Does Pollen Damage Your Paint?
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pollen season. Pollen not only makes your car, truck, van or SUV look like you have a yellow paint job, it can also have harmful effects. The image above it what pollen looks like on a microscopic level. Now, imagine millions of those on your vehicle’s paint.
The tiny thorns on pollen are what helps it stick to your car, clothes and more. The most damaging aspect of pollen, however, is not the thorns, but the acidity. We’ve discussed the acidity and how it can damage your paint on our previous post of acid rain. The good news, if there is any, is that pollen needs another element to cause this acidity – water. So when your vehicle is covered with pollen, the oncoming rain is what will activate the acid properties which will, over time, deteriorate your vehicle’s paint.
Pollen should be removed from your car as often as possible. The more layers there are, the more chance it has of clinging to your paint’s pores and causing damage like premature rust and fading. Wax and paint protective formulas (like Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro) can make washing pollen off much easier. Simply put, the more layers of protection between your car’s paint and outside elements, the better protected it is.
A wax job not only makes your vehicle easy to clean, it also helps protect your paint from the sun’s UV rays and gives your vehicle the SHINE it deserves. Schedule a Full Detail and receive a complete detailing inside and out (including a wax job). If you want even more protection, ask about Ceramic Pro, the hardest paint protection there is.