Washing the exterior

Washing the exterior  - Cleaning - Lincoln MKX Owners Manual - Lincoln MKX

Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A), which is available from your authorized dealer.

Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot painted surfaces.
Never wash a vehicle that is hot to the touch or during exposure to strong, direct sunlight.
Always use a clean sponge or car wash mitt with plenty of water for best results.
Dry the vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth towel in order to eliminate water spotting.
It is especially important to wash the vehicle regularly during the winter months, as dirt and road salt are difficult to remove and cause damage to the vehicle.
Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel fuel, bird droppings and insect deposits because they can cause damage to the vehicles paintwork and trim over time. Use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42) which is available from your authorized dealer.
Remove any exterior accessories, such as antennas, before entering a car wash.
Suntan lotions and insect repellents can damage any painted surface; if these substances come in contact with your vehicle, wash off as soon as possible.

Exterior chrome

Wash the vehicle first, using cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A).
Use Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15), available from your authorized dealer. Apply the product as you would a wax to clean bumpers and other chrome parts; allow the cleaner to dry for a few minutes, then wipe off the haze with a clean, dry rag.
Never use abrasive materials such as steel wool or plastic pads as they can scratch the chrome surface.

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