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  1. 8 points
    crowvet

    Adam's Online Car Show

    Here is what I have been working on in my free time
  2. 7 points
    Chris@Adams

    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.
  3. 7 points
    DaBoyRob

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 7 points
    sprzout

    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.
  6. 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.....
  7. 6 points
    MacA

    Adam's Online Car Show

    2004 Z06
  8. 5 points
    Yesterday, the daughter brought me a July 4th gift of a dirty Jaguar. In return she got a nice clean shiny one at the end of the day. For as much as I dislike doing black vehicles, this one does look good and with CSC on it, it cleans up easily.
  9. 5 points
    mc2hill

    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
    stay_tuned

    What Do You Look Like???

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

    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
    Black Bowtie

    Good Guys Heartland Nationals

    To my surprise the Adams gang showed up in Des Moines this past weekend at the Heartland Nationals. Stopped by the trailer and visited with Dan and several other staff members, sorry I'm terrible with names. I have asked for years for them to stop at this show, and I know with being on a holiday weekend and the week before the Columbus show it wasn't on the stop. It was nice to finally have something happen that you look forward to every year happen with everything being cancelled this year. I have not heard what the final numbers were for the show, and know they will be down, but still was a good showing. I picked up a few things at the trailer, again great visiting with the staff. I hope the stop at the show was worth adding the Heartland Nationals as a regular stop now. The Iowa State Fairgrounds is a great facility for this show and hope to see the Adams gang back!
  14. 4 points
    Saturday I washed the wife’s Beast using Adam’s Car Shampoo and several MF wash mitts in a bucket. Wheels and tires cleaned with Adam’s Eco wheel cleaner and Adam’s Tire cleaner. Tires got Tire Armor and wheels a shpritz of Ceramic Boost. I used my new Adam’s CS3 as a drying aid, very impressed. Even though I was done by mid morning I was soaked in sweat and tired of the idiots blasting off the house shaking kaboomers. 🙄. After dinner last night I washed the SS using the same method. Sheeting rinse left almost no water though. Misted towel with the hose then with CS3 to remove what little water was left behind. No pics as I was soaked in sweat and headed in for a well deserved second shower of the day. Instead of pics of our clean rides which we’ve all seen numerous times here’s what I’m looking at while posting this: This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 Weather permitting this is where I can be found every morning having my cup of coffee, observing nature and getting my mind ready for the day ahead.
  15. 4 points
    BRZN

    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!
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    stalebreadjr

    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.
  18. 4 points
    8675309'SS

    Seatbelt cleaning

    Thanks fellas. Got the interior done yesterday. And did a quick wash. Needs polishing, but I’m going to wait until after they fix a gouge in the bumper next week. Here it is:
  19. 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! 🤑
  20. 4 points
    DanITD

    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....
  21. 4 points
    chops1sc

    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.
  22. 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?!?
  23. 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.
  24. 4 points
    falcaineer

    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.
  25. 3 points
    Norton

    Stripe Decals when Polishing

    An orbital polisher is exactly what you WANT to use since they're "random," by definition. Rotary polishers should be avoided. FWIW, my 8-year old GT500 has matte-finish vinyl stripes and I HAVE used my orbital polisher on them with no ill-effects. The "harshest" products I used to do so were white foam pads and Fine Machine Polish (when it was available). Doing so can remove minor blemishes, stains, water spots, etc. Generally, however, I used a combination of VRT and Matte Detailer, both hand-applied. If you haven't seen it, this video provides great insight on caring for factory vinyl stripes. I've since ceramic-coated the whole car, including the stripes, making maintenance a lot simpler.
  26. 3 points
    I had to do a 2 bucket with a hose yesterday! Anyone that reads my posts will know I do Rinseless Washes 98% of the time, but the Bro's at the neighbors July 4th party were shooting fireworks down the street (not up in the air) and my truck had lots of debris on it. After using my blower to move all the loose stuff from my driveway and the street into his driveway, I started with Mega Foam in the Foam gun to make sure the paint was slick, then the 2 bucket wash, and finished up the DS & the GWDT. It was fairly easy since I had applied H2O G&G the weekend before.
  27. 3 points
    RayS

    Food Thread

    I really expected multiple posts in this thread even though events had to be subdued this year. My daughter and her husband work at the restaurant all day on the 4th so we held our get together on Sunday. There was plenty of food with the potatoes, corn on the cob and few other minor items cooked on the grill and all the veggies picked up at the Farmers Market on Friday. The 24 hour slow cooked molasses baked beans were a real hit and the fresh peach pie the son-in-law made that was pulled out the oven at 6:00 PM, was outstanding. I didn't get pictures of everything, but here is the appetizer: The deviled eggs were fantastic and they had a little kick to them. Here was the main course: The Salmon filet was slow cooked on the grill and had a lemon pepper seasoning along with the fresh garlic cloves.
  28. 3 points
    Rich

    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!!
  29. 3 points
    RayS

    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.
  30. 3 points
    PPF on the entire front clip, all coated with Adam's 9H UV Ceramic Paint Coating.
  31. 3 points
    It's quite possible they could put together a trio. I can ask if there are any plans for that!
  32. 3 points
    MacA

    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.
  33. 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).
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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 😉
  37. 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.
  38. 3 points
    RayS

    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.
  39. 3 points
    BRZN

    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
  40. 3 points
    RayS

    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.
  41. 3 points
    Josh03

    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!
  42. 3 points
    Was a great couple days hanging and working with everyone!
  43. 3 points
    crowvet

    Adam's Online Car Show

    My offerings
  44. 2 points
    BRZN

    Polished Rims

    Metal Polish #1 followed up with Metal Polish #2. Protected with Ceramic Spray Coating.
  45. 2 points
    RayS

    A special forum thanks

    Hi Rich, I am in complete agreement with Chris and can think of 17,291 reasons as of today where you are a prime example of what makes this forum great, but I'm leaving off the "old" reference.
  46. 2 points
    big_a_srt

    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
  47. 2 points
    Dan@Adams

    Adam's Polishes Anaheim

    Thank you for the kind words Doug! I've met Bob and Anthony that work at the Anaheim location, both are awesome guys - I know they have a few more team members at that location now though, so it may have been someone else. I'm hoping to make it out there soon once we're given the ok to start traveling again!
  48. 2 points
    RayS

    Food Thread

    I do hope all the Fathers had a wonderful Father's day today. My two son-in-laws took me out for a round of golf this morning, it started with a perfect 71 degrees for our 7:18 T-Time and was a blistering 93 when we got off the course at about 11:45. Play was a little slow yet steady. The best part was watching all the fathers and sons out there together with some little ones as young as about 6. Everyone sure did seem to be having a good time and doing their necessary social distancing. The course got the new cups in, so now you ball sits up and you can easily grab it without reaching down into the cup. The first picture is where we had our morning snack. The daughters where preparing lunch which consisted of Burgers, mac salad, potato skins, baked beans and for desert grilled pineapple. I did have to question my Chef daughters education - I'm not sure if the burger is too big or bun too small. It sure didn't look right to me. However, looks are not import it is all about the taste and everything was certainly good. All in a very nice Fathers Day.
  49. 2 points
    mc2hill

    Paint correction on SS!

    Great work Chris! Got a little scared when Gandalf showed in those pics though!
  50. 2 points
    BRZN

    Spring Carlisle 2020 New Date

    We'll be in our usual location on the Midway; the end of Row IE in spaces 123-130 Cumberland County will be in the Green, come on out!
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