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Waxing with stripes question

Hey guys I had a question what all do you guys use to cover up stripes on the car when waxing? Cause I am going to wax my car next weekend for the first time and I dont want to get any wax on the stripes. The stripes are vinyl and the wax I am using is made just for black cars so didnt want it to get on the stripes or ruin them in anyway. Thanks


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I would cover the stripes with blue painters tape.

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Yeah thats what I was thinking but didnt know if it being on there if it would pull off the stripe when was done waxing

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I would use a wax that doesn't stain. Turtle Ice can be used on black plastic. I would see if you can put it on stripes. They may change flat to satin (and be sure to Google search for wax/stripes B4 trying this at home!!)

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I waxed the stripes on my 2010, gloss vinyl can be waxed, but I use Mequiars products and not a color specific wax.
BTW I would tape over them with the green automotive masking take instead of the blue painters masking tape, the adhesives are a little different and the green comes off easier.

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Thanks everyone and siber gonna go get me some of that tape. So you havent had any problem with it?

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I would use a wax that doesn't stain. Turtle Ice can be used on black plastic. I would see if you can put it on stripes. They may change flat to satin (and be sure to Google search for wax/stripes B4 trying this at home!!)
That's what I use on my stripes. I use normal wax to within 1/2" of the stripe and go over the stripe and the 1/2" with the TWI. It works well on the valance plastic and on the wheels after you clean them to keep the brake dust from sticking as bad.

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I had the same concern two years back when I got my '12 - I got in touch with the customer Service folks at Griot's Garage and posted the same question. They advised what some here have stated: mask them off with tape. I ended up ordering their tape (gold in color) but am convinced it is the green painter's tape others have mentioned. The tape sticks great, I hit the edges of it with my randon-orbital and no worries. And it does off very easily.

Get some tape and go for it... :yelpleased:
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I used blue tape
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