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Maintaining the Beauty of Your Car’s Paint

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  1. The first step to making your job easier is to choose the best color for your car while still window shopping. Black is the most difficult to care for, especially if you are not the type to wash your car regularly. White and gray may be the way to go since they are more forgiving when it comes to “hiding” dirt and grime.
  2. Watch where you park. Avoid parking under powerlines and trees. Both are favorite hangouts for birds, which means bird poop, and trees can also shower your car with sap. A sticky dilemma.
  3. If you find yourself the target of bird droppings, sap or splattered bugs, it is smart thinking to wash the evidence away as soon as possible, otherwise, it will only be harder to remove later. Also, bird poop is known to eat into automotive paint the longer it sits.
  4. Obviously, you want to wash your car as often as possible to maintain its brilliance, but avoid taking it for a spin around the block afterwards to help dry it off. Remove all access water with a chamois first to guard against water spotting before running around town.
  5. If you keep your car garaged then only an occasional waxing is necessary, twice a year or so, in order to maintain its finish and the integrity of the paint. If it is exposed to the elements throughout much of the year though you’ll need to wax more frequently. Make sure to use a quality carnauba wax for the job. It is more labor intensive but well worth the beautiful outcome.

Following these simple rules will keep your car’s paint looking as good as it did the day you fell in love with it on the showroom floor.

For more information on automobile paint products, visit Martin Auto Color to learn more about our line of quality PPG Paints™.

 

Martin Auto Color

618 San Fernando Road

San Fernando, CA  91340

Ph: (818) 365-3727

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