2022 Chevrolet Spark — Owner's Manual – Page #219

Posted on 11 Aug, 2021
Model: 2022 Chevrolet Spark
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Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/9/21
218 Vehicle Care
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Moldings
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
The bright metal moldings on the vehicle
are aluminum, chrome, or stainless steel. To
prevent damage always follow these
cleaning instructions:
Be sure the molding is cool to the touch
before applying any cleaning solution
Use only approved cleaning solutions for
aluminum, chrome, or stainless steel.
Some cleaners are highly acidic or contain
alkaline substances and can damage the
Always dilute a concentrated cleaner
according to the manufacturers
Do not use cleaners that are not intended
for automotive use
Use a nonabrasive wax on the vehicle
after washing to protect and extend the
molding finish
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses,
Emblems, Decals, and Stripes
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft
cloth, and a car washing soap to clean
exterior lamps, lenses, emblems, decals, and
stripes. Follow instructions under "Washing
the Vehicle" previously in this section.
Lamp covers are made of plastic, and some
have a UV protective coating. Do not clean
or wipe them when dry.
Do not use any of the following on lamp
Abrasive or caustic agents
Washer fluids and other cleaning agents
in higher concentrations than suggested
by the manufacturer
Solvents, alcohols, fuels, or other harsh
Ice scrapers or other hard items
Aftermarket appearance caps or covers
while the lamps are illuminated, due to
excessive heat generated
Failure to clean lamps properly can cause
damage to the lamp cover that would
not be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Using wax on low gloss black finish
stripes can increase the gloss level and
create a non-uniform finish. Clean low
gloss stripes with soap and water only.
Air Intakes
Clear debris from the air intakes, between
the hood and windshield, when washing the
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Clean the outside of the windshield with
glass cleaner.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free cloth or
paper towel soaked with windshield washer
fluid or a mild detergent. Wash the
windshield thoroughly when cleaning the
blades. Bugs, road grime, sap, and a buildup
of vehicle wash/wax treatments may cause
wiper streaking.
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn or
damaged. Damage can be caused by
extreme dusty conditions, sand, salt, heat,
sun, snow, and ice.

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