Maintaining and protecting plastic components
Unpainted plastic components should not be neglected when maintaining the car, otherwise they will prematurely fade and may even become brittle. And in the modern car there are plenty of them: Inside are the door panels and seat linings, the dashboard and the middle console. Outside bumpers, trim strips and engine covers all require regular attention during cleaning and maintenance.
An economical and rich in content all rounder like the new SONAX Plastic care Interior & Exterior makes the cleaning and maintenance of unpainted plastic components very simple. The solvent free product is especially gentle on surfaces and cleans and cares for all plastic components in the interior, producing an impressive care effect with intensive freshening up of colours. Exterior plastic is also lastingly rejuvenated and protected – with a rich shine and intensive freshening up of colours. Fine scratches and dull spots are also covered over.
Tip: The product can also be used in the engine compartment for maintaining and protecting the plastic and rubber components. It is helpful to apply the Plastic care with a lint free microfibre cloth, which can be found in the SONAX range of accessories. This will ensure perfect care results.
Hansüli E. from Zurich asks: “Recently I saw in a professional car valeting company, that some sort of plasticine was being used for cleaning the paintwork. Could you tell me what was the product used?
In this season a thorough washing of the car is called for. A frequently asked question from car fans is: Which is best, a manual washing or a trip through the automatic car wash?
At this time of the year, every car that had to put up with road salt, wet conditions and street dirt during winter can do with a thorough paintwork polish after car wash. Like many others, Olaf G. from Dortmund has the following question: “Which polish is the best for my car’s paint condition in spring?”
These last weeks, there, no doubt, have been several car drivers thinking about the following question that Hubert M. from Berlin sent in: “The windscreen of my car is quite new, but already has some scratches, which are annoying particularly with oncoming lights. Are the scratches a result of ice scraping?”
“Which polish is most suitable for the condition of my car’s paintwork, after the winter?”
Acid containing wheel cleaners can induce corrosion on wheel bolts and metal parts like the brake calipers.
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.
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.
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.