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Old 08-19-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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1LE hood wrap removal- help!!

Hello,

I took my 1LE to the car wash to get waxed and they waxed the hood. I've never had a wrap of any kind and never waxed the hood before so I thought it would just wash right off---right?? Boy was I wrong!! I cannot get the wax off even a little bit. I've seen pics of people with the wraps removed and I think it looks good, but I'm divided. I have a couple questions if anyone has the knowledge and time as to be so kind as to reply.

#1- how do you remove the wrap, is it painted underneath the same as the rest of the car and is it easy?

#2- is there anyway to get the wax out? I've heard carnuaba wax eats away at wraps and I believe that's what was used.

Thank you!!
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:27 PM   #2
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Your hood is painted in your body color under the 3M 1080 vinyl wrap.

Yes, you can usually get wax off the wrap. See these 3M pdf files for care and further info to get you started.

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/7...hics-wraps.pdf

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/7...eries-1080.pdf
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:28 PM   #3
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Try an APC (all purpose cleaner) and something like a toothbrush or with similar bristles and get scrubbing. The wax they used sounds like a very strong cleaner wax and turned ur hood white right? You could also try washing with dawn dish soap, I've heard that strips wax and sealant on paint. Also you could try a 50/50 mix of water and alcohol.

If those three fail........ Remove the wrap. You could try to get them to pay for ur wrap. Or just save your time and breath and dip into your pocket and get the hood rewrapped.

Good luck. Hope one of my cleaning suggestions work.
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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+1 on dish soap. Mix it in a spray bottle with some water, spray it on and wipe. Also, you might try WD40 on a microfiber towel. It's really good at loosening things up off paint and stuff
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:57 PM   #5
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Pull the hood wrap off and PC polish the hood, it looks great
You can always put the wrap back on later
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:04 PM   #6
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Pics of the condition of the vinyl would be helpful!
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:11 PM   #7
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Screw a re-wrap I recently used the Duplicolor "Custom Wrap Removeable Coating" and it looks really good, now it's not slick or smooth like a wrap but is removable easily and they have a nice selection of colors in spray cans or quart cans.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:30 PM   #8
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Hello,

I took my 1LE to the car wash to get waxed and they waxed the hood. I've never had a wrap of any kind and never waxed the hood before so I thought it would just wash right off---right?? Boy was I wrong!! I cannot get the wax off even a little bit. I've seen pics of people with the wraps removed and I think it looks good, but I'm divided. I have a couple questions if anyone has the knowledge and time as to be so kind as to reply.

#1- how do you remove the wrap, is it painted underneath the same as the rest of the car and is it easy?

#2- is there anyway to get the wax out? I've heard carnuaba wax eats away at wraps and I believe that's what was used.

Thank you!!
Stop, you took your ride to a professional car wash and the idiots waxed your matte black hood? Next time go somewhere else.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:24 PM   #9
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1-Use Goo B Gone first. Will not hurt anything and will remove the wax. Use with a micro fabric rag. 2-Then wipe down with non greasy vinyl protectant, same as you use inside the car! I use this stuff on everything and it will be fine. I also wipe my vinyl wrap hood with just normal interior car protectant non greasy type! Apply to cloth only so you don't make a mess. 3-Then wipe again 10 min after with same cloth that had the protect on it. Will look new again.

Problem solved.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:25 PM   #10
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FYI the wax will not harm your vinyl but will look like crap. Do above and all will be well!
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:40 PM   #11
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Once you finish stay away from that place and do the car yourself if you are able. There are more benefits than just a nice clean car when done such as pride, exercise and savings!plus the benefit of not having this stuff happen or even worst a ding, scratch or chip from another person cleaning your car. This is why I do not let anyone touch my car unless I really know them to be careful.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:34 PM   #12
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If you have to remove it go to home depot and buy a heat gun. You can get one for under $30 that will do the trick. Just start heating and peeling. It is a long process. I did mine a few months ago and it took about 1-1/2 - 2 hours to remove with a few of us working on it. The new wrap will run about a $120 for the material. Then you have to find someone to put it on.
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:30 PM   #13
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:31 PM   #14
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