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

    ChrisFix18 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:

  2. ww2717

    ww271720 orë më parë

    Don't you have a DA to apply the compound and polish?

  3. paul tario

    paul tario6 ditë më parë

    ChrisFix It’s a BIG HELP !!

  4. Julian Bodek

    Julian Bodek6 ditë më parë

    Everybody saw the Maserati in the background right?

  5. EarthToORyan

    EarthToORyan6 ditë më parë

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

  6. Jacob Morphew

    Jacob Morphew7 ditë më parë

    ChrisFix would you clay bar before compound and polish?

  7. Forrest Goodwin

    Forrest Goodwin9 orë më parë

    Hey Chris, For the compound, polish, and wax could I use a power machine? Like a plug in handheld polisher, or would that cause damage?

  8. Bülent Alkın Türkoğlu

    Bülent Alkın Türkoğlu11 orë më parë

    I LOVE THİS CHANNEL AND IT'S CONTENT. It's like terapy. Like Chris enjoys so much that the whole video radiates pure happyness

  9. mode 360

    mode 36012 orë më parë

    I just wanna say incredible...

  10. Jeep Overlander

    Jeep Overlander13 orë më parë

    wow.... impressive

  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio13 orë më parë

    The huge dent on the passenger fender is making me crazy!

  12. Glenn De Jong

    Glenn De Jong13 orë më parë

    Thanks Chris , very helpful. Hi from Australia.

  13. Adam The Paranormal Seeker

    Adam The Paranormal Seeker14 orë më parë

    Hey Chris Is There Anything I Can Do To Make Clear Coat That Is Peeling And Flaking Off??? Great Video Bro.

  14. A. Garcia

    A. Garcia14 orë më parë

    I feel dangerously misplaced confidence in my ability to recreate this process on my own..

  15. zfreak280

    zfreak28014 orë më parë

    I've had crap luck with the clearcoat fading from what you find at the auto parts store. I've had amazing results with 2k clearcoat. A few bucks more, but worth it.

  16. Raoul Shair

    Raoul Shair15 orë më parë

    Love the energy you film all

  17. Barton Black

    Barton Black16 orë më parë

    As always, Chris, nice video. Very easy to follow and I like your tips for blending the paint. I tried the link for the ceramic coating. NO GO. So I jumped over to Amazon and found several different ceramic coatings. Any suggestions for the 9H or 10H hardness ratings? Keep up the good work!

  18. Hunter Robinson

    Hunter Robinson18 orë më parë

    I just sold one of those for 300

  19. Badger0fDeath

    Badger0fDeath20 orë më parë

    Nice truck, wanna sell it for $550 and make a profit?


    GET WREKT22 orë më parë


  21. Flying Turtle

    Flying Turtle22 orë më parë

    Chris is channeling Don Lapre at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="649">10:49</a>

  22. The Lucas List

    The Lucas List23 orë më parë

    Chris, love this video man!

  23. Vlad Well

    Vlad Well23 orë më parë

    You just saved me a ton of cash from having to repaint my new used car ty man

  24. Z Alleroy

    Z AlleroyDitë më parë

    Would it be the same process if the car has fresh paint with some orange peel? would be great to know!

  25. alexander flessert

    alexander flessertDitë më parë

    Your gonna get some Kung fu moves after this

  26. Mauro Justo

    Mauro JustoDitë më parë

    I’am is from argentina, gracias por los subtítulos

  27. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixDitë më parë

    ¡No hay problema!

  28. The Sonic Sega Nerd

    The Sonic Sega NerdDitë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="531">8:51</a> I thought that was his hair...

  29. TheMajsis1337

    TheMajsis1337Ditë më parë

    Something you can do if you live in a place that has cold and warm weather is to clean your wheels when you switch them out in the winter or summer. Makes it alot easier and you can also clean the ''inside'' which is hard to reach if they're on the car.

  30. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixDitë më parë

    Thanks for the tip!

  31. Zeezoo Lzezoo

    Zeezoo LzezooDitë më parë

    Thanks bro

  32. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixDitë më parë

    No problem!

  33. Don Eagan

    Don EaganDitë më parë

    Your enthusiasm is addictive...I have always loved your videos.

  34. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixDitë më parë

    Thanks a lot!

  35. Miel Vandendries

    Miel VandendriesDitë më parë

    When i use the first compound with the pad, a ton of paint residu instantly sticks to my pad... do i keep going or what do i need to do?

  36. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixDitë më parë

    You might've burnt through the clear coat, what does the paint feel like if you touch it?

  37. henrent

    henrentDitë më parë

    Great job. You added tons of value to this vehicle.

  38. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixDitë më parë


  39. wildcheekymonkey

    wildcheekymonkeyDitë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1194">19:54</a> "this thing looks dripping wet"

  40. Kelz Attee

    Kelz AtteeDitë më parë

    Always awesome


    LEGEND BIEDitë më parë

    The real owner of the car would be super amazed if he/she sees this running on the road or sees this video

  42. Andrew Davis

    Andrew DavisDitë më parë

    Amazing job dude

  43. Mark Stefany

    Mark StefanyDitë më parë

    I like your job You did a great job thank you for your video

  44. Spyros Bellos

    Spyros BellosDitë më parë

    for how long should i compound and polish?

  45. Amber57499

    Amber57499Ditë më parë

    Since when are you so over-enthusiastic? Be a man, hide your feelings!

  46. Rohan Kumar

    Rohan KumarDitë më parë

    Thanks Chris You make these tasks look very easy and it inspires many other car owners out there to do it at home with the tools you used. I also wanted to know how much the ceramic coating costs as i think this is the only expensive product out of everything you used!

  47. MiGujack3

    MiGujack3Ditë më parë

    Mustang upgrades when? Join the rest of the youtubers and their built cars! I would love to see a legit engine rebuild, this is the content you really need.

  48. patrick lynch

    patrick lynchDitë më parë

    Chrisfix your awesome buddy love all the videos huge subscriber are you selling the trailblazer

  49. Jonathan Romero

    Jonathan RomeroDitë më parë

    Oh man! I just bought a 2010 FJ Cruiser and I've been watching a lot of your videos and they are awesome! Super helpful and I'm learning a ton. I can't wait for the tools to come in to start working on it.

  50. Steven Styles

    Steven StylesDitë më parë

    Nice work

  51. Neil Sandwich

    Neil SandwichDitë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="162">2:42</a> potential tease at what this boy is up to??

  52. Paul the Car Whisperer

    Paul the Car WhispererDitë më parë

    Why didn't you sand the primer when painting?

  53. OutZydaz

    OutZydazDitë më parë

    Usually I love your videos, and this video was good aswell don't get me wrong. But the seat trim mud looked, how do I put it, smeared on by hand. Also how come we see the white striping at the beginning of the video, but when you've just buffed it the white striping is still mostly faded? Normally with 1 wtf moment I would be like "meh whatever".

  54. Marius Zdremtan

    Marius ZdremtanDitë më parë

    Man you are the best car guy on youtube.👍 great job!

  55. Chadwick Nixon

    Chadwick NixonDitë më parë

    I sprayed clear coat on my headlights after cleaning and haven't had to restore my headlights for 2+years

  56. quincycz

    quincyczDitë më parë

    Some clear coats are not compatible with plastic and can mess it up

  57. Dubla

    DublaDitë më parë

    What kind of sorcery is this 😃👍🏾

  58. Chris A

    Chris ADitë më parë

    Chris, how many microfiber pads did you use?

  59. Alexandre Martel

    Alexandre MartelDitë më parë

    this is obvious that the mud is added by yourself

  60. Coburn Karma

    Coburn Karma2 ditë më parë


  61. Fluffy Gaming

    Fluffy Gaming2 ditë më parë

    Could you make a video about making the interior of a suv like this to make it more luxury. Maybe taking the parts of a saab aero interior.

  62. Sunny shah

    Sunny shah2 ditë më parë

    ChrisFix's cars are never getting COVID-19 because he makes sure they're always soaking wet in soapy wooder

  63. Julie Collins

    Julie Collins2 ditë më parë

    That is awesome! I'm inspired now. Most save the paint videos involve expensive buffing or polishing machines that not everybody has. I know I can do it like this and still get a great result! I can't wait to get started!

  64. Colten Atkinson

    Colten Atkinson2 ditë më parë

    I used the paint method on my 1989 F-150 that the paint was pretty bad on. It sparkles now. Just took 4 hours

  65. Brooklyn1530

    Brooklyn15302 ditë më parë

    Lmao bro you act like we could even find alcohol right now. Its damn near impossible to find isopropyl alcohol due to the coronavirus bro.

  66. NikTheGeek

    NikTheGeek2 ditë më parë

    Very impressive. I wish I'd known some of those tricks years ago!

  67. Idan S

    Idan S2 ditë më parë

    Hi chris, if my car paint is starting to peel off, I can still do the polish? or I may hurt the paint?

  68. The Next Chapter

    The Next Chapter2 ditë më parë

    Not only am I impressed with your amazing results but maintaining that enthusiasm throughout the whole thing was just......Wow!

  69. Amel Hankić

    Amel Hankić2 ditë më parë

    24 hours of lemons maybe a race is in planning

  70. NotYourTruthTheTruth

    NotYourTruthTheTruth2 ditë më parë


  71. Satish Parbhudial

    Satish Parbhudial2 ditë më parë

    Awesome job Chris 👍👍👍👍👍

  72. Robby.Izaak

    Robby.Izaak2 ditë më parë

    That was amazing!

  73. Fart Boner

    Fart Boner2 ditë më parë

    You sure that's Dried Mud?

  74. Anil Sharma

    Anil Sharma2 ditë më parë

    Super job sir very nice

  75. ayushraj parihar

    ayushraj parihar2 ditë më parë

    Think about that pity seller watching this video........

  76. ayushraj parihar

    ayushraj parihar2 ditë më parë

    I am thinking about those poor people who sold it in 500$ . If they watched this video they must " Why the hell I did'nt watched his videos before".......

  77. Tony R

    Tony R2 ditë më parë


  78. James Grecu

    James Grecu2 ditë më parë

    Dude, u kick ass. Been watching ur videos for a while now. Thumbs up all day every day. I'm hoping to get my 1977 k5 blazer going again. People like u motivate me to get my old k5 blazer going again. U rock Chris.

  79. Porsche 911

    Porsche 9112 ditë më parë


  80. Porsche 911

    Porsche 9112 ditë më parë

    This guys a real freak..see how he hides his self from the viewers so u can’t see his face..what a total people are gunna jump out the computer screen an attak him..fukin wanker or he’s a rite ugly looking freak...that’s why he hides his face like that...🤣🤣🤣🤣

  81. Luis Serralde

    Luis Serralde2 ditë më parë

    Hey bro sorry to bother just a quick question can I use the plastX instead of a regular polish for the headlights?? Also for the sealant can I use carnauba wax?? Thanks

  82. Brad Mamalis

    Brad Mamalis2 ditë më parë

    Are there any car channels left that are not shills for autotempest? 🤦‍♂️

  83. Leroy Routt

    Leroy Routt2 ditë më parë

    Really awesome video, you have proven that anyone who has a few dollars to spend and they aren't afraid of a little work can do the same job themselves. This guys energy, enthusiasm and ability to explain himself simply and quickly is amazing. No wonder he has 6 million subscribers! But don't get me wrong, he deserves them for the hard work that he puts into his videos. Thanks Chris!!

  84. mquiniones27

    mquiniones272 ditë më parë

    Love the video and your enthusiasm! Makes it look like anyone can do it. Thanks for your fun informative videos! It’s great to watch videos that have great enthusiasm and knowledgeable info! Makes me want to get working on my car!

  85. Charles Long

    Charles Long2 ditë më parë

    Im mad that I started watching the video.... I need you to hit my Grand National! lol

  86. David K Miller Photography

    David K Miller Photography2 ditë më parë

    This video came out perfect timing so I have something to do with the coronavirus lockdown. I just bought a polisher so I can bring back life to the paint on my 1997 Suburban that's keeping me busy these past few weeks.

  87. pass iton

    pass iton2 ditë më parë

    What did u get for it when u sold it?

  88. Adam Bauer

    Adam Bauer2 ditë më parë

    Damn are you really using that keyboard?

  89. Francisco Alicea

    Francisco Alicea2 ditë më parë

    That transformation was awesome, great job chris

  90. buzzbbird

    buzzbbird2 ditë më parë

    So, take to someplace and get a price estimate on its value

  91. Tom Jo

    Tom Jo2 ditë më parë

    How many hours did it take to restore the exterior ?

  92. Noel Vasquez

    Noel Vasquez3 ditë më parë

    Now that the weather is a bit better, I was wondering if you would do a video on how to tint your windows