Every time your car leaves the garage, it rolls into infinite dangers – bird poop, bugs and microscopic germs, dust and grit, and of course, harsh weather conditions and sun’s heat. No wonder, these take a toll on your car’s paint, leaving it rusted, dirty, and with a poor finish. Dirt and grit stick to the paint, and causes it to lack luster, making the surface rough and harsh. Even the scorching sun above and its harmful ultraviolet rays cause significant damage to the car paint.
If you care for your car, regular car wash and care are important. Here are some tips to protect new car paint. After all, you need something better for your baby’s skin!
The best and simplest way to protect your car’s paint is car cleaning and regular care. After you come back home after a long ride, wash or at least rinse off the dirt on the car as soon as possible. The longer it stays onto the body; the more it will penetrate deeper into the paint and cause damage. After washing, let it cool in the shade on shallow incline. This helps the water drops to fall off onto the ground and not penetrate in the body, which can again damage the paint.
Before car wash, rinse off thoroughly because no matter how much you clean, if there is sand and grit on the surface of the car paint, it won’t help. Use only mild car soap and a fresh sponge to clean your car. Make sure that you only rinse and wash one section of the car at a time, cleaning from the top to bottom. Don’t scrub hard on the paint; rather, use long light strokes along the length of the car. Dry the car in the shade (and not under the sun), and use a blotting paper rather than wiping.
Next is the step of car detailing, which is integral to protect the paint from damage. Remember, there is no shortcut to waxing. It not only enhances the beauty of your car’s paint, but also protects it from UV rays and dirt. The ideal way to wax is to apply a coat of wax and then immediately wipe it off.
UV protection coating can effectively resist chalking and dulling effect of sunlight on your car’s paint. There are several products available today that protects the car from harmful ultraviolet rays. Make sure that you apply them regularly as recommended. A protective car covering is also a good way to protect the car from harsh weather conditions and sunlight.
Clear Coat Paint Finish
Clear coat paint functions as “sealers’ on new cars, working as a protective film over the base paint layer. Make sure your new car has one. However, it can never replace waxing since it can still erode, breathe, collect stains and grime, and absorb moisture.