The fact is, the sun isn't the ONLY cause. Many of the waxes consumers buy don't last so when applied they think their vehicle is protected when in reality after the next wash the wax is gone. An even more interesting fact is consumers who take their car through tunnel washes (aka drive-through automatic car washes), the products may be "affordable" in the consumer's eyes but what they don't realize is they are very harsh, stripping off any wax applied, leaving the paint surface without protection, as well as weakening the integrity of the clear-coat. Moral of the story: You get what you pay for.
Furthermore, the high intensity of the sun's damaging UV rays cause the bond of clear coat to the paint to break down which gives it that foggy, ugly, worn-out appearance. In order to prevent this, we recommend one of our Ceramic Pro Detail Packages. This package includes a complete exterior detail, thorough claybar of all painted surfaces to remove all surface contaminants, and applying the industry leading ceramic coating by Ceramic pro to protect the finish of your paint with your choice of longevity from 8 months to 10+ years depending which options you choose. For more about coatings visit our coatings page by clicking here
In some cases, if your paint has already began to show signs of this damage, there are steps that could be taken to remove or at least greatly reduce this unsightly scene. We were able to take the above Mercedes' hood looking as it did and turn it around to look like this, despite the heavy damage it previously had suffered for years.
Call us today to discuss with us which preventative measure you would like to take: preventative protection, or repair of current damage/protection from future damage.