Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stay Sun Smart

As the summer heat sets in we start thinking about sun care and using sunscreen with high SPF.
Sun creams work to either absorb or reflect UV rays. Make sure you wear a broad-spectrum cream that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.

UVA rays – cause photo ageing of the skin, or what we commonly call pre mature ageing which is dark spots, loss of elasticity and wrinkles. UVA rays can penetrate cloud and go deep into the Dermis of the skin (where your collagen is).
UVB rays – cause sun tan and burn, cannot penetrate cloud and do not go through to the Dermis.

Your car needs sun protection too. Both the tyres and paintwork discolour and crack.

For your tyres

Tyre colour care products come in a variety of formulations.
They are designed to intensify the colour of your tyres and some also work to prevent browning, cracking and tyre premature ageing.
Tyre colour care products also help to protect tyres from environmental damage, especially UV, much like SPF products work to protect your skin. The most common products are tyre paint or tyre foam.
Tyre paint (always black) comes in a tin, just like house paint and needs to be applied with a paintbrush. This is the most labour intensive way to blacken your tyres, but it will certainly leave a wonderful finish.

For your paintwork

Car waxes are like moisturisers for your car and work as a protective barrier for your cars skin to fight off free radicals and especially protect your cars paint from UV damage and salt air.
Waxing your car
You wax your car the same way that you polish it, with the only difference being in the removal process. You do not remove the wax completely as you want to leave behind a protective coating.
1. Apply wax with a clean cloth.
2. Rub the wax onto the paint in small circular motions.
3. Remove the wax with a separate clean cloth leaving a light coat.
4. Move onto the next section. Try to concentrate on one panel at a time just like polishing.
The paintwork will be very shiny when you have finished!
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Meguiars car care products – the perfect anti ageing skincare for your car!

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