a Beautiful Thing
To have a paint job in the custom
vehicle world really says a lot.
It says that person has probably
spent days doing nothing but block
sanding and priming. Hundreds, if
not thousands of dollars have been
spent to get it just right. It symbolizes
the ideal that hard work really does
A fresh paint job is a beautiful
thing. But there are some things
out there that wish destroy your
hard earned reward. Road grime, salt,
accidents….in other words:
But don’t worry. There are
some very easy steps that you can
take to ensure the shine of your
First and foremost, WASH YOUR RIDE!!
Especially in the winter, it is essential
to wash your vehicle at least several
times a month, preferably once a
week. Salt, mud, and even the pollutants
within rain can all eat away at the
clear finish on your ride, leading
to rust and corrosion. In other words,
it is in your best interest to keep
your pride and joy squeaky clean.
A good wax seal applied to your vehicle
before the onset of winter is a great
way to prevent harm to your ride’s
finish. A good synthetic wax will
seal in the paint providing for a
non chip, scratch resistant finish.
This will not only prevent water
and grime from ruining paint, it
also protects all those hours of
precious bodywork you’ve done
by preventing the formation of rust
Even though I’ve said this
before, one of the easiest ways to
protect your investment is to drive
safely. With the roads being even
worse due to the ice and snow, driving
carefully is probably one of the
best bits of advice that I can give
to help ensure the safety of you
and your ride.
Even though Mother Nature has given
us a break this winter, we’re
not through it yet. So remember:
be safe, have fun, and drag hard!
Until next month, keep your heads
high and your ride low.