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Paint discolouration

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On my Campovolo Grey A500, I've noticed the left door is a bit discoloured, it seems to be a different shade compared to the rest of the body.

My first fear was that the car might have been involved in an accident under a previous owner, but the HPI is clear.

Will post a picture shortly, but in the meantime has anyone come across something like this? Could it just need a good polish?
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Re: Paint discolouration

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Hi all

On my Campovolo Grey A500, I've noticed the left door is a bit discoloured, it seems to be a different shade compared to the rest of the body.

My first fear was that the car might have been involved in an accident under a previous owner, but the HPI is clear.

Will post a picture shortly, but in the meantime has anyone come across something like this? Could it just need a good polish?
Hi,

likelyhood of a paint repair, was "colour-matched" - but has now faded.,
a bit of restoration may well bring it back..,

waxing will alter "look" of panels too

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Re: Paint discolouration

thanks for the response Charlie! Can you recommend any paint restorer solutions? Or should any one suffice? I'll test it on a small area first anyway
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thanks for the response Charlie! Can you recommend any paint restorer solutions? Or should any one suffice? I'll test it on a small area first anyway
It'll have a clear coat on it anyway - so traditional cutting methods would have no effect. I had a brand new Bosa Nova white 500 fresh from the factory and the drivers door was a slightly different shade. At the time I started looking at other white 500's and noticed it on several. I think I read somewhere that the doors are painted off the car which could account for it - or of course in your case it may have been repaired sometime.
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Heres what it looks like:

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Re: Paint discoloration

That's definitely a new or sprayed door.
No wax or polish will make it match to the rest of the car, I'm afraid.
A good respray with the right paintcolor is the only option.
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Re: Paint discolouration

Wow! that is bad. Reminds me of this
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