Spring has Sprung: Protecting Your Honda’s Paint from Pollen

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Ah, spring has finally arrived – the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and your allergies are getting worse. Not only is the pollen terrible for your eyes and nose, it is also bad news for your car. The same pollen that wreaks havoc on our noses also is bad news for your car’s paint job. Pollen is very acidic and that’s why it eats away at your car’s paint. Let’s take a look at what you can do to keep your car’s coat safe this spring.

Protect Your Honda’s Paint from Pollen

In order to keep your car’s paint safe from pollen this spring, there are a few things you can do. First off, give your car a nice, long, soapy massage. A good scrub down will do the trick, as long as you use the proper cleaning products and enough soap. Warm water helps to eliminate all the particles, as long as you add soap. Washing or rinsing with water alone actually activates pollen acidity, which is worse for your vehicle’s paint job. A good wax job after your car has been washed will add a protective layer over your paint against pollen. Wax makes it more difficult for the pollen to latch onto the paint.

Avoid Paint Damage from Pollen

Avoid parking your car under trees. As tempting as it is to park your car under the cool shade of a tree, don’t – when you do so you are setting your car up for paint damage from pollen. It is also best to park your car in a garage whenever you can. Leaving your car outside is asking for it to be attacked by pollen particles. If your car is going to be parked for a while, the garage is best!

At Barbour Hendrick Honda we wish you a happy springtime. Be sure to keep your car’s paint safe this season!