Three Tips to Protect Your Car’s Paint from Bugs

Three Tips to Protect Your Car’s Paint from Bugs

by | Aug 3, 2021 | Car Care, Detailing, Exterior Washes

Protect Your Car's Paint

It’s bug season and that can be bad news for your car’s paint if you don’t take the proper steps to protect it. Here are three tips to make your paint shine for years to come!

Wax Your Car

Going on a road trip? Waxing your car before a trip adds a protective layer to your car’s clear coat. Insects will strike the layer of wax first. This also allows for the bugs to be cleared off easier.

Schedule a Gleam Clay & Wax to protect your clear coat from bugs, bird droppings and sap during your travels. Then, come by for our hand wax add-on every few weeks for added protection!

Wash Often

Wash your car weekly or even twice per week to ensure bugs don’t have time to work into your clear coat and ruin your paint. It takes just two days for some bugs to penetrate your clear coat! It is particularly important if the weather is hot. Heat will bake the bug splatter faster, making it harder on your paint.

Protect Your Car's Paint

Quick Clean-ups

Keep a clean microfiber cloth and bottle of water in your car for quick cleanups, although be wary of bird droppings, which could scratch your paint. Be sure to really soak the bug areas and bird droppings. Quick clean-ups between regular washing will not only help protect your car’s paint, but improve visibility through your windshield and mirrors.

While washing once to twice a week and investing in car waxing might seem excessive, remember that to fix your car’s clear coat or paint can easily run upwards of $1,000. It’s easier to protect your car’s paint! Schedule your service today!


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