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What are you all using to clean your stripes?

I was looking at the trunk stripes yesterday while washing the car, and noticed that one still had some sheen to it, while the other was more flat and spotted, almost like one stripe is newer than the other. Is there anything you all are using to remove spots and bring back the shine? The roof and hood stripes are also kinda flat looking but not as stained as the trunk stripe......

 

I was thinking a 50/50 mix of Simple Green and water.

 

Laurence

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I still have original trunk, and roof stripes, only ones changed were the hood and front bumper due to the new hood scoop and no problems here and I use The stuff that comes from a member called ShowCar and I have been using this great product from

http://www.fastwax.com/ in between washes, it really works so the two combo protects my stripes from this Florida heat, rain and DD duties.

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I still have original trunk, and roof stripes, only ones changed were the hood and front bumper due to the new hood scoop and no problems here and I use The stuff that comes from a member called ShowCar and I have been using this great product from

http://www.fastwax.com/ in between washes, it really works so the two combo protects my stripes from this Florida heat, rain and DD duties.

 

 

$20 a can seems a bit ridiculous!

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Are you the original owner? It sounds like you have one stripe that's the old original (thinner/duller) type and one that's the newer (thicker/glossier) replacement material. If that's the case no amount of cleaning or polishing, as far as I know, will correct the issues with the older material. ShowCar has a detailing thread that's a "sticky" at the top of the SGT Discussion forum. Unless he chimes in here I know he's addressed this elsewhere and may have other ideas.

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$20 a can seems a bit ridiculous!

 

 

It may seem like quite a bit and I agree, however, I don't have many options to wash my car living in a Condo. I'll share my secret if you are interested, I buy from Ebay in bulk

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FW1-Racing-Formula-6-can-Auto-Detailing-Bundle_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2a03712f25QQitemZ180446375717QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_7275wt_722

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Ice polish & Ice detailer in between is what I use. You may have an issue if it looks that different than the other stripe.

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It may seem like quite a bit and I agree, however, I don't have many options to wash my car living in a Condo. I'll share my secret if you are interested, I buy from Ebay in bulk

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FW1-Racing-Formula-6-can-Auto-Detailing-Bundle_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2a03712f25QQitemZ180446375717QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_7275wt_722

 

 

thats better, thanks for sharing your secret! :happy feet:

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thats better, thanks for sharing your secret! :happy feet:

 

 

 

No problemo, I have used many waxes and quick details but this RGS thing leaves no streaks, I used the TW ICE but it seems too greasy for me, I still use it though to clean and coat the honey comb areas on the bottom grille and the side scoops near the door which leaves it all black like new, another secret to winning car shows :rockon: Just squirt a bit onto those honey comb areas and rub it in with a old rag or microfiber cloth and see the white gunk come right off.

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No problemo, I have used many waxes and quick details but this RGS thing leaves no streaks, I used the TW ICE but it seems too greasy for me, I still use it though to clean and coat the honey comb areas on the bottom grille and the side scoops near the door which leaves it all black like new, another secret to winning car shows :rockon: Just squirt a bit onto those honey comb areas and rub it in with a old rag or microfiber cloth and see the white gunk come right off.

 

 

what do you use on your dash and your seats if you dont mind me asking.......and sorry for the side track.

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what do you use on your dash and your seats if you dont mind me asking.......and sorry for the side track.

 

 

 

I use Mother's goods to clean the leather, however, I have the tan interior which is :censored: to maintain regardless of how much I leather conditioner/cleaner I use. ( I do plan on getting some nice Sparco seats once they leather ones go http://www.sparcousa.com/seats_street.asp)

Here is what I use http://www.motherscarcare.com/index.html- as for the dash just a microfiber cloth to wipe away the dust, I don't use the oily stuff on the dash, kind of gives it a cheap look imo plus the glare it will give off of the windshield which can be a distraction. My Shelby sig is still looking good as the day I got it and I did not clear coat it or anything as such only a light wipe with a microfiber cloth. As for scuff marks, simple green diluted and that stuff takes almost everything off.

 

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I use Mother's goods to clean the leather, however, I have the tan interior which is :censored: to maintain regardless of how much I leather conditioner/cleaner I use. ( I do plan on getting some nice Sparco seats once they leather ones go http://www.sparcousa.com/seats_street.asp)

Here is what I use http://www.motherscarcare.com/index.html- as for the dash just a microfiber cloth to wipe away the dust, I don't use the oily stuff on the dash, kind of gives it a cheap look imo plus the glare it will give off of the windshield which can be a distraction. My Shelby sig is still looking good as the day I got it and I did not clear coat it or anything as such only a light wipe with a microfiber cloth. As for scuff marks, simple green diluted and that stuff takes almost everything off.

 

 

thanks FR.

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Are you the original owner? It sounds like you have one stripe that's the old original (thinner/duller) type and one that's the newer (thicker/glossier) replacement material. If that's the case no amount of cleaning or polishing, as far as I know, will correct the issues with the older material. ShowCar has a detailing thread that's a "sticky" at the top of the SGT Discussion forum. Unless he chimes in here I know he's addressed this elsewhere and may have other ideas.

 

 

Jeff

I am the second owner and the original owner said the only work done on the car was a scoop replacement. Last night I went out to check it out again and it almost apppears to be an early next to a later stripe. When I ran my hand over the stripes is almost felt like one was a little thicker than the other, but that could have been my imagination getting the best of me. One is definitely shinier than the other and the dull one has spots and stains on it.... I would love to be able to get rid of the stains and then wax them periodically.

 

Thank you

Laurence

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