Loss of gloss is a common issue. As the topcoat dries or ages, sometimes it dulls. Gloss can be restored by applying a compound or polishing the vehicle or, in severe cases, sanding and refinishing the impacted area of your car.
In this article, I’ll answer common questions about how to prevent loss of gloss and fix it when it happens.
Loss of gloss (also called hazing, dulling dieback, matting, or weathering) happens when the car’s topcoat surface dries with a dull or low sheen finish, or it ages and becomes dull over time.
A loss of gloss in your car’s paint can be caused by one or more of the following:
A surface showing signs of loss of gloss can be fixed in one of two ways, depending on the severity of the problem.
There are several ways to prevent loss of gloss. These include:
Doing these things will help create, restore, and preserve that wonderful gloss on your car paint surface.