Proper Care Of Your Investment
Written on the 26 September 2013 by Augusta Golf Cars
Washing and Cleaning.
It is important that proper techniques and cleaning materials be used for the best results. Using excessive water pressure may cause damage to the seals, plastics, seat material, body finish or electrical system. Do not use pressure in excess of 700psi to wash the exterior of your golf car or damage to the clear coat will occur.
Clean the windshield with lots of water, a mild soap and a clean cloth. For a crystal clear finish use a product called VuPlex which can be purchased at any Bunnings store. This product can also be used as a polish for small imperfections in the screen as well.
The cleaning of seats and plastic trim requires the use of a mild soap solution applied with a sponge or soft brush, hose off and wipe dry. For a great appearance and long lasting finish, use of a vinyl protectant such as "Armor All" should be used on a regular basis. Applying this type of protectant to the seat vinyl will help maintain the elasticity of the cover and this will assist in preventing the seat corners from cracking.The painted surfaces of your golf car have a clear coating to provide an attractive appearance and durable protection. Frequent washing with lukewarm or cold water and mild detergent is required to preserve the painted surfaces.
Occasional cleaning and waxing with non-abrasive products designed for 'clear coat' automotive finishes will enhance the appearance and durability of the painted surfaces. Products such as "Meguiar's Deep Crystal Liquid Wax" should be used to retain that deep shine and if you find a small imperfection, you can use Meguiar's Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner to remove it.
Removal of oil, tar, asphalt, shoe polish, etc., requires the use of a commercially available cleaner such as "Wax & Grease Remover".
Corrosive materials used as fertilizers or for dust control can collect on the underbody of the vehicle. These materials will cause corrosion of underbody parts unless flushed occasionally with plain water.
Thoroughly clean any areas where mud or other debris can collect. Sediment packed in closed areas should be loosened to ease its removal, taking care not to chip or damage paint.
By following these simple steps, your golf car will remain shinny and new looking for years to come.
Peter Van Peype
Author: Augusta Golf Cars