Ford Mustang Owners Manual: Waxing

Regular waxing is necessary to protect the paint on your car from the elements. We recommend that you wash and wax the painted surface once or twice a year.

When washing and waxing, park your vehicle in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Always wash your vehicle before applying wax.

Use a quality wax that does not contain abrasives.

Follow the manufacturers instructions to apply and remove the wax.

Apply a small amount of wax in a back-and-forth motion, not in circles.

Do not allow wax to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim. The wax discolors or stains the parts over time, such as:

Bumpers
Grained door handles
Side mouldings
Mirror housings
Windshield cowl area.

Do not apply wax to glass areas.

After waxing, your cars paint should feel smooth, and be free of streaks and smudges.

    Cleaning the exterior
    Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash. Do not use a commercial or high-pressure wand on the surface or edge of stripes ...

    Repairing minor paint damage
    Your authorized dealer has touch-up paint to match your vehicles color. Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the drivers door jamb) to an authorized dealer to make sure you get the corre ...

    Other materials:

    Removal
    Removal WARNING: Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel related components. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and can ignite. Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal in ...

    Removal
    Removal 1. Remove the roller followers. For additional information, refer to Camshaft Roller Follower in this section. 2. Remove the LH timing chain (6268) for the LH side and both timing chains for the RH side. For additional information, refer to Timing D ...

    Rear Bumper Cover
    Front Bumper Cover Removal and Installation NOTE: Mustang shown, GT and Cobra similar. 1. Remove the pin-type retainers and the radiator upper sight shield. 2. Remove the two pin-type retainers (one each side). 3. Remove the four front bumper cover nuts (t ...