Why Should You Replace Your Car’s Gold Plating This Winter?

One of the most long-term dangers your car faces is rust. Whether it’s the result of a hail storm that chipped away at your car’s paint and left the frame bare or because of exposure to salty air, your car needs regular care to stop corrosion from eating through parts of it. This applies just as much to your car’s gold plating.

Why should you replace your car’s gold plating?

Winter is especially harsh on your car. Slush and acid rain can wear away at the finish’s protective layer even if the surface hasn’t been damaged by physical impact, and most people don’t wash their car as often because of the severe weather. Road salt is also hazardous since it can fly up can come into contact with your car’s gold plating; because of the emblems’ small corners and complex shapes, even hosing your car down to remove traces of road salt won’t completely clean the chemical away.

Once corrosion sets in, it can be difficult to remove. Rust is typically removed from a car’s frame through repeated sanding and a new layer of paint, but too much sanding can ruin your car’s small features. Instead, replacing your car’s gold plating at the first signs of damage can help you maintain your car’s original hardware without further damage. It also helps you maintain your car’s resale value, as most buyers look for undamaged, original emblems depending on the make and model of your car.

If you’re starting to see signs of corrosion on your car’s emblems or you want to protect them against the coming winter, go to Key Collision and Paint Center to get started.

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