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Old 04-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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How to wax camaro with vinyl stripes?

For those of you that have the vinyl stripes put on by the dealership, how do you wax your cars? I thought I would ask before I risk screwing something up. Any tips or recommended products would be great. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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If you have the factory Matte Black Stripes I tape the edges of the stripes and wax around them. If they are matte you don't want to wax them because it will leave the residue behind and leave a whitish color behind. I made this mistake at first but was able to clean it up with an All purpose cleaner and then I treated the Vinyl with a Vinyl cleaner
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #3

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^this. Adams Polishes has great videos showing how to do this and also how to restore matte stripes

Here's the thread for the stripes if you need to clean them

I had black matte on my SS and this worked great
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #4
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I use Turtle wax Ice residue ....leaves a nice look or sheen on my matte black
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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I use 1.5 inch blue painter's masking tape. I mask the edges of the stripes and use Americana right up to the edge. After that dries, I mask the other way and use VRT on the stripes. I use a Q-tip to apply it to the pinstripe.
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