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

    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

      ChrisFix It’s a BIG HELP !!

    • Julian Bodek
      Julian Bodek

      Everybody saw the Maserati in the background right?

    • EarthToORyan

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

    • Jacob Morphew
      Jacob Morphew

      ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

    • Luis Teran
      Luis Teran

      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

  • Rev. David
    Rev. David

    Pinstriping?? Just axin for a friend.

  • Recklessly Arrogant
    Recklessly Arrogant

    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

    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 Prasad

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

  • Weston Soudan
    Weston Soudan

    DRipPiNg wET

  • arnaldo jimenez
    arnaldo jimenez

    Do a ceramic coating video please!

  • philip tomlinson
    philip tomlinson

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

  • liquidkameleon

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

  • Sebastian Stolarski
    Sebastian Stolarski

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

  • Florida's Hottest
    Florida's Hottest

    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.

  • Logan Holt
    Logan Holt

    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.

  • CtrlAltCreate

    ChrisFix real world hero.

  • philip newton
    philip newton

    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

  • Moi Reb
    Moi Reb

    What products do you use to clean the interior?

  • ZamekBłyskawiCZny

    Good job! I need do this for my e39

    • ChrisFix

      Thanks and good luck

  • Moiz Siddiki
    Moiz Siddiki

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

    • Moiz Siddiki
      Moiz Siddiki

      @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

    • ChrisFix

      Permanent. I talk about that in the video.

  • Jorge Arguedas Quiros
    Jorge Arguedas Quiros

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

  • Hawaii Anyday
    Hawaii Anyday

    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.

    • ChrisFix

      Awesome! Be sure to take before and after pics!


    gr8 man

    • ChrisFix


  • ToNick

    This man is... Simply amazing!

  • bruce wayne
    bruce wayne

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

    • ChrisFix

      Glad you’re learning a lot

  • Mega Mason
    Mega Mason

    lol 1 result in my area with in 75 miles

  • Picnics by Fiorella
    Picnics by Fiorella

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

  • Michele Melia
    Michele Melia

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

  • Pradipta Ardhi
    Pradipta Ardhi

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

  • Tyler Cool
    Tyler Cool

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

  • rotor13

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


    Awesome job man


    I love your videos bro!

  • Rick Hidding
    Rick Hidding

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

  • Brandon Lo
    Brandon Lo

    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

  • bbninel m
    bbninel m

    This guy is amazing

  • mechengine14

    Awesome Bro! Could this work on surface rust?

  • Channel Eksperimen
    Channel Eksperimen

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

  • Muhammad iksan
    Muhammad iksan

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

  • TheDarkSide

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

  • Steven Jaymes
    Steven Jaymes

    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!

  • AC Calaguas
    AC Calaguas

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

  • wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20

    Wow, that's awesome work!

  • TankofReach

    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

  • Kerensky SamuraiWil
    Kerensky SamuraiWil

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

  • 240pixel

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

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  • Dominick Hollingsworth
    Dominick Hollingsworth

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

  • brian campbell
    brian campbell

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

  • Tylor Kirklin
    Tylor Kirklin

    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!

  • Chase Alvarez
    Chase Alvarez

    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.

  • Kinaaz Kabeer
    Kinaaz Kabeer

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

    • ChrisFix

      I'm glad you loved it!



  • Chrono88LoL

    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..

    • ChrisFix

      You can also use adhesive remover!

  • pete peabody
    pete peabody

    Excellent job Chris

    • ChrisFix

      Thanks a lot!

  • whitehorse1959

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

    • whitehorse1959

      @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!

    • ChrisFix

      Thanks a lot!

  • ChiernGuy

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

    • ChrisFix

      I'm glad you like the video!

  • AaronAndWrigley gamez
    AaronAndWrigley gamez

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

    • ChrisFix


  • Gabriel Dauz
    Gabriel Dauz

    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

    • Gabriel Dauz
      Gabriel Dauz

      @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...

    • ChrisFix

      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!

  • Alex Ignatov
    Alex Ignatov

    Looks like they dissected a peacock in the trunk.

  • Jeremy Linn
    Jeremy Linn

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

    • ChrisFix

      About 5 minutes!

  • Brandonn Lara
    Brandonn Lara

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

    • ChrisFix

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

  • Nicolas Godressi
    Nicolas Godressi

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

    • ChrisFix

      Thanks for sharing

  • Nicolas Godressi
    Nicolas Godressi

    Unfortunately makeup does not work like that.

    • ChrisFix


  • Julian Bodek
    Julian Bodek


  • Sam Am
    Sam Am

    Pls do more :)

  • Anchong Yang
    Anchong Yang

    you are a wizard

    • ChrisFix


  • badfisssh41

    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.

  • Stephen Uchihaシ
    Stephen Uchihaシ

    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

  • 18magicMARKer

    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.

  • The UnSeEn
    The UnSeEn

    That's an awesome transformation!

  • Montes

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

  • Gunshinzero

    That's not a restoration. That a resurrection.

  • Jay Cone
    Jay Cone

    DRY MUD? or pooop?

  • Diego Garcia
    Diego Garcia

    this will be awesome for my civic lol

  • Diego Garcia
    Diego Garcia


  • Dylan Dimura
    Dylan Dimura

    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

  • Miguel S
    Miguel S

    Wow ...

  • PinkyPhinger

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

  • Krazy 80 Baby
    Krazy 80 Baby

    Very Impressive.

  • menelek teng
    menelek teng

    Where do you buy 2nd hand parts?

  • Giuseppe Roberti
    Giuseppe Roberti

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

  • Mista Freeze
    Mista Freeze

    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.