How to use 303 protectant

How to use 303 protectant

For most people, a car is a significant investment. If your car is something you have saved for or will be paying off in installments for a few years to come, maintaining this investment will likely be a priority. Whether the resale value of your car in the future or just keeping it in good condition for your own use is important to you, there are many ways to help you achieve this - all you need are some handy car care tips.

For many owners, their car’s exterior is often the main focus of any cleaning and maintenance but their car interior cleaning and preservation should not be overlooked and can contribute greatly to the value of their vehicle.

If you’re imagining expensive valeting upon reading this then you might be relieved to hear that something as simple as obtaining the right products for both interior and exterior maintenance can help extend the life of your vehicle’s appearance.

What type of products do I need?

In your search for the best automotive protectant, it’s important to arm yourself with knowledge about what you should be looking for in any product you buy.

Protecting your car’s surfaces from UV rays is one such priority when building a home kit of car care products.

UV rays from the sun can cause significant fading of your car's interior surfaces over time. They can also degrade the materials in your car's interior, such as plastic, vinyl, and leather. This degradation can lead to cracking, peeling, and weakening of these materials, compromising both the aesthetics and structural integrity of your car's interior.

Even more surprisingly, excessive exposure to UV rays can contribute to increased temperatures inside your car, especially during hot weather.

What is 303 Automotive Protectant?

One of the prominent features of 303 Automotive Protectant is it’s superior ability to protect your car’s interior and exterior surfaces from UV rays. It can be used on a variety of surfaces such as: vinyl, plastics, synthetic & natural rubber, leather, PVC, gel coat & fiberglass. It is also ideal for use on your dashboard, vinyl/leather interior surfaces of your car, your tires, windshield wiper blades, to name a few.

303 Automotive Protectant creates a barrier that helps shield these surfaces from the damaging effects of UV radiation. By blocking UV radiation it also helps to mitigate degradation, slowing down the aging process of these materials.

Another benefit of this product is its ability to reduce heat absorption by interior surfaces which can help keep your car cooler and more comfortable for both you and your passengers. With the addition of repelling dust and stains, this makes this product a valuable, hard working addition to any ongoing car care.

How do I prepare my car for using 303 Automotive Protectant?

Most people would agree that any car used regularly gets dirty, dusty and marked. Even cars that aren’t in regular use get dusty.

You don’t want to apply the product to a dirty or dusty car as this will just waste your product, so prior to applying any type of protectant, cleaning is essential. For light cleaning, you can simply use a damp microfiber cloth which will wipe away surface dust. For more intensive cleaning, a specialist product would be more suitable, such as 303 Automotive Interior Cleaner.

How to apply 303 Automotive Protectant?

Whilst the method of application for this great product isn’t highly specialised, for optimal results it’s best to follow these tips:

  • As mentioned, ensure all surfaces are clean and dry
  • The product can be sprayed directly onto surfaces or onto a microfibre cloth and wiped over thoroughly
  • Once your surface has a good coverage, take another dry, clean microfibre cloth or pad to buff the surface.
  • If you find you have excess product, removing it with a damp cloth is important and can be dried off with your dry cloth afterwards which will still have some of your product on.

What should I avoid doing?

303 Automotive Protectant isn’t suitable for use on unfinished leathers (such as suede), fabrics (canvas), floorings, clear plastics, gauge panels, or headlights. There are numerous reasons for this, depending on the above surface in question. From damaging the nap of suede to creating smearing on your headlights.

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