Monthly Archives: April 2014

Chrome spray paint. History and uses

Chrome spray paintOver the years the spray painting industry has seem some great technological advancements in the products that are being produced. Over the years various laws within the industry have changed and this has ensured supplier now have to supply a much better quality product which is free of previous contaminants and various other harmful chemicals, which were previously causing harms to both humans and the environment we live in. This has meant that the producers of spray paint have had to invest time and money in various techniques to drastically reduce the chemicals in the product supplied. This also means that you’re getting a much higher quality spray paint product which is durable, reliable, waterproof and the most important part has the look that a good spray paint finish shows.

 

Once you’ve found a good reliable spray paint product, then you’ll want to start thinking about what colour you need to use, our advice, go for Chrome spray paint. Yes, it’s the same colour that is used in various forms of chemical plating processes, but few people know that Chrome finish is a fantastic way to finish off a great exsisting product or vehicle and yes spray painting is used for this process and has been used in the auto industry for the last 30+ years. So go on, get yourself a good chrome job done and see what a difference it makes.

Making Sure Your Car Stickers Stick Around for Longer

There are two types of car stickers out there these days – those that last and those that don’t. Actually, if you’re being totally honest there are thousands of different grades of car stickers that fit in at different places all across the spectrum, but in any and all cases it’s safe to say that you don’t want the stickers you buy to fall apart after a day or two.

Of course, there’s also a lot to be said for taking care of your prized stickers in order to ensure they stay looking awesome for as long as possible. Left to their own devices you really can’t expect to get too much life out of them, but if you’re willing to be a little more proactive, there’s nothing to say you can’t customize your car with any number of stickers and ensure they stick around for the long-haul.

Looking after your car stickers is important.

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So with this in mind, here’s a look at a few tips for keeping your car stickers in tip-top condition and hopefully hanging onto them for longer:

Buy the Best

Right off the bat, it’s a plain and simple fact that if you opt for the cheapest and shoddiest stickers out there, they aren’t going to last long at all. Not only will the materials be the lowest grade and the quality of the print pretty lousy, but it will also be equipped with an adhesive that’s designed to fall off just as quickly as it goes on in the first place. You don’t have to go spending a fortune, but as least make sure you’re not scraping the bottom of the barrel. Buy from reliable sources such as Cartistick, this will help protect your paint underneath and also avoid buying stickers which fade over time.

Know What ‘Clean’ Means

When the instructions tell you to make sure the surface is clean before applying the sticker, do you really understand what ‘clean’ means? Contrary to the beliefs…or at least the actions…of so many, it doesn’t mean giving it a quick wipe with a tissue or making sure it’s at least close to grime-free. What ‘clean’ actually means is spotless, dry and free from any treatments or waxes that are guaranteed to have your stickers peeling and falling off in no time.

Apply As Instructed

Speaking of instructions, don’t assume you know best and just go ahead with whatever method of application you think might work. If it says apply pressure for 60 seconds, don’t quit after 15. If it says not to wash the sticker for at least a day, don’t do it. Long story short, do as you’re told and you’re in a much better position as far as keeping your stickers where they’re supposed to be for longer is concerned.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

It’s never a good idea to leave a car in the hot sun anyway, but as far as your stickers are concerned there is really no better way of having them peel, bubble and fade before their time. This doesn’t mean you can’t be out in the sun at all, but if you’re going to leave your car for a lengthy period of time, try to make sure your stickers are in the shade. And just for the record, extreme cold isn’t good for them either.

Shield from Bad Weather

Come to think of it, there isn’t really any kind of extreme weather that cannot and will not do a number on your stickers. As such, if you get wind of any incoming storms that may be heading your way, it might be a good idea to put the car in the garage to make sure it’s out of harm’s way. And we’re not talking about the odd downpour or windy day here and there, but rather the kind of extreme weather that feels like it could potentially strip the paint from the hood!