Rolls-Royce is a brand that’s synonymous with the epitome of luxury and elegance, and is one of the most highly-sought-after vehicle brands in the world. If you drive a Rolls, the whole world knows you’ve “made it.” Preserving the integrity of your Rolls-Royce requires the consideration of the many facets of ongoing automotive care. From routine oil-changes, tune-ups, and inspections, to the not-so-often heavy repairs it requires, vehicle maintenance is a commitment. While the aforementioned procedures involve the internal components of what’s under your Rolls’ hood, there are other maintenance procedures to consider that add to outward appearance of the condition of your luxury car.
Paint jobs on cars can be highly special and unique, even if it comes straight from the factory with the standard paint job. Rolls-Royce vehicles are known for the consistency in their shine and outward appearance, as this is usually the first thing people notice about the cars. But this appearance comes at the price of effectively maintaining the paint job. Whether your paint work is custom or came stock from the manufacturer, there are certain tips one should follow on how to best preserve the shine of a Rolls-Royce. Here are some guidelines to follow that will keep your paint glossy, shiny, and turning heads wherever you go.
Waxing and Polishing
Many car owners debate the importance of waxing and polishing their cars. Some claim that it may only damage the paint job over time. Well, they’re absolutely right—waxing and polishing can cause damage to your paint job over time, or even in one instance of waxing and polishing. The difference between what makes an effective polishing and/or waxing job is the care and consideration the individual puts into the task. Waxing and polishing is a necessity for paint care in cars, it’s just a matter of the type of materials one uses and the process one adheres to when applying the technique. Under certain circumstances, waxing and polishing may do more damage; however, if you hire a professional with a stellar reputation in the community, verifying their methodology, your odds are highly improved.
Pay Special Attention to Detail
Whoever you hire to care for your Rolls’ paint work must be a stickler for detail. Meticulousness never hurts when it comes to car detail work; the cracks and crevices require attention also in order to achieve an overall look of complete care, especially since they hold a lot of the dirt and debris that can cause scratches to the rest of your car if not attended to properly. Your wheels are a perfect example of how attention to detail has an overall effect on the appearance of your Rolls. When the wheels shine, it makes the look much more complete.
Utilize Only the Best Quality Materials to Clean With
The shop you hire to maintain your Rolls’ paint work should utilize only the top-of-the-line materials and equipment. Using the wrong solutions and chemicals to clean a paint job can cause the paint to strip and/or dull over time, sometimes even in just one application. Be sure to consult with your automotive shop on the materials they use and ask plenty of questions about their proven effectiveness with your specific paint work.
Shield Your Car from the Sun
This is a big one! Keeping your Rolls parked in a garage or out of the sun is essential to paint care. Over time, the harmful UV rays from the sun can cause paint to fade, to corrode, or even to chip in some cases. Keeping your car protected from direct sun rays has the added benefit of protecting the interior as well. It can limit interior fading and/or cracking significantly. Well worth the garage space if you ask us!
Why Scheduled Detailing is Important
Our detail technicians here at Star Motors have provided paint care services for a wide range of Rolls-Royce clients here in Southern Orange County and San Juan Capistrano, CA. We pay close attention to detail here, as do our clients, and it has served us well to utilize the best quality paint care materials for our Rolls clients especially. We know how special these cars are, and a solid, shiny paint job is nearly required when it comes to these unique vehicles. For information about our paint detailing processes, including the materials we utilize for the job, please call one of our professionals here in the shop. We look forward to proving our dedication and commitment to excellence.
* Parked Rolls Royce image credit goes to: pjgs.
* Rolls Royce Wraith image credit goes to: Artyom_Anikeev.