Q: How did my car become so oxidized?
Oxidation occurs for many reasons. Airborne contaminants like tree
sap, rail dust, airplane fallout, exhaust pollution, catalytic
converter resign, bugs, and many other airborne contaminants get
stuck into your paint. Simply leaving your car in a highly polluted
area or driving on regular roads can greatly impact your paint.
Q: How do I know if my car is oxidized?
Simply wash your car with a good wash and towel dry it. Once it is
dry give it the “feel test” simply glide your hand gently across the
paint. If you hear a rough scratching sound or you can feel your
hand gripping against a rough paint surface it may be contaminated.
If you drive you car daily and have not clayed your car in more than
6 months, it will probably be contaminated.
Q: How do I know if I have neglecting my paint?
If your vehicles are or were
washed with dish soap which contains detergents.
If your car’s finish is left
unprotected (example: not waxes or sealed.)
If you have never clayed your
If your paint feels rough when
you glide your hand across a recently washed vehicle.
If it no longer looks shiny.
-----------------------you have neglected your paint.
Q: How do I remove
oxidation from my paint?
A: Oxidation you can
feel can be removed with a clay bar or a clay block. Paint oxidation
can also be removed with a compound or a polish after the surface is