Taking care of your paint job

We recommend that you follow these simple precautions in the first few months of getting your new finish.


Do not wax or polish the vehicle-this will allow the finish to dry and harden completely. (Do not use wax or polishes containing silicone.)


  • Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution. Be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Wash the vehicle in the shade-never in the sun.
  • Do not dry wipe the vehicle-always use clean water. Dry wiping could scratch your finish.
  • Extreme heat and cold are to be avoided. Keep the vehicle parked in the shade when possible.
  • Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done within the first 30 days.
  • Do not park under trees which drop sap or near factories with heavy smoke fallout. Sap and industrial fallout mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
  • Trees are also likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. They should be washed off as soon as possible.
  • Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish. If you do… IMEDIATELY rinse off with water. DO NOT WIPE.
  • Do not scrape ice or snow from the surface. Your snow scraper can act like a paint scraper if the finish is new. Brush off the loose material with a soft snow brush.