First 30 DAYS after your vehicle is repaired

  • Do wash the vehicle by hand with cool, clean fresh water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Do keep your vehicle free of bird droppings, which have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface.
  • Do avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds.
  • Do avoid tree sap as it can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.


  • Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
  • Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
  • Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish can easily occur in the first 30 days.
  • Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish.
  • Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.

First 90 DAYS after your vehicle is repaired

  • Do not wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.