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How to Keep Your Car Paint from Fading?

Vehicle Fading Prevention Methods We all assume that the car paint color has to fade off after some time, this is not true. You can keep your car in brand new condition if you avoided the fading of your car paint. Although the car paint is bound to fade but by following the right steps, you can delay the fading process and can definitely keep the car in its brand new condition. By following certain simple tips and techniques, you can prevent the fading of your car paint right from your home. However, if you are looking for the professional type of car protection and look, then you must visit a reputed mobile auto detailing center near your home.

Steps to Prevent Car Paint from Fading

  1. Understanding the causes of fading: Start with understanding the real reasons of what causes car paint to fade. The major culprit that causes car paint to fade is the ultra-violet rays, which is ultimately the sunlight. However, that is not the only cause of car paint fading and the other factors which can cause this are the pollutants, biochemical residues and chemicals. Pollutants that are present in the air, salt, bird droppings and insects can also contribute in affecting the car’s finish. Another important culprit in this regard is the abrasive cleaners.
  2. Dealing with ultraviolet light: As far as possible, try to park your car under the shade and not directly under the sun. However, if you cannot avoid this, then you must use a car cover with ultraviolet protection, especially if your car is parked for a long time under the sun.
  3. Removing Chemicals: It is very important to wash your car at least once in two weeks. Washing your car properly will help you to remove a number of chemicals that your car is always exposed to. If you use your car regularly, then you may have to wash it more frequently. If your car stays in the garage for long, then you can wash it say once in 3 weeks or so. If you leave your car frequently exposed to chemicals, then the chemicals will eat the car’s finish. In order to avoid this, you must go for a clear coat on top of your car’s paint which will shield against harsh chemicals as well as against the ultraviolet rays, up to a certain extent.
  4. Avoid use of abrasives: Most of the car polishes that are available in the market contain a lot of abrasives and these can cause the removal of tiny bits of car paint and also cause the elimination of the protection that is present in your car finish. Thus, the car paint becomes quite vulnerable with the aging effects.
  5. Wax your Car: It is important to wax your car as it has a number of advantages over car polishing. Waxing will not remove any of the surfaces that is generally caused due to abrasion and it actually adds a new layer on top of the car’s finish which will further provide an additional protection over your car paint. However, make sure that you do not over-wax as it can affect the overall look of your car.

Although you cannot fool time and your car paint will eventually fade, but you can definitely slow down this process by taking care of your car sensibly. Taking the help of professional detailers will also help you in this regard to prevent the fading of your car paint.



4 Responses to “How to Keep Your Car Paint from Fading?”

  1. PJs Panels says:

    Excellent post! One of the main causes of fading is sunlight. Prolonged exposure of the sun on your car can damage to your car’s paint. Another method for protecting your vehicle’s paint is to wax your car regularly.

  2. Yes I think too that Waxing your car regularly can be a pretty decent method of preventing your paint from fading. Experts says that one should wash his car on regularly basis like once in a week and should do rinsing process to avoid scratches using foam and sponge. Before waxing your car ensure that your car is completely dry and then apply waxing on it. It will make your car look shiny for quite long.

  3. richard says:

    A lot of people don’t know that when it comes to their paint fading, not waxing your car is one of the big reasons why.

  4. […] Car waxes are specifically designed to repel water. So, you do not have to worry if your car gets a lot of rain all the time. It also protects your car’s paint from acid rain, hard water, bird droppings or the sap of trees – substances that can leave very ugly, hard to remove marks to your car’s exterior paint. Not to mention that it can guard your car against the fierce heat of the sun which can actually fade your car’s paint. […]

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