Tips For Keeping Your New Paint Job Looking Like New Longer
IN THE FIRST 90 DAYS...
Do not wax or polish the newly painted parts - this will allow the finish to cure & harden completely.
IN THE FIRST 30 DAYS...
Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution. Be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge.
Wash the vehicle in the shade - never in the sun.
Do not "dry wipe" the vehicle - always use clean water. Dry wiping could scratch the finish.
Extreme heat and cold are to be avoided. Keep the vehicle parked in the shade whenever possible.
Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
Do not park under trees which drop sap or near factories with heavy smokefallout. Sap and industrial fallout mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
Trees are also likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. They should be washed off as soon as possible.
Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid or windshield solvent onthe new finish. If you do... IMMEDIATELY rinse off with water. DO NOT WIPE.
Do not scrape ice or snow from the surface. Your snow scraper can act like a paint scraper if the finish is new. Brush off the loose material with a soft snow brush.
BEFORE LEAVING YOUR CAR FOR REPAIR,REMEMBER TO:
Please remove all items and debris;especially in your trunk area to eliminate time spent cleaning or moving and storing your items in order to gain access to your vehicle's paint codes.
Avoid using Armor All type products,which slows down our painting preparation.
Please fill your fuel tank,which is necessary for proper realignment to be done.
Please disable all automotive and audio alarm systems or provide us with the appropriate codes to bypass them during your repair process.You may wish to write down your radio station settings as they may be erased if the battery is disconnected during repairs.
Please bring all keys with you for locked items such as trunks, wheel locks, spare tire locks, roof rack locks, etc.We will probably need more than a valet key to complete most repairs.
Please bring your estimate information,which should include the name of insurance carrier responsible, your policy number, claim rep's name and phone number and your claim number.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve you,
R & D Customs side of the business is dedicated to Custom Paint and Restorations
We can perform complete custom builds or restoration of your vehicle.
When you are looking to restore or Restomod your vehicle we can provide the services you need. We will work with you every step of the way to provide a personalized sevice to ensure that the quality and satisfaction meets your expectations. It takes a lot of time and craftsmanship to produce a top quality build and few shops provide this service. We can offer you a chance to complete your dream ride that will look and perform as new. Our Technicians take pride in all builds and will ensure that the work is done right. Let us help you get that vehicle on the road and enjoy the ride. We love what we do. It is a passion that we hold dearly and take very seriously. Call or come visit for a consultation.