- How to protect your vehicle from chips and scratches. Protective film, wax, covers, and deflectors
How to protect your vehicle from chips and scratches. Protective film, wax, covers, and deflectors
In the operation of the vehicle the paintwork of the vehicle body is covered with small chips and scratches. How to protect the car body from their appearance?
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In the operation of the vehicle the paintwork of the vehicle body is covered with small chips and scratches. How to protect the car body from their appearance? Enemies paint finish lot: crushed stone, gravel, chunks of ice, winter sand and salt mixture, branches of trees and bushes. In addition, unskilled actions of personnel in the car wash can ruin the look of the machine, in literally flush with the surface of the body a layer of varnish and paint.
It's not that bad and the car body is doomed to permanent destruction? Not at all, ways to protect the paintwork of the car is, it is about them next, and will be discussed.
Protective transparent film of polyurethane or vinyl is applied to the most problematic areas of the body: the bonnet, wings, bumper, sills, pillars, doors, side mirrors, automotive optics and even on the windshield. Thanks to its flexibility and dimensional stability, the film can be pasted on a surface of any shape and complexity.
Lifetime vinyl anti-stone chip film is 3 years, polyurethane is up to 10 years. This does not mean that the end-of-life film will cease to protect the body from damage, simply because of the hardening of the adhesive composition film to remove it will be very problematic.
That is why all manufacturers recommend a protective film removed from the body for six months before the expiration date. Can the film be able to every motorist, to set it only at authorized service centers.
Having high stretch properties, anti-grit film will reliably protect the surface of the paint coating of the body from mechanical shock, and corrosive substances stains and insects.
This protective film perfectly passes ultraviolet rays, therefore, after dismantling the parts of the body that were under her, absolutely will not be a different color from the unprotected parts.
Caring for the film is simple, it is easy to clean and from scratches and scuffs the surface is easy to remove through polishing.
Parts automotive body, subjected to the abrasive action of gravel, sand and other small particles, can be protected by using the "liquid case". It is indispensable when you need protection of body parts from scratches and chips during long crossings or in the case of commuter traffic on dirt roads and trails.
Case liquid is a liquid which is applied on the surface of the body in 2-3 layers using both spray and regular paint brushes with intermediate drying. After drying on a paint and varnish covering and a sufficiently durable protective film.
To operate the car, coated with a liquid cover, and in winter frosts and summer heat. Its only fault is the service life. The protective layer remain on the surface of the body on the strength of two weeks, and in the case of water, will wear off much earlier.
With the removal of the protective film is no problem, it easily slips hands into a roll after the separation of its edges from the surface of the body.
Polish, leather case and deflector
The Polish on the basis of liquid glass after applying on the body and on drying forms a durable surface the protective film, similar to glass. The life of such polishes depends on the manufacturer and can range from six months to 3 years.
Recently on car hoods were donning leather cases – "muzzles". They effectively protect the surface of the hood from the shocks, however, have a significant disadvantage – during the drive under the cover stuffed sand, gradually damaging the lacquer coating. As a result, after removing the case your eyes gaze darkened, lost its luster the surface of the hood.
And now about "the flyswatters". These plastic deflectors mounted on the front of the hood and designed to protect the surface of your hood and windshield from small stones and insects, its purpose can not cope and is completely contrary to assurances about their effectiveness, are nothing more than decorative element of the car body.
Good luck to you! No nail, no wand!