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Car Bodywork Paint Repair Restoration Techniques - Spray Painting By Mario Goldstein
in Automotive | Published 2009-07-22 21:11:32 | 3856 Reads | Rating 5
When buying a car one of the biggest choices you have is the color Though there are many choices to make it’s the main factor that you can decide on which suits you best and appeals to your sense of style
Full ContentWhen buying a car one of the biggest choices you have is the color! Though there are many choices to make it’s the main factor that you can decide on which suits you best and appeals to your sense of style. Black is a big seller yet silver can sometimes have more style. Red is hot and white can be conservative, it’s all up to you.
The elements though can play havoc on keeping that original shine and luster to this important investment. Once a car loses its color, the value is reduced and it never looks the same. These are some tips and tricks on how to maintain that color and ke
HOW TO RESIST ENVIROMENTAL DAMAGES
There are many different types of finishes on vehicles like enamel, matt coating, acrylic etc…unfortunately, no matter what the finish is, your car’s paint is still susceptible to the environment. To help protect it always use a preventive maintenance program.
The sun puts out ultra violet rays that can damage the gloss of the finish and because metal holds heat it can cause permanent stains. The only way to deal with this is by using protective sealants and coatings.
Air pollutants are your next problem because they transform into nitric and sulfuric acids that eventually deposit onto your vehicle and eat up the paint. To combat this, keep your vehicle clean by washing it on a regular basis. This is very important because even in the winter with salt and dirt, pitting and rusting can occur. The undercarriage should be treated with a protective coating to help eliminate this problem.
When your car is clean moisture can't build up in the dirty areas and cause corrosion. I advise a car wash at least once to twice a month and sometimes have a gentle power wash to dislodge dirt that is embedded in hard to reach places like under the bumpers, the wheel wells and behind the moldings to name a few.
By pressure washing after or during winter you can dislodge the excess salt and dirt from the body of your vehicle and at the same time give it a shiny and clean appearance and reduce the chances of rust problems.
Another big tip is to keep you car or truck waxed on a regular basis. This will aid in a big way to keep the color from fading and minimize the harm that chemicals can do to your paint job and also give a great shine to your vehicle. Its should only take about 30 minutes to wax even a large vehicle and should last for 3-4 months.
ALWAYS REPAIR THE CHIPS AND SCRATCHES
Most times you can order matching spray paint from the manufacturer and buy using a toothpick as an aid you can fix most prominent scratches and chips. For some of the smaller ones a polishing compound will work.
By investing, the time and utilizing these tips your vehicles paint job has a much better chance of remaining in new like condition!