New Paint care Tips

You can keep your new finish in superb condition by following these suggestions:

  • ​Park in a garage or under a roof whenever possible.
  • Avoid parking under trees, as sap and bird droppings may damage the finish. Remove these substances as soon as possible by rinsing with water (use a mild soap, if necessary).
  • Wash the car frequently, preferably by hand. During the first 30 days, when the paint is especially fresh, clean the car with a water rinse only.  In fact, water alone will usually thoroughly clean your new Du Pont finish. For heavy soil, use a mild liquid soap (no detergent).
  • Do not wash your car in the hot sun.
  • Do not wipe your car with a dry cloth. Always use water.
  • Avoid automatic car washes where brushes are used. The stiff brushes can scratch the finish.
  • Do not allow gasoline or anti-freeze to stand on the surface. Remove by rinsing with water.
  • Do not wax for the first 60 days after painting.
  • Have any paint nicks or bruises touched up as soon as they occur, to protect against rusting.
  • Do not remove ice or snow from the painted surface with a scraper of any sort.