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Old 01-11-2011, 12:13 PM   #51
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:49 AM   #52
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clay baring over stripes

hello guys... im new to this site and i have watches all the vids on claying and washing/ waxing ... but the one thing i didnt see and am wondering about is.. is it ok to clay over the stripes?? i have a 2010 2ss/rs and im getting ready to clay the car and wax if but dont want to hurt my stripes. thanks for all your help..
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:08 AM   #53
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hello guys... im new to this site and i have watches all the vids on claying and washing/ waxing ... but the one thing i didnt see and am wondering about is.. is it ok to clay over the stripes?? i have a 2010 2ss/rs and im getting ready to clay the car and wax if but dont want to hurt my stripes. thanks for all your help..
congrats on the car and welcome to the site.

I would avoid claying the strips as you can scratch them.

other than that make sure you use plenty of clay lube.

clay can also mar or scratch the car so you want to use plenty of lube and make sure you keep folding the clay bar. if you drop it throw it out and get a new piece.

if you do get some marring or fine scratches you will need to polish them out.

then finish off with a wax.

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:31 AM   #54
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thanks for your help on this.. and i plane on doing the whole thing wash ,clay,polish, and wax, seeing how its out of the snow for the winter.. and its killing me to walk by her every day... started all my mods and now i want to get her looking her best come the spring... thanks again for all your help...
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #55
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thanks for your help on this.. and i plane on doing the whole thing wash ,clay,polish, and wax, seeing how its out of the snow for the winter.. and its killing me to walk by her every day... started all my mods and now i want to get her looking her best come the spring... thanks again for all your help...
no problem post up pics when you are done.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:11 PM   #56
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I just got my 2011 Camaro in April. I was wondering how often I should wax my car? I've washed it every week since I've gotten it, and I use a California duster in between since I live in the desert and sand flies on it when the wind picks up around here.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #57
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I just got my 2011 Camaro in April. I was wondering how often I should wax my car? I've washed it every week since I've gotten it, and I use a California duster in between since I live in the desert and sand flies on it when the wind picks up around here.
some have stated you can wax every oil change or you can wax every month if you like.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #58
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Do I need to do anything special for clayig and waxing on a car with vinyl stripes? I know I am supposed to avoid the area, but do I need to mask them or just try not to get too close?

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:57 PM   #59
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I have a Black SS. I wash and wax it with whatever they use at the car wash or I do the wax myself with Turtle Wax's "black box", Black Carnauba Wax.... The next day I park outside my office and even if it doesn't rain here in Miami, I come out at the end of the day and I have water marks all over the car that burned in from sitting all day.... PLEASE HELP!!!!!

What wax do you recommend for a new black car that sits in the sun all day and might get rained on???
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #60
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Do I need to do anything special for clayig and waxing on a car with vinyl stripes? I know I am supposed to avoid the area, but do I need to wask them or just try not to get too close?
avoid the vinyl stripes don't clay them. it will mar up the vinyl, ask me how I know.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #61
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I have a Black SS. I wash and wax it with whatever they use at the car wash or I do the wax myself with Turtle Wax's "black box", Black Carnauba Wax.... The next day I park outside my office and even if it doesn't rain here in Miami, I come out at the end of the day and I have water marks all over the car that burned in from sitting all day.... PLEASE HELP!!!!!

What wax do you recommend for a new black car that sits in the sun all day and might get rained on???
are you parked near a sprinkler...

you may need to polish the water spots off.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #62
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avoid the vinyl stripes don't clay them. it will mar up the vinyl, ask me how I know.

So I don't need to mask them, just avoid going over the edge? Is the same true for using Klasse Sealant?
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So I don't need to mask them, just avoid going over the edge? Is the same true for using Klasse Sealant?
if you are afraid of hitting them while you polish and wax you should mask it.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:53 PM   #64
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Just got my new Camaro SS. Wondering what the best products are to buy to keep it clean and shiny without damaging anything.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:38 PM   #65
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you can't go wrong with

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:10 AM   #66
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Rally Stripes

What is the best product to use on my flat black stripes on my car?
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What is the best product to use on my flat black stripes on my car?
vinyl matte black?
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:05 PM   #68
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drying the car

Would you recommend a specific brand of Microfiber towel to use that would minimize risk of scratching clear coat; or would you recommend something else to dry the washed car, like a chamois?

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:08 PM   #69
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For paint here is what I would recommend.

Uber No Name
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Adam's Single Soft
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OK. Great. I just got some Maguiars Ultimate liquid wax. I put it on my white car but can't "see" the wax against the white paint very well to know where I skipped and need to go over again. To see it as I apply it, I have to look at bright light reflections like I'm looking for swirl marks. Are all waxes going to be this hard to see on white paint or is there a specific recommendation for another kind/type of wax.

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OK. Great. I just got some Maguiars Ultimate liquid wax. I put it on my white car but can't "see" the wax against the white paint very well to know where I skipped and need to go over again. To see it as I apply it, I have to look at bright light reflections like I'm looking for swirl marks. Are all waxes going to be this hard to see on white paint or is there a specific recommendation for another kind/type of wax.

Thanks!
you can try the einszett glanz wax its pink, that will show a bit more on white cars.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #72
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Phil, I have Optimum Opti-bond and love the looks. It is way cheaper than Adam's VRT and seems to have better durability on tires. I have not used Adam's VRT I'm just basing this on reviews that I have read. I was wandering if you had used Opti-bond and there is a reason you like Adam's over Opti-bond?
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:48 PM   #73
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Phil, I have Optimum Opti-bond and love the looks. It is way cheaper than Adam's VRT and seems to have better durability on tires. I have not used Adam's VRT I'm just basing this on reviews that I have read. I was wandering if you had used Opti-bond and there is a reason you like Adam's over Opti-bond?
I have used both I like both, I like the Adam's just a little more.
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I have used both I like both, I like the Adam's just a little more.
Does it have better looks or is it the durability? Also I know that you love to use 1Z Einszett Glanz Wax. Anything special about it? I bought some Menz Powerlock from you a couple weeks ago, but I don't really like the looks too much. I love the slickness, I'm just looking for a layering wax that will give it more depth over top of the PL.
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Does it have better looks or is it the durability? Also I know that you love to use 1Z Einszett Glanz Wax. Anything special about it? I bought some Menz Powerlock from you a couple weeks ago, but I don't really like the looks too much. I love the slickness, I'm just looking for a layering wax that will give it more depth over top of the PL.
I can't explain the optimum and the vrt I think I like how it goes on.

As for the glanz yup I do love the glanz. if you want more pop off the power lock go for a carnauba like Lusso Oro or Americana
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