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Caring For Your New Car Finish

First 30 Days

  • Do not wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to completely dry and cure.

First 90 Days

  • Do not use silicone-containing or super polymer-containing waxes or polishes when you are ready to wax. Today's finishes do not need such extreme protection and if your vehicle were involved in an accident, the removal of such waxes would be time consuming and expensive.
  • Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
  • Wash the vehicle by hand with cool clean water only. Use a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Wash the vehicle in the shade onlyNever wash your vehicle in direct sunlight.
  • Do not dry wipe the vehicle. Wiping your vehicle with a dry cloth may scratch the finish; always use clean cool water. 
  • Avoid extreme heat and cold. Keep the vehicle parked in the shade whenever possible.
  • Avoid gravel roads. It is easy to chip the finish during the first 30 days.

After 90 Days

  • Do not park under trees which are known to drop sap or near factories with heavy smoke fallout. Sap and industrial fallout can mar or spot a new finish. Trees attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a painted surface. If it happens, wash the area off as quickly as possible
  • Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid or windshield solvent on the your car's finish. If you do...rinse it off immediately with water. Try not to wipe the area. If you must do so gently.
  • Do not scrape ice or snow from the surface. Your snow scraper will act very much like a paint scraper on a freshly painted surface.
  • Use common sense! If you think some substance or action may be hard on the paint, it probably will.

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Obligatory Disclaimer

Be sure to consult your owner's manual for specifics regarding the care of your new car finish. They are the experts.

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