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TR6speed

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About TR6speed

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  • Birthday 04/11/1946

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    Palm Harbor, Florida
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    Detailing and showing my 2007 Monterey Red Coupe
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    Retired
  • Vehicle Year
    2007
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    Chevrolet
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    Corvette
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    Jack

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  1. How often can the Spray Wax be applied? Should there a be a specific amount of days or weeks in between use on a garaged car that is not a daily driver? To put it simply, If I go to a cruise in on Monday, can it be applied again in the same week.
  2. Yes, this will be my first ceramic coating. I have read and seen professionally coated cars and while it looks great, it is also very expensive, plus I was not sure I wanted to go that far. While her car has some minor paint issues it is in better shape then when we first picked it up a little over a year ago from the dealer. Her car seemed like a perfect candidate for this. I received the kit a few weeks ago and have not really looked at it as I live in Florida and I am waiting for the cooler weather before I do the job. I will read the instructions as well as a review of th video once more. Thanks.
  3. I purchased the Ceramic Spray Coating Kit after watching a video Adam did on a daily driver. I now have a few questions. First, I understood that this was a simply application (not counting the prep work). I just read a post on it being sticky after application and concern about dust sticking to the finish. Replies said not to worry if in a garage and to let id cure for 24 hours. Was this in reference to the Spray Ceramic. Next question is how long can I expect this to last if the boost is used. I was planning to do the wife's car (2018 Equinox) that is garage kept and we are both retired so it is again not sitting in a parking lot at work for 8-9 hours a day. The main reason is I hate to admit it, but I don't spend a lot of time taking care of it as I do my car. I was planning to do both cars, but I am having second thoughts on mine. I actually find it enjoyable to keep my car in show condition, so I may skip doing mine and stick to my standard Adams product line of products. This is my car with nothing but standard Adams products. I did a complete detail in May which consisted of clay, correction and finish polish, Brilliant Glaze and finished with a coat of Patriot Wax. Since then I have only used detail spray and spray Wax.
  4. Well I placed an order a few hours ago for the Ceramic Kit and a bottle of One Step Polish. I plan to do the wife's daily driver first then my Corvette. Will post pictures of the two car, before and after.
  5. Thanks for the reply and I can't remember if I saw Adams doing the process on a Facebook post or and email. I know it was not on the Adams site. I just remember him saying that he uses this on his daily driver that in his opinion he keeps at around 85% perfect. I also thought that the One Step Polish was most likely a product that would fall in between the Correction Polish and the Finishing Polish. What I was wondering, is his 85% statement, as every person I know that has had a ceramic coating applied or a few professional detailers I know always say that the real cost of the process is the prep and paint correction. I guess that is because once the coating is applied it is not as easy to remove as wax is if you decide you want the paint finish at 100%. Is that same video available in the video library?
  6. I am planning to order the Ceramic kit of the Surface Prep, Ceramic Coating, and Ceramic Boost. However I see that there are two categories under the Ceramic section. I believe the kit was the product that Adam did a video on about daily drivers. He said he like to keep his daily driver about 85% perfect as compared to show ready, so is this a full ceramic coating process, where the SiO2 infusion is a ceramic wax? I have heard or read some horror stories about applying a real ceramic coating and not have it come out smooth and clear, yet in Adams video it appeared straight forward. I think it even said that the polish did not need to be removed before applying the Surface Prep. Final question, is Adam used the One Step Polish, while I have the correction and finishing polish. Is the one step better to use then jus the finishing polish?
  7. Thank you. I have been have an on going issue with Outlook where it will receive but not send. It was corrected, and noe it is doing it again. I have a gmail account and I was thinking of switching over to it as my primary account. If I do I will do as you suggest. Again thank you. Oh by the way I just activate my account on the new site and pass it on it looks great.
  8. How do I add a second email address or change my current email
  9. Thanks you for the reply. I do have a bottle of strip wax that is why I will start with that. I guess I just need to sit down and place my order.
  10. I am thinking of changing up the procedure on my wife's car. I have not decided to do the same on mine. First her car is as mentioned in the title is a 2018 equinox. When we first bought it, I did the normal wash, clay, polish and a coat of Americana. Seeing it is time to do a fresh detail, I was thinking of going with a ceramic protection. Not sure I want to go with the full ceramic coating or not. Was thinking of the CPW and then maintain it with the boost. Can I use the spray coating instead of the wax or can they be used in conjunction with one another? Also I will get the ceramic waterless wash. The car is not what I would consider a daily driver as we are both retired and it is garage kept, but it is used a lot more then the Corvette which spends most of its time in the garage covered. So here is what I believe is the procedure. Strip wash, clay, correct any paint issue (if any), then either spray coating and used the boost every 4-6 weeks or apply the wax either paste or liquid and maintain with the ceramic waterless wash and/or the wash+coat. Am I on the right track and of the two which would you recommend?
  11. Seeing I have not used any of the ceramic products I was wondering how did it get and swirls. I was under the understanding that ceramic was to help stop this from happening. If all it does if give your finish a great shine, protects against the elements and helps the water run off better, I will stick to my normal procedure and the Patriot wax.
  12. While I am no expert on this and I am sure others will chime in, I have been researching and asking questions abut the different products in the ceramic family. I knew what the ceramic coating was and the process of applying it. As for the CPW, I learned that it is good for 6 month or so, and Ceramic boost can be used on top of the wax as you would with the Adams Detail spray. I was told ever 4 weeks or so add the boost to the surface after you wash the car.
  13. A few days back on the Corvette Forum in the C6 section a member posted that he was taking his Corvette for a detail. He was told about this detail shop so he contacted the owner to find out what it cost and what he would be doing. Well the total cost was $90 and that included wash, clay bar polish with a rotary buffer hand wax and the interior. Almost every response was it cannot not be done for that price, it will not be what you expect, how can he make money, most likely he will us a filler polish to hide the swirls and fins scratches, what out for buffer burns and so on. The OP is suppose to pick the car up around noon and he said no matter what he will do a follow-up. I just finished a detail on my C6 Corvette and it took almost 5 days. Now granted that also included the engine bay and I pulled the wheels to clean the wheel wells and aluminum suspension, but still I spent almost 3 full days on the body and interior. I have never had anyone touch my car, but I know it would cost a lot more then $90 at least in my area.
  14. OK, I will admit I am a little confused on the whole ceramic coating issue. I realize that if the paint is corrected completely and the coating is applied correctly, the only real maintenance will be washing and drying. What I am a little confused on is the different coatings. I have heard and read about the ceramic coating that is put on a freshly prepared painted surface and how it is applied, but I see that there is a spray ceramic coating and a ceramic paste wax which I believe is the SIO2. I believe I also read of an H9 ceramic coating by Adams. Now I just completed a full detail on my '07 Corvette and applied the Patriot Wax which I just purchased seeing my Americana was almost gone. While my Corvette is not a daily driver I am more interested in doing it to the 2018 Equinox that e (wife and I) use daily. I may do the Corvette but not sure. So again which product will fit my need for either or both vehicles. Here is a shot of the Corvette at the show just after the full detail
  15. The finished product at the show. I was very pleased with the outcome.
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