The products that you use to wash and wax your car will have a significant impact on how long the paint on your car looks nice. If you use products containing certain ingredients, the clear-coat can fail and leave your car looking terrible. So, what ingredients should you find by reading the labels on each product? What should you be looking for to protect the finish of your car and what should you avoid using at all times? These and many other questions about the care of your car's paint can be found right here on my auto body blog.
Is your car's paint job not looking so hot these days? Do you need to remove a variety of contaminants that have taken up seemingly permanent residence within the paint? Maybe you even want to take things further and strip all of the car's paint completely so you can start over with a fresh coat. Regardless of how far you intend to go when cleaning or restoring your car's paint, one option you might want to look into would be to remove those contaminants or unwanted paint via media blasting.
Media Blasting Uses High-Pressure Air With Other Substances to Remove Contaminants or Your Entire Paint Job
Media blasting is a process where your car's paint job will be exposed to an immense amount of high-pressure air. The air will typically have one substance or another move through it and then hit your car's exterior surface. The substances might include aluminum oxide, various types of beads, or even walnut shells. No serious damage is done to the car itself, but all of this "media" hits your car at a fast enough rate that it will remove things like rust or other contaminants. Prolonged exposure to media blasting or using a more intensive level of blasting or materials can remove your entire paint job and not just the initial layer with the problem.
Media Blasting From a Professional Can Save You Time and Energy
Removing rust or other contaminants from your car's exterior by hand is a process that can take many hours because you'll want to be super careful you don't damage the rest of the paint job. Completely stripping your entire paint job can be even more extensive. But with media blasting, the process can be completed much more quickly and you won't have to spend a weekend bent over trying to get at every last bit of contamination or paint on your car.
Media Blasting From a Professional Will Help You Avoid Working With Harsh Chemicals That Could Be Dangerous to You or Your Vehicle
Beyond the time and energy that media blasting can help you save, also consider that offloading this task to a professional will keep you or your family out of harm's way. Some of the materials you might otherwise use to strip paint or remove rust could be corrosive or otherwise harmful chemicals. You'll need to make sure your car is in a well-ventilated area and wear a face covering and gloves. Use a media blasting pro instead and you won't have to deal with any of this.
For more information, contact a company like Industrial Coating Solutions.