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    Matte White wrap

    So, I had the opportunity to detail an Audi S6 with a white vinyl wrap. The car hadn't been washed in months. After the washing, the wrap was very splotchy and brown looking. I used an APC to clean it, but I don't think that I was able to get it 100%. What do you guys recommend for something like this? Also, it had a text feel to it.

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    Re: Matte White wrap

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    Re: Matte White wrap

    I've done matte paint (frozen paint as BMW calls it) and used McKees Matte cleaner and protecter which worked well. Matte finishes can't have any gloss enhancement products introduced to it which includes wash soaps with wax, spray waxes, quick detailers, etc. Those finishes also can't be polished nor buffed. I also purchased Flitz matte cleaner but have not used it yet. I've advised owners of matte finished cars and some had no knowledge about the care of that paint. That car might have been exposed to glossing agents prior (perhaps from car wash tunnel, improper matte care, etc). Sounds like the APC had a positive affect.

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    Re: Matte White wrap

    Here’s a pic of the finished car. But to me, it still has a long way to go...




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    Re: Matte White wrap

    Best thing is to find out who is the manufacturer of the wrap and their recommended cleaning procedures.

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    Re: Matte White wrap

    Tom,

    Chances are it's 3M. I would ask the client when they had the wrap done. It's been a good 7+ years since I was dealing with production and installs but at the time 3M had two warranties a 3 year and 7 year I believe. The other was how it was produced. If it was printed and had a matte lam put over the top or just a clear matte wrap. I would check some of the edges if you can find them. gas cap door, under the top of the wheel wells, lower parts of the car, inside the bottom of the doors. If you find a edge hanging of the material and it feels brittle it's pretty much done and there is not much you can do. My other question is where exactly are the browning marks. The material has to be heated during install to make the contours and edges and the installer could have cooked the lam which would be noticeable on white. 3M at the time just said wash the car and don't do anything else.
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    Re: Matte White wrap

    Quote Originally Posted by inDetail View Post
    Chances are it's 3M.

    It's been a good 7+ years since I was
    dealing with production and installs

    3M at the time just said wash the
    car and don't do anything else
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    3M has changed-up a few things:
    They now have a product that can
    even be used on matte vinyl wraps.



    A few other matte choices:
    https://autogeek.commerce-search.net...Matte+produvts


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