Car Paint Protection in Summer Heat

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Accurate Auto Body Shop No Comments

car paint protectionThere are many benefits to living in the Mile High city, but the effect of the sun on vehicle paint is not one of them. If you’re looking for ways to protect your vehicle’s paint in the summer heat, there are a few things you can do.  And, if all else fails and you need shiny new car paint and refinishing, we can help!

Limit Sun Exposure  

Like most things, when continually exposed to sunlight, your vehicle’s paint will start to fade. This takes quite a bit of sun exposure, but one way to protect your paint in the summer heat is to keep direct sun exposure to a minimum. Park in your garage whenever possible and look for spots in the parking lots or on trees that offer some shade coverage. Not only does it make a difference in the comfort of your vehicle’s interior when you get back in, but it also shields your paint from unnecessary sun damage.  

 Wax  

Believe it or not, a coat of fresh wax can protect your paint from the sun, too. You can apply this yourself or have it applied at a full-service carwash location. Waxing your vehicle just adds another layer of protection between your vehicle and the harmful UV rays of the bright Colorado summer sun.  

Regular Car Paint Maintenance  

Regular maintenance is important for your vehicle year-round for a number of reasons, but as part of a regular checkup, your technician may recognize signs of wear and tear that you missed. Early awareness of potential paint peeling or fading due to sun and extreme heat exposure can help you reverse the damage and prevent any further damage as well.  

Paint Protection Coats  

If you want to add even more protection, there are paint protective coats that can be applied in order to add more protection than a simple wax or limited sun exposure. If getting out there and spending long periods of time on the road is just part of your life, this might be the best choice for you. These protective paint coatings should be applied by a professional and are likely available at your local auto body repair shop 

 Let’s face it, the elements can take a toll on your vehicle over time. Whether you’re worried about springtime hail, debris, and tree branches from those unexpected summer afternoon storms, or the heat of the summer sun, there are always extra steps you can take to keep your vehicle protected. After all, paint integrity is one of the things that protects the other parts of your car from wear and tear, so wanting to keep that paint coat as perfect as possible for as long as possible makes sense on more than just an aesthetic level. If you’re curious about a professionally-applied protection coat for your paint, give us a call at 303-344-2212 or schedule a free estimate.

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