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Old 05-22-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Can You Wax The Factory Vinyl Ralley Stripes

My First post - loooooong time lurker... so Hey Everybody! I have read on this site that you can wax the vinyl stripes and also read that you can not. I plan on using Zaino - can any one confirm. Much appreciated.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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i was coming on to ask the same exact question.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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My First post - loooooong time lurker... so Hey Everybody! I have read on this site that you can wax the vinyl stripes and also read that you can not. I plan on using Zaino - can any one confirm. Much appreciated.
Yes you can but be careful on the edges as you can leave residue in the cracks and is a pain to get off. It's advised that you do wax them as it helps them last longer.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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I did mine with Zaino...so I say yes!
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:34 PM   #7
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Be careful a lot of waxes have polish in it that can "Scuff" the Vinyl. MAKE SURE your wax is a TRUE WAX, minimum rubbing, light coat is the best technique.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:27 AM   #8
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I have a friend who has a Charger Daytona and I personally observed him applying Turtle Wax® Black Color Cure just on the hood where the is a black decal and I can say it works well !
I most likely will use the same on my stripes
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:31 AM   #9
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I did mine with Zaino...so I say yes!
Zaino is OVERRATED
I want to drive a car, not watch it cure for 12 hrs after application !!!

NXT 2.0 is a much better product
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:46 PM   #10
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Zaino is OVERRATED
I want to drive a car, not watch it cure for 12 hrs after application !!!

NXT 2.0 is a much better product
Then you have obviously never used it.

No one ever said the car has to sit for 12 hours before you can drive it and if they did they are idiots.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:33 PM   #11
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:59 PM   #12
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Zaino is OVERRATED
I want to drive a car, not watch it cure for 12 hrs after application !!!

NXT 2.0 is a much better product


watch it cure for 12 hours


no really....
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:01 PM   #13
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You wouldn't have any problems waxing your vinyl stripes. Residue may eventually build up, but you should be fine if you only wax your car once every 3 months or less. Just use a carnauba wax and you will be fine.I prefer meguiars or eagle one. They both have great products.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:16 PM   #14
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I was told by the guy who installed my stripes that i shouldn't wax them. Has anyone actually waxed their dealer installed stripes?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:05 PM   #15
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ive always waxed stickers should make it last longer, like others have said get edges clean. Theres a new wax out there ICE which is able to be put on anything from what I have heard and doesnt leave a residue.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:29 PM   #16
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I was told by the guy who installed my stripes that i shouldn't wax them. Has anyone actually waxed their dealer installed stripes?
I waxed my factory installed stripes and they look great.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:50 AM   #17
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I've used Zaino on stripes, with no problems.

(Oh. And it "cures" within an hr., mixed with a little ZXF)
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Zaino is OVERRATED
I want to drive a car, not watch it cure for 12 hrs after application !!!

NXT 2.0 is a much better product
Well its an amazing product but its time consuming. They have a wonderful all in one product as well for daily drivers. NXT 2.0 is one of the better otc products out there ill give u that though but its durability is not even close to zaino thats for sure. Thats my biggest complaint on otc wax's/sealants is the durability.
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Well its an amazing product but its time consuming. They have a wonderful all in one product as well for daily drivers. NXT 2.0 is one of the better otc products out there ill give u that though but its durability is not even close to zaino thats for sure. Thats my biggest complaint on otc wax's/sealants is the durability.
+1 I have used both.
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Zaino is OVERRATED
I want to drive a car, not watch it cure for 12 hrs after application !!!

NXT 2.0 is a much better product
That's like saying good sex is overrated because it lasts too long...

Some of use like to get to know our cars. And if you do it RIGHT, you can apply TWO coats of polish in an hour (using ZFX).
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #21
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That's like saying good sex is overrated because it lasts too long...

Some of use like to get to know our cars. And if you do it RIGHT, you can apply TWO coats of polish in an hour (using ZFX).
+10 Zaino owns.. Try putting the Zaino Z16 Tire shine on your stripes, it makes them look real nice.
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Good to know... My first application of Zaino w/ZFX I went around the stripes. Next time I'll get them too. Maybe it will help with water spots...
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