5 Ways to Keep Your New Paint Job Looking Shiny

5 Ways to Keep Your New Paint Job Looking ShinyGetting a new paint job is a great way to fall in love with your car all over again. It'll come out of the shop looking all bright and shiny and you'll be excited to get cruising. But as the days pass, you could be at risk of your paint job losing some of its luster. Fortunately, there are certain measures you can take to maintain the shine. Here's a look at five tips on how to keep your new paint job in great shape.

Use Correct Washing Materials

Terrycloth can actually scratch vehicle paint. Instead, it's best to use synthetic microfiber towels that are meant specifically for automotive purposes. If you don't have microfiber towels, 100% cotton washing mitts are better than terrycloth. And you'll want to only use actual car soaps, rather than dish soap.

Wax with Care

It's good practice to also wax your car whenever you wash it. But before you start waxing, you'll want to check to make sure that the car's surface is fully free of debris. This will help to ensure that no scratching occurs.

Don't Park Right Next to Other Cars

By parking at a distance from other vehicles, you'll be at less risk of someone opening their car door into your paneling, and then potentially sticking you with the repair tab.

Spot Cleaning

An on-the-go cleaning kit can make it easy for you to do quick clean-up jobs for issues like bird droppings or tree sap, which could collect more dirt that will be hard to scrub away.

Park in the Shade

Whenever possible, you'll want to park undercover, which will help to protect your paint job from the sun's damaging rays, as well as any extreme weather, such as hail. At home, it's worth it to make plenty of space in the garage for your car. While you're out and about, look for a parking garage or a spot on the shady side of the street.

If you need a new paint job, be sure to get in touch with a reputable specialist. For auto painting and collision repair in Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale, CA, contact the experts at Yeaman Auto Body at (650) 460-5232. Feel free to give Yeaman Auto Body a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your auto body needs!

Yeaman Auto Body Blog
Posted: April 22, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ