Manual: 2012-2016

Page: 215

Cleaning headlights, lights, interior and exterior plastic components, adhesive foils
Observe the following points:

  • Use only clean water and a little dishwashing liquid or interior window cleaner to clean headlights, lights, plastic components and surfaces.
    Use a soft sponge or a soft, lint-free cloth.

An interior window cleaner can also be used to clean plastic surfaces (always read the cleaning instructions on the container).

We recommend Porsche interior window cleaner.

  • Gently wipe the surface without applying too much pressure.
  • Do not clean when dry.
  • Never use other chemical cleaners or solvents.
  • Rinse cleaned surfaces with clear water.

Alloy wheels
Metal particles (e.g. brass or copper in brake dust) must not remain too long on alloy wheels. Contact corrosion can cause pitting.

Cleaners with an oxide-removing effect or wrong pH value, as are commonly used for other metals, as well as mechanical tools and products, will damage the oxide layer and are therefore unsuitable.

  • Use only cleaners for alloy wheels (pH value 9.5). Products with the wrong pH value can destroy the protective layer on the wheels.
    We recommend Porsche cleaner for alloy rims.
  • If possible, wash the wheels every two weeks with a sponge or washing brush. If the wheels are exposed to road salt, grit or industrial dust, weekly cleaning is necessary.
  • Every three months, after cleaning, grease the wheels with car wax or an acid-free grease (e.g. Vaseline).
    Rub the grease in well with a soft cloth.
  • Please see the chapter "CLEANING IN CAR WASHES" on page 212.

Cleaning Agents on Brake Disks

If cleaning agents (e.g. wheel cleaning agents) come into contact with the brake disks, the resulting film on the brake disks can impair braking performance.

  • Make sure that no cleaning agent comes into contact with the brake disks.
  • If cleaning agent has come into contact with the brake disks, clean the brake disks thoroughly with a strong jet of water.
  • Paying attention to any road users behind you, dry the brake disks by applying the brakes.

Stainless steel tailpipes
Stainless steel tailpipes can discolor due to soiling, strong heat and combustion residues.

The original shine can be achieved again using commercially available metal lustre paste or metal polish.

Cleaning door, roof, lid and window seals

The lubricant coating on the inner door and convertible top seals may be damaged by unsuitable cleaning and care agents.

  • Do not use any chemical cleaning agents or solvents.
  • Do not use any preservative agents.

  • Wash dirt (e.g. abrasion, dust, road salts) from all seals regularly using warm soapy water.
  • If there is a risk of frost, protect the outer door seals and the lid and flap seals against freezing into place with a suitable care product.

Leather care
The natural surface markings of leather, e.g. creases, healed scars, insect sting marks, structural differences and slight variations in shade and grain add to the attractiveness of the high-quality natural leather product.

Observe the following care instructions: