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Tips for Looking After Your New Auto Paint Job

After investing time and money into a new auto paint job, it is important to take steps to protect it so that it can last for as long as possible.

Here are some tips to protect your new auto paint job from the expert team at IPS Paint Supplies:

  • Avoid parking in direct sunlight: UV rays from the sun can fade and damage your car’s paint over time. If possible, park your car in a garage or under a shaded area.
  • Wash your car regularly: Regularly washing your car can help to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants that can damage your paint job over time. Use a car-specific soap and a soft sponge or microfibre towel to wash your car, and avoid using harsh chemicals or rough brushes.
  • Wax your car: Applying a coat of wax to your car can help to protect your paint job from UV rays and other contaminants. Wax your car every few months or as recommended by the product instructions.
  • Avoid automatic car washes: Automatic car washes can be convenient, but they can also be harsh on your car’s paint job. The brushes and chemicals used in automatic car washes can scratch and damage your paint, so it’s best to wash your car by hand.
  • Park carefully: Be mindful of where you park your car and avoid parking too close to other cars or objects that can scratch or damage your paint job.

By following these tips, you can help to protect your new auto paint job and keep your car looking great for years to come.

Essential Equipment for Maintaining a New Auto Paint Job

To properly care for an auto paint job, you will need a few basic pieces of equipment. Here are some essential items you should invest in:

  • Microfibre towels: Microfibre towels are soft and gentle on your car’s paint job, making them ideal for wiping down your car without scratching the paint. You should have a few of these on hand to use during the cleaning and detailing process.
  • Car wash soap: Using a car-specific soap will help to safely remove dirt and grime from your car’s paint without damaging it. Avoid using dish soap or other household cleaners, which can strip away wax and damage your paint job.
  • Bucket: You will need a large bucket to mix your car wash soap and water, as well as a second bucket for rinsing your microfibre towel between washes.
  • Wax: Applying a coat of wax to your car’s paint job will help to protect it from UV rays and other contaminants. You will need a high-quality car wax, as well as an applicator pad and a clean microfibre towel to buff the wax into your car’s paint.
  • Polish: Car polish is used to remove fine scratches and swirl marks from your car’s paint job. You will need a high-quality car polish and a polishing pad to apply it.
  • Detailing spray: Detailing spray is a quick and easy way to clean and maintain your car’s paint job between washes. You will need a high-quality detailing spray and a clean microfibre towel to apply it.

IPS Paint Supplies

IPS Paint Supplies is a leading stockist of main auto paint brands and associated equipment as listed above.  To find out more, visit our website https://www.ipspaint.co.uk/ or call a member of our team on the numbers below:

Swansea: 01792 784078

Cardiff: 02920 022461