Your cars paintwork is a scratch sensitive surface and if not treated with care can easily be damaged and look dull. The cause of the dullness is what we in the trade call swirls or “love marks”
The most common causes of swirls and scratches are from improper washing and drying methods and cheap or poor quality tools, most people are letting their paintwork get damaged without knowing it…..some may avoid automatic car washes thinking they may be too harsh, BUT did you also know that the garage hand jet washes and the ever increasing cheap hand car washes setting up in every town could also be the culprit??
The cheap hand car wash venues will more than likely be using cheaper soaps that are more acidic and harsh, they can get rid of the muck quickly but could also be removing pre-existing protective, coatings, waxes and sealants, leaving your paintwork more vulnerable to the elements.
You may have probably also seen that they use the same cloths for every car? The reason this is bad is because paint damage and swirls are caused by rubbing or dragging dirt or grit and contaminates across the paint, cloths and sponges used car after car become so embedded with dirt they are no longer effective at cleaning and just transferring dirt from one to another despite how much they rinse them out.
That leads us on to Garage Jet washes…the same thing applies here, multiple cars going through, you will never know how much mud and dirt the previous car owners have removed with those brushes as well as them being laid on the floor collecting grit and then transferring to your car!
Now why the term “love marks”? You may be the sort of car owner that loves keeping your car clean, washing and polishing it every weekend? But what products are you using? If your using household sponges and washing up liquid for example to get the initial dirt off you are causing the same damage by “loving” your car too much you could be ruining your paintwork.
The only sure way to prevent paint damage is to get your car valeted by a professional regularly.
At EPIC we use only the best PH Balanced products, and highest quality microfiber cloths and mitts, fresh for each job we do, giving you the reassurance that we are looking after your car with an EPIC eye to detail!
EPIC….its all in the detail