What To Wash Your Car With For Maximum Paint Protection

Washing the car isn’t only to make it look good but also to ensure your paint is protected as well. Many vehicle owners think that washing a car is a tiring job, but it can be a fun and rewarding process. You can clean your car with many different methods.…
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How to Prevent Clear Coat Peeling off your Car

Clear Coat Peeling Nobody likes clear coat to peel off their car, right? The clear coat (car paints) serves two purposes: enhance the look of the car and to protect the color coat from harmful sun rays (mostly UV rays), rainwater, dirt, dust, and grime. This means that you should…
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How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Car Hood?

If you have decided to get your car hood painted, you have two choices to get this paint job done, either you can do it yourself or you can hire a professional to do it for you.  Having it done professionally can cost upwards of $500, but the do it…
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Bumper Repair Cost for Automobiles

Assume that your car was crashed, has bumper damage and now it needs to be fixed. How much does it cost to repair a bumper? $200? $400? When the payment bill comes you will surely get surprised. This happens because of the outdated understanding of a car bumper. In the…
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How to Prevent Clearcoat Orange Peel

One of the most common problems faced is the clearcoat orange peel when doing touch up projects. It happens when impeded flow of paint occurs. The result is that it starts peeling, and gives a slight yellow/orangish tint to the clearcoat that is similar peeling an orange. Don't worry, were…
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How To Apply Clearcoat

Question: What's the hardest coat to apply, primer, basecoat, or clearcoat? If you guessed clearcoat, you would be right! Most people think it's very easy, but if you don't apply it correctly you can expect early peeling or even orange peel! Let us show you how to apply clearcoat properly!…
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What's the Best Touch Up Paint?

When it comes to touch up paint, you're probably looking for the best, that's also affordable. Like many, you're probably typing into google "best touch up paint". In fact that's why we labeled this article in hopes that you'll find it and read what we have to say. Touch Up…
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Automotive Touch Up - What Not To Do

At ERA Paints we've seen it all, if you're using high quality automotive touch up paint then the problems that occur are usually due to product application. This is true whether you're using ERA Paint products or someone else's. We are proud to say that we use premium paint that…
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Average Car Paint Touch up Cost

We all have owned a favorite vehicle where we spend countless hours each year maintaining the appearance inside and out. When we see a car scratch or chip in the paint it can immediately effect the overall appearance of an otherwise great looking car. Another big issue is that car…
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Applying Touch Up Paint to Cars and Trucks

For many, applying touch up paint to your cars or trucks can seem like a daunting task. But with a little bit of research and knowledge of general practice anyone can do the project themselves and save A LOT of money in the process. All that you really need to…
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How to Properly Prep a Panel for Automotive Spray Paint

Automotive Spray Paint At ERA Paints, we many times are asked how to prep a panel for painting and clearcoat. We sell what we feel is the best automotive spray paint around, however if you don’t prep your surface correctly paint of any quality will NOT spray on and adhere…
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Where to Buy Touch Up Paint

Top 4 signs your car exterior needs touch up and where to buy touch up paint The car’s paint plays a major role in defining its external look. No matter how expensive your car is, there will come a time when the paint starts to wither and get dull. In…
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Have you heard about Exterior Ceramic Coating for Cars?

Ceramic Coatings Ceramic coatings are alternatives to waxes, and if correctly applied can be more durable and make your auto’s exterior shine. A Ceramic Coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint. Therefore, it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application…
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Some interesting Trends in the Auto Industry - SEMA 2018

Hey we just returned from the 2018 annual SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) in Las Vegas, Oct 30-Nov 2 2018. If you are looking to customize your new Ford F100, Jeep Wrangler or want to throw $100K at a restomod project with aftermarket/specialty stuff, this is the place to…
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A Discussion on Spray Can ‘Weights’

Why does a 12 ounce spray can of paint not weight 12 ounces? Occasionally we get questions about the weight of a spray can.  Mostly commonly customers ask “why does a 12 ounce can of paint not weigh 12 ounces?”  The key point to understand is that paint is a…
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Scratch Repair and Rock Chips: the 5 big Myths

Applicator Size the dealership uses for scratch repair 1. The scratch repair touch up paint my car dealership sells me is the best way to fix scratches and chips. Not true. The biggest problem is with the applicator: it’s just too large! Most chips and scratches are best touched up…
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Cleaning Your Vehicle Without Washing It

You have a hot date or an important appointment and you rush outside, only to find that your car looks like a hazmat zone. Luckily, you still have five minutes to do something about it. But where do you start? Take a tip from used-car salesmen and give your car…
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Should You Fill Your Vehicle's Tires with Nitrogen?

A member of the Dodge Challenger owners’ forum was buying a new car from a dealer and noticed green valve-stem caps on all four tires. The salesman told him that the tires had been filled with nitrogen, which would keep the tire pressure and temperature more consistent and that it…
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Aftermarket vs Manufacturer Vehicle Parts

When you take your car to the dealership’s service department for repairs, you know you’re getting Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) car parts. However, if you take your car to an independent shop, you’ll most likely get aftermarket car parts. Is there anything wrong with that? Does a less expensive part…
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Do I really need to WAX my car?

The answer is: Probably. Waxing has always made cars extra shiny. That’s still the case today, but both modern paint jobs and wax formulations have improved a lot in recent years. Paint used to be just thatpaint. A new car got a layer of primer and a few coats of…
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