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Old 01-24-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Black stripe package = flat or gloss black?

I am wondering if the black stripe package that costs 470 is flat black or gloss black stripes? these are rally stripes that cover the hood and deck lid and half of spolier correct? also how do you wax you car if you have these stripes? does the wax turn the stripes white? thank you
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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I have the hood and hockeys. They are flat. I use zaino on mine and now they are more of a semi gloss. I have seen people that WAXed them and it made them look like crap. Zaino is a POLISH and it looks awesome on the stripes. They look painted on.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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so you cant get wax on them? are the rally stripes flat?
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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so you cant get wax on them? are the rally stripes flat?
Wax is no problem on them... I've been amazed at how the stripes clean up very nice. I've put 2 coats of Zaino on mine and they look great. I once had some serious water spots on them and they cleaned right up too....

No worries... and they are flat which is a nice contrast to the metallic colors.
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Wax is no problem on them... I've been amazed at how the stripes clean up very nice. I've put 2 coats of Zaino on mine and they look great. I once had some serious water spots on them and they cleaned right up too....

No worries... and they are flat which is a nice contrast to the metallic colors.
Zaino is NOT wax. It is polish. I am not to sound like a jerk but there is a difference.

OP... yes the rallys are flat. Just do yourself and your car a favor, use Zaino. Its awesome. I have about 5 coats on my car. Make sure you clay bar it first. Even from the factory this is crap all over the car. Click to enlarge the photo. Wheels and everything are Zainoed

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:35 PM   #6
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I'm confused, use Zaino over Wax? Don't wax the car but Zaino the car?
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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This may help any questions you have, it helped me to decide on what stripes I wanted.
The CGM stripes are quite dark, and are glossy
The black stripes are all flat

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...+stripe+thread
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #8
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I'm confused, use Zaino over Wax? Don't wax the car but Zaino the car?
There are many products out there that people swear by but most (not all) prefer Zaino.

www.zainostore.com

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:54 PM   #9
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How difficult is it to remove stripes?
depends on long they been on. My buddy removed his after a couple days and they came right off. If they baked in the sun all summer

Use a hair dryer. I hope they dont leave adhesive.
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Zaino is NOT wax. It is polish. I am not to sound like a jerk but there is a difference.

OP... yes the rallys are flat. Just do yourself and your car a favor, use Zaino. Its awesome. I have about 5 coats on my car. Make sure you clay bar it first. Even from the factory this is crap all over the car. Click to enlarge the photo. Wheels and everything are Zainoed
So is it OK or not to put Wax on the stripes?... I'm guessing it doesn't hurt anything, but I've only used Zaino and read some of Mooses posts on the subject which say Zaino is OK too.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:17 PM   #11
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I am wondering if the black stripe package that costs 470 is flat black or gloss black stripes? these are rally stripes that cover the hood and deck lid and half of spolier correct? also how do you wax you car if you have these stripes? does the wax turn the stripes white? thank you
Not sure if they are doing this anymore, but for me they wanted to charge for installation as well. My total cost would have been $780. When I heard they were vinyl and matte, I cancelled them from my order and had custom painted stripes, including side gills put on with clear coating for $1350. Well worth it and no regrets.
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I love my matte stripes! On my CGM they are subtle but sexy.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:24 AM   #13
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Not sure if they are doing this anymore, but for me they wanted to charge for installation as well. My total cost would have been $780. When I heard they were vinyl and matte, I cancelled them from my order and had custom painted stripes, including side gills put on with clear coating for $1350. Well worth it and no regrets.
They were 100% ripping you off. The cost to install is included.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:27 AM   #14
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So is it OK or not to put Wax on the stripes?... I'm guessing it doesn't hurt anything, but I've only used Zaino and read some of Mooses posts on the subject which say Zaino is OK too.
I would assume so. Lots and lots of cars out there have vinyl stripes that I am sure people wax. But to give you a for sure yes or no??? I called and talked to Sal Zaino about the stripes, he said to use zaino on them just as I do the rest of the car and that they would make them more glossy, they did.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:59 AM   #15
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So is it OK or not to put Wax on the stripes?...
NEVER wax anything flat. Wax contains Carnauba and it will NOT come off of flat paint once it dries. Wax will ruin flat vinyl stripes. This is why professionals tape off the stripes if they are going to use a wax.

As already mentioned above Zaino is a polish, not a wax and does not contain Carnauba. It is safe to use on the stripes as well as almost all other polishes since they that do not contain Carnauba.
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NEVER wax anything flat. Wax contains Carnauba and it will NOT come off of flat paint once it dries. Wax will ruin flat vinyl stripes. This is why professionals tape off the stripes if they are going to use a wax.

As already mentioned above Zaino is a polish, not a wax and does not contain Carnauba. It is safe to use on the stripes as well as almost all other polishes since they that do not contain Carnauba.


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NEVER wax anything flat. Wax contains Carnauba and it will NOT come off of flat paint once it dries. Wax will ruin flat vinyl stripes. This is why professionals tape off the stripes if they are going to use a wax.

As already mentioned above Zaino is a polish, not a wax and does not contain Carnauba. It is safe to use on the stripes as well as almost all other polishes since they that do not contain Carnauba.
Well there you go... we have an answer...

I'm sticking w/ Zaino anyway...
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I've got a Victory Red Camaro and I had a dealership over here install gloss black stripes and I prefer them over the flat black.
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Zaino is NOT wax. It is polish. I am not to sound like a jerk but there is a difference.

OP... yes the rallys are flat. Just do yourself and your car a favor, use Zaino. Its awesome. I have about 5 coats on my car. Make sure you clay bar it first. Even from the factory this is crap all over the car. Click to enlarge the photo. Wheels and everything are Zainoed

thats an AWESOME pic....great background....should use taht for a calendar or something
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:52 AM   #21
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I am wondering if the black stripe package that costs 470 is flat black or gloss black stripes? these are rally stripes that cover the hood and deck lid and half of spolier correct? also how do you wax you car if you have these stripes? does the wax turn the stripes white? thank you

Rally Black stripes can be purchased from your dealer in Gloss black but they Have the word Transformer on the sides of the Hood Buldge in silver.

I wanted Gloss black on My Yellow SS...

The dealer had a guy come scan another camaro and used 3M Material to duplicate in Gloss Black.

If You Look at pics in My Camaro's album under my profile you will see some pics of teh gloss black Without transformer Logo.

I too prefer the Gloss Black Especially on The yellow. Really makes it pop and gives it the more old school SS Look. IMHO

I have had no wax issues because stripes are smooth sinilar to paint.

Jut have to be careful along edges because wax can build up although it is easy to get off...Similar to any Vinyl stripes.

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Follow up....There are some after market gloss Black stripes available on E Bay but Beware they are a very cheap Vinyl. I purchased some but Refused to install them.

The Vinyl was thin and just Junk. Lesson learned hard way. Go to a reputable Vinyl Guy or someone your dealer has worked with in the past.
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Technically according to Fbodfather they are satin. But they look flat. I like them a lot o my IOM but a lot of people are going with painted stripes.
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thats an AWESOME pic....great background....should use taht for a calendar or something
Thanks! It came out really well. We had a gathering of 6 5th gens at Hocking Hills here in Ohio and I saw that wall and it just looked like the perfect spot.

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so i half to use zaino? how much? any other polish that anyone reccomends
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