Paint Protection and Fabric Protection
Paint ProtectionThere are vast differences in the paint protection products currently on the market. The first step is to make sure you learn what is good vs. what is bad. We strongly recommend using Toughseal for both old and new cars.
- Withstands temperatures far beyond any natural wax without breaking down
- Protects against ultra violet rays
- Blocks out corrosion
- Won’t crack or fall off
- Repels foreign matters
- No resins, plastics or waxes
- Protects, preserves and beautifies
- Creates a “wet look”
- Reduces “orange peel”
Toughseal protects against the following:
- Bird droppings
- Hard water
- Dirt (from penetrating the paint)
- Salt water
- Most aerosols used in vandalism
- Acid rain
- UV rays
Paint protection is ideally applied by yourself as it saves a lot of money. Having a dealer apply paint protection means you may end up with an inferior product, and you have to pay stamp duty and/or luxury car tax charges. The preferred method of application can be ranked as follows:
- Applying it yourself – especially for brand new cars. It gives you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the car, and detect any paint imperfections that may be present.
Paint protection application professionals are usually able to fix minor dents and scratches on used cars, so if you have a used car with a few minor dents and scratches, you should consider going with a professional.
- A detailing professional. As stated above, these professionals can often perform other services at the same time.
- Car dealer. If you choose to go with the car dealer to apply paint protection, you need to be able to trust the manager who is responsible for preparing your car for delivery, as well as the staff who apply the product. Dealers are notorious for cutting costs in this area and may not apply the paint protection in the correct way. Read more about paint protection here.
Fabric protection does work. It provides a very resistant protection for the interior. Fabric protection is available in 2 forms: Solvent based and water based. The two types provide the same protection, with the only differences being the fumes, and the amount of time taken to dry. Professionals use solvent based products as they need quick drying. If you apply your own fabric protection, you will probably prefer a water based product. Less than $30 easily covers 5 seats, and it dries overnight, leaving your entire car protected and ready to go in the morning. Click here to buy.
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