After the Repair

Since your new finish will require some special attention until it is cured, here are some suggestions for protecting your investment and maintaining its brand-new look.

The First 90 Days:
  • DO NOT wax or polish the vehicle after your auto collision repair!- this will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.
  • Do not use polishes containing silicone.

The First 30 Days:
  • 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 the 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 in 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.
  • If gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, windshield solvent or bird droppings soil your car, immediately 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.


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