• Tips for Protecting New Car Paint

    You can keep your new car looking like new for a long time with just a few tips on protecting your new car paint.

    • Exterior Cleaning: Be sure to remove all the exterior debris with a hose and water as soon as possible from the exterior of the car. You should not let debris build up in any small areas where rust can start. After the spray down, wash the exterior with a good, general purpose exterior car washing soap. Be sure it is mild. Finally, take a chamois and rinse and dry each section thoroughly (a chamois is a piece of cloth that absorbs about 8 or 10 times its weight in water). This will ensure that your car paint gets the maintenance it deserves.
    • Doors and Wheels: Be sure to clean the door jambs and doors as well as the wheels and tires. Another important thing to do is to make sure that the doors and door jambs are waxed. Make sure the tires are cleaned and protected with a protectant, such as ArmorAll, and that the wheels are also cleaned, protected and sealed.
    • Body: In order to protect new car paint, you need take very good care of the car’s body. It is also a good idea to wax the vehicle with a good, all-purpose polymer-based wax. This will give your new vehicle’s paint maximum protection from the sun as well as from industrial pollution. This really helps in protection of car paint and allows it to shine for a longer period of time.
    • Windows and Windshield: Ensure that you park your car out of the sun most of the time. It is a good idea to make sure that all of the windows are cleaned and washed. You can use a mixture of vinegar and water for this or you can use a commercial product. Be sure that the windshield and rear window are cleaned, as are the rearview and sideview mirrors. One good hint to follow is to roll the windows down a bit so that the entire window is cleaned rather than leaving a line of dirt at the top.
    • Interior surfaces: Use a treatment, such as ArmorAll or another protectant, for UV protection. You can go over all of the plastic surfaces so they remain supple and fight the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. It’s also a good idea to make sure that the pedals are cleaned up and the upholstery is kept clean as well.
    • Chrome and Bright work: Use a proper cleaner and go over the chrome and bright work of your new vehicle so that you can ensure they stay looking new longer.
    • Polish and Buff: It’s beneficial for your vehicle if you polish and buff it. Make sure that you use a good quality polish and buff it in the correct manner. Use a new lint-free rag or a chamois. These will ensure that you catch all the dust particles and don’t leave any cloth particles on the body of the vehicle.

    Using these methods should keep your new car looking great for a very long time.