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

Liquid hard wax based on nano-technology, for use on all standard,metallic and scratch resistant paints. Especially developed for nearly new and thoroughly cleaned paint conditions. Microfine carnauba wax particles ensure a deep mirror shine and long lasting protection. Nano-technology makes it extremely easy to polish out - 40 % less time required!
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02011000 250 ml
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
Set consisting of lubricant and clay for removing stubborn dirt from painted vehicle parts and glass, which the normal car wash usually fails to remove (rust, tree sap, tar, insect excretions, industrial fallout etc.).
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02032410 500 ml
Exterior, Paintwork and Chrome / Interior, Glass

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.
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.
The anti-glare headlight lenses have to withstand a lot: climatic influences, UV radiation, acid rain, de-icing salt and road dirt, with time they will ensure that the plastic is matt and yellowed.
When you have a winter windscreen cleaner in the tank and a windscreen de-icer ready to hand, then you actually have the winter under control. Almost: For we continually receive queries asking how to prevent the doors from freezing shut.
Winter / Interior, Glass

The gently way to de-ice the windscreen

You probably know the problem: The front windscreen is actually new, but already scratched. This is especially disturbing against oncoming light. Potential causes could be a dirty windscreen or wiper blades, but it could also be the trusty old ice scraper.
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

Six months paintwork protection through Polymer Technology

Before the weather turns cold and nasty one should devote a little care to the paintwork.
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 / Tyres, Rims, Rubber

Wellness for the precious metal

Although the dirt is not as noticeable on dark lacquered rims, nevertheless they ought to be regularly cleaned, just like the rims in classic design, before those beautiful wheels are attacked by aggressive dirt contamination.
Olaf G from Essen asks: Nowadays, car windscreen cleaners are not only offered as concentrates, but also as ready to use mixtures. What would you recommend“?