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.

 As a rule, this is less of a problem in the city. But after a typical journey on the motorway or country roads, it is advisable to help out the paintwork with an effective special cleaner, that is also gentle on materials, such as SONAX Insect star. With its practical trigger spray the cleaner is easy to apply, which allows its intensive cleaning effect to develop.

Good to know: thanks to its slightly viscous consistency, the formula also works well on vertical surfaces. If necessary, you can wipe over a little – but only with a special insect sponge for the paintwork, which does not cause scratches. Dirt contamination from bird droppings and tree sap are irritating and also damaging to paintwork. A specialist product like SONAX Tree sap remover is the remedy here, and should be applied as fast as possible, before the dirt adheres so stubbornly that it attacks the paintwork surface.

Incidentally: Effective paintwork protection also forms a barrier against organic „paint destroyers“. For this we recommend the polymer sealant Protect+Shine or the classic Brilliant wax 1 from the SONAX XTREME product series.

Insects damage the paintwork: Best to remove them immediately with a special cleaner like SONAX Insect star.

Products

For long-term protection of the paintwork against environmental influences. The Hybrid NetProtection Technology combines special inorganic and organic...
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02012000 500 ml
Removes tree sap, bird droppings and other organic deposits from paintwork, glass, chrome and plastic surfaces, quickly and completely free from resid...
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03903000 400 ml
The effective insect killer quickly and gently removes even the most stubborn and dried insect residue from glass, paintwork, chrome and plastics with...
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02334000 750 ml
Wax free high gloss sealant for all new and as new paintwork, and for pre-polished paintwork. SONAX XTREME Protect+Shine covers the paintwork with an...
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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.

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Interior, Glass

Time for the Upholstery

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Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome / Interior, Glass / Accessories and Aids

Taking action against paint eaters

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Interior, Glass / PremiumClass

Luxury for the Leather

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XTREME Series / Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome

New care and protection formula for foil covered cars

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