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If you are talking the stock stripes, I believe so. They are vinyl.

If so, I would suggest waxing them like you do the rest of the car to give them some added UV protection. Wouldn't hurt.

I do this with my stripes but they are not OEM so while I believer there is not difference in their care, I don't know for certain.
 

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Welcome to the form.were the spots there before you washed the car? If so wax may not remove them,if you try and it doesn't try a mix of water and white vinegar at about 10 parts water to 1 part vinegar the spots are from calcium and this mild acidic mix will remove them. Hope this helps.
 

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Ruby Red is an awesome color!
I have a Carbon Flash and all of that grey striping got too much for me to look at. I removed my stripes but they were treated just like the rest of the paint as far as maintenance goes. Waxing, washing so forth is all the same as the paint. UV and environmental elements will take a toll on them though. The black would probably show EVERY imperfection...haha I've owned many a black car and although beautiful when clean it's a PITA to keep it that way.

Tell her to enjoy the ride and maybe she'll take you along from time to time..haha
 

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She does, and I do get to drive, fun car.The chase was fun for color, low miles, Redline, just black interior.im a MOPAR Musclecar Guy.Got 70 R/T Charger,73Challenger pro street,73 ‘Cuda pro street.The Skys are timeless.Too bad Saturn went under.
 

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Welcome to the forum/site permagrin club...
Happy wife.. Happy life.
Dream car... and the chase.
Ruby Red... a real eye catcher when traveling among the masses.
MOPAR Musclecar Guy : 73Challenger pro street.. owned a 74 R/T Challenger not pro street though.

The Sky's are timeless. Too bad Saturn went under.

About the stripes question here... I have no factory stripes on my car, however other owners here do
so your results may vary with their suggestions as to care for: copdriver91 might have a point here
hard water stains, mild acid wash, calcium/lime build up. Try this on a small sample spot, before waxing.
I have hard water here, so I don't use the water to wash my car at home. After a major rainstorm I usually wipe it down.
If no rain, I will wipe it down with the well pump water here, or a quick blast into town to use the local/town water at Wash N Go .

Some light polishing compound might help before applying wax/sealant of your choice.
A good shamme or water wiper plastic blade, air blow dryer, will/might help with not removing to much of your freshly waxed surface. Vinyl reacts differently sometimes to painted surfaces.
Whether it be factory installed or after market graphic shop, they will fade in the UV light,
pick up stains that might not come off easily.

IF.. you can remove these spots before waxing/sealant it will last much longer imo.
Then again... you can work for hours on something like this and still have the water spots.
The clear plastic film under the buttress panels is another area that has it's draw backs.
Some owners have removed this film all together while other have installed this film ( 3M )
to protect the front nose or rear panels just in front of the rear tires to protect these area's from road trash,
stone chips, bugs & tar. DYI or maybe a detail shop might have a go at it for you. They can fade too.


Ruby Red is an awesome color! Yes it is.. and from your photo sharp looking model there.
Good purchase and.. the wife is smiling too. Better than her … not smiling! Know what I mean?
Weekend get way trip to a new unknown destination for the both of you ( throws dart at map ),
2 night stay at B&B, carving up a few twisties and smiling all the way home.
Monday morning.. co-workers & neighbors are wondering what is going on with you two?
Don't tell them the reason why you two are so happy. Shhhh.. It a secret.. our gem.

LAC
 

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She does, and I do get to drive, fun car.The chase was fun for color, low miles, Redline, just black interior.im a MOPAR Musclecar Guy.Got 70 R/T Charger,73Challenger pro street,73 ‘Cuda pro street.The Skys are timeless.Too bad Saturn went under.
Ruby Red is my second favorite color next to the Midnight Blue. Just a great color on the car.

I am not a huge fan of the modern Mopar but the stuff in your garage I'd love to see pictures of. Love the old stuff. Drool...
 
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