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08-22-2014, 01:17 AM
Can I wax over the decals?

I plan on using Mothers Brazilian Carnuba cleaner wax. There's a black double racing stripe over the top of the car and a black side stripe along the bottom sides. They were on the car when I bought it a couple months ago. Car is Grigio dark grey.

08-23-2014, 09:07 AM
yes you can wax over vinyl decals just fine. Just be careful to watch for build up along the edges.

08-27-2014, 04:19 AM
If the graphics are matte finish then you must use a wax made for it, otherwise you create shiny spots. Paste wax especially one that dries as a white residue will just get stuck along the edges of the graphics, try a Spray Wax.

08-27-2014, 10:44 AM
A gentle brushing with a crafters natural bristle stippling brush works well at removing and buffing off any wax residue at the tape edges. Follow with a microfiber towel

08-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Bought the Turtle Wax Ice Spray-On Wax. Leaves no residue. Seems okay. Spray on wipe off. Can be used on paint, glass, chrome, plastic, rubber trim and wheels. Streak free. Nice shine but it's only been a week so far.

08-27-2014, 03:53 PM
I use the sonax brand. All waxes dry clear and you don't get the build up even if the product gets on decals or plastics. <3 lovin Sonax carnauba wax