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February 19, 2022 3 min read

Top 4 Winterization Tips For Your Vehicle This Winter: 

The winter season can be harsh on a vehicle’s paint from hard and cold road debris to the harsh elements of winter roads, including sleet, snow, and salt collecting on the paint surface of your car. We all realize that during the wintertime we tend to wash our vehicle less. However, there are a few top steps and methods that you can easily do to help winterize and protect your vehicle’s paint during the winter.

  1. Winter Washing


    We know, it’s easier said than done, especially during the winter with cold weather that doesn’t necessarily permit the ideal conditions to wash your vehicle without freezing your hands. Utilizing the right vehicle wash, such as TopCoat PolyWash, will help safely and effectively remove road dirt and grime. Additionally, PolyWash is water-based and safe to use in your driveway without the risk of runoff that pollutes the environment. During the winter, PolyWash is also effective at leaving a sleek, water-repellent shine.

  2. Keep It Under A Cover


    During the winter you may have plows and salt trucks pass by that may dump road debris or salt onto your vehicle. Additionally, leaving your vehicle in the outdoor elements will leave it vulnerable to dirt buildup or potential damage from passing vehicles, plows, and salt trucks.

  3. Shield the Shine / Block the Buildup 


    If you have no choice but to leave your vehicle on the street during the winter, it is best to utilize TopCoat F11 to form a water-resistant or hydrophobic layer to repel dirt and debris. Surfaces coated with TopCoat F11 are easier to maintain and help prevent dirt and debris from sticking to your paint surface during the winter. Moreover, if you must store your vehicle away under a cover or in the garage, using TopCoat F11 will help prevent the buildup of dirt or dust over the many weeks or months that your vehicle sits awaiting the warmer months. You can use TopCoat F11 on virtually every surface of your vehicle’s exterior without risk of fading, cracking, or causing unwanted damage to surfaces during the time that your vehicle is stored away for the winter.

  4. Get Your Winter Repellent On 


    For the ultimate protection for your paint during the winter, you may use our TopCoat CYSTALEEN do-it-yourself professional ceramic coating. CRYSTALEEN is easy to apply yourself and has a 7H hardness that lasts 5-plus years for a hydrophobic protective layer on your vehicle’s paint. Using TopCoat CRYSTALEEN may help in repelling melting snow, winter road debris, and dirt through the harsh winter months. CRYSTALEEN repels dust and dirt particles, in addition to protecting against environmental exposures, UV degradation, and is durable for a lasting protective coating for 5 years or more. Remember, while you put on your coat this winter, is your vehicle also coated for the harsh elements of winter, road debris, dirt or salt? Also, the use of TopCoat PolyWash and F11 can be applied during any time of the year, not just to help winterize your vehicle.

Remember, while you put on your coat this winter, is your vehicle also coated for the harsh elements of winter, road debris, dirt or salt? Also, the use of TopCoat PolyWash and F11 can be applied during any time of the year, not just to help winterize your vehicle.