Occasional waxing or mild polishing of the vehicle by
hand may be necessary to remove residue from
the paint ﬁnish. GM-approved cleaning products
can be obtained from your dealer. See Vehicle
Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-82.
Notice: Machine compounding or aggressive
polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint ﬁnish may
damage it. Use only non-abrasive waxes and
polishes that are made for a basecoat/clearcoat
paint ﬁnish on your vehicle.
The vehicle has a “basecoat/clearcoat” paint ﬁnish.
The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored
basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are
non-abrasive and made for a basecoat/clearcoat
Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other
salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird
droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc.,
can damage the vehicle’s ﬁnish if they remain on painted
surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible.
If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.
Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather,
and chemical fallout that can take their toll over a
period of years. To help keep the paint ﬁnish looking
new, keep the vehicle in a garage or covered whenever
Windshield and Wiper Blades
If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield
washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running,
wax, sap, or other material may be on the blade
Clean the outside of the windshield with a glass cleaning
liquid or powder and water solution. The windshield is
clean if beads do not form when it is rinsed with water.
Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades
and affect their performance. Clean the blade by
wiping vigorously with a cloth soaked in full-strength
windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade
Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary;
replace blades that look worn.