Cleaning paintwork like the pros

In the coming weeks, many car owners will certainly think about how to best and thoroughly remove typical winter dirt from paint surfaces.
For gentle cleaning after a thorough wash, I recommend using the cleaning clay, which is available at all well-stocked retailers as part of the paintwork cleaning set SONAX XTREME Spray & Clay. The set consists of the cleaning clay and a special cleaning spray. The clay quickly, easily and very thoroughly cleans paint surfaces, painted plastic parts and windows. It is used after the car wash, when it comes to removing “critical cases” such as tar stains or rust bloom, but also insect residue or tree sap during the warm season. After applying the spray, simply rub off superficial dirt with the clay. The clay binds the dirt for it not to harm the paint anymore. The clay is stored in a sealable PE box and can be used several times.
After cleaning – especially after winter– the paint should be treated with a strong polish such as our SONAX XTREME Polish & Wax 3. Thus, you will achieve a beautiful deep shine and visibly restore the colour.
Finally, the paintwork should be preserved with an ideal long-term protection. For this, we recommend SONAX XTREME Brillant Wax 1 or SONAX XTREME Wax 1.

Products

For long-term protection of the paintwork against environmental influences. The Hybrid NetProtection Technology combines special inorganic and organic components to a long-lasting and brilliant protective layer suitable for all types of paint. The surface captivates by gentle smoothness, a brilliant high gloss and an outstanding lotus effect. The strongly interlinked inorganic compounds yield the protective coating’s durability, stability and smoothness. SONAX XTREME Brilliant Wax 1 does not leave any stubborn white stains or streaks when accidentally applied to plastic parts.
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For long-term protection of the paintwork against environmental influences. The Hybrid NetProtection Technology combines special inorganic and organic components to a long-lasting and brilliant protective layer suitable for all types of paint. The surface captivates by gentle smoothness, a brilliant high gloss and an outstanding lotus effect. The strongly interlinked inorganic compounds yield the protective coating’s durability, stability and smoothness. SONAX XTREME Brilliant Wax 1 does not leave any stubborn white stains or streaks when accidentally applied to plastic parts.
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02012000 500 ml
Highly effective polish for polishing off weathered paint layers and for restoring dull colours. Extremely fine aluminium oxide powder polishes scratches caused by car washes, fingernails and other signs of normal wear. The new Hybrid NetProtection Technology produces an unparalleled brilliant shine accompanied by an outstanding lotus effect. For this, special organic substances have been combined with inorganic components to a durable, weatherproof network that enhances the colour of the polished paintwork optimally. For long-term sealing and lasting gloss, SONAX recommends treating the paint with SONAX XTREME Brilliant Wax 1 afterwards.
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02022000 500 ml
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02032410 500 ml
In many maintenance guides for alloy wheels a sealant is recommended for maintaining the value and to simplify the cleaning. The care tip from expert Richard Hanauer is the SONAX XTREME Wheel rim coating: "The easy to use spray from the SONAX XTREME series, in the latest generation based on a further developed hybrid formula, which offers distinct advantages over conventional processes.
It seems confusing to many motorists, when a winter windscreen cleaner claims to provide freeze protection at minus 60 degrees. In our latitudes it is a rare occurrence to see the thermometer standing at -20 degrees Celsius. Such freeze protection figures are therefore, misleading. Incidentally, these cleaners would be so viscous, even at -40 degrees Celsius, that they could hardly be conveyed through the windscreen washer system.
Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome

What to do against „paint killers“

Insect dirt looks horrible and damages the car’s paintwork. These are organic „paint killers“ which can cause serious damage to the paintwork, particularly when exposed to solar radiation. And the longer they cling to the paintwork, the deeper the residues eat into the paintwork surfaces.
XTREME Series / Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome / Tyres, Rims, Rubber / Accessories and Aids / Technical and Workshop

Ideal for car care and a good idea for the household.

A short while ago, a colleague informed me that she uses her husband’s car care products in the home. Can that be true, and if so what can I use?“ asks Franziska from Halberstadt.
Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome

Remove insects before they damage the paintwork

Insect dirt doesn’t just look nasty – it is an organic „paint destroyer“ that, especially when exposed to the sun, can cause severe damage to the paintwork. And that can prove very expensive, the longer they stick on the paintwork, the deeper the residues eat their way into the paintwork surface.
Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome / Interior, Glass / Accessories and Aids

Taking action against paint eaters

Now that everything in nature springs up again, insects wake up as well – much to the car driver’s regret. These bugs stubbornly stick on windows and paint. “What do you recommend for removing insects from the paint – especially when they are already firmly imbedded in the surface?” asks Klaus K. from Zurich.
Interior, Glass / PremiumClass

Elegance for leather

Leather upholstery requires regular care to keep the leather supple and avoid premature aging. And particularly in the summer months, sunlight and warmth place a strain on the high quality interior furnishings, when it is not thoroughly maintained and protected.
Interior, Glass / PremiumClass

Luxury for the Leather

Leather needs regular care to keep it supple and to prevent premature aging. This also holds true for the leather inside the car. Particularly during the summer months, solar radiation and the heat put a lot of strain on the high quality interior furnishing, if it is not thoroughly maintained and protected.
XTREME Series / Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome

New care and protection formula for foil covered cars

Good news for all owners of foil covered vehicles: The SONAX XTREME Foil care & sealant is now available now. It protects matt and glossy foils against climatic influences such as rain, road salt and UV radiation.
“Some windscreen cleaners for the winter claim frost protection of minus 60 °C. Are these products better and is it a problem when summer and winter products are mixed?” Dirk M. from Nuremberg asks. Answer: In our regions, temperatures very rarely fall below minus 20 °C. Hence, frost protection for such extreme...