4 Ways You Can Preserve Your Vehicle’s Paint

Your car is an investment, and you want to keep your car’s paint looking good-as-new for as long as possible. But life’s every-day doesn’t make that task simple. As car repair specialists, Quanz Auto Care is here to help you with a few pointers to help you keep your car’s paint shiny and new!

  • Be gentle

Your car’s paint job is made to stand up to a lot of abuse. But over time, small rocks, rubs, scrapes and even sunlight can cause your car’s paint to look less than its best.

There’s no way to avoid all paint-damaging hazards, but one of the most important things you can do is to avoid rough roads, gravel roads and construction zones as much as possible. (Although, who isn’t already trying to stay away from construction zones, right?) Keeping on smooth, clear roads will dramatically decrease the amount of debris you encounter, which reduces the overall amount of damage your paint sustains.

  • Keep it covered

Much like photos and fabric, your car’s paint will fade and crack from exposure to UV rays. Keeping your vehicle covered is the best protection.

Ideally, keeping your car covered means parking it in a garage or carport. Under shade is good, but be aware that trees introduce other paint hazards—like sap, perching birds and falling branches.

  • Wash carefully and regularly

To keep your car’s paint looking fresh and new, wash gently. Use detergent formulated for cars and soft, clean sponges to wash and a clean chamois and microfiber towels to dry.

Make sure you wash your car either in the shade or on a cloudy day. Mineral deposits from water drops left to dry can also cause damage to paint. And wash often (but not too often—we recommend once every three months) because dirt left too long on a car invites further damage.

  • Choose the right repair shop

Repairing a vehicle’s paint is as much an art as a science. If you take your car in for repair because it doesn’t look good, you don’t want it leaving with the same problem.

Choosing the right repair shop can mean the difference between a lousy paint job, good-looking paint job that only lasts for a few weeks and a durable, great-looking paint job. To get the latter, bring it to Quanz. Whether your paint just needs some touch-ups or requires serious repair, our certified technicians will take your vehicle through a quality-controlled, eco-friendly process to make it look as good-as-new! Contact us today!

Why the Quality of Paint Your Auto Body Shop Uses Matters

An auto body shop may insist on OEM parts and perform quality work to restore your vehicle. But if the paint quality they use to finish the job isn’t up to par, then it may seem all for naught. Poor quality paint may be immediately noticeable, but worse yet, it may deteriorate quickly. You need top-quality paint to ensure long-lasting protection and aesthetic appeal. Continue reading Why the Quality of Paint Your Auto Body Shop Uses Matters

An Inside Look at Our Eco-Friendly Paint Process

repairWhether your vehicle needed one or more new panels or one or more panels repaired because of collision damage, those panels need to be painted to restore your car to pre-accident condition (although, being the overachievers we are, we strive for like-new condition). When Quanz Auto Body performs your auto body repair, we take great care in the preparation and application of paint to achieve an exact match and flawless finish.

Preparing for Paint Application

The key to achieving a factory finish on a collision repair job is careful preparation. Before your car is ready to be sealed, colored and coated, we first: Continue reading An Inside Look at Our Eco-Friendly Paint Process

How to Protect Your Car’s New Paint after Collision Repair

Auto body collision repair is never anyone’s first choice for exterior vehicle enhancement. But, if you’ve recently been in an accident and had auto body work done, then your car may look in (almost) new condition. So how do you keep it that way?
To maintain the integrity and luster of new paint applied during the collision repair process, here’s what we suggest… Continue reading How to Protect Your Car’s New Paint after Collision Repair

What’s Driving Popular Paint Colors?

If you look at popular car colors throughout the years, you will notice a distinct trend from the early 2000s to today—neutrals and grayscale. Why are car paint colors so drab? Do people really like them? Sort of. We did some digging, and it seems that economic forces for the manufacturer and consumer are driving the standard neutral color palette.

Trending: Today’s Most Popular Colors

The most comprehensive research into car color preferences to date comes from surveys conducted and compiled in 2012, and the results are: Continue reading What’s Driving Popular Paint Colors?

Repaint Options

If your automobile is looking tired and old, a new paint job may take years off its appearance. But a high-quality full-body paint job from a reputable shop doesn’t come cheap. Quanz Auto Body has a few suggestions for enhancing your car’s looks without breaking the bank.

Detailing and Paintless Dent Repair

Buildup of dirt, grime, waxes and minerals from precipitation can rob your car of its luster. Exterior detailing can Continue reading Repaint Options

Sun Protection

UV rays are a well-known contributor to paint fade that can dull that vibrant color you carefully selected to match your personality. Now that spring is heating up, your vehicle is likely to be out in the sun a lot more often. Your paint job can really take a beating under the New Mexico’s powerful sunshine, so it’s going to take dedication and proper maintenance to keep your paint color looking like new. Continue reading Sun Protection