How to Make an Old Car Look Shiny Again?

Is your car a bit old and dingy? Surely you have a certain emotional attachment to it, but once you list all the tiny mishaps and patents, perhaps you could use a new one. Naturally, not all of us have the budget that can survive this kind of investment. Even if you did, perhaps you planned to spend that money some other way. Nevertheless, maybe getting a new car isn’t the best choice for you. If you feel as if your car can still work and you love it enough to keep it going, there is another option. You can upgrade your car into looking as good as new. This is no joke and we’re here to give you a few main ideas on how to achieve this.

A professional wash

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We’re not talking about your regular car wash. It is the one that can only be done by someone that has feelings for the car in question. You need to roll up your sleeves and dig deep, inside and out. Grab some vinegar and cotton buds and make sure to clean any hole or curved part of the car. Clean everything including the things you’ve never cleaned in your life. Of course, do the regular cleaning, too – vacuum, dust and rinse everything with soap, but be as thorough as possible. 

Claying it

Regardless of how well you wash your car, there are still particles that get stuck and cannot be removed simply by washing your car. These microcontaminants are present in abundance, especially if you often park your car outside where it’s more exposed. This is why you should opt for claying as the clay absorbs these unwanted particles and leaves your car smooth and cleaner than ever. Moreover, if you have some extra money, you should take care of the aesthetics of your wheels to match your perfectly clean painting, as well as some new wipers.

Protection

Having properly washed and clayed your car, it’s only right that you protect it. Make an effort and take your wallet out for a solid paint protection film or waxing for it will make your car shine. The mirror coating is a great finisher and it leaves an amazing impression. If you’ve never done this kind of work, do your research and try to find a reliable place that has good grades and possibly even recommendations from a trustworthy person, company or website. They should also provide a warranty against loss of gloss and UV damage. It’s no joke, but when done properly, it will resurrect your car to the verge of recognition. 

Inside of the car

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Having amazingly remodeled your car on the outside basically obligated you to do something on the inside, as well. It isn’t visible at first sight, but it’s where you spend a lot of your time and perhaps a refurbishment of your seats and some cool covers will do the trick. However, the devil is always in the details, so you may want to make a few technical fixes followed by a redesign. You can redress your stick and your steering wheel. Try to take care of each part that looks old and hackneyed.

Once you’re done with all the reparations and redesign, you can bask in the glory of a successfully done project that is a complete update of your old car. Everyone is bound to love it. The only thing left for you to do is try and keep it in that condition for as long as you can. Wash it regularly with a special cloth, not a sponge as they can be damaging to the paint and the coating and have regular check-ups and you’ll be good to go anywhere proudly.