Paint Protection and Rust Prevention
In today's economy, people are keeping their vehicles longer and looking for smart, affordable ways to maintain them. Rust and corrosion are glaring examples of what can go wrong when your car's painted surfaces are chipped or scratched. Sometimes the fight against rust feels like an uphill battle; but if you can help avoid the cause, you may be one step ahead of the game.
3M Paint Protection Film
Small stones and debris kicked up from passing vehicles can hit your car and chip the paint, exposing vulnerable sheet metal. In time, the exposed sheet metal can begin to corrode and rust, compromising your vehicle's good looks and at the same time lowering its value.
Many automotive dealerships and independent installers offer a protective film to help guard vehicles' painted surfaces from this kind of damage. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film is made of tough, durable urethane film, yet it's clear enough to be virtually invisible so your vehicle's appearance remains unchanged.
The tough urethane film takes the brunt of damaging road debris, bug damage and weathering when professionally applied to painted surfaces, including the front end, side mirror backs, wheel wells, door edges, bumper areas and more.
3M was the inventor of paint protection film, which was first designed to protect helicopter blades from sand abrasion in the 1960s. Reformulated for automotive use, the film is available nationwide. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film, an official NASCAR Performance® product, provides proven protection for passenger vehicles, classic cars, motorcycles and street rods, boats, semis, tractors and RVs.
Unlike the 3M film all exterior paintwork is treated with a unique protective coating. This protective coating will enhance the paintwork shine and ensure maximum resistance to environmental hazards, even the severest of winter weather. The glossy water-repellent coating is easier to keep clean and maintains a superbly deep glossy shine.
The value of your car in years to come can depend greatly on cosmetic condition. The way your car is cared for, from day one, will have significant influence on maintaining its long term, top condition and maximum re-sale value. It makes sense to ensure that both your investment and pleasure of ownership are properly safeguarded.
With the LifeShine system you will receive a lifetime warranty. Subject to reasonable on-going care your vehicle will remain in top condition but the comprehensive warranty provides complete peace of mind for the entire duration of ownership.
Keeping your vehicle clean
While this may seem simple, cleaning your vehicle in the correct way is one of the most important things you can do. In winter salt and other chemicals will attack your vehicle the removal of these is essential for improving the longevity of your vehicle. Using a "Grit Guard" and two bucket system is always advised as it is the easiest way to ensure particles of grit and dirt that are removed from the vehicle do not get back on the vehicle and cause scratches while you are cleaning it.
After cleaning the vehicle polishes will not only enhance the look of your vehicle but polishes like SRP (Super Resin Polish) will leave behind a protective polymer coat. While this doesn't offer the protection of a wax or paint sealant it is essential to be used before waxing or sealing.