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Old 05-13-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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hood wrap cleaning and detailing my success story!

first off let me start off with i know this has been talked about extensively here but i am so satisfied with the results that i expierienced i had to share.
so it started off like any other friday in my garage BSing decided to take a drive to the beach it just down the road so i loaded up took the wildcat for a scenice beach cruise noticed she was quite dirty and sandy not to mention the pollen on the hood. so i stopped sprayed her off gave her a nice easy simple bath just to tremove the crap from the drive. well i get home pull her in and of course the hood looks like garbage so i remembered that i had received my adams VRT stuff in the mail so i figured what the hell i popped the hood to allow to cool down and grabbed a new sponge.
my first step was a just put about 4 lines spaced evenally down the hood and started rubbing it in using small circular patterns and it looked ok after a few min still had some spots and lines well i just kept rubbing in the Adams and after about 6- 8 minutes it was really looking good no spots no lines super clean it looked better than it did when i bought it i know my remedy now for sure .
Be sure to allow hood to cool or do it in the shade i wouldnt think it would work as good it would dry to quick IMO ...pic doesnt due it justice
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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I like it better after the hood has been cleaned 2 or 3 times after the VRT has been applied. As in your photo, it's too shiny freshly applied.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:01 AM   #3
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I like it better after the hood has been cleaned 2 or 3 times after the VRT has been applied. As in your photo, it's too shiny freshly applied.
completely agree with you man after a few cleanings it will tone down but still keep that solid look ( no water marks lines etc) . i hope haha. i was just ecstatic to find something to take away somw of these spots that have been making me want after cleaning her up for the shows
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:20 AM   #4
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Looks good though. One of the reasons I did not get the 1LE was being afraid of how the hood would look after time.

Keep up the good work.
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My first wash after applying VRT for the first time - the hood looked horrible again... water spots even though the hood didnt have time to air dry. I did this early morning, so the air and car were cool and it was shady. I put more VRT on and it looked good again but I don't understand how you guys are getting multiple washes between applications. I'm trying to put as little as I need to on to get even coverage. Could that be my problem... maybe the VRT is just sitting on the surface and not soaking in uniformly? On of the other threads mentioned that the vinyl is porous.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 AM   #6
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I have been using Griots and Meguiars Quick Detailer with success. Neither leave streaks and leave the matte finish that the hood came with.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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My first wash after applying VRT for the first time - the hood looked horrible again... water spots even though the hood didnt have time to air dry. I did this early morning, so the air and car were cool and it was shady. I put more VRT on and it looked good again but I don't understand how you guys are getting multiple washes between applications. I'm trying to put as little as I need to on to get even coverage. Could that be my problem... maybe the VRT is just sitting on the surface and not soaking in uniformly? On of the other threads mentioned that the vinyl is porous.
i think you have the answer man i really put a good coat on a rubbed it in good to the vinyl
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I let it sit. I'll usually apply it, then wipe the car down or wax, and then come back and rub the hood down to knock down the shine and even it out. If I try to wipe it right away it looks terrible for some reason.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:21 AM   #9
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V R T ...... +1

VRT and In and Out Spray easily the best 2 detailing items for this car!!
Oh and Disappearing wheel well spray not far behind!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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My first wash after applying VRT for the first time - the hood looked horrible again... water spots even though the hood didnt have time to air dry. I did this early morning, so the air and car were cool and it was shady. I put more VRT on and it looked good again but I don't understand how you guys are getting multiple washes between applications. I'm trying to put as little as I need to on to get even coverage. Could that be my problem... maybe the VRT is just sitting on the surface and not soaking in uniformly? On of the other threads mentioned that the vinyl is porous.
Do you have the older VRT or the new "Super" VRT. The newer is much more water resistant and holds up much better if the car gets wet or is washed.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #11
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What is "Disappearing wheel well spray?"
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What is "Disappearing wheel well spray?"
Awesome stuff.............. It's actually called Under Carriage Spray but same Idea

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-61-ad...-dressing.aspx
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #13
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All problems solved. I noticed the SVRT needs about 5 minutes to soak in then rub off as much as you can. The 3rd or 4th applications got easier. I think there is something to the wrap needing to "soak up" X amount of the product.

I went with the Fine Machine Polish then straight to the SVRT the Brilliant Glaze didn't work the way I liked though on the wrap. It was excellent on the paint though.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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I've applied SVRT once after the first wash. Haven't needed to apply it again.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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I've applied SVRT once after the first wash. Haven't needed to apply it again.
I just applied SVRT this past weekend and it rained all week. I will be washing it this weekend and will see if I need to re-apply. It seems like it should stand up for a while without re-applying, at least that is what I am hoping It does enhance the black vinyl which some may not like if they are looking for a matte only finish. it is a little glossy but works for me.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #16
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Make sure you rub it down with a MF towel really well and it will be more of a satin.
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Make sure you rub it down with a MF towel really well and it will be more of a satin.
Yup, did that and it took it from high gloss to a more subdued satin look. I like it and it covers up some of the flaws I saw in the non-treated vinyl. Everyone has a different opinion on this and I am sure once I post pictures this weekend, a lot of folks will say it is too shiny
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I like the way it comes out too. The Fine Machine Polish with the Blue Pad really cleans it up too. Right now I'm quite happy with the results...
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I use the super VRT on my wrap as well and like the results! It's a pain in the ass to apply but after what seems like endless wiping it does come out pretty nice, compared to anything else I have used anyways.
Thing is others have said they don't have to re apply after rain or washing and that simply is not the case for me. I usually don't drive my car in the rain but recently got caught in some and when I went down to the garage the next morning the wrap looked like ass. Then I washed it and still looked pretty bad, better but not exceptable. Had to reapply!
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:08 AM   #20
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Yeah I find it needs to be applied more often than some say.


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Have had the car since march and applied twice. Hasn't seen any water though.
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would this process work on factory matte black ss stripes as well?
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Yes. Very well in fact.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:37 PM   #24
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I have been using Griots and Meguiars Quick Detailer with success. Neither leave streaks and leave the matte finish that the hood came with.
Has anyone tried this:

http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Flags...nyl+protectant
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All problems solved. I noticed the SVRT needs about 5 minutes to soak in then rub off as much as you can. The 3rd or 4th applications got easier. I think there is something to the wrap needing to "soak up" X amount of the product.

I went with the Fine Machine Polish then straight to the SVRT the Brilliant Glaze didn't work the way I liked though on the wrap. It was excellent on the paint though.
Nice vid

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