Yo! My name is Greg and this is my auto blog. A warm welcome to all the readers out there on the worldwide web. I decided to start this blog because the other night when I was lying in bed unable to sleep, I suddenly realised that I am a guy with a lot to give and that now was the time to start giving it. Although I am not a professional auto person, over the years, I have picked up a lot of useful info about how to buy, sell, maintain and modify different types of automobile. I hope you enjoy my blog.
Everyone understands that the sun's rays can be tough on skin, but not so many people know that they can affect the paint job of a car. When the hot Australian sun starts to beat down on your car's paintwork, it causes both oxidation and premature fading, while also causing stains to develop where road debris has been left along the surface.
This won't impact the way your car drives, but it will lower its value and make it far less fun to look at. Obviously, you can be sure to park under cover whenever possible, but there are a number of other steps you can take to fight back against the sun's rays.
Here are just four.
1. Wash Well and Frequently
If you like to keep your car looking its best, you're probably already cleaning it on a regular basis, and now you'll have a whole new reason for breaking out the sponge and soapy water. When the hot sun hits your car, it can bake contaminants, such as bird droppings, into the paintwork, and the additional weight of dust and grime will make the car heat up faster. So, make sure you provide regular cleaning sessions.
2. Dry Immediately
Once you've cleaned your car, take a shammy and see that it is dried as quickly as possible; under no circumstances should you leave it to dry in the sun. When the heat of the sun evaporates water that you didn't dry away yourself, it leaves mineral deposits that can discolour the paintwork. For the same reason, try to wash your car in a shaded area.
3. Add a Coat of Wax
Waxing your car is a great way to keep it looking its best, and taking the time to do so can also help protect from sun damage. For starters, you'll add a protective layer between those UV rays and the paintwork itself, but not one thick enough to cause excessive heat. You'll also protect against those roadside pollutants and contaminants that can work with the sun to damage your vehicle.
4. Use a Sealing Product
If you live somewhere in the country that frequently experiences very high temperatures, you might want to consider going the extra mile to protect your car's paint job. One of the best things you can do is pick up and apply a specialty UV paint sealer, which will help reflect away damaging UV rays from the car's body. These will need to be reapplied once every few months.