The better you wash your vehicle, the more paintwork flaws you will see. For instance, the better a TV is, the more screen errors will be visible. Contamination is a typical paintwork damage. It is about glued or sticked small particles or microparticles of asphalt, resin, tire parts, brake dust or air rust on the paintwork.
Car cosmetics industry is changing, so it developed contamination remover called clay. It is a special mass resembling plasticine. It is often used with lubricant so the paintwork will not be damaged during the mechanical cleaning. Lubricant is sprayed on the paintwork and then the clay is applied in horizontal or vertical movements. If there is a major contamination it is necessary to invert the clay frequently, so the glued contaminants will not scratch the surface. We recommend to wash the vehicle one more time and conserve it with wax!
Sometimes we come across a new vehicle assigned for showroom that is also contaminated. It happens during the camion or train and sometimes even when the car is not waxed for a long time. When you do not deal with the contamination properly or frequently the small contaminants can create small local corrosion (see image bellow) which can be seen especially on white or light surface. They can be spotted on the down side of the front door when they are caught from the wheels. Another frequent part is back of the vehicle on the luggage compartment near vehicle´s license plate.
By paintwork decontamination you higher the quality of the surface and it´s look. It is a professional operation, so contact us for advice or use our services in KV Detail.
On the present time there are liquid contamination removers under development (without the necessity of plasticine).