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    mc2hill got a reaction from ObsessedDetailer in New Toyota 2016 4Runner SR5   
    She is looking proper now Tim!  
     
    Try some clay under those door handles.  I have luck with that in the past on white car (I guess 'paint' transfer from the lady that drove the car).
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    mc2hill reacted to TR6speed in Americana wax or switch to ceramic   
    I will give you my opinion on the wax v. Ceramic.  
    I have been an Adams customer for years.  Started when he only had the Revive Polish and Buttery Wax,  I have made the progression from there to Ceramic.  I have been a strong conventional products ever since the Ceramic fade started.  I even went as far as to say the Ceramic coating is a lazy mans product.  I always like to spent that time doing all the step in getting the show car finish with the clay, polish, glaze and then wax.  I have used the Americana and loved it.  Moved up to the Patriot and found it was the one step above the Americana.  I have had people ask me who did the ceramic coating on my Vette, and they would not believe me when I told them it was just the old fashion wax.  
    Well, I decided to venture into the ceramic world for the wife's car.  It is not what many consider a daily driver seeing we are both retired and both her car (2018 Equinox) and my car are garage kept, but it sees a lot more driving then the Vette, so I decided to try the Ceramic Sprat Coating.  I always said that for the deep wet look you cannot beat a nicely waxed paint finish.  well I have decide that after seeing her car coated, I have decide to do the Corvette.
    Here is her car after the ceramic coating and mine after Patriot wax.  The finish on the Equinox is as good as the Patriot wax on the Corvette.  So it comes down to you and what you want to use.  It seems to me that the ceramic is going to be easier to maintain and I have also noticed that while dust in the air will settle on both cars, the ceramic never looks as dirty as the waxed finish and it seems to blow off almost completely after driving while the wax finish does not.
     




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    mc2hill reacted to falcaineer in Question about Patriot Wax   
    I reached out to our chemist to ask. He said it looks like it may have been burnt in production and you should have it replaced. Every jar is hand poured, and mistakes can happen. Before you buy another, send an email to orders@adamspolishes.com, they may replace it for free. And no promises, but send me a PM with your contact info and I'll ask about it tomorrow at the HQ to maybe get a jump on it for you.
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    mc2hill reacted to RayS in Preparing for Spring 2020   
    It is actually a steel building and the artists rendering is showing horizontal siding, but we prefer vertical and will go that way. The construction gives us the option to enclose the large bay if we choose to do so next year. We have priced the doors and they will run about $5,000 for the pair, installed.  Each door would be a roll up, 16 wide by 14 tall and they are running $2,200 each.  The large bay will also have plenty of light with ten 8 foot 5000k LED's on the ceiling and air moving with two 84" ceiling fans.   
     
    We really would have liked to have gone with Brick, but the additional $12,000 price tag put that beyond what we want to spend for now.   The one thing we can do with Steel is add the Sandstone on front to match the front of the house so it has the curb appeal.  I'll do all the wiring myself and will insulate the enclosed area so it can be climate controlled.  
     
    To get to a design type that we liked, we've probably looked at close to 300 different models and drawings and each of those can be customized to exactly how we want it.  Now that we've in the final design stages, we're getting rather excited.  We still have the end design, company selection, permits, concrete, delivery and construction, inspection and then usage.  There is still a lot left to do, but the in the end this is going to be a very nice step up from using a 10' x 10' portable canopy to get out of the sun.    Should I also mention that the wife is tired of her garage queen getting moved out of the garage so we can put project cars in there.
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    mc2hill reacted to ObsessedDetailer in New Toyota 2016 4Runner SR5   
    I know, me too @mc2hill it’s covered by black trim pieces. I just had them out because I removed the seats to fully clean under the seats 
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    mc2hill got a reaction from Rich in Forum Awareness Campaign   
    I see the same thing with some other forums.  Facebook is fine, but it's format does not allow for the education that the forums excels at. 
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    mc2hill got a reaction from Captain Slow in Preparing for Spring 2020   
    For us - a little landscaping, and a few cars on the books (including a 67 Shelby GT 350 clone!).  Our big thing is our son's wedding next Sunday (01/26).  It is at an outdoor venue, and looks like it will in the 70's, with a light breeze...whew!
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    mc2hill got a reaction from RayS in New Toyota 2016 4Runner SR5   
    Nice truck Tim!  It is always fun to get a new vehicle of you own to do a full detail too.
     
    That white floor paint around the seat mounts would be bug  the crap out of me!  I would be tempted to put down some Plasti-dip where the carpet holes are.
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    mc2hill got a reaction from RayS in Preparing for Spring 2020   
    For us - a little landscaping, and a few cars on the books (including a 67 Shelby GT 350 clone!).  Our big thing is our son's wedding next Sunday (01/26).  It is at an outdoor venue, and looks like it will in the 70's, with a light breeze...whew!
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    mc2hill got a reaction from ObsessedDetailer in New Toyota 2016 4Runner SR5   
    Nice truck Tim!  It is always fun to get a new vehicle of you own to do a full detail too.
     
    That white floor paint around the seat mounts would be bug  the crap out of me!  I would be tempted to put down some Plasti-dip where the carpet holes are.
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    mc2hill got a reaction from Yo-Yo Ma's Cousin in Is the Revive Hand Polish gone for good?   
    I rarely use it as a hand polish, but it is a great paint cleanser, and for removing any rubber marks on the paint from a clay mitt.
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    mc2hill reacted to them240i in What Did You Wash, Shine, and or Polish Today   
    With some nice mild temps and no rain for a few days, it was time to rid myself of the various dirt and aerosolized tar (paving a road .5 miles from me).
     

     

     
    I ended up using the W&W soap today on the rest of the car, but for the wheels, it was still a multi-step process of using: T&R Cleaner, Eco APC and WC. 
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    mc2hill got a reaction from TR6speed in Ceramic Spray Coation Applied   
    That looks great Jack!
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    mc2hill reacted to TR6speed in Ceramic Spray Coation Applied   
    As some of you know, I replaced my old trusty Porta Cable with the Adams Swirl Killer 15 mm/  I arrived the other day along with some needed supplies, so today I decided to do a detail on the wife's 2018 Equinox.  Now it was in good shape seeing it is kept in the garage and we are both retired so it does not see a lot of driving, but the bulk of it seeing the other car is a Corvette so it see more time in the garage then her car.
    So I started with a Strip Wash, then clay with the new Adams clay mitt.  Next I broke out the new SW and started with the white pad but after working a small area to test I decided to go with my orange pad.  So I use it along with the one step polish.  Next I went with the Ceramic Prep and finished with the Ceramic Spray Coating  I am going to let it sit over night and apply the Boost tomorrow.
     
    Here are a few shots of the finished product.  Like I said the car was not in bad shape so any before pictures would just not have as shiny.
     



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    mc2hill got a reaction from The Guz in Review - Adams UV Ceramic Coating and UV Spray Coating   
    Fantastic write up Guz!
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    mc2hill reacted to Brewder in Newbie!   
    Thank you!! I couldn't agree more and I cannot stop smiling every time I start it up.  I purposely remote start it just to 1) see reactions of anyone near by, and 2) to enjoy the burble of the LS3 even before I start driving... It is glorious!
     
    Unfortunately as a DD it takes a beating where I live from snow/salt... Hence my interest in Adam's ceramic paint protection.
     
    //Brew
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    mc2hill reacted to Captain Slow in Forum Awareness Campaign   
    Maybe add “Adamsforums.com” on the product labels and stickers on the next go around?
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    mc2hill reacted to cortez in Chrome   
    Thank you ! Yes they are clear coated going to try the sealant when it's not raining 
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    mc2hill got a reaction from falcaineer in Forum Awareness Campaign   
    I see the same thing with some other forums.  Facebook is fine, but it's format does not allow for the education that the forums excels at. 
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    mc2hill reacted to Liralen in Food Thread   
    Oh man...nothing since October? Time sure flew by...Here is a Baby Yoda cake I made, all items from scratch...the outer shell is modeling chocolate (which is made from chocolate wafers/candy melts & corn syrup), frosting/filling was a very vanilla true buttercream (not american), eyes were gelatin (so could be eaten), and cake was a golden vanilla. He was 7 or 8 layers, 8" diameter at the base, and stood about 12-15" tall (I forgot to measure his height)!
     
    Next time I am going to make lime cake with lime curd filling & vanilla buttercream!



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    mc2hill reacted to The Guz in Who here's going to the Cars & Coffee in Anaheim?   
    I won one of the bundles but did not get the main prize.  I just need to go and pick it up.  
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    mc2hill got a reaction from RayS in Safe to paint correct outdoors?   
    You could also look at the Dr. Colorchip and the Lanka systems.  They provide a paint sample based on  your color code.
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    mc2hill got a reaction from The Guz in Adams Ceramic Black Trim Restorer Application on Faded Trim   
    Nice write up Guz!
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    mc2hill reacted to falcaineer in Adam's HQ Sticker Wall!   
    As of Sep 21, 2019 (sorry for the delay)
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    mc2hill reacted to Yo-Yo Ma's Cousin in Mental Constipation   
    Hi VT welcome to the forum. You came to the right place to learn. 
     
    it may be helpful to understand what kind of protection is right for you.  See the thread below:
     
    mu favorite protection is probably a ceramic coating. It’s very durable and lasts a long time. 
     
    It can be confusing for sure but to give you a quick typical process here are some steps
     
    1. clean wheels and tires, and if so desired, clean exhaust tips (chemicals which may fit into this category: wheel cleaner, tire and rubber cleaner, wheel and tire cleaner, eco wheel cleaner, all purpose cleaner, eco all purpose cleaner)
    2. wash whole car thoroughly with two bucket method (think about using strip wash and/or car shampoo)
    3. decontaminate (here’s where you use a clay bar or clay mit on all paint and glass, and a chemical that may help prior to claying is Iron Remover)
    4. Polish (use swirl killer system with one step, Polish, or compound liquids and associated pads to remove swirls, scratches, water spots, hazing, etc on your paint)
    5. Protect (use selected protection: wax, sealant, or ceramic coating)
     
     
     
     
     
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