Three Ways to Help Keep Your Porsche 968 Protected From Rust
Your Porsche 968 is not getting any younger, and as time goes by, it just becomes more susceptible to developing rust. Aside from the natural wearing out of the components of your car and the surrounding environmental factors, the way you treat your Porsche also affects its vulnerability. And if you want to continue driving it for the next 20 years, then you better start giving it some protection against the number one enemy of cars: rust. Here are some of the ways on how you can do just that:
- Limit the use of car stickers.
Car stickers are being used right and left to proclaim some ideology or principle, as an endorsement of a car product, or purely for its decorative nature. Unfortunately, while car stickers may seem good for people's agenda, they are actually harmful to a car's bodywork. Car stickers come with adhesive that makes them stick well in the paint surface. Once the stickers have served their purpose, you will need a strong agent just to take them off the car surface. And here's where the problem lies: the chemical needed to remove the car sticker is harmful to the car paint; it degrades the quality of the paint, leaving the affected surface stripped with paint, which could be easily penetrated by rust. So think twice before you stick anything to your car. Or better yet, use car magnets instead. Car magnets serve the same purpose without the risk of damaging the car paint.
- Use a reliable car cover.
Car covers serve as your car's shield against intense heat and moisture in the absence of a covered garage. But are you sure that you're using the correct one for your car? Make sure that your car cover is indeed the right fit and will not leave any part of your car exposed. Because once a surface has been left out and is continuously being exposed to those harsh environmental factors, the paint job on that surface can be scratched or damaged.
- Regularly check for scratches and dents.
Make sure that you're on top of the damage that your car gets, especially the ones that have caused nicks on your car's paint. Those scratches and dents may not seem all that serious, but if they are left ignored, they can actually expose some of the metal part of your body panels; and that's where rust can start to develop. So make sure that any grazed part of your car is immediately dealt with. If you don't have the time or money to do the task yourself, then let a pro do it for you. If you're looking for a temporary fix until you have time to do proper repair, you can use nail polish to cover the scratch. Just keep in mind though that the nail polish is only a temporary solution, and that the damage still needs to be touched up or fixed the soonest possible time.