Sunburnt paint. We've all seen it. That beautiful brightly colored car paint fades and chips away when exposed to the elements for too long. Most people would say that this is a process everybody goes through sooner or later.
However, it should not be like that! If we just followed a couple of simple steps, we could prevent ourselves from the headaches of repairing the car paint of a sun-damaged car. Here's what to do.
Park under trees.
In most cases, wherever you go, there's usually a tree or two by the parking lot. The trees help shade your car, which keeps your car cooler. But watch out for tree sap getting on your paint job!
But what if there are no trees?
Whenever possible, seek out covered parking lots or garages that block out the sun's UV rays. These covered parking places may not be offered for free. However, most stores allow you to park for free for 2 hours. This is more than enough time to conduct your business and keep your car fresh and ready!
When you protect the paint with a layer of clear coat, then apply car wax on top of that, you help protect the paint from fading and peeling. When you coat your vehicle with wax on a regular basis, it will also reduce scratches. Be sure to apply a coat of wax at least once per year if you drive your vehicle regularly or park it outside.
Does your vehicle need a fresh paint job, some auto body repair, or detailing work? Our auto body team is happy to assist you with that. We invite you to CARSTAR Robert’s Collision for auto body repairs, touch-up paint, a complete paint job, wheel alignment, or detailing services. We invite you to schedule an appointment.