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Captain Slow

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About Captain Slow

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    Carmudgeon
  • Birthday 06/20/1964

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Plainfield, IL

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  • Bio
    I'm an ornery middle aged man.
  • Location
    Plainfield, IL
  • Interests
    fishing, shooting,fishing,detailing
  • Occupation
    Lens guru, Master Optician
  • Vehicle Year
    2017
  • Vehicle Make
    Chevy
  • Vehicle Model
    SS
  • Real Name
    Paul

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  1. I rinseless washed the SS using Adam’s Rinseless wash and a bucket full of MF rags in a bucket of warm water. Pretreated each panel with Kwazar sprayer filled with warm wash solution. Car was pretty clean but had a bit of road salt dust on it, especially behind the wheels. Wheels were cleaned with the same product but in the wheel bucket. I did apply Adam’s Ceramic Boost to the wheels for added protection in the upcoming winter. I used the last of the CarPro Perl I had on the tires. Then it was time for a quick shower before picking up the girls from school. (They hate my SS.)🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
  2. ^ Our trees are mostly bare now. 😟 ^ Saturday I rinseless washed the SS using big red sponge on top and many MF cloths for everything below the door handles. Yesterday I went to wash the wife’s Beast but discovered I had no clean drying towels. Guess it’s time to stock up come Black Friday. Instead of washing her Beast I brought in all chemicals and towels from the garage and parked them in the basement where they’ll stay until spring.
  3. Beautiful! 👍🏼👍🏼 My wife wants a Ram Laramie to replace her Durango R/T when it comes time. $60k !😳🙄
  4. I too keep the sprayers. They’re like MF towels, you can never have too many.👍🏼👍🏼
  5. I Rinseless Washed the SS using Adam’s Rinseless Wash and a big red sponge. Under my LED garage lights I see no marring. I then discovered to my horror that I am totally out of wheel cleaner, of any brand. 😳 Rinseless wash worked just fine for the wheels on the car as they are coated, but my winter set which I wanted to put on are very manky. APC helped as did tar remover but the barrels still need a good harsh chemical cleaning followed by clan then wheel coating. Wednesday’s forecast high is in the upper 30’s so the summer only performance tires got to come off.
  6. It’s what we use outside in fireplaces in the summertime to keep insects away, family, friends and neighbors close, roast wienies and make s’mores on. It also helps in draining glasses of adult refreshments. We use firewood when traveling such as on the shores of Lake Superior. During your car show months we bring it indoors sans insects.
  7. Hibernation? No, that’s my daily driver. It’s been out in -25*F, blizzards, ice, wintry mix, etc. That reminds me, I’ve got to call Discount Tire on Monday to get my winter wheel/tire set out of storage.
  8. So what does one do detail wise on an October Friday you have off with warm temperatures but it’s pouring rain outside? I know! You get your car ready for winter with an Adam’s winter prep detail. I started with a rinseless wash using Adams rinseless wash. I then followed up with Visco clay bar using Adams Pumpkin Spice Detail Spray as a clay lube. It’s a couple years old and I figured I’d use it before it went bad on me plus my wife loved the smell of the garage while grabbing fire wood and checking on my progress. After clay bar I used the Swirl Killer 21 and Adam‘s Finishing Polish making the SS paint clean and swirl free. I did however find a couple of spots where I had to use the PC with a 3 inch MF compounding pad followed by a 3 inch MF finishing pad to remove some junk left behind careless passers by to the SS. I love that PC and will probably never get rid of it. I then used Adams Surface Prep to get the paint squeaky clean and ready for coating. The paint was then coated using Adams Paint Coating and allowed to sit overnight before i applied Adam’s Ceramic Boost to the paint coating today. I found the coating very easy to use. My garage was in the low to mid 60’s. Flashing was easy to see as my garage is well lit and wipe down was a breeze. The Surface Prep while easy to use does not have a pleasant smell. Additionally, I applied Paint Coating to the exhaust tips. I did this when I first got the car two years ago. It makes clean up a breeze, as in wipe down with rinseless wash or car shampoo and I’m back to CLEAN. Today, the tires got Adams Tire Shine and all glass, inside and out, was cleaned with Adams glass cleaner. Interior got a quick wipe down with Adam’s Interior Detailer. The trunk was emptied of my fishing gear (6 rods, tackle box, tackle backpack, fanny pack plus assorted odds and ends.) I gave it a quick vacuum then three good sprays of Adam’s Pineapple Orchid Odor Neutralizer. All four mud flaps got Adam’s Tire Shine as well then out in the sun for some pics. Like a mirror...but squiggly.
  9. That is one sweet looking daily driver! 👍🏼👍🏼 Those wheels really set it off. BTW: Is that a Malibu SS or Impala SS?? 😁
  10. Don’t put your bottle of leather cleaner in the arm rest cup holder while cleaning the car, especially if you tend to forget where you left said product and then hit the folding seat release. This is the end result:Fortunately I have several in the basement from empty bottles of product I no longer use like Undercarriage Spray, etc. Now that’s much better!! 👍🏼
  11. This afternoon my wife and I tackled the interior of her Durango R/T. She pulled the WeatherTech mats, vacuumed the interior then set about scrubbing the mats. She protected hem using WeatherTech’s Protectant. I cleaned the interior with Adam’s Leather & Interior Cleaner then treated the leather to Griot’s Garage Leather Care. Adam’s Leather Conditioner was in the basement and I was in the groove so I used what was at hand. The rest of the interior got Adam’s Pumpkin Spice Interior Detailer. Interior glass was cleaned using Adam’s rinseless wash before cleaning the vehicle. I used a competitor’s bead maker for LSP. Wheels and tires were cleaned with Adam’s APC diluted 5:1. CarPro Hydro 2 was the LSP on the wheels and Adam’s Tire Shine on the tires. Looking forward to the day Adam’s has a spray on rinse off SiO2 product.
  12. My retinas, they’re burning!! 🔥👀🔥 👍🏼👍🏼
  13. Yesterday I rinseless washed the SS using Adam’s Rinseless and a plethora of MT towels in a bucket. Tires were cleaned with Adam’s Tire & Rubber Cleaner. Wheels cleaned with whatever car shampoo was left in my iK sprayer. Tires were treated to a layer of Adam’s Tire Shine plus each wheel and caliper got a spritz of Ceramic Boost to top off the competitor’s wheel coating. No LSP on the paint as I can’t make up my mind on what direction I’m going...
  14. SS, huh? Is that Malibu SS, Impala SS or Impalibu SS??? J/K. Welcome to the forum. Here’s mine:
  15. Seed pod heads @ Eaton Preserve Park, Plainfield, IL.Electric fence post @ Eaton Preserve Park, Plainfield, IL Rocky beach close up Lake Superior, Lutsen, MN Spread my ashes here, Lake Superior, Lutsen, MN... ....and on the farm in Wisconsin.
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