When you hear “auto maintenance,” you might imagine tasks like oil changes and tire rotations. Auto maintenance usually deals with the parts on the inside. Still, if you’ve got a fresh paint job on your car, it’s also important to follow certain steps to keep your car looking gorgeous for years to come. So what steps can you take to keep your paint pristine?
Proper paint job maintenance starts from day one. Be sure to keep your car covered until the paint has fully cured, which can take a few days. If you’ve had your car professionally painted, ensure they’re keeping the vehicle inside the shop for extra protection from the elements.
When it’s time to wash your car, hand wash it using the correct solution. This is especially important the first time you wash it after painting it or having it painted. Although using a machine can save you time, it’s also too harsh for your brand-new paint; hand washing is gentle and will pay off in the long run.
For your convenience, some brands sell detailing kits with wax, polish, applicator pads, and drying towels. However, if you’re looking to buy these items individually, be sure to keep these factors in mind:
Always apply the proper polish to your car’s surface before you put on wax. The polish protects your car from the elements and UV rays. It will also fill in any minor surface imperfections, helping the wax go on more smoothly. And when it comes to wax, don’t skimp out. Use top-grade wax and go with a known and trusted brand. Using top-of-the-line wax and polish may be a little pricey, but it’s worth it to keep your car vibrant, shining, and show-off-able.
When it’s time to dry your car off, be sure to do so with a microfiber towel. Microfiber is a synthetic fabric blend made of even smaller fibers than human hairs, making it perfect for cleaning because it can get deep into the surface you apply it to, leaving it spotless. Besides that, microfiber is also famously soft and light – they make underwear out of microfiber. This material is gentle on your car’s surface, so it’s the perfect choice for maintaining a paint job.
For any additional questions and all of your auto body needs, be sure to contact the experts at Turnpike Motors Auto Body in Newington, CT!