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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  1. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix13 өдрийн өмнө

    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:

  2. paul tario

    paul tario2 өдрийн өмнө

    ChrisFix It’s a BIG HELP !!

  3. Julian Bodek

    Julian Bodek2 өдрийн өмнө

    Everybody saw the Maserati in the background right?

  4. EarthToORyan

    EarthToORyan2 өдрийн өмнө

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

  5. Jacob Morphew

    Jacob Morphew2 өдрийн өмнө

    ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

  6. Luis Teran

    Luis Teran3 өдрийн 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

  7. Rev. David

    Rev. David12 цагийн өмнө

    Pinstriping?? Just axin for a friend.

  8. Recklessly Arrogant

    Recklessly Arrogant13 цагийн өмнө

    Okay I have to say this. When he clear coated the lens on the PT cruiser it lead to a lot of people messing up there lights because at night the lights given off by the lights would get really blurry due to Light getting distorted by the clear coat on the plastic lens. Seeing him seal the lens after the sanding and polishing was a big step up and I can appreciate that.

  9. fpanora

    fpanora13 цагийн өмнө

    There's a LEGIT25 promo code for $25 off that awesome ceramic code that I found from another video. You're welcome!

  10. Sai Prasad

    Sai Prasad14 цагийн өмнө

    How many days that shiny looks will lasts longer,can it be for atleast 2 months ha r nearly one year

  11. Weston Soudan

    Weston Soudan14 цагийн өмнө

    DRipPiNg wET

  12. arnaldo jimenez

    arnaldo jimenez14 цагийн өмнө

    Do a ceramic coating video please!

  13. philip tomlinson

    philip tomlinson14 цагийн өмнө

    I got all the stuff did one door panel and looked the same so no doing the rest 😂😂 but smells nice 😂😂

  14. liquidkameleon

    liquidkameleon14 цагийн өмнө

    These two videos were so good that I unironically want an old Trailblazer

  15. Sebastian Stolarski

    Sebastian Stolarski15 цагийн өмнө

    Poradnik jak sprzedać "nowy", używany samochód w Polsce xD

  16. Florida's Hottest

    Florida's Hottest16 цагийн өмнө

    This video is RIGHT on time. Bought an all black car and it has swirl marks & looks a little faded. Black or dark paint is the hardest to maintain IMO because of how easy it is to see imperfections in the sunlight so it is essential when detailing it is done correctly. I will definitely be giving this a GO. Thanks Chris.

  17. Logan Holt

    Logan Holt16 цагийн өмнө

    With all the cars I've painted for friends (not a professional), I never once thought of freezer bags for the mirrors. I used shopping bags but they required alot of tape.

  18. CtrlAltCreate

    CtrlAltCreate17 цагийн өмнө

    ChrisFix real world hero.

  19. philip newton

    philip newton17 цагийн өмнө

    Very interesting rob love to see chris old truck being done up ask chris if that tuning machine will it work on the ford that would make a great video to watch Phil from stoke

  20. Moi Reb

    Moi Reb18 цагийн өмнө

    What products do you use to clean the interior?

  21. ZamekBłyskawiCZny

    ZamekBłyskawiCZny18 цагийн өмнө

    Good job! I need do this for my e39

  22. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix18 цагийн өмнө

    Thanks and good luck

  23. Moiz Siddiki

    Moiz Siddiki18 цагийн өмнө

    Chris are the results with compound permanent or temporary? Or it will fade again in several months?

  24. Moiz Siddiki

    Moiz Siddiki17 цагийн өмнө

    @ChrisFix Thank you so much. My dad's car's roof paint is fading away but thanks to you we will be able to fix it without any respray. Thanks again

  25. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix18 цагийн өмнө

    Permanent. I talk about that in the video.

  26. Jorge Arguedas Quiros

    Jorge Arguedas Quiros21 цагийн өмнө

    Thanks Chris, amazing video. I am a DIY guy and these videos are really helpful.

  27. Hawaii Anyday

    Hawaii Anyday21 цагийн өмнө

    Watched twice, pausing when you showed the products you used (have a suggestion list?). I have two OLD vehicles: 2000 Accord and 1995 Safari, and the how-to restoration steps look very doable. I'm lazy, yes, but I'm also retired, and not leaving the house bc of COVID19, so there's no excuse not to get to this. Well done; thanks for posting.

  28. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix18 цагийн өмнө

    Awesome! Be sure to take before and after pics!


    BASIT JAFFAR21 цагийн өмнө

    gr8 man

  30. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix18 цагийн өмнө


  31. ToNick

    ToNick21 цагийн өмнө

    This man is... Simply amazing!

  32. bruce wayne

    bruce wayne21 цагийн өмнө

    love your videos chris! very helpful and interesting ! thanks , the dark knight.

  33. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix18 цагийн өмнө

    Glad you’re learning a lot

  34. Mega Mason

    Mega Mason21 цагийн өмнө

    lol 1 result in my area with in 75 miles

  35. Picnics by Fiorella

    Picnics by Fiorella22 цагийн өмнө

    no one: literally no one: Chris: sprays camera with clear coat

  36. Michele Melia

    Michele Melia22 цагийн өмнө

    Chris you make everything look so easy, it's inspiring really!!!

  37. Pradipta Ardhi

    Pradipta Ardhi23 цагийн өмнө

    after this correction, how much you can put a price for it?

  38. Tyler Cool

    Tyler CoolӨдрийн өмнө

    Hey bro can I do the compound and the polish without the wax?

  39. rotor13

    rotor13Өдрийн өмнө

    This dude with the Super Ultrawide monitor, nice battlestation - indoors and outdoors!


    TACOMASRT5Өдрийн өмнө

    Awesome job man


    WWE DISCOVERYӨдрийн өмнө

    I love your videos bro!

  42. Rick Hidding

    Rick HiddingӨдрийн өмнө

    at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1183">19:43</a> the grass suddenly becomes more saturated. Coincidence? I think not.

  43. Brandon Lo

    Brandon LoӨдрийн өмнө

    When did Chris read minds? Me and my dad were just talking about repainting my car and I wondered if Chris Fix had a painting video and then this video pops up

  44. bbninel m

    bbninel mӨдрийн өмнө

    This guy is amazing

  45. mechengine14

    mechengine14Өдрийн өмнө

    Awesome Bro! Could this work on surface rust?

  46. Channel Eksperimen

    Channel EksperimenӨдрийн өмнө

    when i played this video in 2x speed, i can hear an expert salesman offering his product

  47. Muhammad iksan

    Muhammad iksanӨдрийн өмнө

    Heloo brother i'm from indonesia 🇮🇩 please translate to get the indonesia language

  48. TheDarkSide

    TheDarkSideӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="442">7:22</a>

  49. Steven Jaymes

    Steven JaymesӨдрийн өмнө

    Thank You for all the videos. I watch a lot of car repair videos, and I do enjoy 99% of them and they give me a lot of tips, but one thing is missing from almost all of them.. Tools that us "normal people" generally have. At work, I have a compressor so I CAN have air tools, but sometimes they are very pricey! So I guess I am saying THANKS for making it possible for us to tackle these jobs with normal everyday tools that are not costing an arm and a leg even if we have to get them.! Keep videos coming and I will keep learning!

  50. AC Calaguas

    AC CalaguasӨдрийн өмнө

    Hello, just wanna ask if this could also be used for a white pearl orchid paint? Thanks.

  51. wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20

    wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20Өдрийн өмнө

    Wow, that's awesome work!

  52. TankofReach

    TankofReachӨдрийн өмнө

    I’m always using this site to try and find myself a project car Miata but all I ever find are over priced ones which suck I can’t find the car I want on 5 different search engines

  53. Kerensky SamuraiWil

    Kerensky SamuraiWilӨдрийн өмнө

    I have the same "No Name" ;) products :)

  54. 240pixel

    240pixelӨдрийн өмнө

    perfect timing. I am gonna try to do same on my badly faded 1991 civic. Thanks for the tips!

  55. ธัชพล ฉลาดล้ําสกุล

    ธัชพล ฉลาดล้ําสกุลӨдрийн өмнө


  56. Dominick Hollingsworth

    Dominick HollingsworthӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="450">7:30</a>

  57. brian campbell

    brian campbellӨдрийн өмнө

    1300 people dislike the video because they couldnt do any of this themselves lol

  58. Tylor Kirklin

    Tylor KirklinӨдрийн өмнө

    Stumbled across this video and decided to restore the old beat red paint on my car. So I got the compound and man that stuff work wonders. Thanks for the video!

  59. Chase Alvarez

    Chase AlvarezӨдрийн өмнө

    i had no idea you could polish and compound paint by hand and it would look good. Saved me from buying a machine and kit! thanks chrisfix.

  60. Kinaaz Kabeer

    Kinaaz KabeerӨдрийн өмнө

    Mahn that's a nice & smart work, loved it! 🤘😍💕🔥

  61. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    I'm glad you loved it!


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  63. Chrono88LoL

    Chrono88LoLӨдрийн өмнө

    Is there another cleaning solution I can use to help prep surfaces?? I can't find or order alcohol anywhere near me. It's all sold out..

  64. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    You can also use adhesive remover!

  65. pete peabody

    pete peabodyӨдрийн өмнө

    Excellent job Chris

  66. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    Thanks a lot!

  67. whitehorse1959

    whitehorse1959Өдрийн өмнө

    ChrisFix - you sir are a genius-level cool-cat.

  68. whitehorse1959

    whitehorse1959Өдрийн өмнө

    @ChrisFix - Seriously cool af. I watched both videos (replacing the battery & fuel tank in the old clapped-out $500 purchase, and then the paint detailing here) and I was gobsmacked. The clarity of your thoughts put into clear commentary, the excellent video footage - while you do the actual work - this takes so much effort. Then on top of it brilliant editing of the final upload. All so well-planned and executed. Well done sir, and all the very best from locked-down Australia. Don't let the COVID git cha!

  69. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    Thanks a lot!

  70. ChiernGuy

    ChiernGuyӨдрийн өмнө

    love these videos. Editing is great, content is great, vibe is great

  71. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    I'm glad you like the video!

  72. AaronAndWrigley gamez

    AaronAndWrigley gamezӨдрийн өмнө

    *eyes go blurry* Chrisfix: Hey guys Chris here today we will use ceramic coating on our blurry eyes* Me: oh no

  73. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө


  74. Gabriel Dauz

    Gabriel DauzӨдрийн өмнө

    my ford ranger 2015 has asphalt on it's paint. how do i safely remove it? i pass by near a road being filled by asphalt and some of uncured asphalt attached to my truck and cured :( now im riddle with tiny black spots on my paint... thank you

  75. Gabriel Dauz

    Gabriel DauzӨдрийн өмнө

    @ChrisFix thx for the reply. I would send pictures of my truck when it's done. I have paint issues on the hood to i will try ur steps. Can u give me an email address in which i can send...

  76. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    I would put a little WD-40 or Goo Gone on the spots and wipe it up with a microfiber (you may have to do it a few times), and it should come off!

  77. Alex Ignatov

    Alex IgnatovӨдрийн өмнө

    Looks like they dissected a peacock in the trunk.

  78. Jeremy Linn

    Jeremy Linn2 өдрийн өмнө

    How long is a "couple of minutes"? Are we talking like 5, or like 30?

  79. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    About 5 minutes!

  80. Brandonn Lara

    Brandonn Lara2 өдрийн өмнө

    Im just curious how u find out what exact color you car is with touch up paint

  81. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    Look in your cars door jamb or glove box for a paint code!

  82. Nicolas Godressi

    Nicolas Godressi2 өдрийн өмнө

    Instead of the paint going to the cars with is bad, it is going the the house which is great. Good job Chris

  83. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө

    Thanks for sharing

  84. Nicolas Godressi

    Nicolas Godressi2 өдрийн өмнө

    Unfortunately makeup does not work like that.

  85. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө


  86. Julian Bodek

    Julian Bodek2 өдрийн өмнө


  87. Sam Am

    Sam Am2 өдрийн өмнө

    Pls do more :)

  88. Anchong Yang

    Anchong Yang2 өдрийн өмнө

    you are a wizard

  89. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixӨдрийн өмнө


  90. badfisssh41

    badfisssh412 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  91. Stephen Uchihaシ

    Stephen Uchihaシ2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  92. 18magicMARKer

    18magicMARKer2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  93. The UnSeEn

    The UnSeEn2 өдрийн өмнө

    That's an awesome transformation!

  94. Montes

    Montes2 өдрийн өмнө

    Tried it on my civic with everything that you used and got no results

  95. Gunshinzero

    Gunshinzero2 өдрийн өмнө

    That's not a restoration. That a resurrection.

  96. Jay Cone

    Jay Cone2 өдрийн өмнө

    DRY MUD? or pooop?

  97. Diego Garcia

    Diego Garcia2 өдрийн өмнө

    this will be awesome for my civic lol

  98. Diego Garcia

    Diego Garcia2 өдрийн өмнө


  99. Dylan Dimura

    Dylan Dimura2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  100. Miguel S

    Miguel S2 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow ...

  101. PinkyPhinger

    PinkyPhinger2 өдрийн өмнө

    I love to hear how excited you are after each reveal of the shiny paint lolol. The car turned out great!!

  102. Krazy 80 Baby

    Krazy 80 Baby2 өдрийн өмнө

    Very Impressive.

  103. menelek teng

    menelek teng2 өдрийн өмнө

    Where do you buy 2nd hand parts?

  104. Giuseppe Roberti

    Giuseppe Roberti2 өдрийн өмнө

    Chris Please do a video of rattle can painting a entire car with good results! Like if u want to see that

  105. Mista Freeze

    Mista Freeze2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.