Little Red's Automotive Collision

Auto Paint Care

We recommend the following procedures in caring for your new automotive refinish

New Auto Paint Care Recommendations for the first 30 days

  • If washing the vehicle, only wash by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Always use clean fresh water.
  • Wash your vehicle in the shade

DO NOT

  • Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
  • Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
  • Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
  • Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
  • Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish. · Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.