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Old 11-22-2019, 04:11 PM
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Default Transparent Vinyl Over Polish?

Is it possible to put a transparent vinyl wrap over the polish to preserve the mirror look but avoid the needed regular aluminum polishing maintenance?
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:03 PM
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I put a good wax on after I polish. Lasts a long time.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:13 AM
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what's a long time? 5 years or 5 months?

(which wax?)
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:16 AM
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Is it possible to put a transparent vinyl wrap over the polish to preserve the mirror look but avoid the needed regular aluminum polishing maintenance?
If you're willing to wrap anyway, maybe consider chrome vinyl.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:14 PM
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Vinyl sticks good to bare aluminum, painted surfaces, and pretty good to alodyned surfaces. I know there are some primer brands that vinyl will not stick to. I suspect it wouldn't stick to well to polish either, but haven't tested this.
I suggest you do a test panel.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:57 PM
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This is what I thought of happening (eventually) if you did cover with clear


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Old 11-23-2019, 09:39 PM
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Sorry. I should have been more specific. I polish once per year. Then I follow up immediately with a wax. I use a polymer type car wax. Which by the way will slightly dull your fresh polish job. But I value the protection it gives. Then I will use a spray wax throughout the year just to clean it up. I can get though the year no problem and I suspect I could go two years if I wanted. But I'm on the coast near Oregon so I'm in worst possible environment.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:22 AM
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This is what I thought of happening (eventually) if you did cover with clear
Unlike the UHMW tape used on the flaps, the vinyl adhesive is designed with later removal in mind.
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