Taking care of your car paint is very important if you are trying to preserve the looks of your car. It is not a just a regular splash-wipe-dry process that involves water and a ‘Good Morning’ towel. You must know the right cleaning compounds like Chemical Snow Foam Car Wash, Chemical Microfiber Wash Mitt, Super Clean Degreaser and many more as well as when exactly is required.

Some people forget performing the right procedures at regular times;

  • Remove the floor mats
  • Remove large pieces of trash
  • Spray a glass cleaner into the cup holders
  • Use vacuum from the top to down
  • Use a carpet cleaner to clean carpet stains
  • Spray a foam cleanser onto fabric stains
  • Use car wipes to sanitize the dashboard and console

Wash your towels and cleaning mitts after each and every use. Washing your car will remove loose contaminants such as dust, mud, and dirt from the exterior of your vehicle. Always use a car washing soap and not a liquid detergent or dish cleaner, which can damage your car’s paint and strip away wax.

 You could suddenly found car paint deteriorations, those would surprise you like an unsolved mystery. As mentioned, the littlest things can ruin your car paint when done UN properly and seems like it is not just about washing and waxing your car.

Here, we run down the four things that you are probably doing unknowingly but slowly destroying your car’s flawless paint.

Overfilling at the gas station:

Most of the drivers feel guilt of the thing; that letting drips of fuel run down the car fender as the gas station attendant pulls the pump out. Get this clear: gasoline, even oil or any oil based liquid can ruin your paint job if you let it sit there and forget to wash it at that moment.

overfilling at gas station
overfilling at gas station

If the car is not waxed, you would have to deal with notorious gasoline residue that would eat your paint later on. So, if you want to dodge this misery, try to wash the spilled gas off your car at that exact moment that it happens. You could get your car waxed regularly and be observant every time you fill up.

Ignoring bug splatters and bird poops:

You can get bug stains during hours of long driving and bird poop while parking on an area; unfortunately, it makes your car looks like a bug cemetery and an aviary restroom, the fact is that it ruins your car paint too. Do not just say “rest in peace” every time when you see dead bugs on your hood. Why don’t you wash it immediately?. When bug juice dries up on your paint, the acid found in them would actually and slowly eat your paint. Also, when they turn rock solid, the dried bug splatters got stuck on the surface of the car paint are hard to wipe off. And when you finally clean it, there is a high chance of chipping off your car paint while in the same process.

Bird Poops on car ruin car paint.
Bird Poops on car ruin car paint.

Dust scribbling:

You may or may not be artistic but your car is not the best medium to practice your inner Da Vinci. Creativity inside, you might be thinking that writing “wash me” on your dusty car would remind you to clean your car. Scribbling on dusted portion of your car is not the best idea if you hope to keep your car paint intact. It is just like you are grinding sand grains over your car paint, only that particles are smaller.

Parking under direct sunlight:

Unless you do not get your car tanned you probably may not perform practices and habits of “not parking” your car under the sun. The heat from the sun will make your paint fade over a very long period of time, and this happens while repeatedly parking your car at an uncover spot. You might protest that it is inevitable to park under the sun, it will be best to find a shade as much as possible.

Parking under shade saves your car paint.
Parking under shade saves your car paint.

You must have heard the term of repaint of vehicle for fresh look; this repaint is done all due to parking under direct sunlight so keeping your vehicle parked in shadow will save your lot of expenditures on paint job.