One of our members asks "One thing I hope to learn is how best to protect and preserve the decals. This is my first Corvette with decals and I want to see them last a long time. Besides the obvious, weather and sun i.e. garage queen, is there a right way to wash and wax decals? This might be helpful to all PC owners."
Does anyone have any suggestions, other than just avoiding them when waxing?
Bob Kirsch The Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Registry 2007 Director and Webmaster
Post by 08pacecar15 on May 22, 2011 20:44:14 GMT -5
I emailed Mequiars about waxing the decals. Here is their response:
You could safely use our waxes on decals as long as they don't have any sort of texture to them, and as long as you are using a wax that doesn't have any cleaners or abrasives in it. If the decals on your pace car are smooth to the touch you could safely use NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 or Ultimate Wax. Just apply a very thin and even coat, don't build up an excessive amount of wax around the edges of the decal, and avoid working in aggressively and you will be fine.
Alternatively, you could always use both our Ultimate Quik Detailer and Ultimate Quik Wax with a high quality micro fiber towel, and that would be safe and effective on the decals as well.
Post by cvette98pacecar on Sept 10, 2012 16:51:30 GMT -5
THAT IS A CROCK, NEVER APPLY ANY WAX DIRECTLY TO YOUR DECALS, THAT IS WHY I HATE MEGUIARS AND ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS. Here is the correct way to wax your car with any type of decals. apply wax in small area generally a two foot square than remove the wax before it dries. once you are done with the whole car now wipe the entire car down with a second buffing towel. Waxes are made of Oils if you get any oils on your stickers the adhesive will lose adhesion with your body panel over time.