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They look like crap after a couple days and I’m thinking about removing them. I like the painted stripes much better.

Has anybody else remove theirs?
 

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Mine are ok after 5 years
But I rarely drive it
When I clean them I wash away from the strip not into it to avoid lifting the edges
 
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The problem is that the stick on’s have to be maintained much more than if I went ahead and took them off.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to sell it within 11 months so I’ll probably just maintain it because I’m not sure if I took it off would it effect the resale value.
 

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That's why I stayed away from the Carbon strips and the satin black hood and top deck lid treatment. wax build up bugs finger prints everything shows on it.
 

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The problem is that the stick on’s have to be maintained much more than if I went ahead and took them off.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to sell it within 11 months so I’ll probably just maintain it because I’m not sure if I took it off would it effect the resale value.
It would!
 

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They definitely look good
Breaks up the paint nicely

If you look close at the stripes on the front Fascia / Bumper
They may be 2 pieces ( 4 total )
Mine are
 

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That's why I stayed away from the Carbon strips and the satin black hood and top deck lid treatment. wax build up bugs finger prints everything shows on it.
Satin hood
I would think that would be tough to clean the bugs off of
I parked my truck under a pine trees
That was a mission cleaning hi gloss paint
 

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Satin hood
I would think that would be tough to clean the bugs off of
I parked my truck under a pine trees
That was a mission cleaning hi gloss paint
And you cant use the buffer and de swirl compound on it.
 

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When I put the shaker on my Yellow Jacket. I did the the shaker in a satin, and cleared it with a satin clear coat, to avoid all that aggravation. It turned out perfect. 010.JPG
 

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Looks good !!!

The shaker always looks bad ass
 

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The problem is that the stick on’s have to be maintained much more than if I went ahead and took them off.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to sell it within 11 months so I’ll probably just maintain it because I’m not sure if I took it off would it effect the resale value.
I think it looks better with the stripes, try some spray wax detailer to clean them up.
 

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Looks good !!!

The shaker always looks bad ass
I would add that I was the the first to put the shaker package on the 392. I did it before Dodge did.
 

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I have my guy clay bar mine and keep them coated in Reload. After 3 years they still looking good.

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I think it looks better with the stripes, try some spray wax detailer to clean them up.
The only way I could get it to look decent is to wipe them with armor all and then wipe it with a dry mesh cloth.
 

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The only way I could get it to look decent is to wipe them with armor all and then wipe it with a dry mesh cloth.
What mean cat says works for me

Quick detailers will look like armor all for a bit then dry off

I am currently using a black detailer
It makes a mess on the rags but leaves no white residue

I have some other stuff that works really well
I ll see if I can remember to look tonite what its called

Both of these work on glass also
 

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I have my guy clay bar mine and keep them coated in Reload. After 3 years they still looking good.

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You can clay bar the stripes ?...interesting, I would of thought the clay would stick in the rough stripes, have not tried it.
 

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I would be wary of clay bar on the stripes and definitely NO WAX !! Remember, these are textured vinyl (3M 1080 series wrap material).

Mine were a mess on day 1 and I almost yanked them off. I have found that if you clean them following 3M's recommendations, then apply 303 protectant they come out looking 'even' with no blotches & are good for at least a few washes.

Apply the 303 sparingly to a MF covered sponge (helps get even coating into the nooks & crannies) and gently work it into the stripes. After doing the whole car, take a clean MF sponge and gently wipe in 1 direction to eliminate any streaks or excess 303. Store both sponges in a ziplock baggie, they will remain moist and can be used without adding more 303 for quickie touch-up as needed.

And as mentioned above, be careful on the bumpers as they are a 2 piece application with overlap (not end butted) and tend to start lifting on the corners if rubbed too hard !!
 

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You can clay bar the stripes ?...interesting, I would of thought the clay would stick in the rough stripes, have not tried it.
Just had my guy do them again. They were full of wax when I first got the car, dealer detail guy must of smeared wax all over them. Clay bar was the only thing that would clean them up. I them sprayed Reload on them and they've looked great since.

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