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How to take care of your car paint
February 4, 2018 | 5:13 PM
 
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Choosing the colour of a car involves many influencing factors. The colour of your car reflects your personality but have you thought what will be the state of the colour after a few years on the road?

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 sign of ageing.

Exposure to sunlight, moist weather, pollution, etc., can diminish the glossy coat of your car.

Wash 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.

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 colour 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. Remember to get your car regularly serviced by a certified professional. — articlesfactory.com

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