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  1. 8 points

    Adam's Online Car Show

    Here is what I have been working on in my free time
  2. 8 points

    Adam's Online Car Show

    2004 Z06
  3. 7 points

    Paint correction on SS!

    Did paint correction on the nice Chevy SS Intimidator Truck. Had to start with MF pad & Compound. Followed up with foam pad & Polish. Check out the before & after pics.
  4. 7 points

    New Member Alert!!!

    Hello guys, I've been using adams polishes for a few years now. I love there products. I also been collecting the limited edition bottles. I have attached a picture of my collection and of my truck.
  5. 7 points
    Apologize up front as I completely forgot to take before pictures. I completely detailed and applied Ceramic Spray back in October 2019. Decided to do it all over again now. 1. Spent all day Thursday washing, Iron remover, clay bar and cleaning the engine bay and tires and wheels. 2. Spent all day Friday finish polishing with Swirl Killer, applying Surface Prep and applied Ceramic Spray coating to the entire car including door jams on the "Garage Queen". 3. Applied Tire Shine and put the license plate back on today. Done for now due to extreme heat index. I'll clean the interior on Monday.
  6. 7 points

    Adam's Polishes Anaheim

    I had a great experience today! I drove up from San Diego - it took an hour to get there, but it was worth it; I was kinda going stir crazy from being home, and wanted to get away for a bit. I came in, started looking around, and was asked if I needed some help; the first thing I asked was, "Do you by chance have any mystery buckets?" They had apparently sold the last one earlier, but because I had asked, they offered to make one up for me, which I was ABSOLUTELY grateful for. I know they didn't have to do that, and had they not, I would've probably done some sort of kit anyway...I got pretty much everything to do a wash for my wife's car - tire shine, spray wax, ultra wash shampoo, interior detailer, VRT, and a few other things! I ended up getting the bucket and a clay mitt, and unfortunately on the way back realized I'd forgotten to pick up some glass cleaner, interior goo, and iron remover, so I'll probably make a trip up there again in the near future; however, I've got plenty to work with right now. The guys working the counter today (I unfortunately didn't get their names) deserve kudos for their help.
  7. 7 points

    Signature Sign

    Hello all, My son for my Birthday got me a Signed by Adam Adam's Polishes sign for the garage. How cool is that? Thanks Adam for signing it, it ROCKS!!!!
  8. 6 points
    Thought I'd post this picture to hopefully generate some additional interest in the #88 Alex Bowman Adam's Polishes Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Car Car Kit. As an employee of Hendrick Motorsports we are very excited about our new relationship with Adam's Polishes and ChevyGoods.com. Personally, I have been using various Adam's Polishes products for a few years now, so this was especially cool to me! Unfortunately, before you ask, this hood is not available for sale. It has been "claimed" by our marketing group. So, it most likely will be provided directly to Adam's Polishes. Anyway, this is the actual hood from the car raced at Bristol.....
  9. 5 points

    Seatbelt cleaning

    The Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner should work fine for that, and to wipe down the buckles. For a light cleaning just spray it on a utility MF towel, but for a soiled seat belt, spray the belt and scrub with a small upholstery brush.
  10. 5 points

    What Do You Look Like???

    my wife just bought my son a shirt for us to match 😅
  11. 5 points

    Spring Carlisle 2020 New Date

    Show wasn't bad, weather was real nice with just one brief storm after we'd closed on Friday evening. Perhaps a third less vendors in the midway, and I heard gate entries were down by about half. My guess; about 1/4, or a bit less wore masks once through the gates. Masks had to be worn to enter. Our sales numbers were pretty good, being above where they were in 2017 and there were no Sunday sales this year with it being Father's Day, so one day less for the Event. We tried our best to adhere to the CDC guidelines to keep ourselves, and our customers as safe as possible. We set up differently to allow a better flow through our space, having the tables of product on the outsides, leaving the center for upright cabinets with plenty of room for Social Distancing. We limited the numbers of bottles of product per table. All my Team Members wore masks Notice a tube of disinfecting wipes at both cash boxes to keep the area wiped down and clean, as well as a bottle of Hand Sanitizer by Dan to be used between customers. We had only one clearly marked way in and one clearly marked way out with every other possible way in roped off. Social Distancing placards were throughout our store The line to the point of sale registers was labeled at six foot intervals Can't wait to be back for the Chrysler Nationals in early July!
  12. 5 points
    Mike E.

    Shout Out For All The Help

    Wanted to give a shout out to Charles and Adam (not Adam Pitale). Had issues with my Micro Polisher and contacted customer service via email. Received a quick reply from Charles who asked me to bring it back to the warehouse. I went the following day. Unfortunately Charles was not in when I arrived. I was assisted by another gentleman, I didn't get his name. He looked over the polisher and saw the problems. He asked if I wanted a refund or replacement. I told him I would like it replaced as I really enjoyed using the polisher while it worked. He had Adam get a new Micro Polisher and replaced the unit. Can't ask for more than that. I decided to walk around the showroom since I was there. Can be an expensive proposition if I'm left to wonder for too long. This when I got to talk with Adam. A very pleasant young man and I enjoyed talking with him. Adam took great care of me and I left with some great products. I am a loyal customer due to the great product line and equally great staff. Keep up the great work!
  13. 4 points

    2020 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals July 10-12

    As the thread title states, The Chrysler Nationals will be held July 10-12 in Carlisle, PA. https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=chrysler+nationals&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIudXlr-qw6gIVkcDICh22_giuEAAYASAAEgLArPD_BwE We'll be in our normal location at the end of the Midway in Row IE. You can't miss us, look for the large inflatable Detail Spray Bottle on top of our trailer. hope to see you there! I should have two cases of the newly released Slick & Slide arriving sometime after my pallets of product. First come first served! I also have some products I'm letting go at 50% off!
  14. 4 points

    A special forum thanks

    I just wanted to send a special thanks to the folks on this forum that religiously answer questions and give feedback. Specifically @RayS @falcaineer @Dan@Adams and there are many others as well but I see these guys chiming in on almost any topic. Thank you guys for taking the time each day to read and help. For me, it is invaluable. Often times I read about problems that I don't necessary face but still find the knowledge and approach each person takes as valuable future info. Kudos to you all and keep up the good work repping the best car care company in the biz..... in my opinion. I put this in the feedback section because I think it fits best here.
  15. 4 points
    This is my first black car and man am I glad I found Adam's to keep it looking good. I used the ceramic spray coating and I use the CS3 in between washes. I haven't tried the ceramic boost yet, guess that's more money spent! 🤑
  16. 4 points

    Another Coated GMC.

    Ya, two plus hours on a Sierra Denali. I used an airbrush to apply the initial coat to ensure full coverage of all the angles. Second coat was just applicator on the chrome leading edges. Definitely took a lot of patience....
  17. 4 points

    VRT on New Tires!

    Got my truck some new tires yesterday. Of course the first thing I had to do was put some VRT on them! Don't worry, I'll clean them later.
  18. 4 points
    I treated the new deck box to VRT. I’m off today with the family celebrating the twin daughter’s 12th birthday. Where the heck did that time go?!?
  19. 4 points
    I strip washed, chemically decontaminated, clay toweled and lightly polished the SS using all Adam’s products. Today I wiped it down with Adam’s Coating Prep then coated it with Adam’s Ceramic Paint Coating. After I was done I pulled it out in the sun and saw that the hood which looked great under LED garage lights had numerous high spots only visible in the shade. I got out the Adam’s miracle product AKA Brilliant Glaze and lightly massaged the high points off. The rest of the car was fine, go figure. Tomorrow morning before I go to the office I will give it a coat of Ceramic Boost. On a side note, I got my Adam’s shipment today. For the first time since my first order in 2009 I received damaged product. I’ll email them tomorrow for assistance. Packaging was good and intact so not sure what happened.
  20. 4 points

    The Obligatory French Fry

    🍟🍟🍟 You can probably relate. Seems like just about every car I clean has at least one random french fry hanging around. Usually under the seat, it (they?!) could be in some random other spot in the car, too. So here's a place to celebrate that hard as a rock, somehow still looking edible piece of culture. Anytime you come across one, take post a picture here...I'll start! Taken yesterday, found in an F150 under the driver seat.
  21. 4 points
    I received my swirl killer pro and did a full correction on my 6 year old Lexus with correction compound and finishing polish. I finished it with paint sealant. Looks better then new. Sorry don’t have any before photos.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points

    A special forum thanks

    This is, and always has been, a first class forum. No problem is not worth answering. Everyone helps each other. And I agree with you that Dan, Falcaineer, and RayS are some of the best when it comes to helpful answers. Well done guys!!
  24. 3 points

    A special forum thanks

    Thank you Matt. I can assure you that I get much more out of this forum than what I give and I appreciate everyone's participation and friendly communications.
  25. 3 points
    PPF on the entire front clip, all coated with Adam's 9H UV Ceramic Paint Coating.
  26. 3 points
    It's quite possible they could put together a trio. I can ask if there are any plans for that!
  27. 3 points

    Adam's Odor Bomb - Permanent Fix?

    UPDATE: 20th Day..... So-far-so-good! The higher heat and humidity we get in the summer is usually the real test for this "wet dog" smell. I still do not notice any diminished results of the Odor Bomb.
  28. 3 points
    @Mantis I use H2O G&G often (used it yesterday on the wife's Accord with a Rinseless Wash) and I love it. That being said, the sprayer that comes with the bottle does not produce the best results. Try the sprayer that comes with the Premium Dilution bottle, or do what I did and get a Tolco sprayer I use the 320ARS black and gold model, but any of the Tolco 320 models should work fine (this the sprayer the Premium Dilution bottle had in the past).
  29. 3 points
    Good info from @RayS above, and it looks like you're on your way. To clarify, CS3 and Ceramic Boost are not "water activated" like HGG, but they do work as drying aids on a wet vehicle. Just be sure to not use in direct sunlight if at all possible as silica-infused products tend to streak in those circumstances. The Hybrid technology version of HGG released last year has acrylic resin, carnauba flake and silica resin. While it can be used on a ceramic coating, there are better options within the Adam's lineup of silica-infused product to maintain it. Yes, those are the rules within the User Agreement. We allow light discussion, but links, endorsement, excessive discussion, etc are not allowed. We appreciate your understanding,l!
  30. 3 points
    We’ve had dry weather this past week so the recently coated SS is still clean. The wife’s Beast was a different story though. I washed it using several MF wash mitts in a bucket with Adam’s Wash & Wax. Pretreated the bug guts with a competitor’s bug spray and foamed the Beast with the same wash product I used to clean it with. The two part glass coated windshield resisted soap. I’d spray it on then watch it immediately start sheeting off. Needless to say the bugs came off the glass with a blast from the hose. Great stuff! Beast was dried using Detail Spray as a drying aid. Wheels got cleaned with soap and water, tires with Adam’s tire & rubber cleaner. They got a shpritz of Ceramic Boost as a drying aid. I noticed a few spots of rail dust so next wash will feature a chemical decontamination and perhaps a clay mitt wipe down. Of course no sooner than I get done when the Beast had to go out and be shown off to the world.
  31. 3 points
    2019 Tesla model X, customer requested a clean and shine. I couldn't just put on brilliant glaze which is pretty much what he wanted/paid for. Being my second "customer" I used iron remover, clayed and used the one step combo, polish and topped with the uv ceramic spray and achieved a respectable result. Gave myself a FUNcussion by hitting my head on the gullwing doors about 87 times 😄 Glass (there's a LOT of it) sealed, mats trim and tires hit with VRT. I also got to break in my mtm hydro 😉
  32. 3 points
    Hi Daniel, Since this is a Adam's forum, we'll only be discussing Adam's products. Let's start with Ceramic Spray Coating and UV Ceramic Spray Coating. These are equal products, one has the UV capability to make it easier to see the application. You need to have a special light, sold separately on Adam's site, to get the benefit of the glow technology. I've found the UV to be a good selling point with clients to show the coating is applied. I keep the regular Ceramic Spray Coating and UV in stock and use the one that I think is being for the marketing required. On my personal vehicles, children's and their spouses, they almost all have the regular CSC. One family vehicle has the UV since I test everything before it goes on a clients vehicle. We have a mix of a garage queen, garaged daily drivers and pure outside daily drivers, plus a few driveway queens - those are the ones that sit in the driveway, but are rarely driven. Starts with my wife's garage queen, it gets wash using a two bucket wash and lambskin wash mitt about once a month. It is maintained 100% with Adam's products and I only use the best on her vehicle as @falcaineer can attest to. The vehicle is ceramic spray coated and kept immaculate about once a week, I treat the vehicle to either a Ceramic Waterless Wash or CS3. The Ceramic Waterless Wash came before CS3 and I bought a gallon, it works great and makes for an excellent drying aid after a wash. Given how good CS3, I doubt I'll buy another gallon of CWW unless the sale is exceptionally good. For CS3, this is my go to for topping Ceramic coated vehicles after a wash that gets washed every couple of weeks. The about once a month the vehicle gets Ceramic Boost as a drying aid. I do not put CB on a vehicle using the dry method unless the weather doesn't permit it. Then I use a moist method which is a couple of light sprays of purified water on the towel, then a spray of CB on the vehicle. A little CB goes a long way and the biggest complication is when people use too much, then it tends to streak and the pure dry method can also streak according to your climate. For the Ceramic Side of the house, my recommendation is Adam's Ceramic Spray Coating, CS3 for doing waterless washes and for a drying aid after a regular wash. The exception is ever 4 to 6 weeks according to your vehicle usage and climate to use Ceramic Boost in lieu of CS3. Unless you are challenged with seeing where you have applied the Ceramic Spray Coating or are doing vehicles for clients, you don't need the UV variant. It is a personal choice and is no harm if you choose to us it for your annual to semi-annual strip, polish and coating routine. I have one and only one place that I use H20 and while I know it has ceramic properties that is not why I use it. I use H20 in lieu of ceramic coating on pure white vehicles or ones with the Pearl white color. I don't know what it is about the properties of H20 and the white vehicles, but I have found nothing that can compare to it for making a while vehicle look absolutely beautiful. I hope this helps on your quest to get the optimal Adam's products for your vehicles and usage characteristics.
  33. 3 points

    Ceramic Spray on the Bike

    I've been thinking about changing the bike to Ceramic Spray Coating and decided today was the day. The bike has not been out this year so it was exceptionally dirty and really needed some time spent on it. The first order of business of was to get it outside and take a picture and then hit it with a strip wash. I'm sure you can see the dust, pollen and who knows what in the first picture. The bike is a 2002, Suzuki GS850 Intruder and is 100% original. The kickstand and tires are the only things that have even been on the ground. After the strip wash and dry, it was into the garage to start the process of making it pretty again. I had just enough marks that I decided to go with Scratch and Swirl remover and an Orange pad. The second picture shows the difference with 1/2 the tank completed. With the exception of the tank and a couple other small areas, everything else was done by hand, but I am confident that that a Micro Polisher would have been helpful. Next I turned my attention to all the plastic that looks like chrome. I decided to give the Scratch and Swirl Remover a try and was pleasantly surprised at how well it clean up the turn signals as show in the next two pictures. Now I was able to turn my attention of the real chrome and since I ran out of the old product I was using, I was able try my recently purchased Metal Polish #1 and #2. I have to say that I am absolutely blown away by how easy it is to use and the results, which are shown in the next picture. Please note the chrome parts under the shiny area, that is how everything looked to start. The point being that it not only cleaned it up, which the other product I previously used did also, but I'd say Metal Polish #1 and #2 was half the effort. The seat received Leather Conditioner and then I started on all the red sections with Hand Polish to make them nice and shiny, followed by Surface Prep and then out came the Ceramic Spray Coating. Just so there is no doubt, I only put the CSC on the red and non-heat conducting areas, the exhaust and engine did not get coated. Here is the end result, the first picture is with the garage lights off and the second with them on. I am very pleased with how it turned out, but I also will tell you that as small as the bike is, you'll spend plenty of time getting all the small places cleaned and polished. I'm sure I'll find some spots on Sunday when I put Ceramic Boost on it that I missed. That is just part of having a bike, they take time to take care of keep looking good.
  34. 3 points

    Spring Carlisle 2020 New Date

    So far what I’ve seen since arriving yesterday. On most every pole At Vendor Services outside Gate 3 In the Midway road Inside Gate 3 I got my Team our own Portable Toilet
  35. 3 points

    Polishing question--

    After doing a few black vehicles recently, there are few items that I can recommend for getting best depth and shine. First, I'm a wine drinker and prefer white wine, I ensure a bottle is chilled for when I'm done... Before pictures... Rule #1, use the least aggressive method possible and determine that by having a test spot or two. Don't be concerned if one area of the vehicle needs Compound, another Scratch and Swirl remove and another only needs Finishing polish. I just had that situation on a black Jaguar. Plan on two days, you really need to plan to have plenty of time and it is the most important thing you can plan for. If you don't give yourself plenty of time to do the job right, there is no sense in starting it. Don't chase perfection, it doesn't exist or at least rarely exists. You can make it look great even with minor flaws that only you will know are there. With black the flaws will be more noticeable, yet can still be acceptable within reason. Have more pads than you think you need. I generally use 4 pad of each type, per vehicle sometimes it is less and sometimes it is more. When the pad gets fouled take a break, wash it out, and put it in the bucket for the full wash and grab a new one. When you are all done, sit back, have a drink of you choice, wine, beer, soda, ice tea or whatever and admire your work and take pictures. The very last thing is to post the pictures and your process so all the rest of us can admire your work.
  36. 3 points

    Full Silverado detail—

    So with the Tropical Storm making its way into Louisiana today, I figured what better time to detail my truck! 3-5” of rain expected here tomorrow, so I borrowed a truck off the lot for a demo for a couple days so mine will stay clean. So this was my first time using a number of products from Adams, and I’m simply blown away! I ended up having to polish out several fine scratches that I wasn’t aware of, and haven’t ordered any Adams polish yet, so had to use some previous polish. But today I used the following: Adams Wheel and Tire Cleaner Adams Bug Remover Adams Ultra Foam Adams Detail Spray Adams Claybar and topped everything off with Adams Buttery Wax Silver is next to impossible to make “pop” but man am I blown away at how it turned out! I plan to make another order soon to stock up on some good polishing stuff, as well as H2O Guard and Gloss, and some Brilliant Glaze! Thinking the combo of both will make the silver shine it’s best! Anyway, critique away!
  37. 3 points
    Was a great couple days hanging and working with everyone!
  38. 3 points

    The Car or Truck You Wish You Still Had

    I've had too many car/trucks over the years. MANY that I have regretted getting rid of, but I have to say that the biggest regret was selling my 1972 Corvette 454 4spd. I put a lot of money and sweat into that Vette. It was immaculate! Still wander what I was thinking when I traded it away!! 😞
  39. 3 points

    Adam's Online Car Show

    2015 Chevy Silverado LTZ Crew Cab
  40. 3 points

    Adam's Online Car Show

    My offerings
  41. 2 points
    Been awhile since I lurked here. My 2007 Trailblazer SS took some shingles from my house straight across the roof, hood, and the tops of most other panels. For a small extra fee he agreed to repaint the rest that wasn’t covered by insurance. Now that it’s all painted. I want to get it ceramic coated once the paint has cured. I had my wife’s expedition ceramic coated using cquartz and dang if that coating doesn’t leave the paint shining so much easier. THE QUESTION: the front bumper cover is a large flat black area that loves to attract road debris and other unfriendly objects. Should I have a clear film applied to the front bumper and front portion of the fenders/hood to help protect from chips? While ceramic/graphemes coating the rest? Thanks for the opinions! pics for clarity...Older pic of the front bumper. It no longer has a front license plate.
  42. 2 points

    New here

    New to Adams products Few pictures if the jeep and charger love detailing cars. Well thanks for the add hope to see some of you out there on the streets
  43. 2 points

    New member!

    New member here! Just caught wind of this forum the adams instagram page, been using adams since 2015 since I got my first car(2015 dodge dart gt) and now using them on my hatch! inbound8128019118902001465.mp4
  44. 2 points

    Adam's Cart and Bottle Racks

    I've had my cart for a while now and can't say enough good about it. Slowly, I've been adding bottle racks to it to hold all my most used products. I'm real happy with how this is all working for me. Everything is right there, not digging around in my cabinets for what I need. Four racks added to the cart (screwed on).
  45. 2 points

    Spring Carlisle 2020 New Date

    I'll mirror what will be happening on the webstore for any sales or specials. I do have some product from last year I'm marking down 50%; see my first post up top.
  46. 2 points

    The Obligatory French Fry

    Haha, cool thread idea! No french fries lately, but I pulled exactly $4.25 in change from underneath the seat, seat rail, and behind the driver seat of that black C5 Corvette I did recently...somebody must like the go pedal in that car!
  47. 2 points

    Adam's Polishes "Lost Video Series"

    Machine Polishing with Dan and Scott, and a cameo by yours truly in a few spots.
  48. 2 points

    The Obligatory French Fry

    How 'bout those little hair-elastic things! My daughters cars are full of those stupid things. And French fries..... smh
  49. 2 points

    Adam's Online Car Show

    Nice! I owned a '72 Midget when I was in High School
  50. 2 points
    Brownie 303

    Adam's Online Car Show

    My friends 75 MG Midget, freshly Adamized by yours truly.
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