What Paint Issues to Look Out For?

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Cars can be a beautiful sight to see when it has a gleaming shine and a seamless paint coating. Unfortunately, cars are susceptible to the harshness of Mother Nature and other wear and tear problems. This harshness causes imperfections that will ruin the viewing experience for your car. Luckily, there are prevention measures you can take! Here are some of the most common problems that can occur to your vehicle’s paint and what causes them as well as how to prevent them!

Chemical Etching or Staining

Cause:

Paint can be damaged by certain elements you should be aware of. Contaminants like acid rain, tree sap, bird droppings, road tar and more can attach themselves to your car’s surface for long stretches of time. When it is attached for a long enough time, it will make a chemical reaction that causes problems for your car’s paint.

Prevention:

Removal of damaging contaminants that can be washed away with water should be washed off regularly. Waxing and polishing your car from time to time will help deter some of those contaminants from attaching in the first place. Be conscious of parking by factories (chemical air), under telephone lines (bird droppings), and under trees (tree sap).

Paint Fading

Cause:

The sun has the power to change the shade on your skin as well as the paint on your car. If your car is frequently exposed to the sun’s UV rays for many hours at a time, it could be vulnerable to color fading.

Prevention:

The first step is to park the car in your garage if you have one. Having a protective paint coating will help save your car from the beaming sun rays. If you don’t have a garage to put your car into, you need to apply a protective paint coating or wax regularly. You obviously want to prevent your car’s paint from fading but you can bring it on into our shop if that happens. We can restore faded and oxidized paint for you.

Road Paint

Cause:

There is always road construction going on in Indy and sometimes the road paint is fresh. Most of the time there will be signs stating that there is wet paint you should look out for. If the white or yellow road paint manages to get on your car’s paint, you need to take care of that as quick as possible. The longer it is before you bring the car into us, the harder it will be to get rid of!

Prevention:

Ways to prevent road paint from becoming an everlasting part of your car’s paint are to either wax your car regularly or get it Opti-Coat protected. When your car’s paint has one of those two protections, it makes a huge difference in removing the road paint. Keep your car free of road paint by taking preventative actions early on!