taking over the block)

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  • Dude. Truly you performed a complete makeover...this went from junk to cherry..nice work man..hey any problems with ceramic coat on any surfaces including headlights? I mean in terms of after the first time it rains or after a heat wave or snow ?btw im a subscriber.

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  • I'm just wondering, do you have to clay the car before this step to get results like that?

    John VillanteJohn VillantePirms dienas
  • You need a thinner...use a thinner on that paint so it dries right and wont stay tacky...if you thin it a bit it will dry faster more even doing 2 to 3 coats with 20 minutes between coats and 24 hours to cure before scrubbing on it try not to scrub on it also you might consider a clear coat to seal it. Kind of like a top coat for nail polish.

    Tamara KennedyTamara KennedyPirms dienas
  • Dude it looks like a mirror!

    Tamara KennedyTamara KennedyPirms dienas
  • Why not use some awesome some dawn liquid and alcohol? Then brush with a new toilet scrubber then suck it up with carpet cleaner attachment for upholstery?

    Tamara KennedyTamara KennedyPirms dienas
  • Chris you always amaze me. U had saved me tons of money since i discovered you. I do my own oil, brakes and easy car maintenance. Now i restore my colors. Your the best!

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  • Should I use this video or the How to SUPER CLEAN your car video in order to get the best paint finish on my car? My 350 has a lot of swirl marks all over, and the paint is still in good condition. I’d say 7/10 or 8/10.

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  • is this the first time he hasn't said "Medium Strength Thread locker" in a video?

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  • Love your can do attitude

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  • Really wish I had the patience to detail a car like this lol, I work on cars for a living and love that aspect of cars but simply don’t have the motivation when it comes to cleaning

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  • Where do you get ceramic coating

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  • I've seen that brand of compound and polish but can put my finger on it

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    • @Ulises D'Binion thanks

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    • Meguiars

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  • Compound is going to solve worldwide hunger.

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  • Great video Chris you turned out $500 clunker into a $3000 dream ride good job dude

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  • Amazing results! I gotta try them. Thanks Chris!!! 😊

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  • can’t believe we did that!

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  • Can we paint my suburban 2013 together :) i live in nj too that would he so cool! I love your videos btw! This is cool!

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  • I love how chris is just a normal guy who does his videos and talk like a normal person, not that Vloggy-Clickbaiting carguy who does more talking and filming himself than doing the purpose of the video

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  • That paper trick is great.

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  • Chris, tell me how to fix my life.

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1137">18:57</a> can I use one pad for the whole car or will I need more?

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  • I dont own a car. But watching your videos is so satisfying.

    Brikkho MithunBrikkho MithunPirms 2 dienām
  • Can I use ceramic coating on faded dashboard?

    Jateen NarainJateen NarainPirms 2 dienām
  • How can u not love this guy!!! His enthusiasm, and happiness on working on cars makes u enjoy all his videos, gives u a happy mood also. Great job man!!!!!thank you

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  • Teachers: Why aren't you doing my classes? Me: I am doing classes. Teacher: What, ChrisFix? Me: He's my teacher. Teacher: That isn't school though. Me: Hey at least I'm learning something actually valuable.

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