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Old 01-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hello all! I recently got myself into a 2014 FF ST that has the factory exterior stripe applied. Does anyone know if there are any special concerns or methods I should do when washing and waxing the car. Here's a pic.


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Hello all! I recently got myself into a 2014 FF ST that has the factory exterior stripe applied. Does anyone know if there are any special concerns or methods I should do when washing and waxing the car. Here's a pic.
You should be okay washing and waxing, if your using a pressure washer i wouldnt directly hit the stripes with it. Nice car though
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Very nice ride. If they are vinyl stripes then you need to be gentle when washing them and especially when waxing them. Wash them somewhat normally just dont be aggressive. When you wax them though, wax them in one direction so that you dont lift them off the paint. It was a little tip I was given for the stripes on my camaro
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...If they are vinyl stripes then you need to be gentle when washing them and especially when waxing them. Wash them somewhat normally just dont be aggressive. When you wax them though, wax them in one direction so that you dont lift them off the paint...
Yes the stripes are vinyl. My concern was scuffing the stripes and how the wax would appear on them. Being black, it seems as if they will show scratches and scuffs easily (just like dark paint). Also, they seem to have a semi gloss appearance and I was not sure if waxing would negatively affect the appearance.

Thanks for your input. I'll keep your suggestions in mind when washing/waxing.
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