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Road-Line Paint On Your Car – How To Safely And Effectively Remove It

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Road-Line Paint On Your Car – How To Safely And Effectively Remove It

The paint used to line the roads is formulated to dry quickly, but sometimes, quickly isn’t fast enough. Sometimes, the crews painting the roads don’t put signs up warning you of the wet paint that lines the roads you’re driving on and you get home to find the sides of your car splattered with yellow and white paint. You can get the paint off if you know how to do it, and here you will learn just that. Supply List Pressure washer WD-40 Vaseline Bucket Hot water Sponge Rags Quality auto wash soap Auto wax Step 1: Pressure Wash Immediately If you have caught the problem quickly, you may be able to get most, if not all, of the paint off with a good pressure washing. Try to keep the paint-damaged surfaces wet as you work around your vehicle by spraying the entire surface and then working to remove the spots for a bit. The more you can get off with the pressure washer, the less time you will have to spend hand-cleaning the paint off your car. Tip: Try to work in a shady area to slow the drying process as you work. Step 2: WD-40 Treatment WD-40 spray lubricant will work to soften any paint that has dried on your car. Use the hose nozzle to spray the WD-40 directly on each spot of paint. Let it sit for a couple of hours in a shady area. Return to the vehicle to pressure wash it again. You will see some of the paint washing away easily. Repeat the process a few times before giving up on this easy method of road-paint removal. Step 3: Use Vaseline If the WD-40 didn’t remove all of the paint, it’s time to break out the jar of Vaseline. Rub the Vaseline on each remaining paint spot and leave it on for a few hours or overnight. You can leave the Vaseline on the car for several hours without worrying about it damaging the auto paint. The Vaseline will work to soften the paint and make it possible to remove it. Step 4: Wash and Wax the Car Once you have successfully removed the road paint, fill your bucket with hot water and use your sponge, rags, and auto soap to give the car a good washing from top to bottom. Then, apply a fresh coat of auto wax to revive the shine. Alternatively, you could take your car to a specialty car wash. If these steps were unsuccessful in removing the road-paint, talk with your auto cleaning professional for...

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5 Things You Need To Know About Getting Tinted Windows In Michigan

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Things You Need To Know About Getting Tinted Windows In Michigan

If you live in the state of Michigan, and want to have your windows tinted, it is vital that you understand all applicable state laws that govern tinted windows. The last thing you want to do is have a certain type of tint applied only to find out that it is not legal in your state. Here are a few vital things you need to know about tinted window rules in Michigan. #1 Your Front Windshield Are Primarily Off-Limits You cannot have your entire front windshield tinted. You need to be able to see out your windshield and other people are supposed to be able to see in. The only space you are allowed to tint on your windshield is the first four inches, measured from the top of your windshield or shade band. This exception is allowed so that you can keep the sun out of your eyes when you are on the road. Essentially, you can install your own shade band on your windshield, but you cannot tint the entire windshield. #2 Your Front Side Windows Are Primarily Off-Limits As Well You also cannot tint the majority of your front side windows. Your front side windows are the windows that are located directly next to the driver and the passenger in the front seat. Just like with the windshield, you can only add a shade band to your front side windows that extends four inches down from the top. The law is designed like this so that police officers and other drivers can see inside of your vehicle.  #3 Your Rear Side Windows & Rear Windshield Are Fair Game You can tint your rear side windows and your rear windshield though; the entire surface can be tinted. You can tint it any darkness level that you would like. Michigan does not have a limit on how dark your tint can be on your rear side windows and rear windshield.  #4 Your Have To Stay Below 35% Solar Reflection When you tint your windows, one of the choices you will be presented with is how solar reflective you want your windows to be. This is basically the rate at which your windows will reflect away light from your windows. In Michigan, you cannot exceed a reflective rate of 35%. The benefit of solar reflection is that it will help keep your vehicle cooler and will reduce the glare you experience from the light inside of your home.  #5 Medical Exception The only way that you can tint your front windshield and your front side windows is if you have a medical letter from either your doctor or optometrist. These exemptions are provided for individuals who have light sensitivity. If you fall under this category, you will have to carry around the letter from your doctor with you and show it to law enforcement if your window tinting is ever...

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Messy Interior Diseases: 3 Vehicle Infections That May Require Emergency Auto Detailing

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Messy Interior Diseases: 3 Vehicle Infections That May Require Emergency Auto Detailing

Normal, everyday use of a vehicle will result in the need for a deep clean from time to time. But there are 3 vehicle disorders that will turn your car into an unholy mess if you don’t get a handle on them. Here’s what you need to know about these 3 car-interior killers and how to protect your vehicle: Traveling Sales Syndrome This disease can happen to the vehicle of anyone who works out of their car, whether they’re salespeople or wedding photographers. Sooner or later, if you don’t take precautions, having an office in your car will make it look like a file cabinet and an office desk drawer collided and blew up on your seats and dashboard. Take precautions by investing in proper storage for your important documents and office equipment. You’ll find trunk storage in a variety of sizes to fit any trunk dimensions. These fold flat when not in use and have convenient handles to easily transport them in the field. Have a large trunk storage bin to hold items you normally keep in the car, and a smaller one to carry inside each night to replenish with new work papers as you purge old ones. Keeping a clean car pays off when your client needs a short ride somewhere or peers into your car as you’re chatting after a business lunch. Allowing Traveling Sales Syndrome to strike your car will make clients wonder if you can handle a heavy workload without losing it. Exotic Vacation Flu This disorder affects cars when their drivers and passengers are traveling and eating out a great deal. Before long, maps, fast food wrappers, tourist brochures, and pants begin rapidly appearing and multiplying on the floorboards and eventually overtake the seats. The best cure for this alarming infection is prevention. Have designated spots for food, clothing, and diversions like magazines and toys. Eat in the car as seldom as possible, and have a covered trash receptacle to hold any wrappers, paper bags, or empty condiment packs. At each stop, throw out trash but keep the receptacle handy. Go through the car and purge it from time to time, reorganizing messy spots. Have the car detailed midway through a long trip to avoid the foul odors that often accompany this nasty flu. Fur and Slobber Disease If some or all of your babies have fur, you’re likely to encounter this illness in your car at some point. Your car seats seem to have receptacles that call out to and attract pet hair, nail scratches, and vomit. Squelch these mess-seeking receptacles by purchasing seat covers that are washable. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner and heavy-duty floor mats. Consider covering windows with plastic cling wrap to avoid slobber smears on long car rides. If your car is suffering from any of these sicknesses, don’t let things become critical. Talk with a professional vehicle detailing shop, like Deluxe Detail & Window Tint, today to have emergency treatment administered. Your car will be as good as...

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