It’s springtime in Minnesota, and the signs are all around from warmer days to early spring blooms. But as all of those lovely trees and flowers start to bud, there’s more than just springtime in the air. There’s also pollen. And while allergies are in full swing, pollen also does a number on your car. The same powdery stuff that makes you cough, sneeze, and sniffle can also wreak havoc on your car’s paint job.

But did you know there’s a solution for seasonal paint damage thanks to paint protection film from 3M? In this post from Sun Control of Minnesota, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about how pollen affects your car’s paint job and how paint protection film protects your ride. To learn more about paint protection film or get a free quote on your PPF installation, give us a call today.

How Pollen Affects Cars

On any breezy spring day, you can see it on the air. Pollen is the fine powder that floats on the air during the spring and fall to help spread genetic reproductive material for plants. This sticky stuff gets into everything it touches including our homes, our hair, and our rides, and it lands all over our vehicles, settling on the paint.

Although pollen appears soft from our macro perspective, it is actually spiky on the microscopic scale, and all of those tiny spikes can make an impact on your car’s paint job. But it’s not the spikes that do the most damage. It’s actually the natural acidity of pollen, activated with water, that causes your paint job to lose its luster over time.

Protecting Your Car Against Pollen

One of the best ways to protect your paint job from pollen damage is to invest in paint protection film from Sun Control. Paint protection film creates a protective barrier between your paint and all of the debris, pollen, and dirt that comes its way while you’re rolling around on the mean city streets. Paint protection film is manufactured from high-grade, colorless urethane. Depending on the level of protection you’re looking for, PPF can be applied to your vehicle’s most high-impact areas or everywhere on your vehicle. PPF also protects your vehicle against minor dings from pebbles and minor impacts.

Cleaning Pollen From Your Vehicle

With PPF on your ride, cleaning pollen off of your vehicle is easy. Using a hose or carwash sprayer, gently spray your vehicle from top to bottom to move the pollen down and away from your paint. Once you’ve washed away all of the pollen, it’s time to soap up your ride. Using a gentle cleanser and a sponge, clean your car in the same direction, working from top to bottom so any remaining pollen is brushed off of your vehicle. After washing your car, use a clean towel to dry your vehicle. Avoid using wax during pollen season as it can cause pollen to stick to your car.

Protect Your Vehicle With Paint Protection Film

Are you worried about your paint job? Give our paint protection film installers a call. Whether you’re protecting your daily driver, classic ride, or commercial fleet, we’ve got you covered. To schedule your paint protection film installation, give us a call at 651.490.1060, or contact us online to connect with our cosmetic auto services today.