Protecting Your Car's New Paint Job

May 26, 2017

Getting a fresh coat of paint on your car is a fantastic feeling. Once you start driving around with that new paint there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure it stays looking fresh for as long as possible.

Car Paint Protection: What to be wary of

One of the realities of car ownership is that over time, paint experiences fading and damage from a number of sources but the good news is many of these can be avoided:

  • Sunshine

Just like you protect your skin if you are in the sun too long, it's important to be aware that ultraviolet radiation from the Perth sun can damage your car's "skin" if it is not undercover. Car paint is porous too, and in the hot sun those pores grow and trap more moisture, dust, and dirt.

  • Bird droppings

They might seem like a minor annoyance but bird droppings are actually pretty sinister. Acid in the uninvited deposits can eat through car paint; watch out when you park your car under busy trees.

  • Salty air

We live in a coastal city so it's nearly impossible to resist the lure of Perth beaches or a drive along the WA coast. The trouble is, salty air – combined with wind, sun, sand particles, and moisture – can cause rust spots and fading on car paint.

  • Airborne contaminants

Our air quality is pretty good here but there are still heavy industries pumping fumes and chemicals in to the air around Perth. Especially if you drive near industrial areas for work, take care to wash away these airborne particles before they eat in to your new paint job.

 

The solutions

Don't worry, car paint protection isn't all doom and gloom. Here are a few tips we have collected over years of repairing and protecting car paint for Perth's auto enthusiasts:

  • Regular waxing

A lot of car lovers will tell you regular waxing is a good way to protect your paint job and they're not wrong! The wax creates a thin protective layer around your paint – just remember, using the right wax is important (ask us, we're happy to help you out).

  • Clear coat finishes and paint protection

Cars are made to be driven and enjoyed so you should have peace of mind that your new paint job is protected when you take it out for a spin. Innomotive's clear coat protection provides a showroom lustre and protects your new paint for much longer than waxing. Or choose crystal glass paint protection which gives you genuine all-weather protection and a tough shell, protecting your car paint from environmental contaminants right through to superficial scratches.

  • Garages and shade structures

Keeping the vehicle out of the sun and away from pesky birds at the same is a great way to prolong the life of your car's paint. Shade options range from pop-up structures to professionally built carports, or you can go the extra mile and fully protect your ride with a lock-up garage.

 

Car paint protection with Innomotive

Whether you are touching up a weathered paint job on a classic car, repairing panel and paint damage, or giving your pride and joy a head-turning new look, keep the good feeling going with these car paint protection tips. Do you have other tips for keeping that fresh-from-the-paint-shop shine alive? Leave a comment below, we'd love to hear them!

 

 

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