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When you drive your car around, it inevitably collects dirt, dust and other debris it comes into contact with. Additionally, a rainstorm or even the morning dew can cause water spots on your vehicle that make its shiny coat look a little bit dull.
Even though there are a lot of things working against you, there are things you can do to combat the effects of the weather and keep your car looking clean and bright pretty consistently. Here are some ways you can give your car a shiny look this summer.
Consistently Wash Your Car
It goes without saying that a dirty car is a dull car. If you want your coat of paint to really gleam in the sunlight, you need to wash your car consistently. If you often forget to clean your car, try sticking to a regular cleaning schedule. For example, you might choose to wash your car every Monday or every other Monday. But you don’t want to go longer than four weeks between your car wash sessions.
Dirt and debris don’t just make your car look dull. These contaminants can also damage your car’s paint and can be harder to remove the longer they’re left caked on your vehicle. If you do get scratches in your paint from debris, you can apply Evercoat body filler to fill them in.
Apply a Polisher
Car polish is a lot like shoe polish. It removes blemishes and adds a nice sheen to your vehicle. It comes in a variety of forms and is effective when used with a primer. You can find Brand Refinement, Mothers polisher, Rustoleum primer, and other great car polishing products online. Be careful to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using a car polisher so you don’t accidentally damage the paint.
Keep a Microfiber Towel With You
A microfiber towel is one of those simple but effective tools that every car owner should have and keep with them at all times. A microfiber towel is perfect for wiping your car down after you drive through a brief drizzle or accidentally park within reach of a sprinkler head. It’s worth it to splurge on a high-quality microfiber towel since lower-quality towels aren’t as effective at removing water stains or debris from the surface of your paint.
Remove Bird Droppings Right Away
Bird droppings are caustic for car paint. In the summer, birds are everywhere, and they seem to love to poop on nice vehicles. If you get a lot of bird droppings on your vehicle, you should try to remove them immediately. If possible, get them off your car within the day to avoid potential damage to your paint.
Wax Your Car Regularly
While car polish removes debris and impurities from your car’s exterior, wax really helps to protect and brighten up the paint. It’s best to clean your car first, then use a polish, then wax. This will give your car the best possible sheen.
It can be hard to keep your car looking clean and sparkling through the warmer months of the year, but it is possible with a little work. The above tips are all easy things you can do to maintain your car’s shiny appearance all summer long.