Protect Your Car's Paint Job - Here's How

Protect Your Car's Paint Job - Here's How

If you want to keep your car looking newer for longer, you will need to protect its paint job. Placing a ceramic coating on your car in Hamilton can go a long way towards this. However, there are some other things to keep in mind when trying to preserve your car's paint job. 

Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your car's paint job is preserved for as long as possible.

Clean It Regularly

Washing your car on a regular basis is non-negotiable. The longer you leave dirt and debris to build up on your car's paint job, the more damage it can eventually do. Things like bird droppings, for example, are very acidic and, if left untreated, can ultimately eat into the car's paintwork permanently. 

Clean It Correctly

Many people make the mistake of using dishwashing detergent to clean their vehicles. However, this is damaging to the paint job of the car owing to the high acidity in these kinds of soaps. 

Consider having your car professionally washed for the best results. 

Dry It

Washing the car is just half of the job. The second part of the process includes drying your car. While your car can indeed dry very quickly in the sun, it will not dry evenly. Failure to dry your car immediately after washing will leave water spots on your car, making it look even dirtier than before. Using a microfiber towel is the best way to ensure that you prevent water spots from forming.

Cover It

One of the best ways to take care of your car's paint job is to keep it covered. Ideally, you would park your car inside a garage, particularly during the day when harmful UV light can deteriorate your paint job and bleach the interior of your car as well. 

If, for whatever reason, you cannot park under cover, then it is recommended that you purchase a car cover. These covers are relatively affordable and can be kept inside your car's trunk, making it easy to cover your vehicle when there is no shade or covered parking available.

Coat It

A ceramic coating will lengthen the life of your car's paint job significantly. Ceramic coatings provide your car with a film that protects the paint job, reduces incidences of scratching, and prevents dirt and debris from building up. The ceramic coating will provide your car's paint job with protection from the elements and ensure that it lasts significantly longer. It will also keep your car’s paint job looking newer for longer. 

For more information on how to care for your car's paint job and to get access to ceramic coating in Hamilton, contact us at Mats Detailing today!

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