Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fender
Essential Things You Should Know in Maintaining the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fender
From botched parking jobs to corrosion, the fenders of your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have a lot of enemies. But care and regular maintenance can go a long way in keeping these problems at bay. In this guide, you'll find some essential tips and little-known tricks to keep the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fender at its best.
- Use the right products in washing the fenders.
For starters, stick to car shampoo. While it is cheaper to use dish soap or other cleaning products you have lying around, these are not meant for cleaning the fenders. In fact, some of these products may even strip the fender's protective finish, exposing it further to fading and damage. You can use a sponge or a soft-bristled brush to apply the shampoo, as these will not leave scratch marks on the fender.
- Car wax is your friend.
Applying car wax is just as important as washing the fenders. Aside from making the fender surfaces shinier, car wax also helps repel stains, dirt, and moisture. Some wax products may even have UV-blocking compounds that protect the fender against fading due to constant exposure to the sun.
- Don't park the truck in the open overnight.
Leaving your truck outside will expose it to rain, snow, bug and bird stains, vandals, and, in the case of parking at the side of the street, body damage caused by swiping against other vehicles. So keep the truck inside a covered garage or if that is not possible, at least enclose it in a high quality car cover every night.
- Use a plunger to pop out minor dents.
Dents on the fender can be quite obvious and expensive to repair, but if the extent of the dent is minimal and did not penetrate beyond the finish, you can try popping it back into place using an ordinary bathroom plunger. Simply press the plunger against the dent and once the suction is engaged, pull until the fender pops back into its original form. You can also heat up the dented surface first with hot water or a hair dryer to make the fender more malleable.