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Maintaining Your Vehicle

After struggling for years with a car that didn't work quite right, I was really pleased to be able to afford a new ride. I purchased a vehicle that was incredibly modern and sophisticated, and it was really lovely. I knew that I wanted to keep it in great condition, so I started researching the right ways to wash and detail the vehicle. It was a lot of work, but within a few short months I could tell that my changes had really made a difference. This blog is all about maintaining your vehicle and making sure that you retain the value.



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It happens all the time; you find the exact make and model of car you want, but the color is all wrong. Frustrated, you buy the car anyway because you have looked high and low for a car that fits all of your criteria but does not exist. You will be happy to know that the color of a car is one thing on which you can easily compromise. Everything else is not so easy a compromise. Here is what you need to do to transform the almost perfect car into your dream car.

Take Your New Car into an Auto Detailing Shop

Auto detailers excel at changing colors and paint details. Tell them exactly what you want, get a quote for the job, and then either hire them or find another auto detail shop to see what they charge. Once you find a shop that charges a reasonable price for repainting your vehicle, you leave your vehicle with them so that they can work on it.

The Shop Technician Has to Strip the Current Color

Once the shop technicians get started on your car, the first thing they have to do is strip the current color and paint details. Everything else on the car is covered and protected with paper and plastic sheeting so that the stripping job does not damage those areas. The gloss protectant is removed chemically, and then the paint is removed through sanding, grinding and buffing. When the car has been stripped of color to bare metal, the repainting job begins.

The Car Is Usually Spray-Painted, but It May Be Electroplated

Most of the time, a repaint job on a car is done with a spray paint system in a paint room. However, the shop may use higher technology to electroplate the new paint. This is a powder coating paint process that is activated by electricity. It helps make the paint stick better and coat more evenly. Do not worry; whichever method your auto detailer chooses, the paint job will still be professional and it will still look really good.

The Details Are Added after the Main Paint Color Has Dried

After the main paint color has dried, the detailer will cover these areas and paint the details. These details may include racing stripes, pin stripes down the sides of the vehicle, custom paint jobs such as flames or roses, etc.. Once that has dried, a clear coat sealant coats the entire body of the vehicle. Now you have the car you wanted in the exact color you wanted, and for the price you were willing to pay.

For more information, contact companies like XCLUSIVE MOBILE DETAILING.