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The PPG Lifetime Paint Performance Guarantee gives consumers worry-free assurance that their vehicle receives a quality refinish repair and that all products used are state-of-the art and will perform to optimum standards for gloss and durability.
The PPG Lifetime Paint Performance Guarantee covers the areas of the vehicle refinished with specified PPG products for as long as the customer owns the vehicle. The refinished areas are covered for the following paint failures:
Peeling or delamination of the topcoat and/or other layers of paint
Cracking or checking
Loss of gloss caused by cracking, and hazing
Any paint failure caused by proven defective PPG automotive products which are covered by the guarantee
Tips For The Care Of Your New Car Finish
Be sure to consult your owner's manual for specifics regarding the care of your new car finish. They are the experts.
Here are some general tips that we are sure you will find valuable...
In the first 90 days
It is recommended that you not wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to completely dry and cure. (When you are ready to wax, do not use silicone containing or super polymer containing waxes or polishes) Today's finishes do not need such extreme protection and if your vehicle were involved in an accident, the removal of such waxes would be time consuming and expensive.
In the first 30 days
It is recommended that you not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Wash the vehicle by hand with cool clean water only. Be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge.
Wash the vehicle in the shade only - Never in the sun.
Do not dry wipe the vehicle... always use clean cool water. Dry wiping can cause scratches.
Extreme heat or cold should be avoided. Keep the vehicle parked in the shade whenever possible.
Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
Do not park under trees which are known to drop sap or near factories with heavy smoke fallout. Sap and industrial fallout can mar or spot a new finish.
Keep in mind that trees attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a new freshly painted surface. If it happens, wash the area off as quickly as possible
Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid or windshield solvent on the new finish. If you do...Rinse it off immediately with water. Try not to wipe the area. If you must do so gently.
Do not scrape ice or snow from the surface. Your snow scraper will act very much like a paint scraper on a freshly painted surface.
Use common sense... If you think some substance or action may be hard on the paint, it probably will.