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Old 02-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Vinyl Hood Wrap

What's up fellas? I'm on the fence with the hood wrap. I am waiting on my 1LE, and while taking a "mini" vacation this weekend, I saw my first 1LE. Not really into the hood wrap. The car was black, and very dirty. Didn't look good to me. I'm thinking o pulling it off, and just covering the top of the hood scoop with a black stripe. It will look like the ZL1 less the carbon fiber. BTW, my car will be SIM. What do y'all think?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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I like the wrap but I am starting to like the looks of the car without it also. One thing about the vinyl is it is gonna be hard to keep it looking great ie ( fingerprints , water marks and so on) I am keeping mine for now but I did touch it by accident with one of my cloth's I used to wax it with right after I bought it and that spot is still on it.

I have an idea of what I wanna do to the car if I pull it off. So if I decide to go that route then the vinyl has to go.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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On the black or blue cars, I'm also not so sure. All the other colors look good
with the wrap IMO. Really liking the AGM with the wrap.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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I like the wrap but if the car is a daily car i can see where it would not be a good idea
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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What's up fellas? I'm on the fence with the hood wrap. I am waiting on my 1LE, and while taking a "mini" vacation this weekend, I saw my first 1LE. Not really into the hood wrap. The car was black, and very dirty. Didn't look good to me. I'm thinking o pulling it off, and just covering the top of the hood scoop with a black stripe. It will look like the ZL1 less the carbon fiber. BTW, my car will be SIM. What do y'all think?
Looks killer on the sim... i say drive it for a few weeks you'll know if you want to keep it or not. any black and gray combo will look good.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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I like the wrap on mine,i think i got a couple drops of bird piss though, cant get it out.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #7
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I like the wrap on mine,i think i got a couple drops of bird piss though, cant get it out.
don't know why but...
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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That is the problem I've heard with these hood wraps, they show everything, scratches, stains, ect. Has anyone applied something like Lucas Oil Quick Wax, or Meguiars Quick Detailer and had any success with it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
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got to say i like mine without.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #10
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got to say i like mine without.
Looks great!! Thanks for the pic!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #11
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On the black or blue cars, I'm also not so sure. All the other colors look good
with the wrap IMO. Really liking the AGM with the wrap.
I agree at first I didn't like the wrap, but on AGM it really fits.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:13 PM   #12
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That is the problem I've heard with these hood wraps, they show everything, scratches, stains, ect. Has anyone applied something like Lucas Oil Quick Wax, or Meguiars Quick Detailer and had any success with it?
Anything with gloss will make it look spotty. I used a matte detailer from chemical brothers... worked for about a month. Then there were water spots and unknown streaks i could NOT get out. Removed mine. In fairness if i wanted... i could have added some shine to it and hid all the spots. I wanted flat black or nothing!

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #13
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i use drx beasleys matte paint sealer on mine from day one and drx beaslys matte paint final finish after washing each time . my hood looks as flawless as the day i bought the car if not better,i find the wrap as easy to take care of as the rest of the car. drx is a little pricey but so was the car but its worth every penny, keeping the hood matte and looking good is a must for me.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #14
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I have been washing mine the same as I wash the rest of the car. I have found that windex wipes work well on the wrap. I use the same on my Matte Ducati.

If/when the stock wrap gets to a point that it needs to be removed I will just order some 3M 1080 wrap from EBay and re-wrap it.

The SIM looks great on the 1LE btw! Congrats.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #15
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I think it will look great with SIM. I would leave it on, at least for a while and then if you just don't like it or get tired of trying to take care of it, take it off.

There's a video that Adam's Polishes did on taking care of the matte stripes on Camaros, you might check out their website for that.

I hate it on black, but I think it looks ok with lighter colors.
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