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Old 05-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #35
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By the way, look what happened on the highway today. 780 miles. Awesome. I may try to cover it up for a while with some matte paint or something, but I'm going to have to end up getting it re-wrapped. But it's not too promising for the durability of the wrap.

I'm getting a clear bra installed today, when I set up the appt - the shop said they also have matte wrap that could be put over the vinyl. I'll have to ask about cost - sounds like a good idea but not sure it would be much cheaper than new vinyl.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #36
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I also use the silicon drying blade and touch up the little ones that got away with a dry cloth. No streaks, no spots
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #37
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Water and a towel works wonders honestly. Don't let it air dry, and keep it out of the sun when cleaning it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #38
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Does anyone know if vinyl is permeable? If I use something like Adams SVRT on a regular basis, can it seep through to the paint and if so is there potential to damage the paint after prolonged use? I used this for the first time since I got some stains that soap & water would not remove. I needed to buff a number off times across several hours to get an even finish. It seemed like I'd buff, then some would seep back to the surface. I'd buff, it would seep, and so on. Maybe I used to much, but I'd put a nickel to quarter size dot on the sponge and reload when I'd get dry streaks on the vinyl. Or, maybe this was just because it was the first application. I might eventually peel the vinyl and don't want any surprises if that's 3 years down the road.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #39
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I'm @ like 7,100 miles on mine already and still looks great. Only a couple TINY nicks in it
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #40
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Does anyone know if vinyl is permeable? If I use something like Adams SVRT on a regular basis, can it seep through to the paint and if so is there potential to damage the paint after prolonged use? I used this for the first time since I got some stains that soap & water would not remove. I needed to buff a number off times across several hours to get an even finish. It seemed like I'd buff, then some would seep back to the surface. I'd buff, it would seep, and so on. Maybe I used to much, but I'd put a nickel to quarter size dot on the sponge and reload when I'd get dry streaks on the vinyl. Or, maybe this was just because it was the first application. I might eventually peel the vinyl and don't want any surprises if that's 3 years down the road.
The vinyl guy who re-wrapped my hood told me it was semi-porous and that when you stop using a product for a while is when the damage to the vinyl will occur. He didn't say anything about the paint, but I would think that VRT wouldn't hurt the paint.
btw... I did NOT like the look of the car as much when he took the old vinyl off.. If I ever take mine off I would seriously consider either painting it or racing stripes
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:36 PM   #41
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VRT will not hurt paint.

It soaks into the vinyl, but not through the vinyl.

If it soaked through the vinyl to the paint, the wrap would have one hell of an adhesion problem, no?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #42
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Stupid question, but are the hoods painted the same color as the car underneath the vinyl?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #43
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I have yet to use my "big box of Adams products" I plan to detail the car this weekend. In the meantime I've been washing and drying immediately then using some Mequiars "Ultimate Quick Detailer" (if necessary) and some old Meguiars "Tech Protectant" that I had laying around. I spray it on a Micro Fiber Towel spread it all over let it sit for maybe 15 min then take another Micro Fiber Towel and buff it off. I'll do this maybe once a week. It looks fantastic.

I can't think of the car with any other look. If and when I change the hood it will stay satin black.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #44
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Stupid question, but are the hoods painted the same color as the car underneath the vinyl?
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