Maintaining Vinyl Wrap?

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  1. sleepn_sn95

    sleepn_sn95 Well-Known Member

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    I just wrapped my roof in 3m gloss black vinyl and want to know how I should take care of it? There are some small scratches in it. Can those be waxed out?

    Any help [MENTION=18340]Handz[/MENTION]?
     
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    My roof is vinyl too but it's CF textured.

    If you have any left over, try wax in that first. Or ck with a window tinting place.
     
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    I will try an make this simple.

    No, you can not remove scratches from the vinyl. The best think you can do it use a filler glaze like CG BLACKLIGHT to hide the scratches and improve gloss.

    The sun will fade the vinyl very quickly. I recommend to apply a paint sealant like CG JetSeal to minimum and help prevent fading.

    From my experience, vinyl wrap only last about 2 years or 3 years MAX before the sun starts eating it away where I live in Southern California. If you wanna keep you vinyl looking good, either park in the shade or use a car cover when park for long period. UV rays are the vinyl's worst enemy.

    Hope that helped!!!
     
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    ^Interesting. Thanks for info. definitely something to think about.
     
  5. sleepn_sn95

    sleepn_sn95 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I will look into the jetseal

    It cost me $50 and I installed it myself so I have no problem replacing it in a year or 2

    The car is garaged and only sits outside for at most 5-6 hours at a time and some of that is shaded
     
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    you put black glossy vinyl on top of a black car? Just curious paint problems or what? For maint I would just use some dash cleaner from time to time but hell worst case ya just yank it off and do it again.
     
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    If you're looking for good protection, Collinite 845, Duragloss #111 or Klasse Sealant Glaze are your best bets for long lasting protection.