New Car Paint Defects

When choosing a new car, many people assume that just because a car is on a dealership lot it means that it’s in mint condition. The interior leather looks crisp and the paint looks shiny and new…you already know where we’re heading with this topic – just because the paint is new does not mean it isn’t damaged; what we refer to in the auto detailing industry as “paint defects.”

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The Elements vs. Your Car’s Paint

This past weekend was wet and soggy. Luckily, we can now experience some sunny weather before more expected rain this Thursday through next Monday. It could be worse – 2018 saw record breaking rainfall numbers (source), so hopefully 2019 eases up. Regardless, the fact of the matter is that in the Washington, D.C. area, your car and its paint experience all of the elements – rain, sun, ice, snow, pollen…

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Protect Your Paint Against Pollen

Over the past week or two, many of us have noticed a difference when walking to our cars – a yellowish tint overlaying the entire surface. If you’re lucky enough to park in a garage, or in case you haven’t noticed, it’s pollen season. Pollen not only makes your car, truck, van or SUV look like you’ve had a hastily executed yellow paint job, it can also have harmful effects…

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Protect Your Wheels

At Capitol Shine/Ceramic Pro DC,  we talk a lot about protection for your paint, but what about protection for your wheels? In cities like Arlington, D.C. and Bethesda, parallel parking can take a toll on your wheels and tires, not to mention general wear and tear. Luckily, we can help protect your wheels using the same process we do with paint: Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro formula.

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But Which One? Choosing Your Paint Protection Film/Clear Bra Package

We offer Paint Protection Film, what many also call clear bras. Our films are extremely durable, can be removed and replaced, provide excellent rock chip protection and self healing effects. The question is, “Which package works for me?” We understand that different drivers have different requirements, different driving environments, different routes and different budgets. So, let’s take a look.

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See What Paint Protection Film Looks Like

One of the newest protection products we offer is Paint Protection Film, what many also call clear bras. Our films are extremely durable, can be removed and replaced, provide excellent rock chip protection and self healing effects. Xpel PFF is the industry’s first self healing paint protection film. Unlike other films, our paint protection films provide ultimate self-healing effects for a chip free bumper, scratch free hood, mirror caps, headlights, fog lamps and more.

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Ceramic Pro vs. Wax

Ceramic Pro is a permanent nanoceramic protective coating, not a traditional wax or sealant. It protects against minor scratches, graffiti, dirt, aging, premature oxidation, weathering, road salt, rock chips, bugs, bird droppings and even acid rain. It offers excellent scratch, thermal (1382 degrees), UV, oxidation, corrosion and chemical resistance.

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