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:
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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:

    • ww2717

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

    • 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?

  • Bülent Alkın Türkoğlu
    Bülent Alkın Türkoğlu

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

  • mode 360
    mode 360

    I just wanna say incredible...

  • Jeep Overlander
    Jeep Overlander

    wow.... impressive

  • Scorpio

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

  • Glenn De Jong
    Glenn De Jong

    Thanks Chris , very helpful. Hi from Australia.

  • Adam The Paranormal Seeker
    Adam The Paranormal Seeker

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

  • A. Garcia
    A. Garcia

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

  • zfreak280

    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.

  • Raoul Shair
    Raoul Shair

    Love the energy you film all

  • Barton Black
    Barton Black

    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!

  • Hunter Robinson
    Hunter Robinson

    I just sold one of those for 300

  • Badger0fDeath

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



  • Flying Turtle
    Flying Turtle

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

  • The Lucas List
    The Lucas List

    Chris, love this video man!

  • Vlad Well
    Vlad Well

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

  • Z Alleroy
    Z Alleroy

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

  • alexander flessert
    alexander flessert

    Your gonna get some Kung fu moves after this

  • Mauro Justo
    Mauro Justo

    I’am is from argentina, gracias por los subtítulos

    • ChrisFix

      ¡No hay problema!

  • The Sonic Sega Nerd
    The Sonic Sega Nerd

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

  • TheMajsis1337

    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.

    • ChrisFix

      Thanks for the tip!

  • Zeezoo Lzezoo
    Zeezoo Lzezoo

    Thanks bro

    • ChrisFix

      No problem!

  • Don Eagan
    Don Eagan

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

    • ChrisFix

      Thanks a lot!

  • Miel Vandendries
    Miel Vandendries

    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?

    • ChrisFix

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

  • henrent

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

    • ChrisFix


  • wildcheekymonkey

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

  • Kelz Attee
    Kelz Attee

    Always awesome


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

  • Andrew Davis
    Andrew Davis

    Amazing job dude

  • Mark Stefany
    Mark Stefany

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

  • Spyros Bellos
    Spyros Bellos

    for how long should i compound and polish?

  • Amber57499

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

  • Rohan Kumar
    Rohan Kumar

    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!

  • MiGujack3

    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.

  • patrick lynch
    patrick lynch

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

  • Jonathan Romero
    Jonathan Romero

    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.

  • Steven Styles
    Steven Styles

    Nice work

  • Neil Sandwich
    Neil Sandwich

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

  • Paul the Car Whisperer
    Paul the Car Whisperer

    Why didn't you sand the primer when painting?

  • OutZydaz

    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".

  • Marius Zdremtan
    Marius Zdremtan

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

  • Chadwick Nixon
    Chadwick Nixon

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

    • quincycz

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

  • Dubla

    What kind of sorcery is this 😃👍🏾

  • Chris A
    Chris A

    Chris, how many microfiber pads did you use?

  • Alexandre Martel
    Alexandre Martel

    this is obvious that the mud is added by yourself

  • Coburn Karma
    Coburn Karma


  • Fluffy Gaming
    Fluffy Gaming

    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.

  • Sunny shah
    Sunny shah

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

  • Julie Collins
    Julie Collins

    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!

  • Colten Atkinson
    Colten Atkinson

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

  • Brooklyn1530

    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.

  • NikTheGeek

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

  • Idan S
    Idan S

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

  • The Next Chapter
    The Next Chapter

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

  • Amel Hankić
    Amel Hankić

    24 hours of lemons maybe a race is in planning

  • NotYourTruthTheTruth


  • Satish Parbhudial
    Satish Parbhudial

    Awesome job Chris 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Robby.Izaak

    That was amazing!

  • Fart Boner
    Fart Boner

    You sure that's Dried Mud?

  • Anil Sharma
    Anil Sharma

    Super job sir very nice

  • ayushraj parihar
    ayushraj parihar

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

  • ayushraj parihar
    ayushraj parihar

    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".......

  • Tony R
    Tony R


  • 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?