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Top Tips on How to Protect Your Vehicle's Paint

You may be wondering what causes the paint on a motor vehicle to lose its brightness and start to flake off. We're here to tell you how it happens and how you can prevent it from happening to your precious vehicle.


The good news is that there are many different ways to prevent your vehicle's paint from cracking, peeling, or oxidizing. But first, let's explain why paint peels and fades over time.


The main culprit behind paint damage is exposure to the sun and saltwater. Unfortunately, if you have a red vehicle, we have bad news for you. Red is one of the quickest colors to fade, lose shine, and reduce the saturation of the paint. All these symptoms are caused by oxidation. Over time, oxidation can cause any paint color to peel and chip away.


Dings, scratches, and dents will also mess with your vehicle's paint job and cause it to peel. Most automotive paint is applied in the following order: primer, one to two layers of color, and then a clear protective coat. If the transparent layer is damaged with dings and scratches, the colored paint beneath it will be compromised. This is why many vehicle owners will wax their vehicles from time to time to protect the clear coating on their vehicles.


To prevent your car's paint from fading, peeling, getting damaged, here are some of our top tips to follow:

  • Avoid parking your vehicle in direct sunlight and park in the shade instead. 
  • After driving near the salty air of the beach, or driving through slushy snow that has been salted, be sure to give your vehicle a thorough wash. Getting rid of the salty sediments will prevent rust, oxidation, and peeling.
  • Have your car detailed, wash your car regularly, and apply a layer of wax.
  • When your vehicle has taken damage from dings, scratches, and collisions, do not put off bringing your car to Allyz Auto for auto body repair and a fresh paint job.


If you require any type of auto body and collision repairs, please do not hesitate to give us a call or visit Allyz Auto today!

What Our Clients Say

Edward C.
My car needed paint correction and ceramic coating. I did my research and went to Color Recon as my previous two cars have been painted by them. Robert and Juan gave me three levels of paint correction and let me choose the price I wanted to pay. My car is black with years of swirls, halos and “spider webs”. I also went with the latest coating technology called graphene. I am very happy with the results
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I took my car to Color Recon for some minor scratches and nicks, and I must say they did a great job at a great price. I will definitely use them again.
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