5 brilliant tips for preserving and maintaining your car paint in tip top condition.
Clean off Bird Droppings Quickly
Bird droppings are corrosive and can damage your car paint. The acid content in the droppings can go through the protective clear coat layer of the paint. With our hot weather in Singapore, it also warms up and hardens the poop on your car body. The dry droppings form a mould which overtime, that will dull the paintwork of your beauty. Tiny gravels from the poop can also cause scratches on the surface when it is swiped away, resulting in patches of damage to the paint work. Proactively wash off bird droppings as soon as possible to protect your car paint.
Diligently Wax and Polish
Diligent wax and polish your car to provide an extra layer of protection, including from the UV rays from our strong Singapore sunshine. Observe if the rainwater drips off your car paint normally. Examine if it is still shiny and free from scratches. Otherwise, it could be time to send your car for fresh waxing and polishing. Parking your car in the shade would further help protect and preserve the wax coat against our harsh weather.
Wash Your Car Regularly
Regular car wash prevents attachment of harmful contaminants, such as dust, and tree sap to your vehicle. These contaminants can penetrate car paint and cause damage to it.
Remove Minor Car Scratches
Use a paint pen to fill up the scratch on your car paintwork. Alternatively, you may use a spray paint with an artist brush to apply on to the affected area. However, if the scratch is deep, you may have to send it to a trained specialist to recover the visible scratch.
Alternatively, opt for an added level of shield for your beauty. Invest in paint protective films to cover your car from the sun and external conditions.
The Perfect Carwash
The best car wash is not about sending it to an expensive car wash tunnel. It is also not using pressure water jet at a close distance. This is because the nylon threads may be brittle and torn, hence causing more scratches on the car. Similarly, high water pressure can damage the paint. If the water jet is too painful for your hands, it is too painful for your vehicle. Thus, a gentle wash is also essential to maintain the paintwork on your car. Use of mild cleaning agents that have low pH value, along with microfiber clothes or soft sponges also aid in protection of your car paint.