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Wednesday 17 July 2019

Paintwork Maintenance Regardless of the Weather!

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We were thinking back to the glorious days of June ’18, definitely the best British summer for years with those long hot days and warm sultry nights! Now here we are in summer 2019 and we are on track for the wettest June we have seen for many years. Changeable weather can make car paint protection really difficult.

24th June 2019

Best Paintwork Maintenance regardless of the weather!

We were thinking back to the glorious days of June ’18, definitely the best British summer for years with those long hot days and warm sultry nights! Now here we are in summer 2019 and we are on track for the wettest June we have seen for many years. Changeable weather can make car paint protection really difficult. Last year we looked at how to protect your car from excessive sun and heat but the real consideration this year has to be changeable weather and how to maintain paintwork quality.

Thorough Deep Clean

Your summer car clean can be both enjoyable and worthwhile as well as resulting in the best prepared car on the street! Giving your car a really thorough clean and coating will ensure that the foundations of paintwork maintenance are covered and whatever the weather chooses to throw at us will be less damaging to your car’s bodywork. The basic deep clean followed by application of your choice of high quality car wax or ceramic finish will pay real dividends whether you are seeking admiring glances or a higher than average resale value. . Pay particular attention to all the upper surfaces and areas where rain water or dew can sit on the car as this area needs maximum protection.

Method

When the weather is unpredictable and you are using multiple cleaning products, choose a day when you will be less likely to be interrupted by rain showers and try to work away from direct sunshine. We would suggest that a pre-wash sprayed on the paintwork and then hosed off before it dries will remove debris and old wax saving time later.

Next, shampoo thoroughly and concentrate on any blemishes or areas of ingrained traffic film. Insect & tar remover is useful for getting rid of stubborn bugs and unsightly marks but should be used sparingly as these fluids can be quite aggressive. You will find that it is worth paying for a quality brand as these will give better results for less effort!

Final Finish

A high quality wax that gives a hard shell finish or a new ceramic coating will give best results. Ceramic coatings are becoming very popular as they will give longer lasting results and effectively seal the paint against the elements. Apply and work on a panel at a time to ensure that you complete the car methodically and don’t get caught out by the weather or fading light.

Wipers and Windows

Dry weather creates a lot of dust which can make your windscreen wiper’s job very difficult should there be a sudden downpour. The combination of dust and road grime can harden the wiper rubber making it hard to clear your screen and to keep it clear. Clean your wipers blades thoroughly using car shampoo and clean the screen thoroughly. Also take the time to top up washer fluid and check that your screen washer jets are not blocked.

Black Trim Cleaner

This will be the final finishing touch that will set your car apart from all the others locally! We suggest a silicone free formula will give a new car appearance to black trim on mirrors, bumpers and door frames. Non silicone finishes are usually not too glossy and will bring porous plastic parts back to showroom condition.

Stormforce Vehicle Covers

Car preparation and maintenance can be a chore but picking the right cover for changeable weather is a lot easier than you might think. Having done all the hard work to get the condition of your car back to near perfect, regular use of a cover will help to keep everything pristine.

We currently manufacture six car cover ranges, each designed to protect your vehicle from a wide variety of weather and environmental conditions. With over 700 different tailored patterns we are sure to have a fitted cover for your car.

The Coverzone Stormforce fabric is a result of years of research and development to produce a fully waterproof cover that is fully breathable yet very strong, long lasting and is ideal for frequently changeable conditions. Our high tech production techniques ensure that any car or bike will benefit from the protection that Coverzone covers provide. Whilst the climate here at home is not the most extreme in the world, there are many hidden pollutants in the atmosphere that you may not even have considered.

Whether your requirement is for an outdoor cover, an ‘in the garage’ cover, a tailor-made custom car cover for a brand new supercar or an old classic saloon, we have covers to suit all climates, pockets and storage situations!

If you have further questions please contact us, call +44 (01903) 764689 or shop online at www.cover-zone.com.

 
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