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  1. 5 points
    Miles

    '89 Camaro

    My grandfather recently let me borrow his Camaro to use for the trip to and from prom. It hadn't really been driven in a few months and as a result it had accumulated a layer of dust and grime that needed to be removed before my OCD would allow me to take it out in public. I began by attempting to remove as much of the tire browning that I could by spraying an ungodly amount of TRC on them and then scrubbing the faces with the tire brush and the white lettering with a nylon brush, which left them presentable but not perfect. I followed by washing the car and subsequently claying some areas that had noticeable contamination. I brought the Camaro inside and prepped and went around most of the car doing a one step polish with a DA and topped with LPS and Americana Wax. Next it was time for the interior which was vacuumed and cleaned with the interior scrubbing mitt and a leather and interior cleaner followed with leather conditioner. (I apologize in advance for the lack of photo documentation)
  2. 2 points
    Sean~Mini_BayArea

    Collection

    Hi here is my collection so far! Trying to collect all Detail Spray bottles. Here is what I’m missing: 1. Slammedenuff Detail 2. GM Red Corvette red/blue logo Detail 3. GM Yellow Corvette Detail 4. GM Red Corvette white/chrome Detail 5. GM Old Logo w/old Corvette Detail 6. Old logo with “premium car care products” 2003 7. 100k 8. Cadillac Detail Comment below or post a photo of your collection. Would love to see what you all have! Hope you all have a wonderful day! cheers, Sean Insta @adams_polishes_obsession
  3. 1 point
    Cbarrett87

    Hello

    Hello ive started my own detailing business about two months ago and so far I'm loving Adam's Products!!
  4. 1 point
    RayS

    29 Years Old and ready for rehab

    My son-in-law picked up a 1990 Nissan 300ZX and while he does the mechanical side, I'll be taking care of the exterior and interior. Before anyone asks, I already told him that it is the wrong color, but with the deal he got on it, I can't blame him for the minor defect. Overall, the car is in pretty good condition, although it does need a new engine which the son-in-law already has and will be ready to drop in soon. The interior is in good shape and just needs a thorough cleaning and rehab on the leather. Surprisingly the leather is not cracked, but is dry so I expect it to take multiple coats of Adam's Leather Conditioner. The dash is also in good shape which should come back to life nicely with Leather Conditioner. Everything else on the inside just needs a good cleaning. The exterior is also in good shape, it has been garage kept or covered which really helped, but I'm not sure when or if it ever saw a real wash and correction. I know my way around Red vehicles and can do fine on Black and Blue and a few other other colored vehicles, but this will be my first White car - Ever. I know I've lead a privileged life with limited exposure to non-red vehicles, but I'm not too old to learn something new or try something different. However, I am going to be looking for some guidance and Chris I'm talking to you and anyone else that can provide input on a white vehicle. My gut tells me to get it corrected and then go over it with Ceramic Paste Wax and she'll look fantastic, but I need input from others. Any gotcha's or things to look for on a white vehicle when doing a decontamination and correction would be appreciated. As for the wheels, I really think they need to be coated. We are pretty sure they are not original, although we have found lots of 5 spoke wheels for the 1990 and 1991 300ZX that look similar. The are in great shape, no pitting or marks so it is a matter or cleaning and coating. As always, I appreciate and welcome the feedback and recommendations from the Adam's Forum members.
  5. 1 point
    falcaineer

    '89 Camaro

    Nice work, Miles! But the real question is...did your date like it?
  6. 1 point
    Nickfire20

    Double Soft Different?

    I also thought that was aTRIPLE, those things are like fluffy pillows!
  7. 1 point
    Yo-Yo Ma's Cousin

    '89 Camaro

    Nice job! Looks good!
  8. 1 point
    SIM CAMARO

    Out of stock

    Here's a suggestion... Take the sold out items off the website. Why is the winter hat still there like it's on sale or something? You're welcome. 😁
  9. 1 point
    Captain Slow

    Out of stock

    Thank you Dan! They’re all gone. Thumbs up to the Marketing team.
  10. 1 point
    TheWolf

    Out of stock

    I sent this feedback to the Marketing Team. Thank you.
  11. 1 point
    Let’s follow up with a whole bunch more information about what paint correction is, and when it should (and shouldn’t be applied). Paint correction is not a magic bullet. It’s not something that can be done unlimited times. Paint correction works by removing clear coat in order to remove defects in your paint. Most of the UV protection of your paint comes in the first 1/3 of the clearcoat. Knowing that, we don’t want to remove more than that over the LIFETIME of the vehicle. Once you reduce the UV protection you accelerate clearcoat failure requiring a repaint. Paint correction also serves to level the clearcoat on a vehicle increasing the glossy look of the finish. This is why even brand new vehicles benefit from polishing. Modern paint systems are a three part system. They consist of a primer, base coat (color) and clear coat. Older paints may be single stage in nature mixing the clear and paint layers. On top of your paint sits a variety of contamination and defects typically. Contamination on the paint is generally tackled with washing, iron remover and clay. When we talk about defects, there’s spider webs which are microscratches, deep scratches which may or not be able to be taken care of without repainting and other forms of defects as illustrated below. When paint correcting we are only working with the clear coat. So as you can see, the deep scratches can’t be fixed. And some that are just in the clear coat shouldn’t be fixed for fear of striking through or removing too much clear accelerating failure. So you get a car, and you paint correct it. You’ve removed a little clear coat. You use good technique in washing and over time you develop damage (it happens no matter what we do). You polish again. But because you’ve used good technique along the way, you only need a finish polish to take a little clear coat off. Using this methodology you can get a long time with out of your paint and great looks. The other scenario is you perform a paint correction and you take it through the automatic car wash. You damage your finish over time. You then need a full correction to repair the damage which takes off more of the clear coat. When approached this way, you’re going to burn through more clear coat or get less corrections. So the ultimate answer to your question is to correct as infrequently as possible to preserve the clear coat. We use a paint thickness gauge to know what we are doing to a clients paint (or what they’ve done to it already). We are not opposed to using a fine polish a couple times a year. It leaves a satisfactory finish for most clients without significantly shortening the life of the paint. We will sometimes use a compound in isolated spots to handle concentrated damage as opposed to going all in everywhere. Hope this is helpful.
  12. 1 point
    Thorsager

    Ceramic Coating gone wrong

    Let me clarify I did apply the coating to a 2x2 section at a time, wait, and then wipe off. Then after fully completing 2 panels I backed the truck out and rechecked for high spots. Backing the truck out did add time to the job but after letting the coating cure for 24 hours I did not have any areas that needed to be redone.
  13. 1 point
    If it’s alresdy cured, glaze may mask it but if won’t remove it. If it did, it would be the easy way to strip coatings odd vehicles. It works on fresh or partially cured coating...a fully cured one and you’re wasting your time in my opinion. You can try some finishing polish and see if it levels it out a bit. Then maybe try to reapply. Worst case is you’re polishing it all out. If you do, I’d polish the entire hood starting with compound and redo the entire hood application. Great example of what high spots on a coating look like (as an education point for those reading and learning, not as a criticism). Be thorough. Change towels frequently. Work in small bites. Don’t take too big of a bite of the apple you scramble and end up with this. With experience you’ll know how much you can cover for given conditions.
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