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Old 04-11-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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I was wondering about waxing my Shelby....it has the Vinyl stripes that present an edge on wherever they meet the paint...I was wondering if this would create a problem waxing the vehicle and if the wax would get in the crack/edge where the strips begin????
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Re: Waxing...

I would recommend using a new generation of wax that doesn't leave the residue.

Something along the lines of NXT or something similar.


Other option would be to tape the stripes and wax as normal.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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Re: Waxing...

that's what I was thinking I have seen some waxes lately that required no hazing and thought that might be the way to go..figured somebody here would be able to suggest the best!!
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Yah that's what is nice about those next gen liquid waxes, they don't mess up vinyls, plastics and trim...some don't last as long as the traditional paste waxes, but they do work nicely.
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Should I cover up the stripes so it doesn't get on them or does it matter?!?! because I definitely don't want them peeling on me
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Should I cover up the stripes so it doesn't get on them or does it matter?!?! because I definitely don't want them peeling on me
I personally don't know since I don't have stripes and don't really use those waxes...just paste wax for me.

Either call the wax manufacturer and ask them whether it's safe to use directly on the stripes or simply tape them off with some automotive painters tape.

Supposedly most vinyls are safe to wax...some manufacturers recommend occasionally waxing them to keep that nice finish..but the stripes might be different, and as you said you don't want any wax residue or buildup along the stripe edges.
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I think I will call them and only use that type of wax so IF they start to peel because of it I'll simply blame them.....do you have any liquid waxes you would suggest?!?!?
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Re: Waxing...

Like I said I really don't use liquid waxes at all...I just picked up a can of Gold Class paste.

I've heard good things about Meguiars NXT 2.0 but I'm not sure about its effects on stripes.

Maybe someone that uses the liquid waxes will suggest some.
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Re: Waxing...

You might want to give Turtle Wax Ice a try. Looks totally clear like water and I use it on my black plastic trim and on my chrome wheels. It would probably work well on the vinyl stripes (they need protection too). Maybe you can use it along the edge of the stripes (about an eighth of an inch or so) so you don't have to get too close with the other wax you use on the paint.
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Like I said I really don't use liquid waxes at all...I just picked up a can of Gold Class paste.

I've heard good things about Meguiars NXT 2.0 but I'm not sure about its effects on stripes.

Maybe someone that uses the liquid waxes will suggest some.
I use the NXT mentioned. Really good stuff.
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T nxt stuff is pretty good I use miguires gold on mine .
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You might want to give Turtle Wax Ice a try. Looks totally clear like water and I use it on my black plastic trim and on my chrome wheels. It would probably work well on the vinyl stripes (they need protection too). Maybe you can use it along the edge of the stripes (about an eighth of an inch or so) so you don't have to get too close with the other wax you use on the paint.
Wait a second, you mean you actually Wax the inside of your vehicle? Like the dashboard and any other plastic piece in the car? Can you do that? And won't it leave the residue after it dries in the lines of the dash? I can't stand finding that white residue on parts of the car that I didn't get to, even months after I've waxed it.
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Re: Waxing...

Never tried that.
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Re: Waxing...

dont wax up to the edge, if you want you can get some painters tape and put it on the stripe just a bit off and onto the paint so you wont be able to get up to the stripe~ this will leave a slight edge there but its better than wax buildup.
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Re: Waxing...

If you do get some wax buildup next to the stripe, you can use a q-tip to gently clean up next to the stripe. You can also purchase q-tips that have a pointed tip which work well. Just make sure you don't press too hard or you could lift the strip edge or mar the paint.
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Good ideas.
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Wait a second, you mean you actually Wax the inside of your vehicle? Like the dashboard and any other plastic piece in the car? Can you do that? And won't it leave the residue after it dries in the lines of the dash? I can't stand finding that white residue on parts of the car that I didn't get to, even months after I've waxed it.
No, I haven't seen a need to do the inside of the car but the Turtlewax Ice works nicely on the black plastic on the outside (grill, mirrors, window trim, etc) and under the hood. I like it because it's clear like water and dries practically invisible so if you don't get it all wiped off it's not that big of a deal. I like it because it makes the dull black plastic look brand new again and makes the chrome really shine
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No, I haven't seen a need to do the inside of the car but the Turtlewax Ice works nicely on the black plastic on the outside (grill, mirrors, window trim, etc) and under the hood. I like it because it's clear like water and dries practically invisible so if you don't get it all wiped off it's not that big of a deal. I like it because it makes the dull black plastic look brand new again and makes the chrome really shine
+1. Ice is an all around great product.
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No, I haven't seen a need to do the inside of the car but the Turtlewax Ice works nicely on the black plastic on the outside (grill, mirrors, window trim, etc) and under the hood. I like it because it's clear like water and dries practically invisible so if you don't get it all wiped off it's not that big of a deal. I like it because it makes the dull black plastic look brand new again and makes the chrome really shine
I'll have to give that a try!
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I am going to have to pick up some of this Ice wax stuff, I have been hearing a lot of good aout it lately for some reason must be true.
I am going to need more shelves in the garage for all the stuff I bought and either dont use much or just cant throw away even if I dont use it.

I get like a kid in a candy store when I go down the cleaning and detail isles at stores.
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I don't care for the ice stuff it's to hard to tell where I put it because it is clear my wife uses that on her car and she loves it.
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