Hyundai Sonata Bumper Cover
Tips in Cleaning and Maintenance of your Hyundai Sonata Bumper Cover
The bumper covers are the parts of the Hyundai Sonata that are most vulnerable to wear. From debris kicked up by the wheels to harsh weather conditions, there are so many things that can ruin the pristine condition of the bumper cover. This is why it is important that the bumpers well maintained on a regular basis. The following are some cleaning and maintenance tips you can use for the Hyundai Sonata bumper cover:
- Clean the bumper covers by hand.
While taking your Sonata to the car wash can effectively remove dirt and grime from the bumper, it's actually better have it cleaned by hand instead. Aside from saving you some money, automatic car washes tend to use chemicals and brushes that are too harsh for the bumper cover's paint and clear coat that result in a faded in scratched appearance over time. What's more, cleaning the bumper covers by hand will also allow for a more thorough cleaning, especially of hard-to-reach areas such as in corners and vents.
- Remove hard water stains with white vinegar.
Noticeable by their white, powdery appearance, hard water stains are commonly caused by acid rain and washing with water that contains a high mineral content. To remove these stains, rub a piece of cloth soaked in white vinegar. The acid in the vinegar should break down the mineral buildup so that you can simply wash it off. You can also use glass cleaner or all-purpose bathroom cleaner for the same effect, although these tend to be harsher on your hands as well as the coat of the bumper cover.
- Pop out dents with a plunger.
Botched that parking job by a few inches? A dent on your bumper cover may be the punishment for your mistake. But if the dent is around the size of your fist and has not penetrated through the paint, you might try popping back using a toilet plunger. Simply place the plunger over the dent and pull until the dent pops back into place. If the dent is particularly stubborn, pour some hot water over the dent to allow the panel to "soften" up and try again.