How Do I Care for my Paint After Auto Body Repairs?

How Do I Care for my Paint After Auto Body Repairs?

how to care for your auto paint buena park caGetting in a car wreck can be one of the most stressful occurrences of your life. Not only do you need to worry about personal well being and possible medical expenses, but you also need to worry about auto body repairs. Thankfully, Fix Auto Buena Park is here to help. At our Anaheim body shop, we strongly recommend not washing or waxing your vehicle for at least 90 days after repairs to keep your auto paint looking great. While we understand that you love your car looking clean, refraining from washing or waxing allows the finish to dry and harden completely for it will last much longer.

How to Care for your Auto Paint After Body Repair:

  • Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or soft sponge
  • Be sure to keep the surface wet to prevent scratching
  • Always use clean fresh water
  • Wash your vehicle in the shade
  • Use a chamois to dry your vehicle

Things You Shouldn’t Do After Body Repair:

  • Do not use a soap designed for cleaning dishes or clothes, or any other soaps not designed for washing cars. These soaps can and will damage your paint over time.
  • Do not use a commercial drive through car wash. Stiff brushes could mar the finish and damage the surface.
  • Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
  • Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
  • Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface. This should be practiced even with factory paint.
  • Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish.
    Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface. Scrapers can act like a paint scraper on a newly painted finish.

Accidents happen and in the event you are in need of auto body repairs, please contact Fix Auto Buena Park at (714) 522-6177!

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