Volvo S60: Polishing and waxing - Vehicle care - Maintenance and specifications - Volvo S60 Owners ManualVolvo S60: Polishing and waxing

  • Normally, polishing is not required during the first year after delivery, however, waxing may be beneficial.
  • Before applying polish or wax the vehicle must be washed and dried. Tar spots can be removed with kerosene or tar remover. Difficult spots may require a fine rubbing compound.
  • After polishing use liquid or paste wax.
  • Several commercially available products contain both polish and wax.
  • Waxing alone does not substitute for polishing a dull surface.
  • A wide range of polymer-based waxes can be purchased today. These waxes are easy to use and produce a long-lasting, highgloss finish that protects the bodywork against oxidation, road dirt and fading.
  • Do not polish or wax your vehicle in direct sunlight (the surface of the vehicle should not be warmer than 113 °F (45 °C).

CAUTION

Volvo does not recommend the use of longlife or durable paint protection coatings, some of which may claim to prevent pitting, fading, oxidation, etc. These coatings have not been tested by Volvo for compatibility with your vehicle's clear coat. Some of them may cause the clear coat to soften, crack, or cloud. Damage caused by application of paint protection coatings may not be covered under your vehicle's paint warranty.

    Washing the car
    The following points should be kept in mind when washing and cleaning the car: The car should be washed at regular intervals since dirt, dust, insects and tar spots adhere to the paint and may ...

    Cleaning the interior
    Only use cleaning agents and car care products recommended by Volvo. Clean regularly and follow the instructions included with the car care product. Upholstery care Fabric Clean with soapy water ...

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