How Xpel Prevents Paint Chips
Your car’s exterior paint serves as its primary defense against rust and plays a significant role in enhancing its visual appeal. Damaged or chipped paint not only diminishes the aesthetics but also accelerates the effects of rust and oxidation. Several factors contribute to chipped paint, including weather conditions, environmental elements, accidents, low-quality paint, and harsh cleaning agents. Here’s how these factors impact your vehicle’s paint.
1. Extreme Weather:
Your car’s paint is subjected to constant changes in temperature, especially rapid shifts between hot and cold conditions. As the paint expands in heat and contracts in cold, this daily and seasonal fluctuation weakens its grip on the body panel, causing it to lose its shine and eventually flake off.
2. Environmental Factors:
Your vehicle is constantly exposed to harsh elements such as UV rays, bird droppings, dirt, dust, and various forms of moisture. This continuous exposure causes the paint to deteriorate and chip away over time.
Accidents, even minor ones like a small fender-bender or a careless door opening, can lead to chips and scratches on your car’s paint. These chips can damage both the topcoat and the underlying paint layers, making the impact more severe than it appears.
4. Poor Quality Paint:
Modern car manufacturers have shifted to water-based paints due to changing environmental regulations. While these paints comply with standards, they are less durable than their lead-based counterparts. Water-based paints are vulnerable to slight impacts and natural elements, making them prone to chipping.
5. Harsh Cleaners:
Many cleaning agents in the market contain abrasive chemicals designed to remove dirt effectively. While they do their job, these harsh cleaners can strip off the outermost layer of paint with regular use. Over time, this weakens the paint, making it susceptible to chipping.
How to Protect Your Vehicle:
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to safeguard your vehicle’s paint – Xpel Paint Protection Films (PPFs). PPFs are thin, nearly invisible layers applied on top of your car’s paint, providing protection against scratches, chips, and abrasions. Easy to install and remove, PPFs keep your paint looking factory fresh for years. If you’re unfamiliar with PPFs, click here to learn more about this innovative solution.
Ready to protect your car? Contact us to schedule an appointment. CJ’s Autobling is here to help preserve your vehicle’s beauty and ensure it stays in top-notch condition for years to come.