Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Key To A Durable Long Lasting Finish

The first step in a high quality finish is to wash the vehicle with hot, soapy water to remove water soluble contaminants. Listed below are some of the more common things that a vehicle finish may be exposed to:
  • Dirt, Mud
  • Tree Sap
  • Road Salt
  • Bird Droppings
In addition to the contaminants listed above other types of materials may also be removed using the method listed above. These would include: 
  • Polyglycote
  • Some Waxes and Polishes
 Once all water soluble contaminants have been removed the next step in surface preparation is solvent cleaning. This step is designed to remove solvent soluble contaminants:
  • Grease/Oil
  • Road Tar
  • Waxes and Polishes
  • Silicone
  Then we prepare the body and parts for paint. Next, the body and parts are primed using a 2 part epoxy primer and finished with a polyurethane top coat. Finally the unit reassembled and detailed for delivery.

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