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4 Ways You Can Make Your Old Car Look Factory Fresh

Authored by Sarah Parker
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 17:04

Why should your car look anything less than factory fresh? Your motor isn’t going to look hot off the press, however, if you don’t do something about it. If left untended, it will suffer at the mercy of wear and tear, which means that you must take action if you want your car to look brand new.

No matter how long you’ve owned your car, if you’re willing to devote time, effort, and money to the cause, there are always ways to make it look factory fresh. To find out how this can be achieved, be sure to read on.

Clean your car

A simple yet effective thing you can do to make your car look brand new again is give it a clean. Both inside and out, you should set about the task of ensuring there’s no stone left unturned when it comes to making your car sparkle. All rubbish that has been left lying around inside the vehicle should be disposed of, your interior surfaces should be given a vacuum and a wipe down, and your exterior bodywork should be given a deep clean to ensure there are no stains left behind. If you take this task seriously, your car will be looking spiffy in no time.

Repair any dents and scratches

The more dents and scratches there are in the side of your vehicle, the older it will be made to look. It is imperative, then, that you set about the task of repairing them before anybody is allowed to set eyes upon them.

When it comes to repairing dents and scratches, there are a plethora of methods you can try. Some of which include:

• The hot glue method
• The suction method
• Using a repair pen
• Painting over the dents and scratches in the EXACT same colour as the rest of your car

Disguise its age with a private number plate

It’s not just hard graft and elbow grease that’s going to give your car a fresh lease of life. You’re also going to have to dig deep into your pocket and purchase a private number plate if you’re serious about making it look factory fresh. Because they don’t give away the year of the car’s creation, just as usual plates do, private number plates are perfect if you want to disguise your motor’s age. What’s more, as they make cars look unique, having a private plate fitted will also be sure to boost your motor’s aesthetic appeal — at the very least, your car will be sure to turn more heads whenever you take it out for a spin!

Replace the floor mats

As you can when you count the rings of a tree, if you examine a car’s floor mats, you will be able to tell how old it is. This is because they are one of the biggest tell-tale signs that a car is ageing. Quite simply, the more worn they look, the longer they have been there. You should, then, resolve to replace your current mats if they are looking particularly old and downtrodden.

If you’re serious about making your old car look factory fresh, it’s essential that you put the advice laid out above into practice.