Seeing Red

Brandon Rogers brogers at
Thu Feb 6 10:47:39 EST 2003

I have a Tornado Red '84 urq, and previously owned a TR '84 4kq.  I'v ehad
the the urq repainted--and had a discusion with the hop about fading red
cars.  The short answer, IIRC, was that red paint has more pigment in it and
is more susceptible to UV light.  Kinda like redheads sunburn easier than
fair-skin people.

'84 urq, TR
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Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 2:05 PM
Subject: Re:Seeing Red

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>   We Dred Tornado Red,
>  @ 6 years ago we had a helper here at the shop, from Germany. We were
> detailing a VW Jetta one day. The car came in looking almost pink, the
> surface felt chalk like. I asked this kid "why do all these red cars from
> your country end up looking shabby?" His ears perked up, and he went on to
> tell me that his dad was a managing director at the plant where all the
> paints were made for Audi, Porsche, VW and other marques. "I'll ask my dad
> tonight, he's due to call in." The kid came back with a whole slew of
> it all made perfect sense. So, can I tell you all why this nice red goes
> so fast. Nope, forgot what the kid told me. I can tell you what products
> we've used lately on two 200 Tornado Red Avants. A brother and sister have
> matching cars that we look after, both cars came in looking like that
> pink and chalky. The panacea would be to wet sand and clear coat the car.
> an option for most. For us, the 3M products have worked just great. Most
> auto parts stores carry the 3M "Professional Formula" line. Some of the
> products are called, "Perfect-it II" If the paint's not too bad, you can
> by with 3M's one step cleaner wax. Part# 39006. It will lift light
> If the car's real beat, try their rubbing compound, fine cut, part# 39002.
> We'll follow up with 3M's swirl mark remover, part #39009 and finish off
> a good wax. The Tornado Red will then look great, for a little while
>  I'm sure others will tell us all about the products they use. These
> work for us, and I've been rubbing on paint as part of my living for 27
> years.
>       Hope This Helps.
>       Bill Ferdon
>       EuroTech Services LLC
>       Montclair,N.J.
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