Metallic car paint can certainly make a car stand out. However, it’s actually very expensive, so if you have already spent the money to make your car look special, you should keep the paint job looking its best for a long time. It takes regular work to protect the paint, but it pays off in the long run as you’ll end up spending less on a great looking car.
Metallic car paint can definitely give your car that unique shine. Because it’s actually a very expensive paint finish, why not do your routine maintenance so your car looks good for a long time. You know it’ll pay off in the long run. Here’s how we recommend you do it;
Step 1 – Washing
The firs step to maintaining your metallic car paint is to wash your vehicle. Use war water and car intended shampoo. Make sure you get all the spots. This means, opening the doors and getting the jambs and wheel arches. Once you’re done, rinse off the soap suds and move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Paint Cleaner
There’s product specifically designed to clean metallic paint. Cover all your car’s painted surfaces with the applicator pad. The paint cleaner will remove more of the dirt and also the contaminants on the surface of the paint. Your product should also treat the clear coat which protects the paint. Once complete, let it dry, then use a clean terry towel to take off the paint cleaner.
Step 3 – Clay
Here’s a secret tip from us! Clay can be used to remove contaminants from metallic car paint. Take a good sized piece of clay, enough to press down onto the paintwork. You’ll need to keep using a new and clean surface of the clear or you’ll risk scratches from the particles you already picked up. When done, dispose of the clay as it’s no longer usable. Finish with detailing spray.
Step 4 – Polish
Once your car has completely dried out, apply polish to all the bodywork. Use an applicator pad to put it on, make sure you apply it evenly and thick enough for it to do it’s job. Car polish is intended to bring out the deep shine of the metallic. Note! There’s a difference between polish and wax.
Once the polish is dry, wipe it off with a microfiber clean towel. Make sure you cover all the nicks and corners. Do an after job inspection to make sure you’ve got everything covered.
Step 5 – Wax
Now time for a good wax. With the polish complete, it’s now time to protect the coat. This is what wax is for. Don’t buy cheap wax! A good product will last and protect the metallic paint longer. Apply with a new microfiber cloth putting just enough to cover your car evenly on all sides. This one takes times to dry. Rub it off, and finish off with a thorough inspection.
Step 6 – Maintenance
Repeat this process once or twice a year to keep your metallic paint look fresh and clean. When winter comes, be sure to wash the salt off the car’s body.
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