Infiniti QX: Washing - Cleaning exterior - Appearance and care - Infiniti QX Owner's ManualInfiniti QX: Washing

Wash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge and plenty of water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with clean, lukewarm (never hot) water.

CAUTION
► Do not use car washes that use acid in the detergent. Some car washes, especially brushless ones, use some acid for cleaning. The acid may react with some plastic vehicle components, causing them to crack. This could affect their appearance, and also could cause them not to function properly. Always check with your car wash to confirm that acid is not used.
► Do not wash the vehicle with strong household soap, strong chemical detergents, gasoline or solvents.
► Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight or while the vehicle body is hot, as the surface may become water-spotted.
► Avoid using tight-napped or rough cloths, such as washing mitts. Care must be taken when removing caked-on dirt or other foreign substances so the paint surface is not scratched or damaged.

Rinse the vehicle again with plenty of clean water. Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas must be regularly cleaned. Make sure that the drain holes in the lower edge of the door are open. Spray water under the body and in the wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away road salt. Avoid leaving water spots on the paint surface by using a damp chamois to dry the vehicle.

    Cleaning exterior
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    Waxing
    Regular waxing protects the paint surface and helps retain new vehicle appearance. Polishing is recommended to remove builtup wax residue and to avoid a weathered appearance before reapplying ...

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