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. Under the microscope craters and cracks can be seen, even after a short time. That’s why paintwork care is not merely a matter of a good appearance – it is indispensable to prevent damage and to retain the value of the vehicle.

It is best to remove the dirt contamination directly after a typical drive on the motorway or country road with an effective special cleaner, gentle on materials, like the SONAX Insect star. It can be optimally distributed and provides an intensive cleaning effect – and thanks to its slightly viscous consistency the formula also works effectively on vertical surfaces. If required, it can also be wiped over a little – preferably with a special insect sponge for paintwork which will not scratch the surfaces. Incidentally: dirt contamination from bird droppings and tree sap is just as troublesome and damaging to paintwork. The SONAX Tree sap remover helps here and should be applied as quickly as possible, before the dirt clings so stubbornly that the paintwork surface is attacked.

To finish, make sure that the dissolved dirt is rinsed off thoroughly. It is best to wash the car as usual.

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Removes tree sap, bird droppings and other organic deposits from paintwork, glass, chrome and plastic surfaces, quickly and completely free from residues. Even high quality XENON headlights, and antiglare plastic headlights in clear glass design can be treated without problems. It is also gentle on surfaces.
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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 without attacking the surface. Residues are eliminated thoroughly and easily. Ideal for use before each car wash.
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02334000 750 ml
Removes tree sap, bird droppings and other organic deposits from paintwork, glass, chrome and plastic surfaces, quickly and completely free from residues. Even high quality XENON headlights, and antiglare plastic headlights in clear glass design can be treated without problems. It is also gentle on surfaces.
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03901000 100 ml

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