One of the most common problems car owners in Dubai face is fading of their car’s body paint. But why does this happen? Well, Dubai is no stranger to scorching heat. The UV rays present in the sunlight is not only harmful to your skin but also for your car’s paint. The UV rays wreak havoc on your car’s paint by breaking the molecular bond of the paint. As such, the paint starts fading over time.
Like many car owners, you may invest in DIY paint products in hopes of fixing the colour fade. Unless you are professionally trained or have a lot of experience, it’s easy to make mistakes and you may not get the desired results. We, at DX Garage, can help you deal with car paint issues. To opt for our service in Dubai, get in touch with us at https://dxgarage.com/contacts/.
Here are some of the common problems you may face when working on your car’s paint:
1) Orange peel: Orange peel is a term used to describe when there’s an uneven appearance on the car’s paint. This issue usually occurs due to a lack of proper technique of using spray guns. A lot goes into using spray guns the right way; you have to check its pressure and hold it at a proper distance from the surface. The way professionals fix this issue is by wet sanding, polishing, and reprinting the affected area.
2) Fish eye (aka bubbling): Fish eye is the formation of small bubbles on the surface of the car’s body paint. This issue usually occurs due to the lack of proper surface preparation prior to applying paint. Sanding and repainting the affected area is a good solution to fix this issue. Cleaning the body surface properly helps you prevent this issue.
3) Colour mismatch: Lack of painting proficiency is often the traps for paint colours to mismatch. To prevent this issue, check the manufacturer’s label for vehicle colour code and buy the paint that matches the coat. The only way to fix this issue is to repaint the affected area with the right colour.
4) Paint bleeding: One of the most frustrating issues you may have to deal with when working on your car paint is bleeding of the paint. This issue occurs when the new paint, which you’ve applied over the finish, causes the original colour to bleed. One way to fix this issue to apply primer and sealer over the affected area. To prevent this issue, make sure to apply a high-quality primer over the original colour so that it does not bleed through the new colour.
5) Solvent popping: Solvent popping is the issue in which solvents get trapped on the paint surface and form blisters. This issue worsens when you force dry the paint. One simple way to fix this issue is to sand the affected area, resurface, and repainting it. However, if the damage is extensive, the solution is to remove the paint in the affected area down to undercoat and refinish it.
Get your car’s paint issues professionally fixed to avoid complications
Working on vehicle paint is one of the areas that require proficiency and experience. It’s best to leave it upon car maintenance/repair experts to get your issues fixed so as to prevent further damage.
If you’re a car owner in Dubai, you know how important your car’s AC is in beating the scorching heat. At times, your car’s AC may smell bad which might leave you thinking what went wrong.
It’s important not to ignore this issue as it often signals bigger problems. You’d certainly not want your car’s AC to stop working in the middle of your journey. Therefore, it’s important to have the issue checked with a professional. We, at DX Garage, provide professional car AC repair and maintenance service in Dubai. You can opt for our Mobile Garage Service to have our car expert come to your house or office and help you fix the
Here are some of the common reasons for bad odour from your car’s AC
1) Bacteria/ mold growth: One of the most common reasons for your car’s AC to smell unpleasant is the growth of bacteria and/or mold in the air vents. The evaporator of the AC is one of the common spots for bacterial/mold growth. If you don’t use your car or the AC regularly, bacterial/mold can quickly grow and cause the interior to smell bad. Also, turning the AC to maximum can cause excess water to drip from the unit and quicken bacterial/mold growth.
As part of your car cleaning routine, make sure to clean the air vents. Using anti-bacterial treatment is a good option to properly clean the interior components of the AC. Also, check the drain pipe of the AC unit. If it’s leaking, get it immediately fixed.
2) Fuel leakage/ leakage in the cooling system: Fuel leakage is another common reason for unpleasant odour in your car’s AC. Whenever there’s as fuel leakage in your car, the AC sucks the odour of the fuel along with fresh air, leaving your interior cabin smell like gasoline. To fix this issue, you need to spot the leakage. In your car’s engine compartment, inspect the fuel injector ‘O’ rings and fuel pressure regulator; these are the two common areas where leakage occur the most.
3) Leakage in the cooling system: Modern cars come with AC units that work with the cooling system. Any damage to the cooling system’s components can cause glycol to leak and give off a bad odour. Glycol works as an antifreeze agent in the AC unit.
Bad car AC odour also indicates health risks
Apart from indicating serious technical issues, bad odour in the AC unit also increases health risks. For example, if there’s bacterial/mold growth in the AC unit, neglecting to clean it increases the risks of airborne diseases such as common cold, influenza, measles, chickenpox, and whooping cough.
Also, Glycol, the colourless liquid, is harmful for your health; prolonged exposure to it increases the risk of kidney and nervous system complications.
Get your car’s AC system professionally inspected for proper diagnosis of the problem
Through professional inspection, you can choose the right solution to fix the underlying issues. The better you maintain your car’s AC unit, the safer will be the air in the interior cabin.