If you haven’t heard yet, we’re proud to announce our new paint line at Liberty Collision, AkzoNobel. AkzoNobel has a passion for paint and we have a passion for collision repair, so this product is a perfect fit.

We wanted to provide some tips on how to keep the good looks for the life of your car. To help your finish look good for as long as you own your car, be sure to follow these simple tips when caring for your new finish:

First 30 Days

We recommend that you do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Wash your vehicle by hand with cool, clean water only. Be sure to use a soft cloth or wash mitt and car wash soap.

First 90 Days

We recommend that you not wax or polish the vehicle in order to allow the finish to completely dry and cure. After the freshly painted surace has stopped beading when wet, you are ready to wax. The use of a pure carnauba wax is recommended.

Wash your vehicle in the shade only; never in the sun.


  • Dry wipe your vehicle; always use clean, cool water, dry wiping can cause scratches.
  • Park under trees that are known to drop sap. Also, trees attract birds and bird droppings have high acid content that will damage new, freshly painted surfaces.
  • Spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid or windshield solvent on the new finish.
  • Scrape ice or snow from the surface. Your snow scraper will act very much like a paint scraper on a freshly painted surface.

We hope these tips are helpful for you. If you are in need of a new paint job, please remember to contact us today!

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