How do I pre-wash or spot treat a vehicle with matte paint?
General Spot Cleaning
First apply matte paint cleaner to cloth and surface to be cleaned; do not wipe a dry towel on paint finish—a dry towel will l damage the finish. Soak the spot to allow it to soften. Lightly wipe the surface in a light forward and backward motion. Avoid circular motions because it can leave swirls in the finish. Rinse with water to ensure the product does not stay on the finish. Repeat if necessary.
Removing Natural Stains and Road Debris
First, spray the stained area with water to remove any loose debris. Spray the area with an alcohol-based window cleaner, matte paint cleanser, or a solution of 50% alcohol/50% deionized water. Then, spray the cleaning product on a damp microfiber sponge or microfiber towel and wipe the car finish lightly to remove debris. Dry with a damp microfiber soft cloth.
Removing Tar or Tree Sap
First, spray the affected area with water to remove any loose debris. Dampen remaining debris with tar remover and allow it to soak. Apply the tar remover to a damp microfiber towel and wipe the car finish lightly to remove debris. Let the solvent do the work to minimize rubbing. Once the debris is removed, wash with matte paint finish soap, using a damp microfiber cloth, then rinse well with water. Dry with a clean, damp microfiber cloth.