Protecting Your Car’s Exterior From The Sun

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paint-sealantIf you live in the South or Southwest, you know that excessive sun is brutal on your car, especially dark cars.  So what can you do to protect your car from the sun’s damaging rays?  Let’s start with the obvious.  The best way to keep your car’s finish protected is to keep your car out of the sun.  Store your ride in a garage or under a car port or even a car cover.

The other line of defense against the sun is to apply a good UV protective sealant or wax to the exterior of your car.  UV Protection is what you want to look for when you’re shopping for auto wax or sealant.  Think of it as sun block for your car.  The sun’s Ultra Violet rays break down the pigment in the paint and cause them to fade.  Whatever you choose to protect your car’s finish, sealant or wax, make sure that it’s labeled with UV protection.  ShineGear offers a great selection of protection from brands like Meguiar’s, Surf City Garage, and Flitz.  For one of the best UV protective auto sealants, try Wizard’s Supreme Seal Paint

In very hot Buy this sgcardetail productclimates, wax is just not an option.  When wax starts to melt and break down it gets sticky and attracts dust and sand from the air.  So now you have a sticky coating of wax, dirt, and sand all over your car.  What do you think is going to happen when you wash your car?  If you try to wash that coating off, you’re just going to grind all of that grit into your finish, creating swirls and scratches.  If you live in area where the sunshine is unrelenting, you want to pass on the wax and go with a polymer sealant.  Polymer sealants have a much higher melting point and won’t leave that sticky film that will attract and trap dirt and grit.

Don’t let the sun ruin your car’s finish and shine.  When it’s possible, keep your car out of the sun all together.  To protect your car when it is exposed to the sun’s rays, make sure you’ve laid out the best possible UV protection.  Let the experts at ShineGear provide you with that protection.  Check out our extensive selection of sealants and waxes at