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Old 10-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Waxing the flat hood/trunk stripes

Hey, I'm a new owner of a 2010 inferno orange SS with flat black hood/trunk stripes. I'm curious if I can wax over them or if I need to avoid them and wax around. Tomorrow will be the first full wax day.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm a new owner of a 2010 inferno orange SS with flat black hood/trunk stripes. I'm curious if I can wax over them or if I need to avoid them and wax around. Tomorrow will be the first full wax day.
Avoid them for sure.

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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The only thing I have found that wont leave streaks or white powder on them is Turtle Wax Ice. But it's best not to get any wax on them at all. They don't need it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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The only thing I have found that wont leave streaks or white powder on them is Turtle Wax Ice. But it's best not to get any wax on them at all. They don't need it.
Even that alters the look though. If just soap and water for matte

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll be sure to avoid them. It'll just take more time to wax a suppose. I previously had an all black impala and could tell the difference between the regularly waxed paint an the paint I couldnt get to inside the emblems. I think I will try using q-tips to wax in between the thick part of the stripes and the thin border stripe that goes around them.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll be sure to avoid them. It'll just take more time to wax a suppose. I previously had an all black impala and could tell the difference between the regularly waxed paint an the paint I couldnt get to inside the emblems. I think I will try using q-tips to wax in between the thick part of the stripes and the thin border stripe that goes around them.

Would highly discourage that. There's no way you will be able to remove that wax without getting on the stripes, even if you could apply it. If anything, tape off the parts you don't want to hit and then wax around them.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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Sounds like a plan. better to not risk messing something up
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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Check out this thread for more info on stripe care.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...caring+stripes
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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I have tried a little bit of everything but here is what seems to works best for me. Klasse Sealant Glaze, just one coat then top it with Turtle Wax Ice synthetic spray wax when needed)about every two three weeks or so. repeat every 6 months with a new layer of Klasse. might want to give the stripes a Dawn wash to clean them well before applying. tend to do it in the spring when I do my full car detail and then again in the fall when I get ready for winter. if you can't find Klasse you can always substitute any long lasting non-carnuba sealant.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #10
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Avoid waxing them.

I use Chemical Guys Matte Detailer for maintenance.

Works great.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:21 PM   #11
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Check out this thread for more info on stripe care.

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THIS....they look brand new if you follow these directions but to each his own
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Avoid waxing them.

I use Chemical Guys Matte Detailer for maintenance.

Works great.
There are two types of stripes, the flat ones and the the shiny ones that come with the CFHood they can be waxed, because they are not flat Finish.
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