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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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix15 ditë më parë

    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:

  • paul tario

    paul tario

    3 ditë më parë

    ChrisFix It’s a BIG HELP !!

  • Julian Bodek

    Julian Bodek

    3 ditë më parë

    Everybody saw the Maserati in the background right?

  • EarthToORyan


    3 ditë më parë

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

  • Jacob Morphew

    Jacob Morphew

    4 ditë më parë

    ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

  • Luis Teran

    Luis Teran

    4 ditë më parë

    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

    THOMAS BALAN9 orë më parë

    Hi chris .. how to remove water mark on the glass?

  • Charles Dougherty
    Charles Dougherty9 orë më parë

    I have a '96 GMC pickup that that clear coat is coming off, has been for a few years now. What is the best way to fix/correct this? Thanks

  • Rene Garcia
    Rene Garcia10 orë më parë

    Why do you use 3 different sand papers for the top Panel but only 1 on the red panel?

  • NKA da best
    NKA da best10 orë më parë

    its almost looks like chrome :dd

  • sergio raphael panta mondragon
    sergio raphael panta mondragon10 orë më parë

    Alguna pagina de donde conseguir los productos?

  • ChrisFix


    10 orë më parë

    Check the description for all the products used!

  • Twistedmind Photography
    Twistedmind Photography10 orë më parë

    How much product ? !?!?!?!! Used enough to do the whole car here. Admittedly it looks much better but way too much product used

  • Twistedmind Photography

    Twistedmind Photography

    9 orë më parë

    @ChrisFix admittedly yes, I'm just used to using much less but then my car isn't in such bad condition but it just did seem a large amount of polish etc. I was taught a little goes a long way but as I commented you can't argue with the results. Please don't feel I'm attempting to say it's wrong

  • ChrisFix


    10 orë më parë

    I used enough! Sometimes you have to use more than you think haha

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith10 orë më parë


  • ChrisFix


    10 orë më parë


  • B Alonzo
    B Alonzo11 orë më parë

    Gracias por los subtítulos Christian.

  • Chronic Machines
    Chronic Machines13 orë më parë

    Very nice advice

  • ChrisFix


    9 orë më parë


  • Andrei justin Huet
    Andrei justin Huet14 orë më parë

    Chris is the type of guy that I would want as my bestfriend:)

  • ChrisFix


    9 orë më parë


    LASHA KVITSIANI15 orë më parë

    Can i use exactly same products what you were using for Grey color car?

  • ChrisFix


    9 orë më parë

    When I painted or when I detailed?

    MAYA EL15 orë më parë

    He faked the paint job and headlights do far and I'm only a couple of minutes into the video. But it's not looking to good for his honesty so far .

  • ChrisFix


    9 orë më parë

    thanks for sharing, what makes you think I faked it?

  • Jignesh
    Jignesh15 orë më parë

    Chrisfish good video

  • Ali j
    Ali j15 orë më parë

    Super smart guy l like u

  • joe shaw
    joe shaw17 orë më parë

    Honestly amazing

  • PropanePete
    PropanePete17 orë më parë

    What a great trick using fishing line to seperate that trailblazer emblem from the door trim... I would never have thought of that

  • Cody Roy
    Cody Roy17 orë më parë

    sand the headlights with 1000 grit sand paper and clear coat, last longer than 2 years

  • Matthew Lotter
    Matthew Lotter18 orë më parë

    love these longer videos

  • Marique Crable
    Marique Crable20 orë më parë

    With this video being 30 minutes long, it was so satisfying to watch all 30 mins

  • Hendry Johan
    Hendry Johan21 orë më parë

    I am going to do the same thing to my car this week, while also staying at home to keep myself and my family safe from this virus outbreak...stay safe everyone

  • trevor jaster
    trevor jaster21 orë më parë

    For the trim i strongly recommend solution finish and then like a day or 2 latter you can puy on a ceramic coat

  • Peter DeCarlo
    Peter DeCarlo21 orë më parë

    If you want to fix full plastic use a propane torch the shine will come back and stay back. Jest heat up plastic moving torch back and forth without getting to close

  • SSG Squidward
    SSG Squidward21 orë më parë

    Damn this guy knows his stuff

  • Lenny Yu
    Lenny Yu21 orë më parë

    Glad you were wearing a mask. hope it's not just for painting

  • Shawn Elliott
    Shawn Elliott22 orë më parë

    Damn that came out amazing. Never tried the compound and polish, but Ive been using Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax for years. Best stuff hands down. Better than any carnauba I've tried.

  • Jean-Marc Mathers
    Jean-Marc Mathers22 orë më parë

    How can someone dislike this video? So much good information! Thanks Chris, you are thé best!

  • Lowell Bitancor
    Lowell Bitancor23 orë më parë

    You're awesome

  • Andrew Tuggle
    Andrew Tuggle23 orë më parë

    Thank you for the information you put out. I have a F150 that I take on trails and mud holes, and she was pretty scratched up. I followed what you did and I cant believe how well this worked out!

  • Nick W
    Nick WDitë më parë

    any body see this big dent on fornt right fender??????????????????

  • Karlos Smith
    Karlos SmithDitë më parë

    Painted calipers would really finish it off 🤙

  • FrankJDM
    FrankJDMDitë më parë

    Your a Master At everything cars Chris! 👍👍

  • Val Balane
    Val BalaneDitë më parë

    Nice work sir...!

  • Ali Kamal
    Ali KamalDitë më parë

    Hey man you're amazing really good work thank you for tips

  • Flame Breathing
    Flame BreathingDitë më parë

    Are you planning on selling your trailblazer Chris?

  • Glow StormTV
    Glow StormTVDitë më parë

    Hello Mr.Chris I have a quick question: I am planning to spray paint a similar faded portion on my 2009 Hyundai Elantra, but it rains quite a bit in my area, will it be a problem if it rains after I spray paint ??

  • Keef KAOS
    Keef KAOSDitë më parë

    Man, you ROCK! Love the vids learned a lot ! Thanks for sharing and continued success. God Bless!

  • Jacques Jean
    Jacques JeanDitë më parë


  • Payton Haller
    Payton HallerDitë më parë

    Say it with the guys face reveal Face reveal

  • Brandon Welch
    Brandon WelchDitë më parë

    great job

  • yoboi01
    yoboi01Ditë më parë

    Freaking WOW !! What a AMAZING vid !! Thank you , I learned soooo much !! Your AWESOME !!

  • Johni
    JohniDitë më parë

    Long time no video

  • Trang Le
    Trang LeDitë më parë

    Do i have a car No! Im i watching the entire video YES!

  • Darryl Schipper
    Darryl SchipperDitë më parë

    I'm not a big fan of Ceramix coatings on the entire paint surface. However, I love how Chris uses it on specific areas! Head lights and plastic trim.

  • Hayden Hayden
    Hayden HaydenDitë më parë

    Who esle realized you just cant see Chris Fix face in the reflection no matter how much you tried....

  • Dragos Andrei
    Dragos AndreiDitë më parë

    where is the *Driftstaang*?

  • Dakka chafik
    Dakka chafikDitë më parë

    J'aim bien ton travail vraiment formidable continue comme ça chris Fix

  • MrBre4ker
    MrBre4kerDitë më parë

    Why do you prefer using miceofiber pads? Almost everywhere else online the consensus is foam pads are better, so I'm interested in your reasoning. Love the videos!

  • damonstr
    damonstrDitë më parë

    Gotta love that soapy wodah

  • Hot Dogger
    Hot DoggerDitë më parë

    For a minute I thought the wind muff on the mic was your hair in one of the reflections. I was like wow, hes got spiky hair.

  • Jeremy Petix
    Jeremy PetixDitë më parë

    Chris Fix telling me I can get the same results as him with the same hand tools is like a programmer telling a noob he can get the same results just using the same keyboard. Education costs and there’s a substantial learning curve. :)

  • Hot Dogger
    Hot DoggerDitë më parë

    Not gonna lie, when I read the phone number I started to sing the song, now its stuck in my head.

  • Halaapiapi Toli
    Halaapiapi ToliDitë më parë

    Man I missed watching these videos you didn't have any new content like last year and I'm glad your back I'm a big fan much love from Australia hope your staying safe during this time God bless

  • alex neil
    alex neilDitë më parë

    your videos are amazing. but it would be funny if you could take that truck back to the guy you bought it from just to see his expressions. it truly does look totally different. btw this is the same wax and compound i also use, and it works perfect.

  • Gordon Warlow
    Gordon WarlowDitë më parë

    Another amazingly helpful video! We have a 2006 Pontiac Vibe that badly needs this treatment. Thanks for all of these great detailed steps. Cheers.

  • dcpantou
    dcpantouDitë më parë

    Honest question. For an average man. How long does it take to compound, polish and wax a whole car by hand?

  • Fayyad Huq
    Fayyad HuqDitë më parë

    For headlights. Ive tried many kits and methods and whats worked best for me is a meguire’s head light kit from autozone. The $30 one that comes with a drill buffing pad.

  • J S
    J SDitë më parë

    Do you have to wet sand the red plastic door trim after painting it also?

  • MrJughead87
    MrJughead87Ditë më parë

    Fucking wild 🥰

  • Eric R
    Eric RDitë më parë

    Imagine having Chrisfix as your Dealership Salesman, I would be in debt as soon as he says “oh man Look at that paint job “

  • Nada Todavia
    Nada TodaviaDitë më parë


  • C J
    C JDitë më parë

    Chris' computer screen is so excessively big. I love it.

  • Raymond Joyner
    Raymond JoynerDitë më parë

    My stepdaughter wrecked her 2010 ford fusion hybrid deploying the air bags. The car will start but shut down saying stop safely now electric check. Do you have any idea what that could be? Wasn't having the problem until after the wreck.

  • Phack Em
    Phack EmDitë më parë

    Is that you Don Lapre?

  • Bright Fox 223
    Bright Fox 223Ditë më parë

    I'm picking up a 98 Durango that has electrical issues tomorrow for $200. The electrical issues are that the car starts sometimes, doesn't start sometimes. What would be your first step in diagnosing what to first do with the car? Getting this vehicle to be my daily so my wife can have the new car for her and the kids. Also subbed right away. 😁

  • britton
    brittonDitë më parë

    looks great ! Seeing you do this by hand has given me the itch to try it on my car. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • JK nerdy
    JK nerdyDitë më parë

    So satisfying to watch these fix ups. Great work!

  • Sir Adz
    Sir AdzDitë më parë

    WOW! Amazing! Simply amazing man! 👍

  • Rachel L.
    Rachel L.Ditë më parë

    Thank you @chrisfix for being so relatable and giving us "non-mechanics" ways to fix and upgrade our own vehicles. I've been following you for several years, and I'm always grateful for the well put together, comprehensive videos!! I'll definitely be using this on my beat up daily driver to make it look nice again! Thank you!!

  • MuddyBob 650
    MuddyBob 650Ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="223">3:43</a> haha, says "Nice try getting my email" I also noticed the 867-5309. If anyone gets the song.

  • Rev. David
    Rev. David2 ditë më parë

    Pinstriping?? Just axin for a friend.

  • Recklessly Arrogant
    Recklessly Arrogant2 ditë më parë

    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.

  • fpanora
    fpanora2 ditë më parë

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

  • Sai Prasad
    Sai Prasad2 ditë më parë

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

  • Weston Soudan
    Weston Soudan2 ditë më parë

    DRipPiNg wET

  • arnaldo jimenez
    arnaldo jimenez2 ditë më parë

    Do a ceramic coating video please!

  • philip tomlinson
    philip tomlinson2 ditë më parë

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

  • liquidkameleon
    liquidkameleon2 ditë më parë

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

  • Sebastian Stolarski
    Sebastian Stolarski2 ditë më parë

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

  • Florida's Hottest
    Florida's Hottest2 ditë më parë

    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.

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