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Old 04-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Red face Clay Bar Advice

Can you clay bar over vinyl stripes?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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I would say just be careful along the edges.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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i wouldnt do it.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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I did it today. Nothing bad happened.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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I did it today. Nothing bad happened.
hmm. ok nevermind what i said then. sounds like it is safe
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I was on the fence, then I just did it. I didn't rub as hard as I do the paint. It seemed ok. I hope I didn't do anything bad...
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Oh but my stripes are gloss. CGM from the factory, matte stripes could yield different results.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:03 AM   #8
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definitely do not clay matte stripes.

not recommended for gloss either, but it can be done. Theres just risk of introducing some damage and being vinyl it won't be easily corrected. I would only recommend claying the gloss stripes if you have some type of staining or contamination that won't come off with other cleaning methods first.
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Roger that!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #10
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Claying along the edges of the stripes is a good idea to get wax buildup off of them. Other than that, I don't clay the surface.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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Stripes sound like a lot of hassle. :/
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Oh but my stripes are gloss. CGM from the factory, matte stripes could yield different results.










Mine are gloss also
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #13
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definitely do not clay matte stripes.

not recommended for gloss either, but it can be done. Theres just risk of introducing some damage and being vinyl it won't be easily corrected. I would only recommend claying the gloss stripes if you have some type of staining or contamination that won't come off with other cleaning methods first.


O.K. I guess I'll pass on the clay bar on the stripes.Thanks
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Stripes sound like a lot of hassle. :/
Like High Heels on a Lady but hot damn they look good!!!

But yeah, I want mine painted on!!!
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