How to Protect Your Car Before and After the Rain

Before the rain:

– Dust off the vehicle to remove the collected dust and debris.  This will prevent the dirt from running around on your paint and might even help the rain give you a better car wash!

– A quick way to protect your paint pre-rain is to use a quick detailer which will leave a thin coat of slippery silicone and wax. This will allow the water to run off your vehicle faster, dry quicker and prevent less particulates from sticking to the surface.

After the rain:

– If you have not prepared your car before the rain, it is really a good idea to get a complete car wash after the rain as soon as possible. You must have noticed that after the rain cars get dirtier because the wet surface attracts more dust and air borne particles (if you follow the above mentioned procedure you will minimize these issues). This way you will not allow the air borne debris to sit there long and damage the surface. Air borne debris can be acidic in nature and it can etch the painted surface if it is left for too long.

– After removing the dirt, I recommend waxing your car which will add a layer of protection and help for the next storm (which hopefully won’t be for a while).

Happy driving!

25. April 2012 by JJ - Owner and Chemical Engineer
Categories: Tips | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. thanks for a very helpful tips!
    how to a apply the wax?

    Apply the wax in a circular motion to one panel at a time, working from top to bottom. Then, apply the wax to another panel in the same manner.

  2. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  3. very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it.

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