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

  • James Grecu
    James Grecu

    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.

  • Porsche 911
    Porsche 911


  • Porsche 911
    Porsche 911

    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...🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Luis Serralde
    Luis Serralde

    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

  • Brad Mamalis
    Brad Mamalis

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

  • Leroy Routt
    Leroy Routt

    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!!

  • mquiniones27

    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!

  • Charles Long
    Charles Long

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

  • David K Miller Photography
    David K Miller Photography

    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.

  • pass iton
    pass iton

    What did u get for it when u sold it?

  • Adam Bauer
    Adam Bauer

    Damn are you really using that keyboard?

  • Francisco Alicea
    Francisco Alicea

    That transformation was awesome, great job chris

  • buzzbbird

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

  • Tom Jo
    Tom Jo

    How many hours did it take to restore the exterior ?

  • Noel Vasquez
    Noel Vasquez

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

  • George Masukawa
    George Masukawa

    Im curious, what processes would one add or subtract if they wanted a matte finish?

  • Bryan F
    Bryan F

    Strange , the beginning of the video showed it with brand new pinstriping .

  • Furry Trash
    Furry Trash

    A great thing to use on tires for a deep, low gloss black is brake fluid. It won't damage the rubber, and it looks great for weeks

  • H0JH0Y

    How to install a front bumber rollcage

  • Mahadika Alif Raditya
    Mahadika Alif Raditya

    i never exited like this before, watching a good before and after


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

  • Charles Dougherty
    Charles Dougherty

    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 Garcia

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

  • NKA da best
    NKA da best

    its almost looks like chrome :dd

  • sergio raphael panta mondragon
    sergio raphael panta mondragon

    Alguna pagina de donde conseguir los productos?

    • ChrisFix

      Check the description for all the products used!

  • Twistedmind Photography
    Twistedmind Photography

    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

      @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

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

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith


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  • B Alonzo
    B Alonzo

    Gracias por los subtítulos Christian.

  • Chronic Machines
    Chronic Machines

    Very nice advice

    • ChrisFix


  • Andrei justin Huet
    Andrei justin Huet

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

    • ChrisFix



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

    • ChrisFix

      When I painted or when I detailed?


    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

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

  • Jignesh

    Chrisfish good video

  • Ali j
    Ali j

    Super smart guy l like u

  • joe shaw
    joe shaw

    Honestly amazing

  • PropanePete

    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 Roy

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

  • Matthew Lotter
    Matthew Lotter

    love these longer videos

  • Marique Crable
    Marique Crable

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

  • Hendry Johan
    Hendry Johan

    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 jaster

    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 DeCarlo

    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 Squidward

    Damn this guy knows his stuff

  • Lenny Yu
    Lenny Yu

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

  • Shawn Elliott
    Shawn Elliott

    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 Mathers

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

  • Lowell Bitancor
    Lowell Bitancor

    You're awesome

  • Andrew Tuggle
    Andrew Tuggle

    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 W

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

  • Karlos Smith
    Karlos Smith

    Painted calipers would really finish it off 🤙

  • FrankJDM

    Your a Master At everything cars Chris! 👍👍

  • Val Balane
    Val Balane

    Nice work sir...!

  • Ali Kamal
    Ali Kamal

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

  • Flame Breathing
    Flame Breathing

    Are you planning on selling your trailblazer Chris?

  • Glow StormTV
    Glow StormTV

    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 KAOS

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

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    Jacques Jean


  • Payton Haller
    Payton Haller

    Say it with the guys face reveal Face reveal

  • Brandon Welch
    Brandon Welch

    great job

  • yoboi01

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

  • Johni

    Long time no video

  • Trang Le
    Trang Le

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

  • Darryl Schipper
    Darryl Schipper

    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 Hayden

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

  • Dragos Andrei
    Dragos Andrei

    where is the *Driftstaang*?

  • Dakka chafik
    Dakka chafik

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

  • MrBre4ker

    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

    Gotta love that soapy wodah

  • Hot Dogger
    Hot Dogger

    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 Petix

    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 Dogger

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

  • Halaapiapi Toli
    Halaapiapi Toli

    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 neil

    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 Warlow

    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

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

  • Fayyad Huq
    Fayyad Huq

    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 S

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

  • MrJughead87

    Fucking wild 🥰

  • Eric R
    Eric R

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