Thursday, April 26, 2012

Car Paint Care Techniques

Buying a car includes a lengthy decision making process involving an array of influencing factors. One of the most important among them is colour. Your car's paint job is one of the most noticeable features and expensive to replace and repair. That is why it is good to know the appropriate car paint care techniques which will add years to the life and luster of your car's paint.


One of the most obvious steps is of course washing. Washing removes loose contaminants like dirt, dust and road film that is sitting on top of your cars finish. Don't use dishwasher detergents, because they will strip your wax protection. I would suggest you to wash your car every two weeks to keep your car looking good and free of contaminants. It is good to wash your car in the shade and remember - nothing can replace the benefits of regular washing.


After washing, never skip drying your vehicle. This process is needed to prevent water smudges (annoying mineral deposits that imprint the outline of a drop of water into your vehicle's paint).


Cleaning makes reference to getting rid of defects like oxidation, swirls, stains, overspray, and all foreign surface fragments from exterior surfaces for achieving crystal clear reflections and long lasting protection. A clay bar helps to clean contamination\/dirt from the clearcoat that can not be cleared away through regular washing. Clearcoat contamination can come from industrial fallout, air particles, tar, and animal droppings. If the car is in good conditions and free of defects, cleaning step is not necessary.


For a show car shine it is important that you don't skip the polishing step. Polishing your car's paint repairs the harm caused by the sun, foreign objects, contamination and washing or drying with poor quality wash gloves and towels. Polishing can be done using mechanical polishes with a machine and particular polishing pads that clear away a fine layer of clearcoat from a car to remove superior scratches and swirls from a paint surface.


Protecting involves the application of a protective material (in liquid or paste form) that defends against foreign matter from adhering to the surface of the vehicle, including water, bug splatter, dirt, and tar. Waxes and sealants provide this barrier against those harsh factors.


This procedure is all about keeping your car in a good shape. It is recommended to wax your car 3 to 4 times a year. Be sure to wash and rinse in areas so the car wash soap doesn't dry before being washed off. And finally go through the manufacturer's directions on all car care products prior to use.

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