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Car waxes | Autoblog's 5 favorites

Looking for the best car wax to buff out your ride? Here are some favorites

Looking for the best car wax to buff out your ride? Here are some of our favorite brands.

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Will toothpaste remove scuffs from your car's paint? | Car Hacks

Does this hack leave your car minty fresh?

Life hacks are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, most of the tricks found across the web aren't actually very helpful. That's why on our "Car Hacks" video series we test every automotive life hack we can find and let you know if it's a stud or a dud. Hopefully we'll be able to give you some useful advice, or at the very least save you some wasted time. On this episode of "Car Hacks," Amr tries using toothpaste to remove scuffs from his car's paint. Will this hack be a cheap alternative to

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To Paint Or Not To Paint | Autoblog Details

But how do you know when to compound paint, touch up, or go to a body shop? Find out today on this Autoblog Details.

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Ford cleans up painting process with cameras

Knowing how the bacon gets made rarely entices us and, in the same vein, the same usually goes for knowing about how new cars get painted. But in both instances, however, quality – or a lack thereof – is instantly obvious. In terms of the latter, Ford is showing off its new paint quality process with 3D Dirt Detection Technology to find imperfections in vehicle paint more easily and more quickly.

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Why a Florida field is important to your car's paint

If you've ever wondered how automakers know their paints will stand up to the test of time, a field in Florida may have your answer. Manufacturers routinely turn to Q-Lab, a facility situated on a 20-acre open field just outside of Homestead, Florida for durability testing. There, the company's engineers apply automotive paint to twelve-inch by 4-inch metal panels and leave them to bake in the unforgiving sun. The facility's location next to Everglades National Park is ideal for testing paint fa

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White remains world's most popular car paint color, copper and bronze rising

When it came to paint colors on new cars, for ten years, silver was the one hue to rule them all, not just extending its lead through 2009 and 2010 but doing so in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The revolution came in 2011, when white took over as the top color in the States and black claimed the number one spot in Europe, silver maintaining its hold in the Orient.

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Bird poo does not destroy your car's paint... at least not by itself

Every summer we're stuck with the same dilemma. We can park the car out in the sun, which will inevitably will lead to scorching hot interior temperatures. The alternative is to park under a shady tree, where birds will undoubtedly poop all over our freshly washed ride. We usually opt for the sun out of auto vanity, but at least we don't have to worry about bird poop messing with the paint.

Polishing your car soon to be passe'?

BMW is working on a new type of paint that will effectively make those weekend wash and wax chores obsolete. The technology was first introduced on the BMW M Coupe concept at last year's Frankfurt's show. Don't expect the technology to be available any time soon, though. Says Timo Gobel, project manager for the coupe, "It is a big technical challenge. There are many changes necessary, from the factory paintshop to caring for the finish. We have no idea yet on how we will be able to repair it." C