Does Pollen Damage Your Paint?

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pollen season. Pollen can have harmful effects, besides making your car, truck, van or SUV look like it has a greenish yellow tinted surface.

Pollen’s tiny tentacles are what help it stick to your car, clothes and more. The most damaging aspect of pollen, is it’s acidity. The good news, if there is any, is that pollen needs another element to activate the acidity, and that’s water. So when your vehicle is covered with pollen, rain is what will activate the acidic properties which, over time, will damage your vehicle’s paint.

Pollen should be removed from your car as soon as possible. The longer it remains on the surfaces, the more chance it will permeate into your paint’s pores, and cause your painted surfaces to pit and fade. Ultimately it will damage and break down the painted surfaces, and cause rust.

Waxes and sealants provide a protective layer for your car, by sealing up the painted surfaces. Once a sealant is applied, the pollen can be washed off much more easily and safely. It’s recommended that you have a protective application professionally applied to you vehicle at least two times each year at a minimum, in the fall to protect for winter, and in the spring to protect for summer. Simply put, the more protection between your car’s paint and the outside elements, the better protected it is.

Wax sealants not only makes your vehicle easy to maintain, they also protect your painted surfaces from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Additionally waxes and sealants provide the beautiful SHINE that your vehicle deserves and helps to maintain your vehicle’s value.

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