Choosing a color for your desired car paint protection involves an array of influencing factors. The color of your car reflects your personality as black is cool, red is sensual, silver signifies your stylish lifestyle and white cars are conservative. But can you imagine what color will it be after a few years on the road? Before that nightmare happens, I believe the prevention lies in caring for your car paint straight from the day you get the keys.
Caring for your car paint may be a tough job, but if you want your car to give you your desire, then it’s for you to give her what she wants so that she retains her allegiance, radiance, luster and beauty. But the secret lies not in giving her some few lustrous touches during the few months after you own her, it’s the continuous care that she needs, sometimes a beauty touch and sometimes a healing touch.
The article below will help you out in caring for your car paint. Believe me, vehicles also feel love and care. It’s from my experience I have gained over the years that I’m giving you this advice. The more you care and let the car understand your love, the longer it will be your companion.
Regardless of the types of finishes; acrylic, matte or enamel they are all subjected to environmental wear and tear. But if taken good care, they can last for months and years without even a sign of aging.
Exposure to sunlight, moist weather, pollution, etc., can diminish the glossy coat of your car.
I’d recommend washing your car at least once in a month. Residues like bird droppings or limestone drippings can permanently damage the paint if not washed off in time. A car, when washed dries up soon, but the moisture accumulates when it’s dirty and starts corroding. Pressure wash can be a good option to clean the areas which are unreachable, but do not hold it too near as the pressure can peel off the paint. Wash every corner and joints where dirt and salt could accumulate.
The next step after washing your car is to wax. Waxing not only gives it a shine, but also protects it from harmful pollutants and ultra violet rays from the sun. It takes only about 30 minutes to completely wax a car in order to make it last two to three months. But, remember not to be fooled by the ads which claim to give you everlasting shine. Periodical waxing is the best way to make your car the talk of the town.
If you live in a humid area, or where salt use is high in winter, under coating and rust proofing is a must. This protects the paints below and it’s vital mechanical parts like the braking system which saves you from dangers and harms.
Likewise, stone chips and scratches may also be a threat to the paint if not repaired on time. You don’t need a specialist for doing these simple jobs. Just get yourself geared up with a touch-up or spray paint of the same color and a tooth pick. Shake the paint well and spray a small amount into the cap. Now dip the tooth pick into the paint and cautiously fill up the damaged portion and you are done concealing a blemish.
To remove some marks which damage just the clear coat, you will need an ultra fine 1500-grit or 2000-grit waterproof sandpaper which then should be used to work over the effected area. After this, the marks will vanish, but the clear coat will also lose its shine. Now, to give its shine back, use a few drops of polishing compound using a damp sponge. Rub well until it shines back and then blush the area with a good quality car wax.
Now that you have all these handy tips with you, be sure to promise your car a good care always. Caring for your car paint is just like caring for your face and skin. So, always keep the car just the way you keep your skin and hair. But in order to give it a true long-lasting life, you must give importance to the engines as well. So, remember to get your car regularly serviced by a certified professional.
The author Javies Phaltual also writes about preemie clothes and newborn baby boy clothes
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