I'm new to detailing and just bought a 2012 centennial edition corvette. It has large black stripes running the length of the hood, roof, and trunk.
I'm working my way through Mike's book, and I haven't seen decals / stripes mentioned. I did some searches a found some recommended products like Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Detailer, but as a newbie I was hoping for some more hand-holding.
Is this the correct product? I understand I should clay the stripes (if necessary). Polishing is a no. What about waxing?
At what point during the wash / clay / polish / wax should use the Matte Detailer? After I'm done, or sometime earlier?
I'm guessing I should tape off the stripes so I don't get any polish on them? How well does the 3M tape hold with a DA polisher brushing up against it?
Thanks in advance!