Prevention is every bit as important for cars as it is for people’s health. After all, the rubber, paintwork and underbody on cars can all be protected from contamination by providing the right type of care.
The paintwork, underbody and rubber parts of a vehicle alike all start to show their age over time. This process can be slowed down by implementing the right care methods. In addition, these methods offer preventative protection.
Regular cleaning of rubber mouldings and door seals will stop them becoming brittle and unsightly. A good cleaning agent for rubber will clean and protect all rubber parts of a car, keep them flexible, prolong their service life and freshen up their colour. Tyres and floor mats are also easy to clean in this way. Without special treatment, rubber seals on doors will freeze in winter.
Preservation with a special product can help to prevent rusting from the inside. Above all, this should exhibit good penetration properties to be able to get into even the tightest of angles, displace moisture and thus provide the best possible protection for narrow gaps, joints and weld seams. To protect the environment, use should be made of products which do not contain bitumen and are wax-based, for example.
Hard wax is the best way to preserve paintwork and give it a shiny finish. The latest generation of products is based on a formula using fine nano particles. These are approximately 1,000 times smaller than human hair and are thus particularly easy to work into the pores of solid and metallic paints. The fine structure of the particles means that the wax can even be applied to the extremely dense, cross-linked surface of scratch-resistant paints.
The hot wax used in most car washes to preserve paintwork is not long-lasting. Active hard-wax sealing is a better alternative. This provides long-term protection and a particularly shiny finish. Most car washes employ hot wax for preserving paintwork. This is not particularly durable. If use is made of a wax from a car wash at all, preference should be given to an active hard-wax sealant. This provides long-term protection and a particularly good shine.
The underbody and cavities in particular need to be well protected against moisture, grit, salt and aggressive influences. The right underseal will prevent the formation of rust and corrosion on the vehicle underbody, the undersides of wings, wheel wells, car doors, edges and weld seams with lasting effect. It should be ensured that the product used is elastic and resistant to abrasion, cold, heat, grit, salt and splashing water.
The underbody and cavities need to be well protected against moisture, grit, salt and aggressive influences. The right protection will prevent the formation of rust and corrosion on the vehicle underbody, the undersides of wings, wheel wells, car doors, edges and weld seams with lasting effect. The protection should remain elastic and be resistant to abrasion, cold, heat, grit, salt and splashing water.