Specialising in Car Detailing, Project Detail Sydney & Melbourne. We will be covering the importance of masking, preparation for paint polishing or wax application in our series decontamination and preparation.
We will be talking about what is masking and why is it important.
There are thousands of discussion on the internet about masking off trims and plastics while polishing or waxing their paintwork. And beginner or amateur detailers doesn’t seem to like the idea of spending the extra time to mask off areas.
Black plastic trims, especially rubbers are highly sensitive to compounds, polishes and waxes. As some of you may have realised. Polishing or waxing over them may leave a white residue and more often or not, when you try to clean it off, it doesn’t come off. Hence why it is important to mask all rubbers, trims and plastic to protect compounds, polishes and waxes touching them.
In Project Detail, we highly emphasise on preparation stage. We strongly belief a good preparation work equals to good results.
Pro-Tip: When your detailer is polishing the car or waxing it, check if he masks the trims and plastic. If he doesn’t mask any of them to save time, stay away.
Detailers love to show before and after shots, or what we call a 50/50 shot that shows the outcome after. This is a great way to reassure customers and sometimes it also made us feel motivated after seeing the difference of before and after. It can be achieved by masking half of the panel.
We hoped this article helped to understand on why masking is important when comes to Car Detailing. For any questions or enquiries, feel free to contact us by clicking here.