2006 Volvo V50
When the car is driven immediately after being washed, apply the brakes several times in order to
remove any moisture from the brake linings.
Engine cleaning agents should not be used when the engine is warm. This constitutes a fire risk.
Polishing and Waxing
Normally, polishing is not required during the first year after delivery, however, waxing may be
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, high-gloss finish that protects the bodywork against oxidation, road dirt and
Do not polish or wax your vehicle in direct sunlight (the surface of the vehicle should not be warmer
than 113° F (45° C).
Volvo does not recommend the use of long-life 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.
pg. 146 Washing and cleaning the car
Clean with soapy water or a detergent. For more difficult spots caused by oil, ice cream, shoe polish,
grease, etc., use a clothing/fabric stain remover. Consult your Volvo Retailer.
Interior plastic components
Cleaning interior plastic components should be done with a cleaning agent specially designed for this
purpose. Consult your Volvo retailer.
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