Rohit Puri Posted on 7:07 am

How car detailers protect your paint

A popular question has often been raised in social circles. Why do people, especially men, love their cars so much? A few suggestions have been brought forward, but two of them stand out. The first is that some would say that the cars are extensions of one selves, embodying a form that is very much akin to the person themselves and how they would like the world to see them. Whether it is powerful and explosive, sleek and attractive, precise and efficient, or free-flowing and fluid, some association can be deduced, no matter how farfetched.
Others come from the school of thought that a car is like a loved one. It is a dear friend and ever-present comrade with whom the owner may go through good and bad times. It is a responsive character which needs care which, upon delivery, proceeds to diligently serve its owner, or dare I say, companion.
Such meticulous care is imperative for the long life of this friend of yours. The same case applies for if one was taking care of an extension of oneself like it is a part of your own body. A frequently used tool for providing this tender, loving care, is a regular detailing service. Your car’s exterior is cleaned, restored and refurbished by a team of dexterous professionals using cutting edge technology. What, you ask, is the end result of this process? A vehicle that looks as good as new, that is clean enough to eat on, with an overall freshness.

What detailing will do for your car

The following are services that are offered by detailers on your cars exterior shell.

  • Custom cleaning

The key goal of this exercise is a thorough cleansing of the exterior and even the interior of the car. This is solely aimed at bidding goodbye to the tough stains, dirt that is normally in unreachable parts and to hopefully even regain the pristine condition it was in when it was freshly out of the factory. This will thus help to protect the paint from the dangers of the small stone particles, easy to overlook but whose attrition causes damage to the paint that can be significant.

  • Undercoating

This is an apt solution to protect the paint from long term damage. This typically also comes hand in hand with rustproofing, which could greatly boost life of the paint.

  • Comprehensive polish.

The effect of a good polish is probably too conspicuous to hide on a car. A modest polish on the paintwork and sometimes even on some high-end wheels will surely rejuvenate the look of this car. This is even recommended to be done every few months, the reason being it constantly resuscitates the life of the paint job. The polish provides an outer membrane to protect the paint.

  • Paint Conditioner and Correction

These two services are for two vastly-different reasons. The first; conditioner, is to be used when you have recently painted your vehicle or made a purchase of a new takes advantage of a non-abrasive paint conditioner to protect the paint  from the elements.
The paint correction is the best alternative for those cars whose have become dull or lost their shine from continual exposure to the elements. Known also as a cut and polish, the correction seeks to remove a fine layer of the paint to reveal the vibrant paint below. A quick polish brings out the sheen and voila! A superb reflection is created on the car, good enough to see a nearly picture-perfect reflection.

  • Paint Perishing Preventer; A reinforced wall

Wear and tear that is often caused by factors such asroad salts, ultraviolet rays, small gravel and stones andnasty chemicals can be combatted using what is called Paint perishing preventer. It is applied as a layer of transparent liquid film that protects your paint work when it dries. This can be likened to a reinforcement on a wall. This greatly can add to the longevity of the look of paint, which will go a long way for one especially hoping to resell that car.

  • Fixing of Scratches

Lastly, depending on the severity of the scratch, the following methods will be used to restore the paint to its former glory:

  • For deep scratches which expose the metal “skin”, a proper remedy would be to sand off the paint surrounding the affected area and to apply primer before adding a fresh coat of paint.
  • For the mild scratches, one need only touch it up with paint and restore the shine with a rubbing compound.

In conclusion, you need not fret when the paint is damaged. The aforementioned remedies work, just like healing an extension of yourself, or taking a dear friend for some stitches at the hospital, don’t you think so?
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