How to Keep a New Paint Job Looking Great

After investing in a brand spankin’ new paint job for your vehicle, you want to make sure that it retains its sparkle for as long as reasonably possible. Technological advances in the auto paint industry will go a long way with helping to maintain that shine. But there are also some easy ways that you can chip in as well. Here’s a look at four tips on how to keep your car’s new paint job looking shiny.

Use Proper Washing Materials

Due to abrasiveness, using a washcloth and standard dish soap can potentially damage your paint job. By using 100% cotton washing mitts with automotive-industry approved cleaning materials, you can keep the surface safe.


It’s good practice to wax your vehicle each time you wash it. As part of your waxing process, you’ll want to make that there is no visible dirt or debris on the surface of the vehicle. Otherwise, you may end up scratching your new paint job. Another pro tip is to always wax your car in a shady area after it has cooled off.

Park in the Shade

Especially during the summer months, when the Arizona sun turns to scorching, it’ll be best for your paint job if you park in a shady location. Not only will this help to keep your car’s exterior looking great, it’ll also make it a little more comfortable when you climb back into your vehicle. And once you get back home, you’ll ideally be able to always keep your car parked in a garage or carport.

Park at a Distance from Other Vehicles

All too often, shopping centers try to cram in as many parking spots as possible. This can result in car panels getting dinged by others who are opening their doors. While this might mean you need to park a little farther away from the entrance, you can look at it as getting a bit of exercise while helping to keep your car’s exterior looking great.

If you’re looking for a new paint job, be sure to get in touch with a reputable specialist. For auto painting and collision repair in Marana, Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, and Tucson, AZ, the experts to contact are at Formula 1 Collision Center at (520) 369-4291. Feel free to give Formula 1 Collision Center a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your auto body needs!

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