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Will the red metallic paint fade?

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Mon Aug 14 2017, 12:53pm
Member No: #48991
Joined: Jul 24 2017
Location: norwich
I have shortlisted a 2013 Picasso Exclusive plus. Very happy with the bodywork BUT several people have told me not to buy a red car as all red cars slowly fade (any make). Is this an old wives tale or is it true?
Mon Aug 14 2017, 01:16pm
Member No: #27768
Joined: Oct 13 2012
Location: Hove
Solid colours do (used to) but I don't remember seeing a metallic one fade.
Tue Aug 15 2017, 12:39am
Member No: #1731
Joined: Dec 15 2007
Location: Walsall West Midlands
I had a solid red 2CV6 that shone so brightly and was the same colour when the metal yard in the sky called.

I now have (for dog purposes only) a brilliant solid red Vauxhall Agila 2001 that you can still see your face in. Perhaps the secret is protecting the paintwork regularly.

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