Talley’s Body Shop wants you to enjoy the beautiful finish of your vehicle for years to come. We offer the following car care tips for your convenience.
Caring For Your Vehicle’s New Paint
A few common sense rules are the first things you need to know in order to care for your vehicle’s finish.•Do NOT wash or wax your vehicle in direct sunlight. Always wash & wax in the shade. Make sure the vehicle's surface is cool to the touch by hosing down the entire vehicle starting from the bottom.•Never use any household detergents. These detergents were designed to strip grease and grime and can strip off your car's wax protection. A good rule of thumb: If the product came from the kitchen, it is designed to stay in the kitchen. Use only a quality car wash shampoo specifically made for washing cars.•Use a large bucket (at least 5 gallons) so that dirt particles sink to the bottom and the fresh suds and water you apply are free of major contamination. Some people use two buckets, one for rinsing and one for the suds.•Do not remove snow or ice from painted surface by scraping. This can cause damage to your new paint that is not covered by warranty.•Try not to park under shade trees to protect the finish from sap•Park in garage or car port areas as much as possible to extend the life of your vehicle's paint•Have your car detailed once a year
•Use a car washing mitt or soft sponge to avoid scratches•Hand wash between soap and rinse cycles at least twice a year•Use a car wash that does not touch the paint •Chamois or soft towel dry after washing
•Do not wax fresh paint for three months•Wax twice a year, spring and fall, in a shaded area•Do not wax in direct sunlight•Use a Carnuba wax to protect paint from the environment•Do NOT use a buffer. They can actually “burn” your new paint
Most of the car owners face the annoying incident of dealing with bird droppings on their cars at some point in time. If you do not treat the bird droppings appropriately and if they are left to sit, they might leave ugly etching and almost permanent marks behind. Bird droppings are caustic and they can permanently damage the finish of a car. •Do not dry rub dirty spots or bird droppings from finish•Wash or rinse bird droppings immediately off new paint as they contain chemicals that can cause etching or even paint damage•Use hot water to soften dried droppings. Then use a soft microfiber cloth to remove it.