- Doís & Donítís
Always use a wet cloth for wiping the car, after rinsing the
paint surface with water first.
Don't - Never wipe dust off
your car with a dry cloth or duster.
Do - Wax your car after
it's been washed.
Don't - Do not wash, polish
or wax your car in the sun when the sun is hot. It could streak
or stain the paint surface.
Do - For car covers
use natural fabrics that breathe, like cotton. Make sure the
car cover is secure.
Don't - Never use vinyl or plastic car covers
in humid conditions.
Do - Always use soft
(normal) water to wash your car.
Don't - Do not use hard water,
which contains minerals. It will leave a film on paint surface.
Do - Use car shampoos or polishes to wash your
Don't - Never use laundry
detergents or similar harsh soaps to wash your car. Harsh soaps
will remove any protective wax plus the paints oil, which will
dry out the paint and make it look flat.
NOTE: Do not use any polish or wax on the carís paint
surface before checking your ownerís manual regarding recommended
Do - For acrylic finishes,
use nonabrasive liquid polishes specifically designed for such
Don't - Never use polishing
or rubbing compounds on paints with a clear acrylic coating,
the coating will become dull.
Do - Use rubbing compounds
only when the paint surface is extremely oxidized (chalky) and
does not shine, even after wax has been applied.
Don't - Abrasive cleaners are extremely dangerous
and can easily remove the paint & primer, leaving bare metal.
Do - Choose light colors.
They retain their brilliance over the years better than dark
Don't - Dark colors are more
susceptible to oxidation from the sun.