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Old 04-26-2013, 10:01 AM   #15
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How to clean 1LE hood

I just brought home my 1LE and gave it its first bath and now the hood wrap looks like hell. Any ideas on what to use?
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:04 AM   #16
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gar89ta, I'm going to merge your thread with another so you can find your answer. Welcome to Camaro5! Most of the 1LE guys will always be in this section.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #17
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I can't imagine buying the car if I had that attitude about Chevrolet or GM. Just curious, why did you buy the car?
yeah I don't know what his issue is, almost every post he has he knocks the car. Ive owned some extremely nice cars and I absolutely love my 1LE its not perfect but every day I drive the car I have a smile on my face.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #18
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I've had the best luck with Invisible Glass and a microfiber after washing the car. Keeps it looking matte and removes any waterspots!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #19
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Hi guys, been away for a while, water works every time, no idea why GM wrapped the hood with vinyl, looked great in the show room! Anyway, I love my 1LE, NPP and my CAI addition makes me smile every time I drive. So i hae a few water spots, blah blah
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #20
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Hi guys, been away for a while, water works every time, no idea why GM wrapped the hood with vinyl, looked great in the show room! Anyway, I love my 1LE, NPP and my CAI addition makes me smile every time I drive. So i hae a few water spots, blah blah
What CAI are you running?
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #21
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Dgreenberg, running a K&N
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:36 AM   #22
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I dry mine with a 200 MPH "Master Blaster" car dryer. Looks great, and no water spots!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #23
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I saw quite a few recommendations for meguiars quick detail, that is what I used after the first car wash I gave it......worked just fine.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #24
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Thanks for all the great tips and letting us know about Adams SVRT.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:30 AM   #25
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Never let water dry on it.
Dry with air straight away. After pool drying with a hose (see Junkman's videos).
Use Adams VRT once a month.


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Old 05-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #26
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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.
I tried Chemical Guys meticulous matte detailer today and wasn't too happy with it. Sprayed on a microfiber to apply then followed with a clean microfiber to buff and it was very "splotchy". I got it back to an even finish after a light scrub with water and another microfiber. I will say it seemed to remove dirt that normal washing didn't. I thought they sent the wash instead of detailer since they forgot to include the pumps so I double checked the label and it was their detailer. It was a cool day, low 60s, but sunny. Ill give it another try in the shade. I do have a bottle of Adams SVRT on standby but was hoping to keep more of a matte than satin finish.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #27
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So far, I've just washed with Meguiars car wash/MF wash mitt and dried with a silicone drying blade and a dedicated MF towel, then I use a California Duster in between washes followed by a clean MF towel. Seems to work well...keeps the vinyl clean, lifts off finger prints without spots and it is keeping the OEM matte look.

It seems like Adams VRT is getting mixed reviews...I don't want a satin or glossy look.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #28
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It really isn't a satin or glossy look. If you think about it, the hood does not match the spoiler. With SVRT on the hood and wiping it off, it matches the spoiler perfect.
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