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Do You Want Show Car Perfect Paint? Meguiar’s Can Help With the 5 Steps to Paint Care

Do You Want Show Car Perfect Paint? Meguiar’s Can Help With the 5 Steps to Paint Care


It’s important to care for the paint
on your new or used vehicle to keep it looking at its best, both short and
longterm, but with all the different detailing products available, choosing the
right solution for your paint on your car can become complicated and
even overwhelming very quickly. That’s why Meguiar’s
developed a simple process. Once you understand our five steps of
paint care, selecting the right products will be much, much easier. Step One, WASHING. Washing removes loose contaminants like
dust, dirt, and road film that settle on top of clean paint. We always recommend using a
high quality Meguiar’s car wash. This ensures it’s pH balanced and optimized
for washing automotive surfaces while also preserving wax protection and
other beneficial nutrients. Stay away from dish detergents and other
relatively harsh wash solutions, not intended for cars. As they will dry out the paint finish
and remove or diminish existing wax protection. If you’re doing a classic bucket and hose
wash Meguiar’s Ultimate Wash and Wax is a great choice as it’ll gently clean your
paint, boost gloss, and leave additional wax protection behind
each time you use it. If you prefer washing with a foam, cannon
Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner foams great, and will gently
clean and condition paint without removing wax protection. If you don’t have access to a hose. A great alternative to traditional washing
is Meguiar’s Ultimate Waterless Wash and Wax. Just spray on and wipe gently with a
clean, premium microfiber towel like Meguiar’s Supreme Shine Microfiber Towels,
with a second clean microfiber wipe dry, then flip your towel for a final wipe. We recommend washing your vehicle at least
once a week to keep it looking its best and free of contaminants. Also, always be sure to wash your car in
the shade and make sure the surface is cool to the touch. This will help reduce water spots and
streaking during the drying process. Step Two, CLEANING and PREPPING. The cleaning step removes defects like
oxidation, stains, swirls, over spray, and even environmental fallout. It’s essential for achieving crystal clear
reflections and maximizing long lasting protection. Depending on the condition of your car,
the cleaning step can usually be done with a clay system like our new Hybrid Ceramic
Quick Clay Kit or our Classic Smooth Surface Clay Kit to remove contaminants
that have bonded on top of the paint. After these above surface contaminants
have been removed, it’s time to focus on the below surface defects in the
paint life swirls and scratches. Defect removal by hand or Dual Action
polisher is simple when using a clear-coat safe paint cleaner, like
Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound. Keep in mind if the paint on your car is
smooth to the touch and doesn’t have any defects, swirls or hazing, you can
skip the cleaning step and go right to polishing or waxing. Step Three, POLISHING. It’s important to note that using a Polish
like Meguiar’s Ultimate Polish is an optional step that is designed to bring
out maximum gloss and depth of shine. If you have a dark colored vehicle and
you are looking for the deepest gloss possible, you’ll want to apply
Ultimate Polish before applying wax. Step Four, WAXING. Applying a quality wax like Meguiar’s
Ultimate Wax or Gold Class Carnauba Plus is the best way to protect your newly
clean finished from contaminants. It provides a sacrificial barrier between
your car’s paint and the environment to maintain its new appearance longer. Whether you use a liquid or a paste, we
recommend waxing your vehicle at least three to four times per year to ensure
you have maximum protection at all times. For this step, Meguiar’s also has advanced
options that deliver longer lasting protection beyond conventional wax. These products like our new Hybrid Ceramic
platform or Synthetic Polymer based platform use cutting edge technology to
push the boundaries of traditional wax. For extreme durability that employs
our latest SiO2 based technology. Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic wax is now
available in both spray and liquid formats. Both are extremely easy to use and offer
some of the latest technology available for outstanding protection
and water beating performance. If time’s a concern, another great option
that offers protection and a brilliant shine is Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax. Simply spray on and wipe off with a
clean, high quality microfiber towel for a brilliant shine and
long lasting protection. Step Five, MAINTAINING. This step is all about keeping your car
looking better longer, so you don’t have to do the previous four steps as often. Using a spray detailer like Meguiar’s
Ultimate Quick Detailer or new Hybrid Ceramic Detailer is the easiest way to
remove light dust or fingerprints on a regular basis. Simply mist on and wipe off to give your
car’s exterior a longer, just detailed look. In addition, spray detailers and spray
waxes are a great way to maintain and extend the life of paint
protection films and coatings. Now that you understand the five steps to
paint care, it will be easy to choose the right products and obtain even better
results every time you detail your car. For additional detailing, tips and
techniques, visit Meguiars.com or check us out on Instagram and Facebook.

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