LASTING VALUE IS ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES OF OUR BUSINESS AT AI AUTOWORKS, WHICH MEANS WE DO THE JOB THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE EVERY TIME. PLASTIC RESTORATION IS BEST DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL. LET US HELP YOU OUT.
Everything breaks down over time. This is easy to see when you look at faded car plastics that haven’t been well maintained. Running boards, side-view mirrors, trim around the windows, bumpers, luggage racks, all of these parts show their age if they aren’t maintained well and regularly.
DIY PLASTICS REPAIR
The auto parts store has a full shelf of plastic restoring products, and many people choose to take on this task at home. But there are a few factors that put professional-level restoration heads and shoulders above at-home jobs.
The bumper is not the only plastic on your car that could need restoring. You car may require a detailing product to restore the black trim around the car windows or the plastic trim on the door moldings. Applying the correct product with the correct tools to these small detailed areas is a job that’s best done by professionals.
A professional auto detailing shop doesn’t just clean out gunk and trash. The vacuum cleaner is only a tool that allows professional detailers to get down to the bottom of real issues. In a true detail shop the goal is to restore each part of the vehicle back to its original glory. Plastics are a perfect example of the areas that inexperienced auto folks skimp on.
HOW DO I RESTORE MY CAR PLASTICS?
The best way to restore faded car plastics is to use dedicated plastic restorers. As the hot Austin sun bakes our plastic trim, it turns more of a grey color. With a high quality plastic dresser you can revive your older car’s look and bring your black plastics back to life. Many times these products aren’t available to the general public. As in any other specialty profession, the best tools of the trade aren’t available to the public, and the skills to apply them properly aren’t necessarily intuitive. This is a job that is best done by the professionals with the correct product and application.
Using plastic restorers isn’t just to make your plastics shine. It’s also a great way to remove all of the dirt and debris that finds its way into the nook and crannies of your plastics and rubbers around the vehicle. Removing this grit takes away the opportunity for abrasion that will wear down your plastics over time.
SO WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We’re go getters and we do a lot of our own repairs in our garages, but there are some jobs that are just better handled by professionals who have the right tools for the job. Plastic protection is one of these jobs. Even if you’re applying your own protectant a few times per year, it’s best to have professionals use the right tools to clean your plastics once per year to make sure all of the sediment and grit is removed.
Protect your vehicle. It’s an investment that you isn’t exposed to the fluctuations of the economy. You have control over its value when it’s time to trade it in or sell it. Plastic trims are an inexpensive way to protect the visible parts of your vehicle and give it the extra value you desire when you bring it to the dealership for trade in.
If you are looking for help in restoring the plastics on your vehicle, or if you have any other questions about vehicle restoration or protection, Ai AutoWorks in Round Rock, TX is a fantastic resource. Search our blog for additional resources or give us a call with any questions. And if digital communication is your thing you can always reach us through our contact link.
Some of our exterior detail packages include plastic dressing and restoration. Take a look here to see which package fits you best!
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