Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Maintenance and care / Cleaning and care / Notes on paintwork/matte finish paintwork care

Mercedes-Benz GLC : Cleaning and care / Notes on paintwork/matte finish paintwork care

Observe the notes on cleaning and care to avoid damaging the paintwork.

Paint

  • Insect remains: soak with insect remover and rinse off the treated areas afterwards.
  • Bird droppings: soak with water and rinse off afterwards.
  • Tree resin, oils, fuels and greases: remove by rubbing gently with a cloth soaked in petroleum ether or lighter fluid.
  • Coolant and brake fluid: remove with a damp cloth and clean water.
  • Tar stains: use tar remover.
  • Wax: use silicone remover.
  • Do not attach stickers, films or similar materials.
  • Remove dirt immediately, where possible.

Matte finish

  • Only use care products approved for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not polish the vehicle and alloy wheels.
  • Only use car washes that correspond to the latest engineering standards.
  • Do not use car wash programs with a final hot wax treatment.
  • Do not use paint cleaners, buffing or polishing products, gloss preservers, e.g. wax.
  • Always have paintwork repairs carried out at a qualified specialist workshop.

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