Finding the best car paint restorer is going to be a difficult find for most people. One of the main reasons is that it is an over-simplified question. Most people think that there will be a single product that is simple to use and will restore your cars paint in one single, easy to use application. Any modern day car paint within the last 10-15 years will have a clear coat as the top coat, and will not oxidize or fade like the car paint of the past that get chalky and dry. When clear coats get old and have been neglected, they appear to have been washed with a steel wool pad as the paint surface is covered in ultra-fine scratches and looks dried out. (also referred to as spider webbing)
This is one of my favorite lines and one I use often. Much of life can be reduced down to problem solving and auto detailing and restoring the paint on your car more specifically, is no exception.
The problem is that many people do not understand the root problem, or the "nature of the beast" as I like to call it. So before you start chasing your tail looking in one car forum after another reading the sea of endless opinions that exist out there on "The Net", let's first lay down some ground work that will not only serve you well in this moment, but in all your future car care efforts.
This is where we really begin to nail down the root of your problems when it comes to the appearance of your cars paint; which for most people, is the reason they go in search of the best car paint restorer.
Pictured Problem: This picture depicts the most common of problems when it comes to clear coated cars. Not only is this referred to as "spider-webbing" due to its appearance, but if you allow your cars clear coat to remain unprotected for too long, this will only get worse until the eventual and complete "burn-out" of your clear coat.
Any modern day car that has been built in the last 15 or so years is guranteed to have what is called 2-stage paint or a clear coated paint finish. What this means is that you are not really going to be trying to restore the shine and luster of the actual color coat of paint, but will actually be working on the top layer which will be the clear coat.
In most cases, clear coats are acrylic urethane, which in an oversimplified explanation is a form of plastic coating (remember I said over-simplified for all you zealots out there). The point is that clear coats are not only made using different chemical ingredients than old-school single stage color coats, but they also will age and oxidize differently.
Despite this fact, restoring the paint on your car in most ways represents the same problem solving challenge...
"What is the best car paint restorer, and can a true beginner perform this task safely while producing professional grade results?"
The answer is yes any true beginner can do it, and the solution is waiting for you just below with a kit put out by the well known company called Meguiar's. A kit that combines the safest, most user friendly car buffer, along with the amazing capabilities of micro-fiber.
The industry has long recognized the need to bridge the gap between professionals and the non-professional. Most beginners go running in the opposite direction at the first mention of car buffers and the many horror stories everyone seems to have permanently stuck in their heads.
Understandably the first-timer will be fearful of finding themselves behind the wrong car buffer based on their lack of experience, and think any car paint restorer will have to be done by hand and with hours of arm breaking work.
The good news is that no longer is this the case as the industry has responded with a kit put out by Meguiar's that promises to deliver professional level results that any first-timer can produce for themselves...even if working on a black car!
Now that you know the quickest, most effective way to restore your cars paint as a beginner, while producing professional level results, you also need to remember that there is (2) additional points I need you to remember:
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