Paint sealants extend the life of your paintwork by protecting it from UV radiation, road salts, industrial fallout, etching, acid rain and just about anything else which is harmful
There are so many things that can destroy your cars paintwork and by not applying a Paint Protection Sealant is commiting resale suicide as most cars are now purchased almost solely on cosmetic appearance, especially when you consider that cars today are mechanically reliable and serviced regularly.
How Do Paint Protection Sealants Work?
If you look at your paintwork under a microscope you will see that the paint surface isn't smooth, it is full of holes and looks much like a sponge meaning every time it rains the average car will soak up over a pint of water.
The environment is also full of chemicals which are harmful to any vehicles paintwork unless protected. These are commonly the road salts which are used in winter to corrosive and oxidizing compounds which are generally deposited by rain.
Sealing these porous holes with polymers and other plastics protects and strengthens the paintwork which can also gives you some degree of protection against stone chips and minor scratches .
There are a few different brands on the market, including Supagard, Max Protect and Diamondbrite. Below we have set out some differences and variations between the application and effectivness of the current brands on the market.
- Some are single application one-off treatments.
- Some are two stage applications which require you to wash with an additive.
- Some require multiple coats which 'build layers' but each coat takes many months to cure.
- Some have special ingredients such as Teflon which give extra resistance against corrosive compounds.
- Alternatively Ceramic and Nano Sealant technology is now accesible to the car owner offering 5 year plus protection.
Each product has it's place within the paint protection market, but the effectivness of them may require a certain amount of commitment on the part of the car owner.
Fortunatley we do stock a wide range of paint protection so we can help you can choose the best and most appropriate paint sealant for your vehicle
How Are Paint Sealants Applied To Your Car.
Paint sealant technology is continually evolving so at New Again we are continually testing and evaluating new products, new brands and new technologies as they come onto the market allowing us to offer you the very best products at competitive prices.
It is our opinion based on years of experience that the application of paint protection sealants should be executed by a qualified or industry trained technician, so if you are considering applying paint protection products yourself, we would recommend against it.
Firstly - Some paint sealants contain hazardous substances and chemicals so it highly important that correct safety equipment and clothing is used.
Secondly - The preparation of the paintwork is very important, the removal of existing oils, waxes and environmental contaminates must be removed or else there is possibility that applied sealant may breakdown.
Thirdly - If the application is not carried out correctly it could create surface paint damage including scratches, swirles and streaks which will then cause additional repair work and potentially difficult to move.
In our opinion protecting your car’s paint should be an absoloute consideration especially when dealing with a specialised paintwork technician.
Although regular waxing will protect your car’s appearance can you really commit to caring for paintwork yourself ?
If not then we recommend having a car paint protection sealant which will keep your car’s appearance looking better for longer, especially if your car is new or within the first year of purchase.
What Our Customers Say
Below are a selection of comments from some of our satisfied customers.
"My car was treated with Supagard five years ago and has been looked after by NEW AGAIN ever since.
I have been very pleased with the result. My next car will certainly be treated with Supagard, everything just washes off it so easily!"
"The car I bought two and a half years and 25,000 miles later, costing £6100 was given a full valet and Supagard paint sealant - £195.
It looked brand new. Now with just regular valeting its been sold for £3950 using the helpful guide on the website
...and it still looks good as new.
"Three years ago I had my Volvo sealed with Diamondbrite and have had New Again look after my car ever since. Recently I was astounded when I looked in the Parker’s price guide. I found that my car in it’s current condition is worth £2875 more than a similar car in poor condition. Not only has the valeting paid for it’s self, but I have had the benefit of a pristine car the whole time I have owned it. I’ve now decided to keep my car a bit longer. "
Leslie Knight - Parish Priest
Can We Help You?
"We can offer specialist advice on the best Paint Protection service to suit your requirements"
When bringing your car to New Again, we often ask you to explain exactly the reason for having your car Protected, Valeted or Repaired. Once we understand exactly what it is you are trying to achieve, we will appraise your vehicle using our detailed appraisal check-sheet allowing us to identify areas of concern and tailor specific services that match your requirements and budget.
If you are not sure what service you need and would like to speak to one of our technicians, simply request a callback by filling in the form on our contact page.