Buick RIVIERA 1996 Owner Manual

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Cleaning the Outside of Your Buick

The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color. gloss retention and tituahility.

Washing Your Vehicle

The best way to preserve your veliicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or mild walla:

Don‘t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Don't use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use liquid hand. dish or car washing (mild detergent} soaps. Don‘t use cleaning agents that are petroleum based.

or that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface. or they could stain. Dry the finish with a soft. clean chamois or a militia cotton towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting.

High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your vehicle.

Finish Care

Occasional waiting or mild polishing of your Buick by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. You can get Glut-approved cleaning products from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index.)


Your Buick has a "hasecoah'clsarcoat" paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored hasectsct. Always use waxes and polishes that are

non-abrasive and made for a hasecoau'cleaicoat paint finish.

Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on n basecoati'clearooat paint finish may dull the finish or leave swirl marks.

Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts. ice melting agents. road oil and tar. tree sap. bird droppings. chemicals from industrial chiauleys. etc. can damage your vehicle’s finish it 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. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your Buick gauged or covered whenever possible.

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