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Paint Protection Myths

All Paint Protections are much the same

You have most likely found yourself in the situation where upon buying a new vehicle from your local Dealer, you are introduced to the aftercare / accessories salesperson. They proceed to offer you a myriad of options and services for your vehicle, with paint protection being one of them at inflated prices. Some will even offer you a “lifetime” warranty on it, interestingly which is much longer than the warranty on the paint itself. A lifetime really?… if it sounds a bit hard to believe then your right. There is NO paint protection product on the market which will last a lifetime. The most advanced paint protection currently available is a “true” Ceramic coating applied by a Professional Applicator, and a little secret…..you will not find one at your local dealership. The processes involved in professionally applying paint protection is best done by a professional applicator….So when buying your next new vehicle, don’t be fooled by the hype!

How to wash your car like a PRO

The Do's and Don'ts of washing your Car PRO TIPS

Preparation

1. Choose the Right Location: Wash your car in a shaded area to prevent water spots caused by the sun drying the car too quickly.

2. Gather Supplies: You’ll need two buckets (one for soap, one for rinsing), car wash soap, a hose with a nozzle, wash mitts, microfiber towels, wheel cleaner, tire brush, and drying towels or a chamois.

Initial Rinse

3. Rinse the Car: Use a hose with a nozzle to thoroughly rinse the car, removing loose dirt and debris from the surface. Start from the top and work your way down.

Washing

4. Two-Bucket Method: Fill one bucket with water and car wash soap, and the other with clean water for rinsing.

5. Wash Mitt: Dip the wash mitt into the soapy water, then wash the car in sections, starting from the top. Use straight, overlapping strokes, not circular motions, to avoid swirl marks.

6. Rinse the Mitt: After each section, rinse the wash mitt in the clean water bucket to remove dirt before dipping it back into the soapy water.

Wheels and Tires

7. Clean Wheels and Tires: Use a separate wheel cleaner and tire brush. Spray the cleaner on the wheels and tires, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse thoroughly.

Final Rinse

8. Final Rinse: After washing all sections of the car, give it a final rinse from top to bottom to ensure all soap is removed.

Drying

9. Dry the Car: Use a high-quality microfiber towel or chamois to dry the car, starting from the top. Blot or wipe gently to avoid scratches.

10. Detailing Spray: Optionally, use a detailing spray as you dry for added shine and protection.

Finishing Touches

11. Clean Windows: Use a glass cleaner and microfiber towel to clean all windows inside and out.

12. Tire Shine: Apply tire shine to the tires for a polished look.

Interior Cleaning (Optional)

13. Vacuum: Vacuum the interior thoroughly, including seats, carpets, and floor mats.

14. Wipe Surfaces: Use an interior cleaner to wipe down the dashboard, console, and other surfaces.

15. Condition Leather: If your car has leather seats, apply a leather conditioner.

Additional Tips

• Inspect for Missed Spots: Walk around the car to check for any missed spots or streaks and touch up as necessary.

• Frequent Washes: Regular washing helps maintain the car’s appearance and protects the paint.

• Quality Products: Always use high-quality car care products to ensure the best results.

Following these steps will help you wash your car like a professional detailer, ensuring a thorough clean and a polished finish.

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Frequently asked questions

HOW DANGEROUS IS BIRD POO TO MY VEHICLES PAINTWORK?

Short Answer: VERY!

 

Bird excrement. Bird poo. Will do real damage to your car if left on your paintwork. Bird droppings contain Uric Acid – a chemical that is corrosive enough to quickly eat through a coating of wax or polish and eventually if left long enough, even a paint sealant or ceramic coating and it will begin to etch paint.

 

Why?…Unlike mammals, birds have no bladder – they don’t store liquid waste separately from solid waste. All of their waste is mixed together in an organ called the cloaca. Solid waste from the intestines is mixed with concentrated uric acid from the kidneys and everything is eliminated together. Uric acid crystals add the white coloring to the waste matter. The uric acid levels in bird droppings is relatively high; reaching pH levels of somewhere between 3 to 4.5 – quite acidic.

 

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE….

Toughseal Paint Protection helps minimise the effects of bird poo on your paintwork by adding a protective layer on top of the clear coat on your vehicle. Toughseal gives you more time and makes it easier to clean it off before any damage is done to your paintwork. That said, bird poo should be removed as soon as practical, as it will eventually eat through everything!

WHY CAN’T I PURCHASE QFX CARBON CERAMIC NANO COATING?

ONLY TOUGHSEAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED APPLICATORS CAN PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT.
This ensures that Toughseal QFX is applied by trained, qualified specialty applicators. Only Toughseal certified applicators qualify for Toughseal’s QFX performance guarantees.

Our Certified Applicator network have been carefully selected for their professional work attitude, commitment to quality and service excellence…some of the most reputable and highly trained professionals in the industry. All applicators are professionally trained in the latest tools, equipment and techniques to deliver a high quality of service and complete customer satisfaction each and every time.

There is no substitute for quality application.
Contact Toughseal on 0460 337 266  or sales@toughseal.com.au for further details.

HOW DOES TOUGHSEAL STEP 1 & 2 PAINT PROTECTION WORK?

When paint cures, entrapped solvents evaporate from the base layer up through the paint. When this occurs sediment is left in the paint’s pores. All painted surfaces are exposed to a certain amount of sulphuric and nitric acids from the atmosphere. These cling to the paint in the forms of oxides. Toughseal’s scientifically developed Pre-Treatment Step 1 enters the pores of the painted surface and effectively removes all foreign impurities. This now allows Toughseal’s Acrylic plus P.T.F.E. Sealant Step 2 to bond chemically to the pores of the paintwork to seal and protect the now highly polished surface. As the treated surface cures, the P.T.F.E molecules elongate, interlocking with each other, resulting in tough bonded protective coating to the paint.

CAN I APPLY TOUGHSEAL STEP 1 & 2 PAINT PROTECTION MYSELF? IS IT EASY TO DO?

Yes, it is simple and easy to apply Toughseal. Anyone can do it. If you have polished a car before or even if you have polished furniture in the home, you will be able to apply Toughseal to your vehicle. A full set of application instructions are provided with the product. You will need 2 applicator pads, 1 pad for each of the Toughseal Pre Treatment & Paint Sealant. You will also need 2 microfiber cloths for the buffing process.

DO I RECEIVE A PRODUCT WARRANTY IF I APPLY TOUGHSEAL STEP 1 & 2 PAINT PROTECTION MYSELF?

No, product warranties are only supplied when Toughseal is applied by one of our Certified Professional Applicators. For a comprehensive list of our Australia wide Approved Applicators, please view Certified Applicators page. https://toughseal.com.au/certified-applicators/

CAN TOUGHSEAL PAINT PROTECTION HARM MY PAINTWORK?

No, Toughseal will only enhance the look of your vehicle’s painted surface. It is not in anyway harmful to your vehicle. Toughseal is a specifically designed protective coating for the paintwork of your vehicle.

HOW SOON AFTER PURCHASING A NEW CAR SHOULD I APPLY TOUGHSEAL?

The sooner the better! It is highly desirable to apply Toughseal paint protection as soon as possible after purchasing your vehicle. The better the painted surface, the better the results Toughseal will provide. Your car is a very valuable asset and you will naturally want to preserve the value of your motor vehicle, thus increasing its resale value.

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