The Seven Signs Of Ageing

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DISCOVER THE 7 SIGNS

It's tough out there for your car! Everything from harsh weather conditions to poor road surfaces can take their toll on your vehicle and accelerate ageing.

Explore the most common signs of ageing and discover how IMO can help restore your car's youthful appearance!

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1Lack of beading

Car paintwork becomes less water repellent over time, caused by airborne particles creating damage that's invisible to the naked eye, recognised by rainwater forming puddles rather than beading off car surfaces. If left it can cause loss of colour and gloss on paintwork and can lead to oxidisation and corrosion.

THE IMO FIX...

Pro-Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield fills rough surfaces and smooths out paintwork, helping it become more repellent to water and corrosive particles.

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2Dull Paintwork

Loss of paintwork gloss, due to the build-up of environmental dirt, makes cars look old. Wet weather makes things worse because rain contains damaging pollutants and minerals.

THE IMO FIX...

Pre-wash Intensive Detergent & Soft Foam, plus professional Defoamer, gently yet effectively removes surface contamination. Pro Shield/Ultra HD Pro-Shield polymer sealant with paint enhancing technology creates a mirror shine.

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3Fine Lines

Over time, fine cobweb-like scratches build up 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...

IMO professional cleaning 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 helps protect bodywork from future scratches.

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4Spot Damage

Airborne particles – including 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

Dirt automatically makes your car look old, as well as trapping moisture and accelerating corrosion. The muddy roads of winter make your car dirtier than ever.

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

In winter, wet, muddy conditions and road salt 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

Natural light, chemical pollutants and – in winter – salt from the roads 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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