By Mark S. Cramer, M.D.
The best way to prevent your car or boat from becoming a biohazardous algae bloom is to avoid putting it in a garage.
But how do you know if you’re using a good paint or not?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Information System (MDIS) identifies common algae blooms and can help you determine the best paint for your car and boat.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking at, you should check your vehicle’s condition and other signs of oil buildup.
To check if there’s oil buildup on your vehicle, check the condition of the engine and transmission and the engine oil seal.
If your car has been damaged in an accident, or you’ve found oil buildup, it can take several days for it to completely clear up.
The longer you wait, the more time you can get by without having any problems.
MDIS recommends that you check your oil system every three to five days, and if it has oil buildup or any other signs, you’ll know if the problem is oil or not.
Check the oil level at the pump and make sure it’s low.
If you’re worried about the oil quality, MDIS also recommends checking the oil filter, fuel tank, and the oil pan.
These areas should be clean and the seal in the filter is intact.
If there’s a buildup on the car or your boat, you can also use a chemical test to test for biohazard materials.
You can use a paint remover or some other substance to wipe the oil off the paint.
You’ll need to apply it over the area you think is algae, and you can do this several times, as MDIS warns, so the paint is not visible.
If it doesn’t take too long, you may be able to clean it off with the chemical.
If the algae is completely gone, it’s safe to paint over the areas you’ve cleaned.
If not, you might need to reapply the paint to make sure the seal remains intact.
If the seal is completely removed, you’re done.
If it still looks good after three to four days, you have a safe and effective paint solution.
If there are residual biohazard material, you probably don’t need to paint again.
But you can still use MDIS’ paint removers and use a similar type of chemical test.MDIS has a free online test, which you can use to test your car’s condition.
And the MDIS test can also help you understand the symptoms of a biofuel algae bloom, such as low levels of CO2 in your engine, oil leaky seals in the engine, and oil deposits in the oil tank.
MDI has a more expensive test, but it can detect a buildup of biohazard substances in a vehicle that’s already been damaged by a bioengineer.
To find out if your car is biohazard-free, check your car for signs of biofuel or algae.
If they’re not present, you’ve already been at the risk of the biohazard spreading.
If your car looks OK, then it’s good to get it painted.