Reference Number. 57956
We all just take for granted giving the car a quick wash with the bucket and sponge, or a quick 5 minute trip down through the car wash,
But do you really know the damage its causing to your cars paintwork????
Heres some examples below
Swirl Marks/Cobb webbing
The majority of swirl marks are caused by incorrect washing techniques with i.e a sponge that collects all the tiny particles of grit inside that you wash with causes all the tiny swirl scratches, this is also caused by using the automatic car washes are their brushes are far to rough for vehicle paintwork and also the cheap 5 hand car wash sites as they almost always use the same dirty water and sponges used on many cars before.
Another cause of paint defects are known as Buffer Trails
This is caused by the misuse of a polisher either rotary or orbital polisher, They occur when the polish has not been broken down correctly.
Another main defect is caused Holograms also known as Micro Marring
These are to look at like 3d images that seem to stand up out of the paintwork hence the name hologram, only really noticeable when the cars in direct sunlight or under inspection lights.
This is where the sunlight bleaches the colour out of the paintwork, the worst colour cars for this to effect are red as it stands out more than other colours.
Most people think when there car looses its colour and fades then its time for a respray, you could do but you will pay upto 6x the price when it can be fully restored back to original.
(If its faded through the clearcoat its can''t be brought back)
The paintwork on your vehicle is prown to contamination such as: road tar, tree sap, overspray, brake dust all of which bond to the paintwork surface making it feel rough to touch.
This is cured by the clay bar process which removes all the contaminants and bond to the caly resulting in a smooth glass like finish to the paint.