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    hi
    I don’t know if this is relevant here, but I’ve seen more than a few red cars (different brands) ‘pink’ out or suffer bonnet ‘rash’
    Does anyone have any top tips to help prevent this from happening to my car
     
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    Keep waxing lol.
     
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    Here is why:

    Regardless of UV intensity, some color paints are more susceptible to fading, with red paint usually losing its color the fastest. To understand why, we first have to understand that light comes in a spectrum of wavelengths, and how a material absorbs and reflects these wavelengths determines what color we perceive.

    Every color has a specific wavelength, and a color paint is engineered to absorb all wavelengths except for the particular one or ones associated with its color blend. So red paint absorbs all wavelengths except those in the red band, which are reflected. We take in this reflected light, and if we aren’t color blind our eyes and brain combine to understand that light as red.

    So why does red fade more than other paints? It’s because wavelengths associated with red are the lowest energy of visible light, so to appear red it’s absorbing much more energetic wavelengths, which causes more aggressive degradation of the paint’s molecular bonds. This is in addition to what UV rays are doing.

    And the answers:

    Keep It Clean
    By regularly washing your car, you can reduce the accumulation of other substances like pollution, as well as salt that can damage the paint molecules and accelerate fading.
    Keep It in the Shade
    The most obvious and effective way to prevent UV fading is keeping your car out of the sun whenever possible. Park it in the garage, under a carport, or at least under a shady tree.
    Film It
    For the next level of protection, there now exist a number of coatings that cover and shield the car’s paint while letting the color shine through. These products come in film layers or liquid sprays that can be applied by professionals or do-it-yourself owners.
    Wax It
    Most modern car waxes contain ingredients that provide some measure of protection from car paint damage due to the sun, and also keeps other caustic substances from touching the paint surface directly.
     
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