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Old 08-06-2022, 11:29 AM   #1
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Vinyl Racing Stripes looking dull

I see Adamís has a VRT that can clean vinyl stripes. Anyone use it?
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:28 AM   #2
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I have not, but I did see a post on another site where someone used it on their faded stripes, and they said it worked pretty well. His pictures definitely looked like there was a difference.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:05 AM   #3
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I have not, but I did see a post on another site where someone used it on their faded stripes, and they said it worked pretty well. His pictures definitely looked like there was a difference.
Itís not expensive so I think I am going to try it. They canít look any worse, 8 years of northern Midwest life takes its toll on the exterior.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:08 AM   #4
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Itís not expensive so I think I am going to try it. They canít look any worse, 8 years of northern Midwest life takes its toll on the exterior.
Worth a try! Post up the results when you do it.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:14 AM   #5
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Old 08-07-2022, 12:59 PM   #6
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I have gloss stripes , and was told that using regular polishes is just fine . But , again that is for the gloss stripes , not the matt finish.
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Ordered and on its way. I will post some before and after pics.
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Old 08-11-2022, 10:04 PM   #8
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Did a cleaning and application. Here is what I used and the before pictures. It got dark on me so I will take after pictures in the morning.

Started with the waterless cleaner then applied a thin coat of VRT. I will wait till morning for a full evaluation, but based on what I could see tonight there is little change. I have 8 years of oxidation, I guess I was asking a bit much from this cleaner.
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It’s hard to see in the photos, but my silver stripes are white, gray and silver. Really blotchy.
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:19 PM   #10
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So…the product is easy to use. It cleaned up easily. But… the stripes are too far gone. Not the products fault, it’s not a miracle in a bottle.
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:39 AM   #11
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SoÖthe product is easy to use. It cleaned up easily. ButÖ the stripes are too far gone. Not the products fault, itís not a miracle in a bottle.
Bummer, but yeah, those stripes are definitely beat. What's next, remove and replace, or let it ride?
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:02 PM   #12
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Bummer, but yeah, those stripes are definitely beat. What's next, remove and replace, or let it ride?
Havenít decided yet. If I take them off I will have to use compound to get an even color. Or I gotta find a shop that can do a good job with stripes.

Toying with the idea of vinyl wrap, or a paint job.
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I removed my stripes with a steam cleaner that I bought off of Amazon for $30. The vinyl was old and brittle but with the heat It shrunk right up and came off essentially in 1 piece with little to no residue left over. I still need to do a paint correction, well, a polish really... but it was super easy to remove with the steamer gun. Highly recommend it if you go that route. I don't have ghost stripes as alot of people mention, but my car is Summit white, only has 40k miles on it and spends a fair amount of time in the carport. But, I can see where the stripes were in the reflection of the sun, so I need to buff the paint to remove those little lines.
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Old 09-06-2022, 04:29 PM   #14
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I removed my stripes with a steam cleaner that I bought off of Amazon for $30. The vinyl was old and brittle but with the heat It shrunk right up and came off essentially in 1 piece with little to no residue left over. I still need to do a paint correction, well, a polish really... but it was super easy to remove with the steamer gun. Highly recommend it if you go that route. I don't have ghost stripes as alot of people mention, but my car is Summit white, only has 40k miles on it and spends a fair amount of time in the carport. But, I can see where the stripes were in the reflection of the sun, so I need to buff the paint to remove those little lines.
Thanks for the heads up on the steamer, do you remember the brand? Iím still leaning towards painting new stripes on with an effect, like ghost flames or something. If Iím paying for paint itís going to be something different than the norm.
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