how to fix clear coat damage

How to Fix Clear Coat Damage in 12 Steps

Have you ever looked at your car and thought, “Wow, my car looks drab!” Have you ever debated whether to take it to the car shop to have it repainted?

You may be looking at a damaged clear coat already. There are a few factors why the clear coat is already damaged. Age, a poor paint job, exposure to the elements, and improper cleaning habits are some of the few factors.

There was one time that one of my customers came in with his three-year-old Chevy. It looks very clean and well-maintained. However, I noticed that some areas of the exterior looked like it had been peeled off. The customer said that he had it repainted a few months ago, only to have it come out bad after a few months .Upon closer inspection, it was a bad case of clear coating gone wrong.

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Why Does the Car Stereo Have Power But Doesn't Turn On

Why Does the Car Stereo Have Power But Doesn’t Turn On?

You start another normal day. Get up, have some breakfast, get in your car, turn on the ignition and… silence. You do a double-take and stop your car and turn it on again. You look at your car stereo and see that it has power. It looks to have power because the light is on. You try turning up the volume and changing the radio stations. None, nada, zilch.

One of my friends bought a second-hand car. He shared that one day, he noticed that the car stereo won’t turn on but has power. Normally, he just starts the engine, and the stereo would blare music from the speakers. But, on that day it was utter silence. What happened then?

I had a similar problem, too when I installed a new car stereo but it won’t turn on. It had power, yes, but for some reason, it just wouldn’t function. It took me a day to install and get the problem fixed. Well, better than not having music while driving.

There are a lot of possible reasons why the car stereo won’t turn on. A good sign is that it has power, so it means it’s not busted. Since the car is bought second-hand, there may have been underlying problems that weren’t detected.

Now, let’s get to the bottom of this and determine the possible causes behind why the car stereo won’t turn on but has power.

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Best Spray Car Wax Buying Guide

Best Spray Car Wax Buying Guide : What You Should Know

Most of the customers who come to our shop have questions about maintaining the glossy look of the car. They are also concerned how to protect the car paint without having to spend more.

As a car owner, I've also wondered how I keep keep my car looking brand new. I have a 5-year-old Chevy which I'm proud of, and I'd like to keep the paint job glossy and sleek.

On my next project, I have decided to check the best spray car wax products in the market. Not only will it be useful for me but for our customers, too.

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Best Windshield Repair Kit for car

Best Windshield Repair Kit for Car Owners

Have you ever heard of windshield repair kits?

You may have seen video demonstrations on TV shopping or the internet wherein cracks disappear like magic.

They seem too good to be true, but yes there are windshield repair kits that really work and make the cracks and chips almost disappear. You just have to find the best product and use them properly to get the best results.

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How Long Does It Take To Replace A Windshield

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Windshield

If you have a cracked or smashed up windshield, then it is about time that you replace it. Leaving it cracked may cause you more problems such as leaks or it may even crumble under pressure.

Replacing a windshield is not an easy task. Some car owners opt to buy a windshield repair kit, but it is still a complicated task. If you are not comfortable doing so, leave it to the experts’ hands.

My customers who bring their cars in always ask me, “How long does it take to replace a windshield? I’m not sure how long I can do without my car.” I always give them the same answer.It could take just a few hours depending on how complicated your windshield is.However, I tell them to give me 24 hours to make sure that the windshield is sturdy enough once they use it.

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Best clear coat for cars

Best Clear Coat for Cars : Tested by Team

I recently took on this job of adding clear coat to my car to give it a shiny finish. It was not an easy job because I had to make sure that I cleaned it out very well before applying the finish. Another challenge was finding the perfect finish that will make it look brand new and show a dull finish.

What exactly is a clear coat? In order to choose the best clear coat for cars, it is important that you know what it is. Clear coats are exactly that, clear top coat to add a protective layer to your car. It creates additional shine and also protects against UV rays that makes your car paint fade. Clear coat is also known as 2-stage paint as it is added to the base color coat.

Hopefully, by the end of this article, we have helped you decide on which clear coat is best for your car and removed any misgivings you may have had in applying clear coat.

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How to Make My Exhaust Sound Deeper

How To Make My Exhaust Sound Deeper : Tested By Me

Recently, I have been getting many inquiries from people asking me how to make my exhaust sound deeper. For those of you who are new in the world of automobiles, you might wonder why there should even be a need for your exhaust to sound a certain way.

Your car’s exhaust has different functions. A deep-sounding exhaust indicates that the engines are performing correctly. The exhaust system is one of the parts that work the hardest. It is composed of a series of pipes that control noise and directs the exhaust fumes away from the car’s interior.

When the exhaust does not function well, the engine feels exhausted and choked. Therefore, the engine’s horsepower is negatively affected. You also sacrifice fuel consumption due to a faulty exhaust system.

The engine’s horsepower changes drastically as soon as you fix your exhaust. The sound of the exhaust will remind you of how fast and powerful your engine could be.The sound determines your car’s capacity in general.

Let’s explore the ways on how to make your exhaust sound deeper.

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How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery

How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery

There may be instances that your car’s battery got discharged because you haven’t used it for a long time. You may have accidentally left a light on which caused your car battery to drain.

​I purchased both a portable jump starter and a car battery charger. It is better to have these tools for emergency purposes.

 Also, someone might be in need of them and I could lend them a helping hand. In fact, I bought a car battery charger for my wife, too, and taught her how to use it. I also recommend to my customers to get one, especially when they have cars that they don’t use for a long time or when it’s winter season.

There are two ways to restore your car’s battery charge. You can either jump start it and drive it for a few minutes if you need to use it right away. Otherwise, you may use a car battery charger to recharge if you don’t plan to use your vehicle yet.

Using a car charger takes longer. So, if you need to use your car, a jump start is the best option. So, how long does it take to charge a car battery anyway? Will you have enough time if you have an appointment in a few hours?

Let’s explore the timelines and see how long the process takes. We’ll also discuss some factors related to charging your car’s battery.

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How to charge RV batery with generator

How to Charge RV Battery with Generator : You Should Know

As an RV owner and traveler, I want to make sure that we’ll enjoy our trips without hassle. Some of the problems we might face are a loss of water, flat tires, or loss of power.

So far, the worst thing that happened was that we couldn’t use the air conditioner because we were running low and we had no way to plug into a power source.

One time we went dry camping, and we were confident that we’ll have enough power. You see, we got the best RV generator, and we’ve had it for years now. Whenever we go somewhere, we make sure that our RV generator is fully charged so we can use it for emergency power supply.

RV living is a bit complicated but worthwhile. You just need to be responsible enough and make sure everything is in order before you travel.

In most cases, you can always go to a campground and plug into their power source. However, there are some instances that campgrounds are full, so it’s better to be well-prepared.

Via http://www.backwoodshome.com/an-89-dollar-backup-generator-by-jeffrey-yago/

In this article, I’d like to share with you some tips especially on how to charge the RV generator even while driving. I’ll also share with you other advice on how you can charge your RV battery.

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how to remove window tint

3 Easy Methods on How to Remove Window Tint

It’s summertime once again and I suddenly realized that my car’s window tint was not dark enough to protect me from the harsh sunlight.

When I drive out during the afternoon, I could feel the heat of the sun burning on my face. Imagine, I had to wear sunblock even though I was just inside the car!

So, I decided to embark on a project to remove my window car tint so I can install new and darker ones. I also noticed that some of it had air bubbles inside them - definitely time to get them out.

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