Sydney Smash Repairs: Car Painting and Detailing Myths Part 1

We always want to make sure that our vehicle is at its best both in aesthetics and function. This is true after you’ve had Mercedes smash repairs or Volvo smash repairs, wherein you expect your car to not only look great but work great as well. With regard to aesthetics, there are many myths that abound when it comes to care paint and detailing and their proper care.

Well, experts in smash repairs and restorations and who have worked for years on Mitsubishi smash repairs and Suzuki smash repairs can say that many of the following myths are not true.

Myth #1: Detail Clay Should Only Be Used by Professionals

Detail clay acts like a bar of soap. It is designed to make it easier to remove resins, contaminants and basically all other types of dirt and grime that finds themselves onto your vehicles surface—that is, the paint, glass, fiberglass and metals. There is rumour that detail clay, because many consider it to be a form of ‘detergent’ should only be used by professional car cleaners and auto detailers since a novice might end up doing more harm than good to the vehicle’s paint. This is false.

Experts from shops that offer smash repairs in Marrickville or smash repairs in Balmain do make use of detail clay after servicing a vehicle, but this does not mean that you can’t. All you need to do is to follow the instructions on how to properly use detail clay and you’ll do just fine.

Myth #2: A Shiny Vehicle Doesn’t Need Any Cleaning

This is one of the most common misconceptions that people have with regards to auto cleaning and detailing. They think that because the vehicles has a gleaming and shiny paint means that it doesn’t need any cleaning. This may be true in some instances, but more often than not, even a shiny coat of paint on a car does not necessarily mean that it’s clean. Yes, a car may appear to be very shiny but it can be very dirty at the same time. An expert in car cleaning and detailing who works in shops that offer smash repairs in Lewisham or smash repairs in Mascot can tell you as much.

So the next time you start judging whether your vehicle needs some cleaning and detailing and decide that it doesn’t based on how shiny it looks, try running your fingers over your vehicle’s surface instead. If it’s as smooth as satin, then you may put off cleaning and washing for a while (unless there’s a really grave need to do so). Otherwise, if you feel any sort of roughness or grit, then you should consider giving your car a wash. On a side note, this is actually the use of detail clays. They help to remove those rough and gritty substance on your vehicle’s without damaging the paint or thinning the clearcoat.