E90Post
 


Extreme Powerhouse
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Cosmetic Care & Detailing (PPF/Wash/Wax/Detailing/Restoration/Repairs) > Cars parked in the sun



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-27-2023, 06:30 AM   #1
floridaorange
Colonel
floridaorange's Avatar
United_States
9021
Rep
2,625
Posts

Drives: 2013 bmw 320i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: orlando, fl

iTrader: (1)

Cars parked in the sun

My wifeís xc90 sits in the sun probably half the day before shade from our oak tree helps block the rays. What do you reccomend for keeping the car protected from the rather constant sun exposure?
__________________
Stage 2 BM3

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrussGott View Post
Sounds pizzagatey.
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2023, 07:22 AM   #2
Clark_Kent
Lieutenant Colonel
Clark_Kent's Avatar
2060
Rep
1,802
Posts

Drives: Retired
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

The interior or exterior?
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2023, 08:51 AM   #3
floridaorange
Colonel
floridaorange's Avatar
United_States
9021
Rep
2,625
Posts

Drives: 2013 bmw 320i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: orlando, fl

iTrader: (1)

Exterior.
__________________
Stage 2 BM3

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrussGott View Post
Sounds pizzagatey.
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2023, 09:00 AM   #4
CarsAndGuitars
Lieutenant
2036
Rep
542
Posts

Drives: 2022 M240i
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: South FL

iTrader: (0)

Any rubber seals, matte black etc can be treated with 303 Aerospace protectant
Appreciate 2
      05-27-2023, 10:09 AM   #5
Burrcold
Brigadier General
Canada
4592
Rep
3,600
Posts

Drives: 2022 Audi RS5 Sportback
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Go to an old school detailer and get it waxed a few times a year. Get a sunshade for the interior.
__________________
Current: 2022 Audi RS5 / 2022 Audi Q7
Gone: 2020 BMW M340i / 2019 Audi RS5
Appreciate 3
DocL1861.00
      05-27-2023, 10:33 AM   #6
DocL
Captain
DocL's Avatar
United_States
1861
Rep
828
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: S Fla

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burrcold View Post
Go to an old school detailer and get it waxed a few times a year. Get a sunshade for the interior.
The sunshade really helps prevent the UV damage to the interior along with window tint.
__________________
2018 F80 M3. YMB/BLK. ZCP. Three Pedals.
"Education will never be as expensive as ignorance."
Appreciate 3
      05-27-2023, 12:08 PM   #7
Westside Guy
Brigadier General
Westside Guy's Avatar
United_States
4175
Rep
3,663
Posts

Drives: 2022 Z4 M40i, 2021 228i GC
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Hallandale Beach, FL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Have you considered a car cover?
Appreciate 2
DrFerry6078.50
cooolone2540.50
      05-27-2023, 01:28 PM   #8
overcoil
Major General
3034
Rep
5,574
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

I think the flat panels: hood, roof, hatch take the brunt of the sun so washing - which I think in itself is helpful, plus carnuba wax ( or any wax which claims UV protection ) will work exceptionally at preventing UV damage.
But I would suggest complete washing and waxing those horizontal panels monthly.

Also try to park where the headlight lenses hit the minimal sun exposure.
If polycarbonate or some similar plastic they might yellow from constant sun exposure.
Appreciate 2
      05-27-2023, 02:44 PM   #9
floridaorange
Colonel
floridaorange's Avatar
United_States
9021
Rep
2,625
Posts

Drives: 2013 bmw 320i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: orlando, fl

iTrader: (1)

I use a car shade for the interior for her (she usually doesnít - shocker). I use a spray wax, wash bi-weekly, will go the carnuba route. Thank you.
__________________
Stage 2 BM3

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrussGott View Post
Sounds pizzagatey.
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2023, 02:47 PM   #10
floridaorange
Colonel
floridaorange's Avatar
United_States
9021
Rep
2,625
Posts

Drives: 2013 bmw 320i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: orlando, fl

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarsAndGuitars View Post
Any rubber seals, matte black etc can be treated with 303 Aerospace protectant

Just ordered a bottle thank you for the info
__________________
Stage 2 BM3

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrussGott View Post
Sounds pizzagatey.
Appreciate 1
      05-27-2023, 04:05 PM   #11
StradaRedlands
Colonel
StradaRedlands's Avatar
United_States
2910
Rep
2,107
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 330i MT
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2013 BMW X5 35i  [7.50]
2011 BMW 528i  [8.75]
2006 BMW 330i  [8.75]
2006 Mazda3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by floridaorange View Post
Just ordered a bottle thank you for the info
Same here... will be a run on them at Amazon!
Appreciate 1
      05-27-2023, 05:02 PM   #12
CarsAndGuitars
Lieutenant
2036
Rep
542
Posts

Drives: 2022 M240i
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: South FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridaorange View Post
Just ordered a bottle thank you for the info
It is basically what armorAll should be without the slime.

Also great for interior dash, door and console surfaces. But I would recommend not using on seating surfaces, shifter, levers and especially not steering wheel, as it is a bit slick.

Looks fantastic on matte black trim
Appreciate 2
      05-27-2023, 05:18 PM   #13
M5Rick
Lieutenant General
M5Rick's Avatar
54398
Rep
17,850
Posts

Drives: M5 F10 DCT Gunmetal
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Southern England

iTrader: (0)

Garage is full of stuff so a canopy cover goes on it to protect the top half and a weekly wash with a shampoo containing carnauba wax looks after the rest.
Appreciate 3
      05-27-2023, 07:52 PM   #14
P1
Lieutenant General
P1's Avatar
11268
Rep
11,026
Posts

Drives: 2004 3/4 ton Duramax
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: United States

iTrader: (1)

Just keep a nice layer of sealant on there and call it a day.
Appreciate 5
      05-27-2023, 08:27 PM   #15
GERMAN M3
Lieutenant Colonel
GERMAN M3's Avatar
Germany
4078
Rep
1,737
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 Comp.
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Somewhere

iTrader: (0)

Canít go wrong with this combo.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Appreciate 3
P111268.00
      05-27-2023, 09:46 PM   #16
arucano
Captain
arucano's Avatar
United_States
241
Rep
604
Posts

Drives: 2014 M6 Grand Coupe CP
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kingwood TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW M6 GC  [10.00]
Carnauba is not suitable for hot / extended direct sunlight. Use a good sealant instead. There are many from reputable brands. My E39 sat outside for years, after the garage shrunk and looked absolutely great when I used the sealant. Most sealants don't give the depth of a carnauba shine but that is probably not you priority
__________________
F06 M6 Grand Coupe CP
Sapphire Black Metallic
The drive is the destination
Appreciate 3
      05-28-2023, 02:26 AM   #17
Forzanerazzurri
Colonel
5818
Rep
2,879
Posts

Drives: E46 M3 Coupe/G80 M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: Alberta

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
__________________
2022 M3 Competition Xdrive - Grigio Telesto Pearl
2003 M3 Coupe Manual - Steel Grey Metallic
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2023, 09:55 AM   #18
Ralph III
Enlisted Member
United_States
62
Rep
49
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 650i Gran Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2023
Location: Alabama

iTrader: (0)

It really depends on how often you wash and wax your vehicle!

Carnauba waxes do offer UV protection but they only last for a few weeks, as others have stated. As long as you wax your vehicle once a month or so, then you'd be perfectly fine.

Whereas Sealants can offer protection up to 6 months or so. I often use Eagle One "Wax as You Dry" or a spray wax/sealant after washing. So, our vehicles always have a good protective layer. It also makes it easier to wash next time, because contaminants are less likely to stick to the paint.

I still apply Carnauba on occasion for the look, but I depend on the sealants for the protection. I managed a detail business for 14 years, btw. I've also done quite a bit of professional automotive painting. Mostly for myself and family/friends.

I don't typically recommend car covers because those can scratch the paint surface and cause water to sit on the surface. I would recommend using sunshades to help protect the interior though.

Take care,
Ralph
Appreciate 3
      05-28-2023, 12:46 PM   #19
P1
Lieutenant General
P1's Avatar
11268
Rep
11,026
Posts

Drives: 2004 3/4 ton Duramax
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: United States

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GERMAN M3 View Post
Canít go wrong with this combo.
I couldn't agree more! 845 is a bit of a pain to apply and remove unless you go really, really thin. But Power Lock has been my go-to for years and years.
Appreciate 4
      05-28-2023, 12:53 PM   #20
bmw1racer
bimmerphile, technogeek
bmw1racer's Avatar
United_States
990
Rep
3,778
Posts

Drives: 2012 E82 6MT Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Car cover.

I put the cover on my car every day when I'm at work and the exterior and interior are as good as day one.
__________________
Appreciate 2
      05-28-2023, 01:37 PM   #21
DanG
Major General
DanG's Avatar
United_States
8686
Rep
6,712
Posts

Drives: 2018 M2 AW DCT
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [8.07]
I just use Groit’s Liquid Glass Poly wax. My 5+ year old M2 looks like new. I do have a sun screen for the windshield. No added tint.
__________________
BMWCCA member Puget Sound Chapter
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2023, 02:40 PM   #22
Westside Guy
Brigadier General
Westside Guy's Avatar
United_States
4175
Rep
3,663
Posts

Drives: 2022 Z4 M40i, 2021 228i GC
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Hallandale Beach, FL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw1racer View Post
Car cover.

I put the cover on my car every day when I'm at work and the exterior and interior are as good as day one.
Companies like California Car Covers, make fairly lightweight all-weather covers which are user-friendly, easy to put on and takeoff and will give the car protection from the sun. 😎
Appreciate 1
bmw1racer989.50
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST