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What Is Sandblasting & Why It’s Important to Powder Coating

Sandblasting is one of the overlooked parts of the powder coating process and most people don’t even know what it is. So before we get to how it relates to powder coating, let’s talk a little bit about what sandblasting is. Sandblasting is used to prepare the metal before the powder coat process. During this process, very small materials such as sand or steel grit (among others) are used to (you guessed it) blast the surface and free up any unwanted gunk. It creates a high-pressure situation and that’s what makes it so effective at cleaning metal. That’s why it’s

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Why Those DIY Headlight Restoration Kits Are The Worst Idea

Headlights are one of the most neglected parts of a vehicle. Especially when we’re just considering the exterior. Most people care way more about the appearance of their paint or wheels. This is unfortunate and a huge mistake. Not only can newly restored headlights bring a fresh look to your car but it will also negate serious safety concerns. A simple headlight restoration can also increase the appearance and resale value of your vehicle. The lights can have a huge impact on the overall look of your car and it’s a much cheaper process than many other options out there.

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How To Maintain Your Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating is the king of all methods to protect your vehicle. It’s far and away better than normal waxes or sealants. The benefits are incredible. You’ve made the decision to get a ceramic coating applied to your car. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a set it and forget it type of thing. The coating that’s been applied to your car does require a little bit of maintenance but since it’s such a new process there isn’t much information out there on how to do it properly. At Mod Finishes, we’re aiming to change that. We want you to

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The 7 Reasons Why Ceramic Coating Is The Only Way To Protect Your Car

At this point you’ve probably heard of ceramic coating. After all, you’re reading this article aren’t you? You’ve probably seen the videos of water just rolling off the hood of a car. The same with mud. This is actually due to recent breakthroughs in nanotechnology and the application of it to protecting paint in the automotive industry. There are many great benefits that come along with it’s application and yet most people still don’t know about it and those benefits it offers. With that said, today you’re going to learn why ceramic coating is the only method you should consider

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9 Tips For Maintaining Your Powder Coat

Just like anything, the powder coating that was applied to your vehicle won’t last forever without the proper maintenance. You just got your wheels coated and they’re looking real good but how do you keep them looking that way months or years from now? The following tips are extremely simple and they’re paramount to the longevity and quality of your powder coated metal. Sponge Clean the Surface Sponge Clean the Surface You can begin your cleaning by wiping down your powder coated surface carefully with a wet sponge. Doing this will allow you to remove any loose dirt and dust

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PDR Is The Best Resolution For Repairing Hail Damage

We can all agree that we’ve got some of the most brutal weather in Colorado Springs. We’ve all come to expect and live with massive snowfalls but one weather event that can have a bigger impact on our lives is a hailstorm. It’s one of the most helpless situations you can ever find yourself in. Not only can hail have a severe effect on your home but your vehicle can be heavily affected as well. After all, your vehicle is one of the first things you’ll check on after a hailstorm. Most people overreact when they find their car with

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How To Maintain Your Auto Glass Properly

When most people think about washing or detailing their cars often times the most overlooked aspect is cleaning the glass. Whether it’s the front windshield, rear windshield or side windows it often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. To the surprise of most, auto glass needs to be treated much differently than the windows in your home. It might look the same but other than that they’re completely different and need to be treated as such. The glass that’s used in the automotive world (or commercial glass) is made differently and the materials used are also different. There are certain

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The Harmful Effects of a Drive-Through Car Wash on Your Vehicle

The drive-through car wash has been an American favorite for a long time now. Let’s be honest, it’s the easiest and most convenient way to maintain the exterior surface of your vehicle. To that point it’s probably not close. But it’s a well-hidden secret in the automated car wash world that this process actually has harmful effects on your car. These automated systems and tools will deteriorate your paint over time. It’s one of those things where you think you’re doing the responsible thing as a car owner when in fact your taking detrimental action against the longevity of the

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