how Many times have you asked yourself what to do to maintain the gloss of the paint of your car like the first day? It is not easy that the passage of time does not make much of a dent in the appearance of the body, but today we’re going to talk about the 4 worst enemies of the paint of your car.
The Sun: the natural enemy
there is No doubt that climatic phenomena are some of the culprits of our painting does not look like it deserves the maximum time possible. exposure to direct sunlight can seriously weaken the brightness that shines our car, and this is due to the effect of radiation on the glaze that gives shine to our car. The lacquered or enameled paint is the process by which the paint is protected and brings out all its nuances and shades, but degradation is progressive and is severely affected by high temperatures and exposure to direct sunlight. With the passage of time, what’s more likely is that able to varnish loosing strength and depth, revealing the layer of paint more external and thus removing the protection and the color.
Protect your car from the Sun is a tip more than recommended, although care, seek out shade is also not easy if we take into account that the shelter of the trees it is not always the most appropriate. Often, parking under a tree is synonymous with blemishes because of their fruits/flowers and the stool of birds that live in it.
How to clean your car?
Cleaning the car can become a religion. Each owner has their methods and tricks to get the maximum shine to your car, but there are fundamental aspects that must be taken into account. The first thing to note is that the process of hand-cleaning, suede, PH-neutral soap and water of low mineralization is the preferred method. The lacquer of our car suffers and exposes openly any minimal abrasion, leaving out these projections that has a negative impact on both the body when it sparkles in the Sun.
The cleaning processes automated have a bad reputation, and are not really the most recommended. The washing tunnels with rollers tend to be the culprits of serious scratches in the paint of our car, and this occurs because of an incorrect maintenance of the system. The rollers are composed of thousands of sheets of a synthetic material, very absorbent and flexible, but for his work, reiterated in need of a special care to remove dirt that will accumulate. To not be carried out correctly, its maintenance, the blades of the rollers accumulate particles that end up generating microabrasiones, and thus their bad reputation.
The use of cleaning products, low-quality or very abrasive is another of the big culprits that the brightness of our car to suffer. In cleaning products is where we can best apply what is cheap is expensive, because as a general rule, the cleaning of the vehicle is achieved through abrasive products that they eliminate very easily the dirt, although by against also seriously affecting the paint of the bodywork and wheels. These products feature two great dangers, one is its repeated use to remove this stain that will not come out, and the other is the evil rinse once you have applied the cleaning product.
Waxed and buffed When do I use them?
The two great resources to protect and restore the color. The wax is the key to protect our paint as much as possible. What we know for waxing the vehicle, and with this I refer to the manual processes of waxing, is to apply a layer of synthetic material and protector that creates a barrier between the varnish and paint the outside to filter the solar radiation, ease of cleaning and repelling dirt in the best of cases. The wax is recommended on an annual basis and is the best investment in both protection, if we speak about products of clear quality. As in the case of cleaning products, the use of waxes of low quality can affect the varnish and, of course, substantially reduce the protection.
The polishing of the paint is another great resource, but to all lights is the last resource to consider. The process of polishing the varnish of the painting is a manual process, or automatic, consists in the application of an abrasive that removes layers of varnish to renew its shine. This process and its final result depend on, and a lot of the methods used, the experience of those who apply and the type of Polish used. At the end we talk about a process of last resort that lowers the layer of varnish after get to renew their brightness. Resort to polishing is only recommended in cases where there is a loss of brightness because of excessive abrasions result from the use of washing tunnels or colour degradation in areas that are highly exposed to the Sun. Is usually recommended before applying protective processes such as the waxing to ensure the best result.
The quality of our painting
here is the key of the final result. For many care that we have in the maintenance of our painting, if the materials and techniques used in the painting of the body are not adequate, it will be very difficult to get good results. As a general rule manufacturers employ very high standards of quality in processes of painted and varnished, but there is always the possibility of failure. In the same way, in any repair process it is assumed the best work possible, but undoubtedly there are cases where the end result is good, and within a few months the degradation suffered by the painting shows that this work has not been made with the highest quality.
Verify the painting of a body is not simple, and is that the final finish induces us to deception. However there are clues that can help us to detect anomalies. By the way, when examining the paint and bodywork of your car, trust more to the touch than of sight:
Projections: if to contemplate our painting we detect small particles adhered to the varnish, which will not be the slightest doubt that such a process has not been performed in the best conditions. The finishing of the piece has been performed in an environment containing dust or particles in suspension, so that the varnish is likely to have lost properties and do not hold too well over time.
Touch rough or porous: with the touch, we must also contemplate the final finish. The appearance of rough surfaces or porous in the varnish we clearly demonstrate the lack of material in that area, revealing how the process of painting/varnishing has been done unevenly and leaving areas of the painting without protecting.
Differences of tonality and bumps: each color represents a challenge for the painter, and is painting the whole body as a challenge to get the same nuances and tones. The color, the more difficult it is and will be the gray one, even more so when we talk about metallic. If during the visual inspection we found areas where the tones vary, or where it felt changes in depth, there is no doubt that in a claim. As a general rule, the changes of tonality are responsive to the application of paint unevenly, however, the appearance of areas with small reliefs in the form of a droplet or waves, are a sure sign of a clear excess in paint or varnish.