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Old 06-06-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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I'm sure everyone here has seen the vinyl skull I have on my trunk. I've noticed here lately it is really dried out and chalky, like it'* ruined and I now need to take it off . The only thing I can think of that may have done this is the fact I've been waxing it a lot more here lately than when I first put the vinyl on. Does anyone know if a wax can dry out a vinyl like this?
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probably just the wax on there?

Otherwise maybe it'* outside a lot in the harsh sun, and it'* just being worn too quick...
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maybe its a sign?
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Unless the vinyl was rated for UV, this will happen over time.
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Most vinyl is sold with either an indoor, or an outdoor durability scale. Most of the stuff I have is 6-8 year outdoor vinyl..... but what they don't tell you is that is only an average, and it'* taken from a vertical surface. One where light might not hit it all hours of the day. If your vinyl is on a horizontal surface, or sees light/rain etc, the life will dramatically decrease. Dark colors are even worse. Even with the best vinyl, your decals will shrink over time..... after all... it'* just plastic.
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Most vinyl is sold with either an indoor, or an outdoor durability scale. Most of the stuff I have is 6-8 year outdoor vinyl..... but what they don't tell you is that is only an average, and it'* taken from a vertical surface. One where light might not hit it all hours of the day. If your vinyl is on a horizontal surface, or sees light/rain etc, the life will dramatically decrease. Dark colors are even worse. Even with the best vinyl, your decals will shrink over time..... after all... it'* just plastic.
Mine is on the curved part of the trunk under the spoiler.

I thought about the sun, too, but it'* really crazy. I've had the vinyl on there for probably a year and a half. It was always really glossy and smooth, and yesterday out of nowhere it was all messed up.
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DId you by chance get anything like spray nine on it ?
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What wax have you been using?
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I haven't got anything on it except for the wax and when I wash the car.

The wax I use is like the cheapest Turtle Wax paste you can buy.
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The Turtle Wax explains it
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