Just like the sun to your skin, the sun can affect your car’s paint. Here are the tips on how to protect your car paint.
How to protect your car paint
The sun can cause great damage on your car, causing oxidation and premature fading to its paint. However, correct maintenance practices can keep your car looking new boost its curb appeal.
Covered or sheltered parking like a car parking shade will not only protect your car’s paint but also its headlights and rubberized trim.
Some of the damage from the UV rays, heat, suicidal bugs and bird droppings can be undone. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started.
Protecting your car’s paint by washing it
The first step is to wash your car and cleanse it of pollution and grime. Get a soft cotton mitt, bucket and automotive cleaning product, and work on the car out of direct sunlight.
‘Claying’ is a safe way to remove damaging materials without leaving trace. use an auto detailing clay bar if you have tough deposits like road tar. Never scratch your car.
Dry your car thoroughly. Drying your car with a cotton rag or chamois protects your car’s paint from minerals left behind by water evaporation.
Wax your car. This is one of the most effective ways to keep your car looking like new. The wax protects the paint against roadside pollutants, combating the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and also prevents dirt and grit from sticking to your car. If you skip waxing, grime left on your car can damage the paint job.
No car – foreign or domestic – is immune from the damaging effects of engine heat and direct sunlight, but any car will benefit from a regular maintenance routine. Despite the sun and heat, let your car can glow with a wash, dry and glossy coat of wax.