Capitol Shine’s New Car Prep Package

It’s a new year, and many start off the new year with a new car, truck, van or SUV. Have you recently purchased a new car? Maybe you’ve purchased a slightly used car from a dealership? There’s nothing quite like owning a new vehicle – the exclusive new car smell, the low odometer numbers, the sense of pride and let’s face it, making co-workers a little jealous.


The fact is that just because a car comes new off the lot, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily perfect. Many times, whenever products are sold in bulk, a decrease in quality control may take place. In the United States alone, over 1.4 million new vehicles were sold in the month of November 2019 (according to MarkLines). Dealerships need to keep every vehicle looking shiny and fresh, and every time it snows or rains, dirt and water spots stay on all of those cars outside. At Capitol Shine, we’ve often preached about the dangers of automatic car washes – how they have the tendency to leave swirls and scratch marks. We’ve also mentioned to our customers how using a dirty rag, or a using the same rag on more than one vehicle, can retain dirt that can scratch paint.

It’s important to note that not all dealerships use automatic car washes or practices unsafe to a vehicle’s paint, but many times that is the case – keeping all vehicles on the lot clean sometimes means a rush on the washes. Here’s the difference between an automatic car wash vs. hand washing with the proper equipment and procedures:


The good news is that one of the services provided by Capitol Shine is paint correction – a process where we remove scratches and swirl marks. The majority of the time, the scratches are in the top layer (clear coat), which means they can be removed without the use of touch-up paint. Your car has four basic layers: sheet metal (body), a primer coat, paint and then one or more layers of clear coat. With some buffing and detailing techniques, a clear coat can be restored. Want more details? Read our previous blog here on the subject.

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Our New Car Prep Package

Capitol Shine’s New Car Prep Package is designed to make your car, truck, van or SUV look like new. We have the experience, tools and knowledge on how to fix current imperfections, as well as how to prevent and protect against future problems in your vehicle’s paint and wheels. If you’ve recently purchased a new car, but the paint seems to be scratched (or if your older vehicle has scratches), stop on by our shop (here in Arlington) and let us take a look at it. In just about 30 minutes, we can give you an estimate on what is needed to get your vehicle looking the way it was meant to. Whether you choose Ceramic Pro or Paint Protection Film, this package is customized to your vehicle (and your budget!) and includes:

  • Polishing vehicle to remove any wash marks from dealership or automatic car washes
  • IPA solution applied to remove any polishing oils
  • Vehicle (body, glass, wheels) protected with a Ceramic Coating or Paint Protection Film

To book your New Car Prep Package estimate, head over to our scheduling page to make an appointment! Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance to insure time and date.