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Old 06-08-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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About the decals

About the decals, what, if anything can be done to extend the life of decals?
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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DON'T WAX DECALS!!!!!! Here again is an article on it. Custom RV Decals replaced & removed, Prescott Az - DOES WAX HURT RV decals - ,
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:13 PM   #3
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That's a great link, thank you so much for that.
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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That's a great link, thank you so much for that.
X2 - I agree, great info!
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
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So the article makes no mention of caranuba wax. I get the issue with petroleum distillates, but a high quality paste wax should provide some benefit. I would almost prefer to remove all the decals so that the base surface is exposed and can be protected with a good wax job.

So after reading this, I am very curious as to what to do because I paid extra for a five year paint protect-ant.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:08 AM   #6
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So now I'm concerned a bit, I've been using a product EZ Detailer that is a carnuba wax. It's been recommended by a few folk here on the forum and I really like this stuff. Problem is, it is the wax is set in a petroleum base solvent. Now worried my decals have been affected by this stuff.

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Old 06-09-2015, 01:01 PM   #7
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I have been using a stuff called Driven Automotive Polish.

Driven Automotive Polish - Driven to Perfection - DRIVEN Premium Detailing Products

This stuff is a polymer polish and is safe for graphics. It adds a level of UV protection as well as other benefits. It's not cheap and I haven't been able to find it in stores so I order mine on line. I love this stuff, it goes on easy and comes off just as easy and makes for cleaning a whole lot easier. Most everything just wipes right off with a clean rag.

Here is a little bit from the website:
Driven Automotive Polish is the most highly advanced formulation of premium grade polymer polish on the planet. (16oz Bottle)

  • Super high gloss wet look with incredible depth and clarity
  • Sheeting action reduces water spots that wipe clean
  • Nothing sticks. Harmful elements canít ďbite inĒ
  • Easy to apply in sun or shade
  • Can be applied to an entire vehicle before wiping off. Will not harden or cake
  • Long lasting. Holds up under intense heat from sun and severe winter cold for up to one full year
  • Maximum U.V. inhibitors prevent sun damage
  • Cleans surface contaminants and oxidation with no abrasives
  • Fills light swirl marks and leaves no residue
  • Repels water from windows in the rain without the use of wiper blades
  • Cleans brake dust from rims. Once applied, non-stick finish reduces brake dust build-up...entire vehicle stays clean longer.
  • Paint life is dramatically extended by feeding with essential polymers & oils
Safely cleans and protects:
Clear Coat, Fiberglass Gel Coat, Enamel, Acrylic Enamel, Lacquer, Polyurethane, Powder Coat, Metallic Finish, Chrome, Glass Windows, Tire Rims, Mirror, Polished Aluminum, Plexiglass, Anodized Aluminum, Lexan, Stainless Steel, High Gloss Plastic, Magnesium, Decals
Seals and protects against harsh elements:
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Wide Range of applications:
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