6 Tips for Keeping Your Paint Job Looking Beautiful

6 Tips for Keeping Your Paint Job Looking Beautiful


After you get a new paint job for your vehicle, you want it to maintain its sparkle for as long as possible. To keep your paint job looking sharp, you can take some simple precautions. Here's a look at six ways to protect your car's paint job.

Skip the Automatic Car Wash

The brushes in automatic car washes are known to accumulate dirt and other types of debris. If this dirt doesn't rinse off between customers, it's liable to scratch the paint of the next vehicle that enters.

Use Correct Washing Materials

If you use any random rag to wash your car, it could actually be abrasive and cause scratching. Rather, you'll want to use synthetic microfiber towels that are designed specifically for this sort of task. It's also best if you wash with automotive soap instead of a standard household soap.

Wax Cautiously

Before you begin waxing, you'll want to make completely sure that all debris has been removed from the surface of your vehicle. Otherwise, the debris could be dragged across the paint and cause scratching.

Spot Cleaning

It's a good habit to keep a cleaning kit in your vehicle so you can clean up messes---like bird droppings or tree sap---as soon as they take place.

Park in the Shade

To prevent UV rays from damaging your paint, it's best to consistently park in the shade. Ideally, you'll be able to keep your car parked in a garage, where it will also be protected from rain and hail. When you're out on the town and no garage is available (or affordable), it's preferable to find parking on the shady side of the street.

Park Away from Other Cars

While it might be tempting to grab that spot right near the store's entrance, this will make it more likely that you'll be closely parked to other vehicles. When other drivers get out of their cars, they might swing their door right into your paneling.

If you need a new paint job, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable shop. For auto painting in Stockton, Manteca, and Lodi, CA, contact the experts at Fabian's Collision Center at (209) 340-0807. Feel free to give Fabian's Collision Center a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your auto body needs!


Fabian's Collision Center, Inc. Blog
Posted: September 1, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ