Taking Care of Minor Dents and Scratches on Your Own

Regardless of how careful you are with your vehicle, it’s bound to acquire a few dents and scratches here and there. When it does, you may wish to restore the bodywork to like-new condition. While you should turn to an auto body shop for more extensive repair work, you may be able to buff out minor dents and scratches on your own. Read on for tips on how to do so for the best possible effect.

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How Often Should I Wax My Car After It’s Been Painted?

A fresh coat of paint on your vehicle can make quite a difference. As a result, you naturally want to preserve your new paint job for as long as possible. Waxing is the solution in this case, provided you take the proper steps when applying wax to your vehicle. Here are a few pointers to help you along.

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Which Paint Color Gets Dirtiest the Fastest?

While choosing the color of your vehicle seems less important when compared to things like safety features and performance, it actually has a bigger impact than you might think. People are attracted to certain paint colors because of the feelings they evoke. A red sports car appears fast and slick, while a black car is refined and classy.

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Automotive Paint Colors: What Affects Color Match?

Automotive Paint Colors: What Affects Color Match?

Whether you were involved in a car accident or your vehicle simply boasts a considerable amount of wear, you may be interested in a new paint job or even just a touchup. While you might think that painting a vehicle is easy, it’s actually quite difficult, as matching the new color to the original one is a difficult task. It’s so difficult, in fact, that even the manufacturer may produce two of the same vehicles in the “same color” that appear very different in tint. This is due to several factors, which you can learn about below. 

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How to Prevent Paint Discoloration and Fading

Thanks to New Mexico’s intense sunshine, everywhere you look, you’re bound to see cars with flaking, fading spots (usually on the roof and hood). While you may think, “Thank goodness that’s not my car,” your car isn’t immune to discoloration and fading. However, there are measures you can take to prevent paint discoloration and fading, so your car continues to look new(er).

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The Science Behind Color-Changing Paint

It sounds like something out of an action thriller—a thief steals a million-dollar something, jumps into a bright red, high-end sports car waiting outside and takes off. The police tear after the seemingly conspicuous automobile, but suddenly it’s nowhere to be seen—the thief has changed the paint color! 

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What Protects Your Vehicle’s Paint Better: Wax or Sealant?

You want to protect your vehicle’s paint. You wash your car regularly, keep it out of the sun and protect it from the elements. But when it comes to wax or sealant, which will better help you protect your vehicle’s paint?

To answer the question, we first have to look at what wax and sealant are.

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