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How to Care for the Paint on Your Car
Caring Caring for the paint job on your car is one of the best ways to keep your car looking great all year round. Regular washing and cleaning, followed by drying, polishing, and waxing, adds a protective coating over...
How to Clean Your Car with a Pressure Washer
Cleaning a car with a pressure washer is a good way to keep a car clean. Use the right pressure, nozzle, and car cleaning compounds to get dirt off.
How to Repair a Rust Hole in Your Car
A rust spot can cause structural problems. Repair a rust hole yourself to keep rust damage from spreading.
How to Clean Your Car Using Little or No Water
Use as little water as possible to be eco friendly when washing your car. Use waterless car wash fluid and microfiber cloths to clean your car off.
How to Choose a Body Kit
If you want to make your car stand out from the crowd, there are many options you can choose from to do so. For example, you can: Increase your engine performance Install aftermarket rims and tires Install a louder...
The Top 10 Car Cleaning Products (Interior & Exterior)
If you are as proud of your car as most people are, then its care and upkeep is...
How to Get Sap Off a Car
Tree sap on your car can be hard to remove. Hand wash your car, then try car tree sap remover or rubbing alcohol to get tree sap off your paint.
How Car Colors Affect Car Insurance Rates
Car paint color doesn’t affect the cost of car insurance or how often car owners are pulled over by the police.
How to Detail Your Car – DIY Tips & Tricks From a Pro
Detailing your car is the best way to make your car look great. Use car washing soap, a microfiber wash mitt, and a clay bar to detail your car.
How to Repair Scratches on a Car
Fixing car paint scratches can be easier than you might think. Inspect the scratch, clean your car, and use a touch-up kit to fix scratched car paint.
How to Use a Self-Service Car Wash
A self service car wash is cheaper than a drive through or automatic car wash. A hand car wash is also less damaging to your car paint and car wax.
How to Keep Your Car’s Acrylic Paint Looking Brand New
Acrylic Acrylic paint was extremely popular in older cars, and can still be found on many cars today. While there are many different reasons for manufacturers, auto body specialists, and car owners alike to use acrylic paint, there is one...
How to Paint a Car Yourself
Paint your car yourself to keep your paint job in great condition and to protect your car from the elements.
How to Paint Car Wheels
While While there are many ways to update the look of your vehicle, one method that is often overlooked is painting the wheels. It is far cheaper and simpler than changing the entire color of your car or truck, and...
How to Buff a Car
Over Over time, your paint gets faded and dull, losing some of that new car shine it had when you first got it. Your car’s paint is exposed to environmental elements that cause the finish to pit, corrode, chip, and...
5 Essential Things to Know About Applying and Removing Car Decals
Car Car decals are gaining traction as the digital printing methods become more cost-effective. There are a few different types of graphical decals and – as with everything in life – there are right ways and wrong ways to apply...
How to Buy a Good Quality Paint Job for Your Car
A A good paint job goes beyond looks, and protects your vehicle from all of the damages that come at it from all sides: inclement weather, dirt, tar and gravel thrown up from the road, and those shopping cart and...
4 Essential Things to Know About Painting Your Car
Vehicles Vehicles are painted to prevent rust, but it also adds a visual appeal to it. Car paint comes in a variety of different colors and finishes. Today, cars can be customized by choosing whatever color of paint you wish....
How to Minimize Pollution When Painting a Car
A major part of the automotive repair industry involves autobody repairs. That can include: Collision repairs Dent repairs Glass replacement Paint refinishing Rust repairs Vehicle customization Autobody repairs often include the need to repaint part or all of...
How to Protect Your Car From Rust
Rust Rust on a vehicle not only looks unsightly, but also reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car. Once in place, rust eats away at the surrounding metal....

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Whitish marks on car. Need to find a way to make the paint job look better without getting whole new one
If the damage to the paint is on the surface you can use a good past wax or mile compound to rub off the marks and follow it with a good wax. If the paint has been damaged then a...
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Touch up paint removal
The cost to repaint a bumper will depend on the amount of paint damage and if the bumper skin is damaged and needs repaired in order to prep for repainting. Plastic bumpers require special paint and additives to allow the...
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undercoating
If your vehicle is already in service, there is probably some rust and corrosion already on the underbody. Undercoating is useless on those segments because the rust will simply continue unabated once coated. There is little, if any added benefit,...
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Used car dealer offer rust proofing.
Hi there. Rust proofing your vehicle is very important to prevent your vehicle from rusting or corroding. I recommend getting the free roof rust proofing for your vehicle. The dealership is advertising this for you to come in and get...
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There is a scratch on my car I can't get out. how do i fix it
Any time you get a scratch in your paint you should have a body shop check it. They will not charge you to look at it. If the scratch gets too deep it could cause the metal to rust. If...
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I spray painted my chrome wheels flat black a while back and now I want the paint off! Help?
Hi there. The best stuff to use to remove paint off chrome is Rust-Oleum Aircraft Remover (a paint remover for aircraft vehicles). The remover is very powerful, so you will want to cover the paint on your vehicle with cardboard...
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How can I paint a fendor on my Jeep grand Cherokee
Hello. There are several ways that you can accomplish painting just one panel. It really depends on your level of experience and how you feel most comfortable performing the task. You can start by removing the entire panel if you...
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Can you buff or polish a car using a just buffer without having to wax it?
Using a buffer on a car's paint to get out scratches would require the use of a compound liquid to take off some of the paint surface. If you buff too much in one spot, then you will take off...
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Got my vehicle undercoated - how long does it take to dry?
Depends on a few different factors. First it will depend on the type of undercoating you got. Some are oil based and will take about a week to dry on the outer layer in temperatures above 70F degrees. If the...
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Undercoating the car prior to inclement weather?
Hi there. The undercoating you're father is referring to was a very common factory or aftermarket addition in the Northern United States from the mid-1950's up until the late 1990's. It was essentially a polymer spray that protected exposed steel...
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Tips for sap removal?
The first thing to try since it is hardened is to use a hot soapy water solution. Have the water as hot as you can stand it without burning your hands. The hottest water can be poured onto the sap...
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I have deep, thick layers of tar on my paint.
The easiest way to remove bug mess and tar from your paint is to lay a pre-treated wipe over the affected area and let it soak. This allows the chemicals to soak in and saturate the tar. Try rinsing off...
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Discoloration in paint work
You will need to take the car to a body and paint repair shop or the dealer to let them have a look at the damaged paint. It sounds like something was on the car that damaged the paint while...
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Undercoat to prevent rust
Anything to cut off or slow the corrosion will help but may also cover damage from existing damage. The cost of undercoating is up to you, but it may not be worth it depending on how much you are being...
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Advice on painting a car?
Hey there! It's great that you want to become a mechanic! Paint jobs are great ways to start getting use to working with cars. In order to prepare a vehicle for a good paint job, there is a lot of...
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Spay painted wheels and it didnt dry and has wrinkles.
If you cannot use the paint stripper to get off the paint, try letting it dry then sand it smooth and then put on another coat of paint. First let the rims set in the sun to dry and harden...
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Can caliper paint damage brake rotor
Only if you leave it on there. You can paint it and if it gets on the caliper, all you've got to do is turn the caliper, get some brake spray cleaner, spray it on, and wipe it off. Paint...
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Removing medium deep scratches from the paint
Unfortunately, when it is that deep, the best thing you can try yourself may be various levels of buffing. You can do the coarse, medium, and fine buffing. Try buffing them out and try painting it over. When they...
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Advice on cleaning mildew from a '89 Buick that was covered for months
It doesn't matter how premium the cover is. It still holds moisture in, and that mold is growing on there. That is just the way that it goes. You can easily wipe it off with any kind of wax and...
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Lacquer thinner for catalytic convertible threshold
I use lacquer thinner that they sell in auto paint stores. It’s the thinner that they use to thin oil paint and oil lacquer paint before they spray it on to the car. It does work quite well. You mix...

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