I think we can all agree when I say we dislike the bumps, dents, scratches, and fading on our vehicles. After all, we invest a lot of time and money into them and to see that go to waste is more than disappointing. The key to ridding of these inadvertences and preventing them from getting worse is as simple as being proactive. We will discuss the chemicals and techniques that can help you cure your minor vehicular mishaps.
Paint on your vehicle is extremely vulnerable to the environment you drive in. If you find a scratch or wear in your paint, it is best to repair as fast and effectively as possible. In doing so, we suggest clear coats and protection film.
More often than not, vehicles already come with a second clear layer of paint. Unfortunately, corrosive chemicals and scratches can hinder its integrity. Adding a second layer of clear paint every now and then to your car preserves the initial coat of paint. What’s even better is that when using a spray version of clear paint, you can pick which spots you think really require treatment.
Another recommendation is paint protection film. Essentially, this film is a thin layer of clear material that, when applied to a vehicle’s surface, can shield against chemicals, sand, and other sorts of debris. It is important to place emphasis on the areas that might experience more impact of these elements, including the hood of your car and side mirrors.. The below video demonstrates 3M’s paint protection film.
Nothing is more irritating than a small scratch along your door or on the hood of your car, especially when you have no idea where it came from – trust us, you are not alone. If the scratch minor enough, it can often be dealt without the assistance of an auto body technician. This year, some of the top scratch removal kits include:
- 3M 39071 Scratch Removal System
- Meguiars G17216 Ultimate Compound
- Turtle Wax T234KT Premium Scratch Remover
These three recommended scratch removers are quite simple to use for minor fixes, usually to the top layer of paint. Ideally, it is best to follow the instructions for each while it is warm outside – not too hot – so that the chemicals can work properly. Anywhere from 18 – 25°C is suggested. Ensure that your vehicle is clean and free of grease and equip yourself with other helpful tools such as sanding pads and microfiber cloths. This is in case you might need them for smoothing or cleanup. Just be sure to follow the instructions on your scratch remover of choice!
Try these methods and products out for yourself! If you find that you are having difficulties or that your repairs are too severe for at-home repair, contact us today! We will be happy to restore your vehicle as close to its original condition as possible!
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