The Common Threats to Your Vehicle’s Finish That can be Stopped by a Paint Protection Film


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The overall appearance of your vehicle plays a big role in protecting its value as time passes. Cars that look good are not only ideal for resale but also great for making a statement or impressing guests or other drivers. Protecting the paint from the elements is an important part of caring for a vehicle no matter how long you plan on keeping it. At DC Clear Auto Bra in Fort Washington, MD, our team of automotive film installation experts understands how important it is to give your vehicle the best protection possible using paint protection film and effective window film layers.

There are so many subtleties that can damage the finish of a vehicle or cause dents, dings, scratches, or chips. To help our customers, and readers get a better understanding of the various everyday concerns that could pose a risk to a vehicle, we decided to spend some time going over some of the more common problems that could become a real problem for a vehicle that doesn’t have a PPF system already installed.

It Could Be as Simple as Spilled Gas at the Pump

If you’re topping off the gas tank and accidentally let some of the gas flow out of the tank, there is a real possibility that this excess liquid could get onto the paint finish of your vehicle and start eating away at it. This can turn into a stain fairly quickly and be difficult to remove effectively. Quickly grab some detailer and remove the gas as soon as possible. Make sure you use a clean microfiber cloth to make sure you don\’t just scratch the area by wiping it. If you’ve encountered this situation before, then it’s probably a good idea to contact our certified installation team for a customized film application to help prevent this situation from recurring.

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Can be a Real Problem

It’s a commonly known fact that you can get stains on the paint of your vehicle if you leave it close enough to a sprinkler system. As the sprinkler continues to operate, your car is covered with falling water, which then dries and turns into hard waters stains. While the best way to prevent this from happening is to avoid parking near sprinklers to save yourself from paint problems, that isn’t always possible. Professional detailers can generally remove stains, but paint films can protect your paint layer from having to deal with this type of problem in the first place.

Acidic Bird Poop and Bug Remains Are a Serious Threat

The bodies of various bugs and insects are very acidic, and if allowed to dry on your car, they can cause problems with your finish. Bird droppings are also acidic and can quickly eat through the paint if they are not removed quickly. The seeds, grains, and other things that are digested by birds can also scratch the surface of the paint, which is never a good thing. With a clear auto bra, you can protect your paint and simply wash off the poop without worrying about whether or not it will affect your paint. The same applies to bug guts and remains that may have built up while driving.

Contact DC Clear Auto Bra in Fort Washington, Maryland for More Information

If you’re worried about the paint of your vehicle or concerned about the common situations that could create scratches, chips, or other problems for your finish, the last thing you should be doing is spending hours upon hours researching online for various opinions. Our team of experienced automotive film installation specialists understands how important it is to have the best possible protection for your vehicle so you can enjoy the quality finish for as long as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us right away so we can get started on the process of giving you and your vehicle the protection and care you need to be protected from all of the common problems and concerns that could damage your vehicle’s paint.