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
    ChrisFixPrieš metus

    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:

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  • Fatima


    Prieš 19 dienų

    Nice vlog! I'M a big fan of your channel!

  • Alex Rhee
    Alex RheePrieš 10 val

    it still amazes me how this type of content is free.. thank you Chris

  • Hshbjsysvsj Ihdjshdnshd
    Hshbjsysvsj IhdjshdnshdPrieš 13 val

    Hi chris

  • Kim Jong-Corleone
    Kim Jong-CorleonePrieš dieną

    anyone else thing the dead cat mic cover was his hair? i was like bro, i know we cant see u but fix that shit :D

  • JDC83
    JDC83Prieš dieną

    For the trim you could use 3M tape :)

  • roy sandi
    roy sandiPrieš dieną

    Super nice job dude, I'll get to it.

  • Crazy Alex 7667
    Crazy Alex 7667Prieš dieną

    2:39 clean setup

  • Octavio Lopez
    Octavio LopezPrieš dieną

    11:42 dude, the red trim with black looks BADASS!!!

  • Nive d Hace aay
    Nive d Hace aayPrieš dieną

    Love when he says "soapy water"

  • Yahia Sidi Benali
    Yahia Sidi BenaliPrieš 2 dienas

    Very good job thanks for sharing this video

  • woo hoo
    woo hooPrieš 2 dienas

    Best paint correction vid…. Best tech knowledge/results. Way to go

  • TheAmazingFirehawk
    TheAmazingFirehawkPrieš 2 dienas

    i could see the transition between the old and new paint. guess im just belt different. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Angela Willis
    Angela WillisPrieš 2 dienas

    Wow, I could actually understand what you were saying...New Subscriber

  • Collette schmidt
    Collette schmidtPrieš 2 dienas

    I'm watching all your videos. They're all so very informative I can't get enough. Thanks, Chrisfix, for the excellent content. 😉

  • Dixie Lambrecht
    Dixie LambrechtPrieš 2 dienas

    This kid is genious!

  • afroman527
    afroman527Prieš 3 dienas

    Oh wow! Amazing job! I might give this a try on my own vehicle. Thanks for the tips and instructions. I appreciate it!

  • LVL307
    LVL307Prieš 3 dienas

    So satisfying!! 👍👍

  • rev3rbjunkie
    rev3rbjunkiePrieš 3 dienas

    holy shit. I got a 500 dollar trailblazer 2 years ago and thats what got me into fixing cars. it needed a new power steering pump and i googled it and just gave it a shot. found chris fix the next day. I still have it and just super cleaned the engine bay today. What a trip.

  • Sarah Barry
    Sarah BarryPrieš 3 dienas

    Wish you were in Australia.. i so badly need this for my black mazda

  • Scott Graham
    Scott GrahamPrieš 3 dienas

    I have used a heat gun to bring the oils back up to the surface of those dried out plastics. There is a finesse to using a heat gun with a slight learning curve related to how long you leave the heat on one spot, however, this method lasted as long as I owned the vehicle which has since seen its last days. Years later.

  • RUD Rushdi
    RUD RushdiPrieš 4 dienas

    Chris why don’t you clean or dry ice the engine

  • Tito Garcia Lowriders y Mas Tv
    Tito Garcia Lowriders y Mas TvPrieš 4 dienas

    I truly appreciate it you sharing your talents thanks again 🙌🏻💯🙏🏻

  • Paul Kelm
    Paul KelmPrieš 4 dienas

    Hey Chris how long did it take for you to restore the 500 trail blazer

  • William Turner
    William TurnerPrieš 5 dienų


  • matt toronto
    matt torontoPrieš 5 dienų

    Great video as always! I’ll be doing this to my faded spoiler

  • Gabriel Sepulveda
    Gabriel SepulvedaPrieš 5 dienų

    You're amazing

  • Gabriel Morales
    Gabriel MoralesPrieš 5 dienų

    Great video like always thank you Chris Fix ur the absolute best at breaking everything down to detail:). Great work on the trail blazer definitely shows you’re amazing 11/10

  • Mike H
    Mike HPrieš 5 dienų

    Amazing job man!

  • Sir Leaf
    Sir LeafPrieš 6 dienų

    Love the vid Chris but I don't think that I've ever hed someone say "dripping wet" for a cars paint

  • Dave bornagane
    Dave bornaganePrieš 6 dienų

    Dayem! You made me love my 2006 Ford Freestar again....Autotrader wanted only $1000 for it but it was worth more to me! And...better to spend a few bucks detailing and getting a like new look than spending $50,000 to get new....they don't even make my van anymore!

  • Corey Garcia
    Corey GarciaPrieš 6 dienų

    Great video. This and the gas tank muffler replacement. Awesome work.

  • mihajlo maksimovic
    mihajlo maksimovicPrieš 6 dienų

    Great job and thanks for the tips.... Wish u all the best!!!

  • Alex Alvarado
    Alex AlvaradoPrieš 6 dienų

    Man, you did a great job! Good stuff!

  • Linda Mora
    Linda MoraPrieš 6 dienų

    how do you know all this? where do you do you research to find the best products?

  • Linda Mora
    Linda MoraPrieš 6 dienų

    God bless you!!!!

  • KatsGalaxii
    KatsGalaxiiPrieš 6 dienų

    I love your videos, im a girl hoping to be able to deal with my own cars, so these are VERY educational. Could you ever do a video on a 2002 lincoln towncar? Theres certain broken pieces in my car that id like to learn how to fix.

    ANSUMANA B JOHNSONPrieš 6 dienų

    Hey Chris I am one of your followers on LTdron and I really love your tutorials but where are you??

  • Rennie Tin
    Rennie TinPrieš 6 dienų

    That was amazing.

  • william ralph
    william ralphPrieš 7 dienų

    The people who "disliked" this video are couch potatoes, pure lazy!

  • deanna young
    deanna youngPrieš 7 dienų

    New subscriber 😊

  • deanna young
    deanna youngPrieš 7 dienų

    Seriously Chris tku 🥰👍👍👍 Love doing my own DIY I bought a isuzu that needs A lot of TLC...

  • Ghost Hunter
    Ghost HunterPrieš 7 dienų

    Hey Chris I have a old Honda crv 1999 and the paint has a thin layer of clear coat peaking off do you have any tips on how to take it off and have it look new?

  • Diablo Deg
    Diablo DegPrieš 7 dienų

    I went on that site and found a auction for a 2018 M5 and the bid started at 500 and is now at 1,150. It ends in 2 days 😩😩

  • Wills Restorations
    Wills RestorationsPrieš 7 dienų

    Never put 100% alcohol on any vehicle as an IPA, the highest solution should be 25% and 75% distilled water. Chris fix has a lot of views and subscriptions and that's because most of his viewers don't know anything.

  • Wills Restorations
    Wills RestorationsPrieš 7 dienų

    So all that work and you never used a clay bar process, and yes the car is shiny as far as the before and after photo put on close inspection you will see you put more swirl marks in there than it had because you failed to Clay ball the vehicle and all you were doing was swirling around all that embedded dirt in the urethane. Say what you want for your process was extremely defective. I'm going to restoration shop for over 35 years and we would never do something like this or suggest anyone do it.

  • La curiosidad No mató al gato
    La curiosidad No mató al gatoPrieš 7 dienų

    How long does this last?

  • scabbybooger
    scabbyboogerPrieš 7 dienų

    Chris Fix, how would you deal with hardwater spots on RV/Car/Boats.

  • Tammy Pierce
    Tammy PiercePrieš 7 dienų

    wHOAAAA!!!! WOW!!! Thank YOU puppie!!! So So much for shareing all of your knowledge and time ...bless you 4 thinking of others not many of your breed left . ..😇

  • Tammy Pierce
    Tammy PiercePrieš 7 dienų

    ty well done

  • Mike Siri
    Mike SiriPrieš 7 dienų

    Chris is that kind of guy who takes a master degree in chemical engineering just for developing the perfect car exterior product

  • santoshsarkar
    santoshsarkarPrieš 8 dienų

    Great Job. Thanks.

  • Mark Ward
    Mark WardPrieš 8 dienų

    You forgot about the engine detail.

  • Luis Camarillo
    Luis CamarilloPrieš 8 dienų

    Like your videos chris. I’ve even watched these trailblazer videos twice

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    RosePrieš 8 dienų


  • Bisken
    BiskenPrieš 8 dienų

    Ahh this is so nice to see. I repainted my front fender and it looked exactly like the black half-glossy paint ok your door befire you buffed it out. So seems like all i need is 5000grit, compuond and polish

  • kaykay Evans
    kaykay EvansPrieš 8 dienų

    Great job

  • Professional-Disappointment
    Professional-DisappointmentPrieš 8 dienų

    This is so satisfying

  • Masum Liton
    Masum LitonPrieš 9 dienų

    Showing off clients Maserati???

  • Juice Tuggle
    Juice TugglePrieš 9 dienų

    🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 Speechless

  • pratyay datta
    pratyay dattaPrieš 9 dienų

    Artist 😘

  • Nathan Van Driel
    Nathan Van DrielPrieš 9 dienų

    Amazing results. The people who dislike are jealous 😆

  • Jonath Champ
    Jonath ChampPrieš 9 dienų

    how much have you sold it?

  • spencerfourhigher
    spencerfourhigherPrieš 9 dienų

    You let the paint dry outside for 24hrs?! Bet that’s nice and gritty

  • Manuel Deltorros
    Manuel DeltorrosPrieš 10 dienų

    Awesome work ! Thanks for sharing all these tips

  • Shaun Fed
    Shaun FedPrieš 10 dienų

    Mother's makes a ceramic coating just for plastic trim. Works wonders 👍

  • Anthony DeFabees
    Anthony DeFabeesPrieš 10 dienų

    Anyone know why hw keeps his face hidden

  • Hyena Peacekeeper
    Hyena PeacekeeperPrieš 10 dienų

    Just bought an 08' 350z and this video is gonna be what I'm doing today and tomorrow. Love your videos man, thank you so much!

  • Milo H.
    Milo H.Prieš 10 dienų

    I’ve followed the instructions you listed, but after following the process I didn’t see a lot of change in my car. What did I do wrong?

  • Madelin Torres Carrasquillo
    Madelin Torres CarrasquilloPrieš 11 dienų

    Came across this video as I'm skimming through videos to bring my 2005 Acura TL back to its glory from sitting in the driveway for 4 years. Can't wait to use the exterior cleaning techniques 😊

  • John Coxon
    John CoxonPrieš 11 dienų

    I heard he does all his stunts himself.

  • Thomas Henry
    Thomas HenryPrieš 11 dienų

    I just wanna say. You’re tips for the headlights worked with outstanding results on a used matrix I bought recently. A world of difference. I was about to buy new headlights cause I heard you just have to keep restoring every few months. Thanks a bunch for the helpful video.

  • Sarah Padilla Siapno
    Sarah Padilla SiapnoPrieš 11 dienų

    can i bring my car to u ?

  • Ash.nk
    Ash.nkPrieš 11 dienų

    I don’t have an old car. But I’m obsessed with watching his videos. 😅

    GARDENING PLUSPrieš 11 dienų

    4.6k ?

  • Bronzeback8
    Bronzeback8Prieš 12 dienų

    I would love to see the reaction of the guy you bought the car from.

  • Austin Moore
    Austin MoorePrieš 12 dienų

    Aluminum acid works real good on aluminum wheels it removes rust too i just restored 2 wrenches with it

  • Jarel Lee
    Jarel LeePrieš 12 dienų

    do you use the same microfiber applicator for the whole car ?

  • aof480
    aof480Prieš 12 dienų

    Hey Chris love your videos man. Question, is it worth clay barring the car before the compound?

  • D_ Dub
    D_ DubPrieš 12 dienų

    Awesome watch! 🔥

  • Mega PH
    Mega PHPrieš 12 dienų

    Face reveal

  • Antonio Porra
    Antonio PorraPrieš 12 dienų

    This guy is awesome ,i started doing most of the jobs on the cab myself. South africa

  • Johnnie James
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  • William Winters
    William WintersPrieš 13 dienų

    @ChrisFix could I do this to an entire car?

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  • My experiences
    My experiencesPrieš 13 dienų

    Did you carry wheat straw in that truck?

  • Nimesh Prabath
    Nimesh PrabathPrieš 13 dienų

    Your videos are amazing

  • Mary Ann Harrison
    Mary Ann HarrisonPrieš 13 dienų

    How do you repair a plastic front bumper on a 95 Ford Escort that had antifreeze dripped on it from a bad radiator? Thanks

  • Joel Pinoy
    Joel PinoyPrieš 13 dienų

    wow i never knew compound and polish and ceramic coating can restore headlights.

  • Joshua Bradshaw
    Joshua BradshawPrieš 14 dienų

    Outstanding as always. You give great directions and inspiration for the DYI'ers. You don't have to buy all this stuff to get great results as shown. Great work!

  • Davon Osen
    Davon OsenPrieš 14 dienų

    You just save my baby

  • Trick Shift Garage
    Trick Shift GaragePrieš 14 dienų

    Perfect video. Gotta do this to my 95 F150.

  • Dante Fox
    Dante FoxPrieš 14 dienų

    Absolutely amazing video!! Seriously, how to make a car look 10x better

  • kevin motley
    kevin motleyPrieš 14 dienų

    Just curious , does spraying the plastic to clean it with Dish Detergent that has Ammonium Lauryl/Laureth sulfates in it fade the plastic???

  • Shahul Mohaideen
    Shahul MohaideenPrieš 14 dienų

    Amazing and magical restoration. Superb job man

  • Sklandof
    SklandofPrieš 14 dienų

    bro is it me or does the black paint look like chrome because i aint see no black other than reflection. 10:58

  • Chava Gutierrez
    Chava GutierrezPrieš 15 dienų

    This is pure gold!

  • Brandon Uriarte
    Brandon UriartePrieš 15 dienų

    did anyone else think his mic was his hair

  • Wooosh Farmer
    Wooosh FarmerPrieš 15 dienų

    Chris will you do this on the del sol?

  • Simple Relax Music
    Simple Relax MusicPrieš 15 dienų

    Hi chris! do you know how to fix rust on car body paint?

  • Knut Spjut
    Knut SpjutPrieš 15 dienų

    Wow!!! Really nice!