There are few sights as unpleasant as automotive paint peeling. But why does car paint peel? In today’s post, we explain the reasons that cause this damage and provide some useful tips to prevent your car’s paint from peeling off.
Why Does Car Paint Peel?
There are several factors that may cause your car’s paint to peel. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common.
Ultraviolet rays are probably the number one contributor to the deterioration of your car’s paint. Unfortunately, UV rays are hard to avoid, since they are part of the radiation emitted by the sun. In other words, every time your car is under the sun, the paint is being exposed to UV rays. In the next section, we’ll provide some easy tips on how to protect your car from UV rays.
If a chemical cleaner is too strong, it might damage your car’s paint. That’s why it’s important to use cleaning products specifically formulated for automotive paint. Additionally, you should always make sure to follow the instructions found on the label of the cleaner.
Scratches, Dents, or Chips
Your car’s paint has an outer clear coat that protects all the other layers of the paintwork. Scratches, dents, or chips, damage the clear coat, leaving the base coat (the coat with the pigment) vulnerable to the elements.
Scratches are far from the only threat to the clear coat of your car. Pollutants like bird droppings, tree sap, or any other substance that tends to cake onto the surface of your car may also cause your car’s paint to peel off.
How To Prevent Your Car’s Paint From Peeling Off?
As you can see, there are many factors that may cause your car’s paint to peel off. Luckily, taking some simple steps to protect your car is usually enough to prevent this type of damage.
- Wash your car often.
- Wax your car every 3-4 months or as needed.
- Park under the shade (Preferably in a garage or carport; if you park under a tree, beware of tree sap).
- Invest in a car cover.
- Repair chips, dents, and scratches as soon as possible
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