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Paint-and-lacquer coating attendance

18.05.2012

1286830936_polirovka_avto_svoimi_rukami.jpgModern environmental conditions affect the paint-and-lacquer coating of any vehicle. Acid rain, mud, salt, UV rays, humidity, temperature changes, industrial emissions, etc. seek to destroy the paint layer and nullify the protectiveness that good paintwork provides. Special car soaps and cleaners, as well as brushes are also harmful to its paintwork (LPC). The shine disappears and the natural resistance to moisture will be reduced without constant care.

The LPC should be thoroughly cleaned and degreased before polishing. Do not use polishes and wax when exposed to sunlight, as the warm surface is more susceptible to abrasion and chemical attacks. The new paint should be washed only with clean water. Do not use any additives for the first four or five weeks after painting. During this time the new layer will reach its maximum hardness, and the residual solvent will evaporate. All cleaning methods can be used after complete curing; for example, pressure washing and so on.

To protect the surface we recommend using a high quality polish such as Protect Brill (R-M BASF, made in France) which is applied with a cloth in circular motions. After drying the surface should be wiped with a soft lint-free cloth prior to the brilliant polishing. Protect Brill provides the LPC film with water-repellent properties. When the water no longer forms in droplets on the surface, re-polishing is required.

Proper care of the coat of paint is not enough. It’s recommended that you should regularly inspect the bodywork to find and remove any chips or other damage to the paint. This is especially important before the onset of winter. These measures will help to prevent further damage to the paintwork.