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Old 05-30-2013, 08:56 PM   #18
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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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Old 05-31-2013, 01:53 AM   #19
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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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Old 05-31-2013, 10:39 AM   #21
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Have had the car since march and applied twice. Hasn't seen any water though.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:16 PM   #22
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would this process work on factory matte black ss stripes as well?
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:37 PM   #23
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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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Old 05-31-2013, 05:12 PM   #25
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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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Old 05-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #26
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Threads like this make me happy my hood wrap is gone.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #27
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Threads like this make me happy my hood wrap is gone.
Everyone saying how easy it is to keep clean makes you glad you removed yours?
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #28
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Threads like this make me happy my hood wrap is gone.
Don't hate, it looks fantastic...

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #29
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Quick question to someone

If I wait a year to remove hood wrap will paint underneath still be in good shape.

Has anyone done this.

My plan is to eventually remove it and paint just the center raised scoop in a the same matte flat black slightly satiny finish that we see some total cars painted in these days. I think they may look great. But right now I'm still suffering from my trade in of my 2013 2LTRS V6 for the 1LE.

Want to spend any money I can muster on performance upgrades.

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #30
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No guarantee but I doubt that would be an issue. Worst case scenario that I can imagine is that the Body Shop needs to re-clear the parts you want shiny. Odds are though it would just take some cleaning/ polishing and wax.

I think what you have planned might look good.

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #31
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Soap, water and a towel is all you need! Stop putting products on your vinyl wraps. Dry off in a shaded area to prevent water spots, and perfect. Less is more do not make it complex when it doesn't need to be. The vinyl wrap was put on the 1LE to reduce glare why are you adding glare by making it shiny which will eventually become dull and cause discolorization eventually.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #32
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If I wait a year to remove hood wrap will paint underneath still be in good shape.

Has anyone done this.

My plan is to eventually remove it and paint just the center raised scoop in a the same matte flat black slightly satiny finish that we see some total cars painted in these days. I think they may look great. But right now I'm still suffering from my trade in of my 2013 2LTRS V6 for the 1LE.

Want to spend any money I can muster on performance upgrades.

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it'll likely be harder to remove the wrap then. You'll want to heat it longer, and probably have a harder time getting it in just a few pieces, and more residue to clean. Other than that, you should be fine
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #33
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Soap, water and a towel is all you need! Stop putting products on your vinyl wraps. Dry off in a shaded area to prevent water spots, and perfect. Less is more do not make it complex when it doesn't need to be. The vinyl wrap was put on the 1LE to reduce glare why are you adding glare by making it shiny which will eventually become dull and cause discolorization eventually.
Though I am only a few weeks into ownership, I have found the same to be true. I admit I am not as picky as many here, but it works for me. Hell, I am old school. I wash using one big bucket!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #34
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Soap, water and a towel is all you need! Stop putting products on your vinyl wraps. Dry off in a shaded area to prevent water spots, and perfect. Less is more do not make it complex when it doesn't need to be. The vinyl wrap was put on the 1LE to reduce glare why are you adding glare by making it shiny which will eventually become dull and cause discolorization eventually.
I don't see how putting something with UV protecting properties, such as VINYL rubber trim protectant will cause discoloration. It looks dull without anything on it and doesn't match the sheen of the wheels or the spoiler.
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