Repairing Scratches and Stone Chips - Helps to Prevent Auto Rust

By: Leaftech

For many people, and not just men either, their car is their baby. A significant amount of time and money is put into upkeep of both its functionality and its appearance. Even for those who do not regard the family car as, well, family, a car is a very important investment. Next to a house, it is the most expensive thing that most individuals will ever purchase. Moreover, like a house, there is always the hope that you will be able to recover some of the money you put in when you are done with your car.

Of course a car that doesn't run properly isn't any good to anyone, but another important part of the resale value and overall enjoyment of your car is the exterior appearance, and one of the top things to get in the way of your car's full potential is rust. Rust is an indication that there is more than just a surface problem; if left untreated it can seriously compromise the body of your car. As cars are designed with structural integrity in mind, a lot of rust can prove hazardous.

Paint: Your Car's Armour

The shield between your car's metal body and the moisture that creates rust is your paint job. Automobile paint resists moisture and does not allow rain, dew, snow and other forms to penetrate into the body of your car.

When the paint is compromised

However, any car that is used on the road is susceptible to some compromises when it comes to the paint job. The paint can be scratched in a parking lot, and driving will inevitably bring your vehicle into contact with road debris such as small stones that will chip away portions of the paint.

The result of even the smallest scratch is a way for moisture to penetrate the metal body of your car. The problem here is that once rust starts, it's not just limited to the small area of its origins; it will continue to eat away at the paint and the car body underneath, spreading the rust damage all over your vehicle.

Take action right away!

What this means is that you need to take action as soon as you see scratches or paint chips in your car's paint job. Immediately applying touch up paint will reinforce that barrier between your car and serious rust damage.

Remember, taking good care of you paint job means ensuring both the structural integrity and the appearance of your vehicle. Protect your investment!

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