Chevrolet Camaro Fender
Prevent Premature Wear with These Chevrolet Camaro Fender Maintenance Tips
Your sleek and stylish Chevrolet Camaro gets heads turning, thanks to its awesome exterior and stunning performance. Aside from the unique deck lid-mounted lip spoiler, your Chevrolet Camaro fender is also one of the first things people notice about your car. You can extend the lifespan of the fenders by performing proper maintenance on the component.
- Clean the fenders with water and soap.
Start by rinsing the fender with clean water using a hose. Be meticulous when targeting hard-to-reach areas, such as the part where the fender flares and the car's metal body meet. Hosing off the fender with water loosens up any dirt and debris on the component.
Wash your vehicle's fender with a soap and water solution. Use a towel or a wash mitt to scrub the fender until all of the grime is removed. Finish the cleaning process by drying the fender completely using a clean, terry-cloth towel. This type of cloth doesn't leave lint on the fender, unlike regular towels used in car cleaning.
- Apply vinyl and plastic dressing onto the fenders.
If you have a black, plastic fender flare, it's highly encouraged that you restore the fender's look with a plastic dressing. Look for an aftermarket dressing designed for plastic and vinyl car parts. Spray some of this dressing onto your Chevrolet Camaro fender, and let it soak deep into the fender for a minute or two. Then, buff the plastic dressing into the fenders until you see them regain their deep, black color. Repeat spraying and buffing it as needed.
Vinyl and plastic dressings preserve the black finish of your fenders and fender flares. If you want to keep the flares looking new, polish and buff them every after wash.
- Fix fender scratches as soon as you spot them.
Prevent minor scratches from turning into huge dents on your fenders. Once you see that the fender had been scratched, get it repaired immediately. Use a car buffer or other buffing compounds to treat superficial scratches. If the scratches had already grown big, you might consider replacing the entire fender or bringing your car to an auto body shop for a professional service.