5 Ways To Protect Your Jaguar’s Paint

Jaguar F Type Car

When you own a Jaguar, it’s essential to protect the paint to keep it looking as nice as when you bought it. As time passes by and with regular use of the car, the exterior paint may fade and the shiny surface diminishes. Here are five easy but effective steps that you can take to protect the paint of their Jaguar car and maintain its shine.

How To Preserve Your Jaguar’s Paint

Regular Washing

The best way to maintain the paint on your Jaguar is to wash it as often as possible. Sometimes the surface of the car may be covered with dirt, dust, and other impurities, which can cause scratches and make the paint less shiny. When you are ready to begin washing it is important that you use products that are meant for washing cars only. Car washing using household detergents can remove the surface wax coat on the car paint, making the paint surface susceptible to damage. Always make sure you are using a good quality car shampoo.

When washing your Jaguar, use a soft microfiber cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the body of the car. It is also important to avoid abrasive materials as these can cause the paint to scratch. Wash your Jaguar starting from the roof down to the tires, and change the water and cloth after every wash so that you do not spread dirt on the paintwork. After washing, rinse your car with water then pat it with a clean, soft cloth to eliminate water stains. Do not allow the car to air-dry as this will leave behind mineral deposits from the water.

Wax Regularly

Waxing your Jaguar gives its paint an extra layer of protection against UV rays, dirt, and other contaminants. It is advisable to use a car wax that is of high quality and suitable for the type of paint on the car. Avoid applying wax on your car in direct sunlight since the wax may dry before you are done waxing the car. Using a clean applicator pad, spread the wax in circular motions.

Let the wax dry and turn slightly cloudy, then wipe off with a microfiber cloth for a glossy finish. The recommended time to wax your Jaguar is every three to four months. This is to ensure that protection is provided at all times and the paint has a shiny surface.

Park Smartly

The place where you park your Jaguar is one of the key factors that determine the condition of the paint. If possible, avoid parking your car under direct sunlight, especially during the hottest time of the day. The sunlight may lead to fading of the paint after a while. If shade is not available, the next best thing is to use the car cover.

It is also wrong to park under trees because the sap from the trees and bird droppings can harm the paint of the car. Tree sap is very sticky and hard to wash off while bird droppings contain acids that can actually dissolve the paint once they are left on the car for some time. If you have a garage, use it. Parking your Jaguar in a garage also contributes to its protection from the sun, rain, or snow which are all detrimental to the paint.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

While washing or waxing your Jaguar, do not apply very strong chemical solutions that might affect the paint on your car. Do not use harsh chemicals or scrubbers as they can damage the surface of the paint. It is advisable to stick to the automotive products that are meant for cleaning car surfaces. If you notice any stain on your car, wipe it with water and carwash shampoo as soon as you can.

Use Paint Protection Film

Paint protection film or PPF is a clear and thin material that is placed on the exterior of the car. They provide good coverage against scratches, chips, or any other surface impacts that are likely to occur on the car. However, it is recommended that PPF be installed by a professional mechanic.

Jaguar Paint Protection Film Installation

Talk To Landmark Motors If Your Jaguar Needs Exterior Maintenance

At Landmark Motors, we are the premier repair shop for luxury car owners, particularly Jaguar, within Seattle, Bellevue, WA, and beyond. If you need to protect the body paint of your Jaguar or any other service related to your car’s body, we are at your service. Our technicians employ the right equipment and materials to make your car look as good as new again. Schedule an appointment now to enjoy the best quality services that we offer.

* Jaguar F Type Car image credit goes to: Sue Thatcher.