Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
SDPC
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Specific Models / Packages > Camaro 1LE Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
Ajdin@A2BMotorsport
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS/1LE
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 609
Cleaning Hood

So I love the matte black vinyl wrapped hood, but its so hard to keep in good condition only had the car for 2 weeks now and im contemplating removing the wrap and painting the hood satin or matte black. Before I do this has anyone had any good luck cleaning the vinyl? ive tried AutoGlym Vynil Care after a wash and it just doesn't look right, Spray wax worked great on the spoiler but the hood looked like crap. Any tips would be great if not, paint time it is.
Ajdin@A2BMotorsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
Dynabyte
 
Dynabyte's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 2SS/RS/NPP Red Hot
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 264
Adams Super VRT every other wash and Adams In and Out Spray as required in between has been working well for me.
__________________
Dynabyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
right to travel

 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS 1LE SW
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Newport RI
Posts: 824
i get alot of water spots from rain detail spray and a microfiber towel works good for me. its not showroom perfect and it never will be again but it looks decent enough. i think the biggest problem with the wrap it that its such a huge contrast to the rest of the car that you see any imperfection as a huge thing.
right to travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
Ajdin@A2BMotorsport
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS/1LE
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 609
Think im just going to paint it matte black in a little bit, I will try out the Adams stuff first though, also spoke with the Chemical Guys and they also will be sending me some stuff to test out. Im pretty picky about what I use on my cars and hate it when the car is dirty, this car gets washed more than some people take showers.
Ajdin@A2BMotorsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
Cooley
 
Cooley's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bluff City, Baby!!!
Posts: 561
I just use the same soap and water I wash the car with. I make sure to dry the hood before the water has a chance to spot. Haven't had any major problems.
__________________
Cooley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 1,500
I just received my dr. Beasley's matte paint care kit this week. I don't have my new car yet though so I don't have any experience with it yet. If you go to their website though they have a lot of nice instructional videos. Looks like nice stuff.
__________________
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
racerx1214
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 201
Adams SVRT applied in long straight lines, wait 10 min, then buff with clean quality MF to knock down shine and even product out. Then I just take a MF towel every time I drive it and run it across it with no pressure applied to get the dust off. Works great. Make sure when using waterless wash or detail spray on the car you do it with the hood up, as to keep the hood looking uniform. Sucks it's this much work, but it's worth it.
racerx1214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #8
cornerspeed92


 
cornerspeed92's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1SS 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,987
I have never used anything except a damp towel, then wipe dry immediately.
Attached Images
  
cornerspeed92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #9
charlie46
 
Drives: 2013 camaro 1le
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: staten island
Posts: 432
My car has 330 miles on it , washed three times except the vinal hood wrap just wet it and wipped it dry. Its starting to look shitty but i blame it on the cheap vinal material they used for this car ! Have to remind myself its a chevy!
charlie46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
gajagfan


 
gajagfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1SS 1LE Black - Std Exhaust
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brunswick, GA
Posts: 3,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie46 View Post
My car has 330 miles on it , washed three times except the vinal hood wrap just wet it and wipped it dry. Its starting to look shitty but i blame it on the cheap vinal material they used for this car ! Have to remind myself its a chevy!
I can't imagine buying the car if I had that attitude about Chevrolet or GM. Just curious, why did you buy the car?
gajagfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
Phdpsy
 
Phdpsy's Avatar
 
Drives: SW 2013 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 126
Agree with Adams SVRT. Easy on, buff off lightly with the MF towel. Not too shiny and looks great. Totally agree with the advice to put up the hood if you are spraying anything on the car or fender to avoid spotting. Adam's has a good video on their site about detailing vinyl stripes....hood is just larger.
http://www.adamsforums.com/forums/ge...ions/12124.htm

A far as quality, GM used 3m products for the wrap....no exactly cheap. The matte/satin look is the bigger challenge in the long haul. To me it is definitely worth any extra effort. Kind of like people complaining the black 10 spoke wheels at too hard to clean. Harder than the simple SS 5 spoke...sure, but would you want the other just so you save a few minutes? Anyway, just my thoughts.
Phdpsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #12
Pima
 
Pima's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2ss/rs/1le vr.
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 268
I have over 1000 miles on my car and use adams vrt. I put a coat on and let it stay on for about a day to soak in then use detail spray to clean the hood

Galaxy s3
Attached Images
 
Pima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #13
Jc's1LE

 
Drives: 2015 SW 1LE BA NPP Recaros
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: lake mary FL
Posts: 899
I have 600 miles and i been using zymol spray glaze
Jc's1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #14
racerx1214
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 201
Looks terrible without VRT IMO. Matches the spoiler better too.
racerx1214 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.