Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Waxing

Regular waxing is necessary to protect the paint on your car from the elements. We recommend that you wash and wax the painted surface once or twice a year.

When washing and waxing, park your vehicle in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Always wash your vehicle before applying wax.

• Use a quality wax that does not contain abrasives.

• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to apply and remove the wax.

• Apply a small amount of wax in a back-and-forth motion, not in circles.

• Do not allow wax to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim. The wax discolors or stains the parts over time, such as:

• Bumpers

• Grained door handles

• Side mouldings

• Mirror housings

• Windshield cowl area.

• Do not apply wax to glass areas.

• After waxing, your car’s paint should feel smooth, and be free of streaks and smudges.

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