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:

    ChrisFixChrisFix11 өдрийн өмнө
    • ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

      Jacob MorphewJacob Morphew11 цагийн өмнө
    • 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 Teran16 цагийн өмнө
    • 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 DonaldӨдрийн өмнө
    • Hey Chris i always see people mix "G3" compound with water. Is that required? and BTW does your compound have a "G" number?

      KRKRӨдрийн өмнө
    • Hey ChrisFix, So i got the insperation to make a drift car from your videos for my first project car because I got to a tech school for automotive and I noticed one thing you didnt do but I see on a lot of cars and Im sure you probably have a lot of reasons not to do it but I was wondering if you could do a video on how to do the camber for slanted tires

      MistyMistyӨдрийн өмнө
  • 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 Cravens6 цагийн өмнө
  • I think u put that mud on the passenger seat. Lol

    Greg JohnsonGreg Johnson6 цагийн өмнө
  • Are you gonna keep the car or sell it for a profit?

    Jedi817Jedi8177 цагийн өмнө
  • 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.

    truetoinnerselftruetoinnerself7 цагийн өмнө
  • You havent' used expensive product, the ceramic coating thing is 120$ just to let you know...the price of a repaint ;)

    Kelly KellyKelly Kelly7 цагийн өмнө
  • Long time not see you what happend

    rashedrashed8 цагийн өмнө
  • "dried mud"

    Vlad LzVlad Lz8 цагийн өмнө
  • I like the way he emotes with his hands.

    Seraphim401Seraphim4018 цагийн өмнө
  • I rather just put raptor liner paint on the whole thing

    Dan QvoDan Qvo9 цагийн өмнө
  • Would using these buffing compounds work on clear coat scratches?

    Rivet0153Rivet01539 цагийн өмнө
  • 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

    StealthGang- PubG Mobile GameplayStealthGang- PubG Mobile Gameplay9 цагийн өмнө
  • Chris! Buy a DA polisher lol your going to kill your back bro.

    Phay8 ツPhay8 ツ11 цагийн өмнө
    • @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.

      Phay8 ツPhay8 ツ10 цагийн өмнө
    • I do indeed own one! But I wanted to show that you can get great results by just doing it by hand!

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 цагийн өмнө
  • "Out with the Old" "In With the NEWWW" 😬

    Navneet SinghNavneet Singh12 цагийн өмнө
  • You gotta love how Chris wrote "NiceTryGettingMyEmail" as his email

    DrBensDrBens12 цагийн өмнө

    Archie AbelaArchie Abela13 цагийн өмнө
  • Man the guy who sold you this car really created 1000 accounts to dislike this vid LOL

    Cameron ThomasCameron Thomas14 цагийн өмнө
    • They guy that sold the car didn't care about this car at all haha

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 цагийн өмнө
  • Im still waiting for the driftstang to be supercharged 😊

    Iqmal FahrinIqmal Fahrin15 цагийн өмнө
  • <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!!

    camelazocamelazo16 цагийн өмнө
    • Haha thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFix15 цагийн өмнө
  • How do you find a spray paint that matches the original body?

    PenderveldPenderveld16 цагийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Lawrence SchoelhamerLawrence Schoelhamer17 цагийн өмнө
    • Definitely try and let me know how it goes!

      ChrisFixChrisFix9 цагийн өмнө
  • could turn an apple into a hummer dude. Thank you for the incredible content 🙏

    Logan StewartLogan Stewart18 цагийн өмнө
    • Thanks a lot Logan!

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="240">4:00</a> just saw the nice try getting my email, good one @chrisfix

    0ctangle0ctangle19 цагийн өмнө
  • I like Chris’ haircut. It makes him look like smash mouth lol

    Dylan StewartDylan Stewart21 цагийн өмнө
  • 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

    Joseph BurkhalterJoseph Burkhalter21 цагийн өмнө
  • 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)

    uruG SandhuuruG Sandhu22 цагийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Tamara KennedyTamara Kennedy23 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm just wondering, do you have to clay the car before this step to get results like that?

    John VillanteJohn Villante23 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 Kennedy23 цагийн өмнө
  • Dude it looks like a mirror!

    Tamara KennedyTamara Kennedy23 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 Kennedy23 цагийн өмнө
  • 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!

    Reigne PinedaReigne Pineda23 цагийн өмнө
  • 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.

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

    YoBoiAarrowYoBoiAarrowӨдрийн өмнө
  • Love your can do attitude

    Nanette NetteNanette NetteӨдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    2491kridge2491kridgeӨдрийн өмнө
  • Where do you get ceramic coating

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

    Randy LedfordRandy LedfordӨдрийн өмнө
    • @Ulises D'Binion thanks

      Randy LedfordRandy Ledford12 цагийн өмнө
    • Meguiars

      Ulises D'BinionUlises D'Binion21 цагийн өмнө
  • Compound is going to solve worldwide hunger.

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

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

    MiSsNaNnIeBaByMiSsNaNnIeBaByӨдрийн өмнө
  • can’t believe we did that!

    SuaveDrewSuaveDrewӨдрийн өмнө
  • 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!

    Murat ÖngülMurat ÖngülӨдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    nooh way - im back!nooh way - im back!Өдрийн өмнө
  • That paper trick is great.

    spblackeyspblackeyӨдрийн өмнө
  • Chris, tell me how to fix my life.

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

    ANTWAN0ANTWAN0Өдрийн өмнө
  • I dont own a car. But watching your videos is so satisfying.

    Brikkho MithunBrikkho MithunӨдрийн өмнө
  • Can I use ceramic coating on faded dashboard?

    Jateen NarainJateen NarainӨдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    vasile hughineatavasile hughineataӨдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Alexander WilliamsAlexander WilliamsӨдрийн өмнө
  • Chris..why dont u show ur face once...we all wud like to see our expert..😋😍

    Anoop NAnoop NӨдрийн өмнө
  • What kind of carpet cleaner do you use Cris

    jack langleyjack langleyӨдрийн өмнө
  • Face reval

    Abood NajeebAbood NajeebӨдрийн өмнө
  • No clay bar?

    Frankie VasquezFrankie VasquezӨдрийн өмнө
  • Wow, really enjoyed the diy with no crazy expensive tools, platinum level work. You are the best.

    Khurram AbbasKhurram AbbasӨдрийн өмнө
  • Still, remember years ago when I first watch Chris' video he fixed a broken engine. Now he is making a new car from a piece of scrap

    Mouse KunMouse KunӨдрийн өмнө
  • Could I use a spray wax instead of the paste?

    Hunter THunter TӨдрийн өмнө
  • Love it man!

    imon421imon421Өдрийн өмнө
  • The MeGuiars products you chose are so good. I've always been a fan of their products, but the new compund and polish are so easy to work with. it's amazing what it can do to faded paint. nice work.

    Lee DressLee DressӨдрийн өмнө
  • Dam! Chris u the best!

    cloud florescloud floresӨдрийн өмнө
  • I just want to know why not use a claybar between cleaning the car and compounding it? Regardless the results were amazing. Great video.

    Jitish MudgalJitish MudgalӨдрийн өмнө
  • Nobody: Chrisfix: soapy water

    canoedotexecanoedotexeӨдрийн өмнө
    • It's a classic at this point!

      ChrisFixChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө
  • Dude this is just awesome! Great job. It’s awesome to see a full transformation with basic knowledge and tools any of us could do. Thanks

    Cheyne WilsonCheyne WilsonӨдрийн өмнө
    • ChrisFix did you sell the car?! Lol

      Cheyne WilsonCheyne WilsonӨдрийн өмнө
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө
  • Do a face reveal

    Rebecca TulleRebecca TulleӨдрийн өмнө
  • You should know that you have share is absolutely brilliant, Stay blessed!

    Nitin Mohan SharmaNitin Mohan SharmaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Chris please wear face mask because of coronavirus

    Lucas PinedaLucas PinedaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Chris you should try learning to clean your interior with an extractor, it will give you amazing results

    NderimtsNderimtsӨдрийн өмнө
  • Poor Chris having to remove the meguiars logo on the bottles 😂

    AcrossTheDitchAcrossTheDitchӨдрийн өмнө
  • Image an EXO and ChrisFix collaboration. Enthusiasm level off the charts.

    James SmithJames SmithӨдрийн өмнө
  • Why you make Alex sell phil

    Jeg elsker Jannik i spil Og OleJeg elsker Jannik i spil Og OleӨдрийн өмнө
  • Still waiting for the april fools prank...

    Enrico San LuisEnrico San LuisӨдрийн өмнө
  • talk about orange peel, that's fucking horrendous

    klean and pristine detailingklean and pristine detailingӨдрийн өмнө
  • Would love to see other projectcar videos. Could be a ChrisFix serie, something like wheeler dealers but more detailed and better.

    MrFuxhoundMrFuxhoundӨдрийн өмнө
  • Which paper you are used to close the car door and any thing

    Chandru VadivelChandru VadivelӨдрийн өмнө
  • I hope today we will see a Special annual video 😁😉

    Das Ltu FilmsDas Ltu FilmsӨдрийн өмнө
  • Bro that's not a computer... It's a freaking 4K TV🤣🤣🤣 I love you and your videos, keep up the good work homie😍😍😘❤❤

    īцдиоvīC მlīīцдиоvīC მlīӨдрийн өмнө
  • Its a April fools day.. 11 Am Evropean time... Im so pump for this year April fools... Blinker Fluid is done, Piston Springs too so what will be this year... xD

    Blu CZBlu CZӨдрийн өмнө
  • I love hearing The excitement in Chris’s voice every time he gets done touching something up lmao. I feel that same way

    FaPhAppYGraNdpAppYFaPhAppYGraNdpAppYӨдрийн өмнө
  • Hope today something really helpful comming!

    JulekJulekӨдрийн өмнө