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Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Cleaning Decorative Films User Manual

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Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Notes on Cleaning Decorative Films User Manual

Notes on Cleaning Decorative Films

Observe the “Notes on paintwork/matte finish paintwork care” (/ page 413). They also apply to matte decorative films.
Observe the notes on cleaning decorative films to avoid damage.

Cleaning

  • For cleaning, use plenty of water and a mild cleaning agent without additives or abrasive substances (e.g. a car shampoo approved for Mercedes-Benz).
  • Remove dirt as soon as possible. Avoid rub Bing too hard in order not to damage the decorative film irreparably.
  • If there is dirt on the finish or if the decorative film is dull: use the paint cleaner recommended and approved for Mercedes Benz.
  • Insect remains: soak with insect remover and rinse off the treated areas afterward.
  • Bird droppings: soak with water and rinse off afterward.
  • To prevent water stains, dry a film wrapped vehicle with a soft, absorbent cloth after every car wash.

Avoiding damage to the decorative film

  • The service life and color of decorative films are impaired by:
    • Sunlight
    •  Temperature (e.g. hot air blower)
    •  Weather conditions
    •  Stone chippings and dirt
    • Chemical cleaning agents
    • Oily products
  • Do not use polish on matte decorative film. Polishing will have the effect of shining the film-wrapped surface.
  • Do not treat matte or structured decorative films with wax. Permanent stains may occur. Scratches, corrosive deposits, areas affected by corrosion and damage caused by incorrect care cannot always be completely repaired. In this case, contact a qualified specialist workshop.
  • R Do not treat matte or structured decorative
    films with wax. Permanent stains may occur.
    Scratches, corrosive deposits, areas affected by corrosion and damage caused by incorrect care cannot always be completely repaired. In this case, contact a qualified specialist workshop. You can obtain more information on care and cleaning agents from the manufacturer.
    In the case of film-wrapped surfaces, visual differences may occur between the surfaces that were not protected by a decorative film after a decorative film has been removed.
  • Have work or repairs to decorative films carried out at a qualified specialist workshop (e.g. at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center).

Notes on the care of car parts

WARNING
Risk of entrapment if the wind-shield wipers are switched on while the windshield is being cleaned. If the windshield wipers are set in motion while you are cleaning the windshield or wiper blades, you can be trapped by the wiper arm.

  • Always switch off the windshield wipers and the vehicle before cleaning the wind-shield or wiper blades.

To avoid damage to the vehicle, observe the notes on cleaning and care of the following car parts:

Wheels and rims

  • Use water and acid-free alloy wheel cleaners.
  • Do not use acidic alloy wheel cleaners to remove brake dust. This could damage wheel bolts and brake components .
  • To avoid corrosion of the brake discs and pads, drive the vehicle for a few minutes after cleaning before parking it. The brake discs and pads will warm up and dry out.

Windows

NOTE
Damage to electronic components due to excess fluids When cleaning the windows from the inside, fluids such as cleaning agents or water may run down and get behind trim parts of the vehicle interior and cause damage to electronic components.

  • Use cleaning agents as sparingly as possible.
  • Immediately absorb any excess fluids.
  • Clean the windows inside and outside with damp cloth and with a cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not use dry cloths or abrasive or solvent based cleaning agents to clean the insides of windows.

After changing the wiper blades or treating the vehicle with wax, clean the windshield thoroughly with cleaning agents recommended for Mercedes-Benz. Failure to observe the application instructions may result in damage, smear marks or glare spots.% Remove external fogging or dirt on the wind-shield in front of the multifunction camera. Otherwise, driving systems and driving safety systems may be impaired or unavailable (/ page 253).

Wiper blades

  • Move the wiper arms into the replacement position (/ page 177).
  • With the wiper arms folded out, clean the wiper blades with a damp cloth.
  • Make sure that the wiper blades are coated.
  • The coating may leave residue on a cloth. Do not rub the wiper blades excessively or clean them too often.

Exterior lighting

  • Clean the lenses with a wet sponge and mild cleaning agent (e.g. car shampoo).
  • Use only cleaning agents or cleaning cloths that are suitable for plastic lenses.
    Vehicle socket (high-voltage battery)
  • Use clean water and a soft cloth to clean the vehicle socket.
  • Do not use power washers or cleaning agents such as soap.

Sensors

  • Clean the sensors in the front and rear bumpers with a soft cloth and car shampoo (/ page 253).
  • When using a power washer, maintain a mini-mum distance of 11.8 in (30 cm).

Reversing camera and 360° Camera

  • Open the camera cover with the multimedia system (/ page 301).
  • Use clean water and a soft cloth to clean the camera lens.
  • Do not use a power washer. Notes on care of the interior

WARNING
Risk of injury from plastic parts breaking off after the use of solvent-based care products Care and cleaning products containing solvents can cause surfaces in the cockpit to become porous. When the airbags are deployed, plastic parts may break away.

  • Do not use any care or cleaning products containing solvents to clean the cockpit.

WARNING
Risk of injury or fatal injuries from bleached seat belts Bleaching or dyeing seat belts can severely weaken them. This can, for example, cause seat belts to tear or fail in an accident.

  • Never bleach or dye seat belts. To avoid damage to the vehicle, observe the following notes on cleaning and care:

Seat belts

  • Clean with lukewarm soapy water.
  • Do not use chemical cleaning agents.
  • Do not dry by heating them to over 176°F (80°C) or exposing them to direct sunlight. Display
  • Switch off the display and let it cool down.
  • Clean the surface carefully with a microfiber cloth and a suitable display care product (TFT-LCD).
  • Do not use any other agents.

Head-up display

  • Clean with a soft, non-static, lint-free cloth.
  • Do not use cleaning agents. Plastic trim
  • Clean with a damp microfiber cloth.
  • For heavy soiling: use a cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not attach stickers, films or similar materials.
  • Do not allow cosmetics, insect repellent or sun cream to come into contact with the plastic trim.
  • Real wood and trim elements
  • Clean with a microfiber cloth.
  • Black piano-lacquer look: clean with a damp cloth and soapy water.
  • For heavy soiling: use a cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents, polishes or waxes.

Headliner

  • Clean with a brush or dry shampoo.

Carpet

  • Use a carpet and textile cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz.

The steering wheel made of genuine leather or DINA-MICA

NOTE
Damage caused by wrong cleaners

  • Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents such as tar remover or wheel cleaner; neither should you use polishes or waxes. Otherwise you may damage the finish.
  • Clean with a damp cloth and 1% soapy water solution and then wipe with a dry cloth.
  • For heavy soiling: use a cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Leather care: use a leather care agent that has been recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not allow the leather to become too damp.
  • Do not use a microfiber cloth.
  • Leather is a natural product. It exhibits natural surface properties such as differences in structure, marks caused by growth and injury or subtle color differences.
  • These surface properties are characteristics of leather and not material defects. Leather is also subject to a natural aging process during which the surface properties change.

Genuine leather seat covers

  • Vacuum up dirt such as crumbs or dust and then clean the seat covers with a damp cotton cloth and wipe down with a dry cloth. Regularly clean the seat covers.
  • For heavy soiling: use a leather care agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz aftercare.
  • Leather care: use a leather care agent that has been recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not use a microfiber cloth.
  • Do not allow the leather to become too damp.
  • Do not use oil-based cleaning and care products.

Leather is a natural product. It exhibits natural surface properties such as differences in instructor, marks caused by growth and injury or subtle color differences. These surface properties are characteristics of the leather and not material defects. Leather is also subject to a natural aging process during which the surface properties change. Waves or wrinkling in the seat cover may occur due to the stress on the seat; this is caused by the natural leather material. Regular cleaning and care of the leather reduces soiling, wear marks and aging damage and thus significantly extends its life span. Clothing that can leave stains (e.g. jeans) may discolor the leather.

DINAMICA seat covers

  • Vacuum up dirt such as crumbs or dust and then use a damp cloth to clean.
  • Do not use a microfiber cloth. Fabric seat covers
  • Vacuum up dirt such as crumbs or dust and then use a damp microfiber cloth and a 1%soap solution to clean the entire seat cover. Do not spot clean.
  • Use cleaning and care products recommended for Mercedes Benz.
  • Do not use oil-based cleaning and care products.
  • EASY-PACK trunk box
  • Clean with a damp cloth.
  • Do not use any alcohol-based thinners, gasoline or abrasive cleaning agents.

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