Properly maintaining your vehicle is important for the longevity and appearance of your repair. The curing process after a paint job may take up to ninety days. During this period avoid waxing your vehicle. You can wash your vehicle paint job immediately after your repair. It is recommended that you use a soft cloth or a touch-less car wash. Try to keep your vehicle free from debris. One of the easiest ways to keep your vehicle’s new paint job pristine is to avoid leaving it exposed outside. Keep your vehicle sheltered, or in a garage to avoid direct sunlight. Avoid parking under trees and telephone lines because these places have a tendency house birds. You should also dry your vehicle with a soft cloth after a rain or washing to avoid burn spots in your refinish.
Washing your vehicle is another important step to maintain your new paint job. Try to wash your vehicle in the shade. The heat from the sun can soften your paint which may cause stratches. Prior to washing you should first rinse it off to remove dust, dirt, or grim. Wash and rinse by section, and also use light long strokes that follow your vehicles body lines. A terry cloth, chamois, or sponge are recommended and should be continuously rinsed to avoid rubbing dirt into your paint. Dry your vehicle by blotting rather than wiping. Use soap formulated for vehicles. Dish soap is hard on your paint job and tends to remove wax. Most brands of vehicle cleaning products are formulated for today’s clear coat and paint. You can save money by purchasing reasonably priced cleaning supplies, they work as well as the expensive products.
Washing your vehicle regularly will help keep your vehicle's paint job looking new. It's also important to wax your vehicle's new paint job. Apply wax twice a year to help protect the finish from minor scratches and UV damage. When applying waxes read the directions and apply accordingly. It’s important to avoid using quick fixes when it comes to your vehicles paint. Many of the quick solutions can compromise your vehicle and more than likely degrade your vehicle's paint job.
At Precision Collision Auto Body our focus is on you. We can handle your claims process so you can focus on what really matters. We will also work with you to find the best solution to fit your budget if you are paying out of pocket. We work with all insurances, and self-paying customers. Schedule an online estimate or schedule an appointment and we will contact you and begin the process of having your vehicle looking brand new. If you have been in an accident and need your vehicle repaired the most important thing to remember is that you have the right to choose where your vehicle is repaired. Many insurance companies have a “preferred shop” or “DRP facility" however you should choose an auto body shop based on your needs and principles.