2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 352

Finish Care
Occasional waxing or mild polishing of the vehicle by
hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint
?nish. Approved cleaning products can be obtained from
your dealer/retailer.
If the vehicle has a basecoat/clearcoat paint ?nish, the
clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored
basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are
non-abrasive and made for a basecoat/clearcoat paint
?nish.
Notice: Machine compounding or aggressive
polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint ?nish
may damage it. Use only non-abrasive waxes and
polishes that are made for a basecoat/clearcoat
paint ?nish on the vehicle.
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 ?nish 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.
Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather
and chemical fallout that can take their toll over a period
of years. To help keep the paint ?nish looking new, keep
the vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keep
their luster. Washing with water is all that is usually
needed. However, chrome polish may be used on
chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary.
Use special care with aluminum trim. To avoid damaging
protective trim, never use auto or chrome polish, steam or
caustic soap to clean aluminum. A coating of wax, rubbed
to high polish, is recommended for all bright metal parts.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Clean the outside of the windshield with glass cleaner.
Clean the rubber blades using a lint free cloth or
paper towel soaked with windshield washer ?uid 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.
Wipers can be damaged by:
? Extreme dusty conditions
? Sand and salt
? Heat and sun
? Snow and ice, without proper removal
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

Finish CareOccasional waxing or mild polishing of the vehicle byhand may be necessary to remove residue from the paintnish. Approved cleaning products can be obtained fromyour dealer/retailer.If the vehicle has a basecoat/clearcoat paint nish, theclearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the coloredbasecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that arenon-abrasive and made for a basecoat/clearcoat paintnish.Notice: Machine compounding or aggressivepolishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint nishmay damage it. Use only non-abrasive waxes andpolishes that are made for a basecoat/clearcoatpaint nish on the vehicle.Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and othersalts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, birddroppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., candamage the vehicles nish if they remain on paintedsurfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. Ifnecessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are markedsafe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weatherand chemical fallout that can take their toll over a periodof years. To help keep the paint nish looking new, keepthe vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible.Protecting Exterior Bright Metal PartsBright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keeptheir luster. Washing with water is all that is usuallyneeded. However, chrome polish may be used onchrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary.Use special care with aluminum trim. To avoid damagingprotective trim, never use auto or chrome polish, steam orcaustic soap to clean aluminum. A coating of wax, rubbedto high polish, is recommended for all bright metal parts.Windshield and Wiper BladesClean the outside of the windshield with glass cleaner.Clean the rubber blades using a lint free cloth orpaper towel soaked with windshield washer uid ora mild detergent. Wash the windshield thoroughly whencleaning the blades. Bugs, road grime, sap, and abuildup of vehicle wash/wax treatments may cause wiperstreaking. Replace the wiper blades if they are wornor damaged.Wipers can be damaged by: Extreme dusty conditions Sand and salt Heat and sun Snow and ice, without proper removal5-104