As winter slowly transitions to spring here in Southern Ontario, I’m anxious to get my Lexus CT 200h F SPORT all cleaned up and ready for a new season.
The Ultra White never gets really dirty, but there’s still a layer of grime that’s going to take some effort to remove completely.
My first preliminary cleaning pass last week revealed something troubling — at some point driving through all the slush and ice and snow, we must have kicked up some metal particles that stuck to the back of the car.
There was a speckling of surface rust all over the rear of the car:
Most of it came off easy enough with my Porter Cable 7424XP polisher and some Optimum Poli-Seal, but around the badge was a little more difficult. It took an hour or so, but the CT is now completely particle free:
I have big plans for the CT this summer — it’s coming up on a year of ownership this July, and I’m working with some partners to add my own personal touch.
That said, I still have to get through spring and all of the fun that comes with the wet weather:
This CT 200h F SPORT was made possible by the folks at OpenRoad Lexus Richmond, the premier Lexus dealership in British Columbia and a proud sponsor of Lexus Enthusiast.