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      08-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Care of Vinyl Wrapped Car

To the detailing guru's out there.

I have my car vinyl wrapped (check my signature) and want to make sure I am taking proper care of it, what do I do?

I hand wash it and what not but i have seen some swirls on it come up and was wondering what wax's and sealants can I use to help protect it?
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In my opinion, maintenance is actually quite simple with a vinyl wrap. With a vinyl wrap, a simple car soap solution and water will wash away all dirt and water spots that will occur with normal driving use.
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I wrapped my car in gloss black a couple weeks after I drove it off the lot and I always polished it with Maguires liquid wax without a problem. You should be able to do that on yours without any problems.

I re wrapped it in matte black 3 weeks ago and on this I only use a quick detailing spray as I am scared to damage it if I wax it like I did on the gloss black vinyl.



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that is the best looking smart car i have ever seen.
awesome.
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The liquid ice stuff works on matte finishes. Just an FYI
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liquid ice works like a champ.

edit: know anybody that can wrap in matte orange in the san diego area? i sent an email to a company, but the website only shows black/matte black.
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that is the best looking smart car i have ever seen.
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The liquid ice stuff works on matte finishes. Just an FYI
I'll definitely have to try it because I used a quick detail spray on the hood this past weekend and it stained it so I have to redo my hood

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liquid ice works like a champ.

edit: know anybody that can wrap in matte orange in the san diego area? i sent an email to a company, but the website only shows black/matte black.
I am in Orange County and I have driven all the way to Arizona/ Vegas just to do a wrap so driving to San Diego is only a stones throw away. Shoot me a PM or text me 951 623 3140 and I can help you wrap it
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