The Seven Signs Of Ageing

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DISCOVER THE 7 SIGNS

It’s tough out there for your car during the summer months. Dust from dry roads, squashed bugs, pollen, coastal salt, sand and the harsh summer sun can all take their toll on your vehicle and accelerate the ageing process.

Explore the most common signs of ageing, and discover how IMO can help restore your car’s youthful appearance this summer.

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1Lack of beading

Over time, airborne particles create damage to car paintwork that, while invisible to the naked eye, makes it less water repellent. So when summer showers do occur, rainwater forms puddles, rather than running off your car in small bead-like droplets.

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Pro-Shield/Ultra HD Pro Shield - these specially formulated wax applications fill rough surfaces and smooth out paintwork, making it more repellent to water.

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2Dull Paintwork

In dry weather, cars are more prone to gathering dirt, which dulls paintwork gloss and makes your vehicle look old.

THE IMO FIX...

Intensive Detergent and Soft brush pre-wash, Pro-Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield to create a mirror shine.

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3Fine Lines

Dust particles from dry summer roads can act like sandpaper, causing fine scratches on paintwork. Washing your vehicle using abrasive materials can also introduce fine lines, and the more you have, the older your car appears.

THE IMO FIX...

Professional cleaning from IMO is PROVEN not to put scratches into paintwork. Soft Foam removes dirt and cushions brush-impact and Foam Brush Shampoo lubricates bristles to prevent damage. Triple Blue, Red and Orange smooths the paint surface prior to wax application and Pro-Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield polymer sealant helps protect bodywork from future scratches.

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4Spot Damage

Airborne particles – including summer pollen and industrial ‘fall out’ – can become embedded in car paintwork as you drive, creating spots that can become difficult to remove.

THE IMO FIX...

Particle-loosening solution removes stubborn specks. Pro-Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield smooths the surface of paintwork and creates a protective layer to help prevent particles becoming embedded.

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5Surface Dirt

Dusty summer roads can quickly cover your car with a film of dirt, which automatically makes your car look old, as well as trapping moisture and accelerating corrosion.

THE IMO FIX...

Intensive Detergent, Soft Foam and Defoamer leaves your car squeaky clean. Triple Blue, Red and Orange smooths paintwork and Pro Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield polymer sealants protect your car from surface contamination.

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6Rusted Under-Chassis

Hot, humid summer air and salt from coastal holiday driving creates oxidation underneath your car, leading to rust – a key sign of car ageing.

THE IMO FIX...

As well as a thorough under-chassis wash to remove surface contaminants, under-chassis Super Wax creates a water-repellent film, to reduce oxidation and prevent rust.

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7Faded Colour

The UV rays of summer sun and chemical pollutants in the environment can cause your vehicle’s paint to fade, resulting in an aged appearance.

THE IMO FIX...

The paint enhancing technology of Pro-Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield polymer sealants help return paint pigment close to the factory original.

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