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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Finish Care

Application of aftermarket clearcoat sealant/wax materials is not recommended. If painted surfaces are damaged, see your dealer to have the damage assessed and repaired. 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.

Occasional hand waxing or mild polishing should be done to remove residue from the paint finish. See your dealer for approved cleaning products.

Do not apply waxes or polishes to uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber, decals, simulated wood, or flat paint as damage can occur.

Caution

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 the vehicle.

To keep the paint finish looking new, keep the vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible.

Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash it often and out of direct sunlight. Caution Do not use petroleum-based, acidic, or abrasive cleaning agents as they can damage the vehicle's paint, ...

Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Moldings
Caution Failure to clean and protect the bright metal moldings can result in a hazy white finish or pitting. This damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. The bright metal moldings on ...

Other materials:

Steering Wheel Horn Contact Replacement
Steering Wheel Horn Contact Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the steering wheel inflatable restraint module. Refer to Airbag Steering Wheel Module Replacement. 1 S ...

Fuel Tank Filler Door Latch Housing Replacement
Fuel Tank Filler Door Latch Housing Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the rear wheelhouse panel liner. Refer to Rear Wheelhouse Liner Replacement. Remove the fuel tank filler door. Refer to ...

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Seal Replacement - Right Side
Front Wheel Drive Shaft Seal Replacement - Right Side Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the right wheel drive shaft. Refer to Fro ...

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