Over the years, some negativities such as fading, scratches, damage and wear may occur on your vehicle's paint for various reasons. The likelihood of this happening is much higher if your vehicle does not have paint protection. In this blog post, we will try to find answers to such questions; “What is Paint Protection?”, “How to Apply Paint Protection?” and “How to Protect Paint?”.
What is Paint Protection?
When your car left the factory, it usually has a smooth surface and a very glossy paint. As a result, your car looks very attractive and stylish in traffic. Over time, you will want to clean your car when it gets dirty and bring it to the same level of brightness and elegance, as every driver does. However, every time you clean your car, scratches and abrasions on the paint will increase day by day. Imperfections on the surface of your vehicle will cause your vehicle to appear dull. At this point, the key that can solve your problems is paint protection! Paint protection is a process applied to the vehicle for shine and protection after the defects on the vehicle surface are removed. Although this material is structurally similar to polish, its main purpose is to protect your car's paint and prevent corrosion. It protects the paint by forming a layer by covering the exterior of your car.
How to Apply Paint Protection?
In order for the paint protection process to be applied effectively, it is very important to remove all the defects on the vehicle body. The biggest reason for this is that in order for the paint to be seen properly, the sun rays coming to the vehicle must be reflected from a smooth ground. Therefore, the car is washed properly before the paint protection process is carried out. Industrial dust and residues on the vehicle surface are cleaned. Then, clay is applied to the body to fill the cracks and scratches on the vehicle surface. At the same time, the gaps in the body of the car can be filled with nano polish. After these operations, all micro-holes on the body will be closed. Then, by using scratch removal products, hairline scratches on your vehicle are removed. After all these processes are completed, your vehicle is washed and dried again. Then paint protection material and wax are applied to a smooth and clean surface. Finally, the vehicle is wiped with a microfiber cloth until reaching the desired gloss.
How to Protect Paint?
In addition to applying paint protection to your car, you can protect the paint in different ways. In this context, if you want to protect your paint for a long time, the most important thing you should pay attention to is car wash.
The quality of the foams and brushes you wash your vehicle with is very important. Your paint will lose its brightness as the chemical materials in the foam will damage the colour pigments of the paint over time and thin the varnish on the paint. At the same time, hard-bristled brushes will cause damage for the same reasons. So be sure to use good quality foam and soft bristle brushes.
Apart from the foam and brush, another factor you should pay attention to in car washing is the washing method. After foaming the entire vehicle, most drivers rinse and let it dry in the sun. It is important to wash your vehicle piece by piece. If the detergent remains on the vehicle for a long time, it will cause damage rather than benefit on the paint. The water you wash should be lukewarm if possible. Excessive pressurized water can cause wear on vehicles, so using excessive pressurized water should be avoided as much as possible.
In addition to all these, you can try car cleaning clay after washing the car. With this clay, you can fill the cracks or scratches in your vehicle to a certain extent and prevent them from getting deeper.
Finally, one of the most damaging factors to paint is the sun. Try to park your vehicle in shady places or indoors as much as possible.