How to Care for Car Paint Finish

Taking care of your car paint finish is very important if you wish to keep your car in a good condition. It is not just about cleaning it, but you also need to care for it in such a way that you would be removing contaminants while adding preservatives to the finish. Taking good care of your car paint will not only make your car look good, but also reduce the chance of other problems developing, such as rust. Follow the simple steps below to effectively maintain your car paint finish.

Tools and Materials

  • soft cloths
  • sprayer
  • water
  • cleaner or soap
  • wax
  • glaze
  • polish

Step 1: Washing

First of all, you need to regularly wash the car by rinsing with plenty of water. If you wish to add some sort of soap, make sure to use a type and brand that are not harmful to the paint in any way. It is also best to use a sprayer rather than a brush or cloth.

Step 2: Wiping

When ready, carefully wipe the car dry with a soft cloth that does not risk causing any abrasions to the paintwork.

Step 3: Waxing

From time to time, it is a good idea to give your car a waxing. Apply wax with a soft cloth. This will protect your car's paint from the sun's rays.

Step 4: Polishing and glazing

You may sometimes notice swirl marks and small scratches on the car's paintwork. Apply polish or glazing products to remove these while lubricating the paint with some oily preservatives to smooth out the car's finish.