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  1. SGM CAMARO

    Camaro SS

    Wash, clay, revive hand polish, surface prep, paint sealant,...couple days later, wash and h2o GG !!! Ready for the Fall, or what we call it in Michigan, Winter.
    10 points
  2. 07stanggt

    C8 Detail

    So a buddy of mine just picked up his new vette, but the dealer trashed it as usual, so it needd a litle love from me and Adams. Strip washed, claybared, 2 step paint correction, Brilliant Glaze, Americana wax and some Slick and Slide added for a little extra pop. Needless to say it looks a lot better !!
    9 points
  3. Hey everyone! Many of you have been asking for this for many years - introducing Adam's All-Season Windshield Washer Fluid! This 3-in-1 formula quickly removes bugs and dirt, melts ice, and has increased water repellency from hydrophobic polymers. It resists freezing in temperatures as low as -25°F. Adam's All-Season Windshield Washer Fluid will not streak, smear, or build-up. It's competitively priced at $6.99 per gallon before discounts and is available now; however it is restricted from sale in California and Texas. CLICK HERE TO SHOP NEW PRODUCTS NOW! Thanks for lo
    6 points
  4. Evening everyone. Been using Adams for over 10 years now and I have kinda fallen off the forum the last couple years and I felt it time to return as I once again have a vehicle that I want to keep in great shape and clean it properly. I am now the proud owner of a 2020 Charger Scatpack Widebody. Love the car but the brake dust is insane on these things.
    5 points
  5. Finished my bench up.
    5 points
  6. vm1971

    Bad Linting...

    welllllp!!! hahhaa.... I couldn't wait. i left work early, packed up my polisher (cordless, yay!) and got to work. a clean slate. strip wash, iron remover, clay, machine polish, sealant, etc etc. .... (by now you all know the drill)... topped off LAST but not LEAST with Slick and Slide. (ps. the Graphene DS is KILLER!) ... Guys, I'm not kidding. ... ive never felt (on any car) a final finish so smooth and flawless. The mystery still is, though: New micros did NOT lint. Freshly washed ones (air dryed) still did. So, clearly something odd is happening (all of a sudden, all these years later) in
    5 points
  7. Team Adams, I think you guys have definitely stepped up your game on the scents for odor control. I loved that you guys offered some variety packs. Really love getting those. One thing I was thinking though, there are really three scents that stand out to me across the Adams line I’d love to see in an ON or interior detailer or even air freshener. They are Grape, Margarita (like the OG version glass cleaner), and Detail spray. I know you guys do offer Detail Spray in the air freshener form and I can always shoot a few sprays of DS into the floor mat or under the seat. So may
    4 points
  8. Hi Dan, No worries, we live and we learn. In this case, I had the bonus of teaching a lot of other people at the same time As for the Tire and Rubber cleaner, I only used that on the rubber mat portion, not the entire running board. I love my Revive hand polish and I do have a couple of bottles on hand and will most certainly give it a try. Revive is the best thing there is for tail lights, marker lights and golf carts and I'm going to find out about running boards. Either way, I'm pretty sure that I have an excuse to redo my truck before I redo Mary's Terrain
    4 points
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  10. Everyone must be getting thier C8 vetts ! The guy who I did the other C8 for, posted yesterday, was a friend of his and loved the insanse Adams shine ! Same process,different color, but just as cool.
    4 points
  11. 67's

    Food Thread

    4 points
  12. For a regular maintenance wash I use the left over Rinseless wash for the wheels and the tires. I use the Adam's Short Wheel Brush on the wheels, then do the tires with the Adam's Tire Brush. I take out the regular Grit Guard and just use the Grit Guard Washboard insert to scrub the brushes against. The water is filthy when I am finished, but the wheels & tires at least have the dust knocked off. Every month or so I will do a full cleaning on the wheels & tires, then a Rinseless wash for the body. This is what I do on customer cars.
    4 points
  13. Dan@Adams

    Scratch and Swirl Remover

    Yep, Scratch & Swirl Remover was mainly intended to be used by hand applicator (Orange Hex Grip), and then followed up with Hand Polish with the Blue Hex Grip. It's for those hesitant to try machine polishing but are looking to improve their paint finish. Like Ray said, it can be used with a machine, but keep in mind that it is a little gritty and can leave some haziness, especially on the piano black plastic trim (used on a lot of manufacturers door pillars now). On my car, I had to follow up with the white Polish and a White Foam Pad with the Swirl Killer Mini to get the tiny micro-sc
    4 points
  14. Michael, you are correct. I’m immensely enjoying the role of being a father to my girls. While it’s fun to sneak off to the garage for an hour or two here and there to keep the rides shiny, I’d rather the girls remember me when I’m gone as being Papa who did things with them and not Papa hiding out in the garage. Bragging now: They made the cover of their school student/parent manual. I’m so proud of my twins!
    3 points
  15. The SS got a bath last night. Adam’s Wash and Wax plus many MF wash pads in the bucket. CS3 was used as a drying aid. 😍❤️😘 Let me announce it here for the world: I will never ever have a black vehicle again...NEVER! Also discovered my cheap electric power washer is a complete POS. 1 year of use and it’s dying. TIme to do a few side details to get some $$ for a legitimate power washer, foam cannon, etc.
    3 points
  16. My favorite scent of all time was the original Leather Conditioner. It smelled like brand new car leather. Every time I'd open the door it smelled like a new car.
    3 points
  17. What do you have against Texas and California? Contrary to popular belief is dose rain here once in a while.
    3 points
  18. As a West Virginian, I approve of your bench... looks awesome!
    3 points
  19. Nice GS, OP! @falcaineer is spot-on. That's exactly what happened with the matte black stripes on my Shelby. I remain pleased enough with the result over two years later that I immediately coated my C7Z when I got it. These aren't the best shots/angles of the Shelby, but they highlight the stripes... No matte stripes here, but the CBF stinger is coated and looks great.
    3 points
  20. Captain Slow

    Food Thread

    Fig spread topped with Brie on a baguette: heavenly. 😋 Sometimes the simplest things are the greatest pleasures.
    3 points
  21. Well darn these old eyes! 🤣
    3 points
  22. @falcaineer @Bscott94 what is missing from the chart is the Wash & Coat. I use it every 3rd wash on my ceramic based vehicles using my Foam Gun and like the results. The foam is a bit thinner than the others, but I've found it lubricates very well, smells good and leaves the vehicle looking good.
    3 points
  23. Last Thursday SS got rinseless washed with Adam’s Rinseless Wash. Tire Shine on the tires and Adam’s Glass Cleaner to make my commute clear and smudge free. 👍🏼 Saturday the wife’s Beast got washed with many MF towels in a bucket then gently clay toweled followed by removal of a little scuff on left rear trim piece. I used my trusty PC with a 3” Adam’s orange pad with Scratch & Swirl Remover followed my a 3” Meguiar’s MF finishing pad with Adam’s Polish. I recoated the area I fixed using the remnants of a competitor’s Paint Coating. The rest of the vehicle got a coating of Cera
    3 points
  24. Hey all, I hope everyone has been doing well and staying safe for the past few months! I've been taking the time to work hard on video content for my channel and I've made a few posts using Adams products. I recently purchased a new set of five wheels for my Jeep and took the liberty of using Adams Polishes UV Ceramic Wheel Coating and made a video going over the details, unboxing it, and applying it both in the daytime and at night to really show off how well the UV additive works to show where the coating has been applied. I'll be honest, the results on camera look 10X better th
    3 points
  25. Correct. I spoke to our chemist about this again late last week. We had sourced bottles from two different suppliers in the past, and it looks like the plastic composition is a little weaker from one of the suppliers, so it can eventually eat through some but not all bottles. He is going to bring it up for discussion with the team. I found one leaking bottle of APC last week at the Import show, right on the bottom ring of the bottle like Jon experienced, which is why I mentioned it to our chemist. I will report back any updates I receive.
    3 points
  26. Bowtie1952

    New to the site

    Sorry I’m just responding Falcaineer. Here’s a pic of my 1952 Chevy 5 window deluxe. I’m building a 3 window 34 Chevy coupe, hope to have it done by next summer as I just retired.
    3 points
  27. She's the one that scares me. She's got a heavy foot. Takes after her Dad lol
    2 points
  28. The Guz

    Prep for Graphene Spray

    Glass can be as easy as claying. Polishing glass will be like an exfoliation to remove road grime and get the glass clean and free of any prior protection as well. Follow up with a panel wipe and you are good to coat. During your polishing process you can finish up by polishing the glass.
    2 points
  29. Great video. I'm glad there was no pop up quiz after !!
    2 points
  30. Be aware that I let my daughter drive my Mustang Convertible to school and never got it back. She took it to college and it has been parked in her garage every since. She is nice enough to stop by and let me detail it for her when it needs it. Should I mention that she initially took it over 10 years ago.
    2 points
  31. Factory tinted glass go ahead, no problem. I don't use Brilliant Glaze on tint film. The solvent in the Brilliant Glaze will break down the adhesive holding the film to the glass. Ray, I'd say you've been pretty lucky to this point!
    2 points
  32. Thanks for posting these, I'll pass them to our team
    2 points
  33. Mike E.

    C8 Detail

    Beautiful car! Love the color with the black wheels. Great job fixing her up.
    2 points
  34. Rich

    C8 Detail

    That's unacceptable that the the dealer would even deliver it to anyone in that condition. But you got it looking great! Nice work! My buddy is getting his today, same color. If I had the cash, there'd be one in my garage as well. Beautiful car.
    2 points
  35. Sorry I missed this thread! In addition to the thread link above, here's a great video explaining our current clay options:
    2 points
  36. rkj4243

    The two word game.

    chatter telephone
    2 points
  37. First, welcome! Here's a video that should help answer your question and more. I'll try briefly, though... Using WW and CS3 is redundant for cleaning, but CS3 adds shine and protection the WW by itself doesn't. Ceramic Spray Coating is a true coating, and needs completely bare paint or an existing Coating to bond properly. That said, while not optimal and not recommended, yes, you can apply Ceramic Spray Coating to a non-clayed or polished vehicle. But your paint will not be smooth, will not look its best (true shine comes from proper paint correction, the rest is enhan
    2 points
  38. vm1971

    Bad Linting...

    it's ok!!!! the whole shebang was worth it, it needed it.. and i still cant believe the pristine level of the paint. im so happy with this session. best ever. as for the towels, all good. as mentioned above -i wont trash them. ill use for other tasks and dirtier jobs. win/win. all good. thanks kids! ADAMS rocks.
    2 points
  39. I was burning a vacation day today and decided to spend some time on the Chrome on the bike. I'm going to make it shine and put it up for sale. It is time to give up the bike, at least a two wheeler. I'm not sure what I'll get as a replacement toy, but I have started looking for something to take it's place.
    2 points
  40. jeverton

    Let's talk GLASS ....

    RayS is spot on with the prep... I go one step further and buff the glass prior to coating. After completely washing, rinsing and drying the glass a second time, I then proceed with a graphene ceramic coating.
    2 points
  41. falcaineer

    Let's talk GLASS ....

    Brilliant Glaze, hands down one of the best product hacks to date. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
    2 points
  42. RayS

    Let's talk GLASS ....

    I'll get this one started, because I used to totally suck at getting glass clean no matter how hard I tried, then I found a few combinations that worked and work well. Actually too well, since now I have to do the house windows also. Step 1, is getting the glass contaminate free. This is more than just dirt, tree sap and other stuff that is stuck. In my kit, I have Adam's Glass Cleaner, clay, plastic razor blades, regular car shampoo and #0000 steel wool. Starting with the Glass cleaner and Green towel, wash the windshield. Then go over it with the baggie test, recognizing the
    2 points
  43. vm1971

    Bad Linting...

    HI! so... as SLICK as the paint looks and feels ... and it does... i do realize its probably due for a strip/clay. for some dumb reason i didn't even THINK of that affecting those towels. and sure enough, i did the age old baggie test last night... not as bad as i expected, but def a GRIT all over the car. and the ***-end/tail/bumper... is noticeably coarser grit... so i know what i'll be doing this weekend! then we'll see!!!!!! THANKS!!!
    2 points
  44. risk analysis ----break, break--- I've asked the team several times over the last couple of years about that, Jen. I'll follow up again 🤟
    2 points
  45. Try switching the theme to “Default“ and see if it doesn’t give you the option you are looking for. I don’t use that feature, so I’m not sure if this is what you are referring to or not. See screen shots I posted over here in this thread:
    2 points
  46. Some random questions here...drinking a few beers and the mind is wandering, LOL... So, I think maybe I've noticed that I'm not the only one that's had better luck with spray coating than regular coating. Every time I use spray coating, the results are amazing. It just "pops" sooo much better and different from regular coating. Hard to quantify. Thinking about ditching any regular coating and just sticking with that. Which brings up a couple questions... - I couldn't find anything, but seems I recall reading that spray coatings are less "in need" of Boost as say the
    2 points
  47. UofAZCats

    Plastic Trim

    This is one of the best tips when polishing or waxing. Much easier than applying painters tape.
    2 points
  48. Easy to apply and remove. I used a little less than half a bottle for my full size truck. Did the glass sun roof and all windows too. Paint has a bit of extra pop now. I'll use Boost every few washes or so. Easier than most liquid type sealers. Let's see how long it lasts! 😃
    2 points
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