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  1. Hello everyone, So I recently acquired some new wheels and figured it'd be the perfect opportunity to get them coated, seeing as fresh out the box is probably the cleanest they will ever be, all that went without a hitch. Impossible to see rainbow on satin wheels but kinda used time and judgement on removal. Anyway, onto the questions at hand. I'm trying to keep these wheels as black as they can be as long as I can, hence the coating in the first place. The one thing I did notice on previous satin wheels is that overtime, they just end up turning "gray", even after being careful about cleaning and whatnot and I'm starting to believe it's due to the wheel cleaners used. 1. How "durable" is the ceramic in terms of Adams regular wheel cleaner? I'm talking about the stronger one because I'm assuming the Eco is a bit weaker due to not having the iron 'activator', which would be a better choice for satin black wheels? I never really had a problem with staining and I usually go for the stronger stuff simply because my wheels get dirty quick (thanks to my yellowstuff pads) 2. Would the Eco cleaner or even car shampoo in a sprayer be a better option? My only concern with #2 is not being able to get the wheels clean enough. I unfortunately do not have a pressure washer so have to depend on regular hose pressure which sometimes just isn't enough . Pic of car attached, because why not. Thanks
  2. Still a bit confused on which, if any, ceramic products can be used on glass?
  3. Will the suede towels need to be replaced after each use or can they be cleaned after being exposed to ceramic products?
  4. I searched the forum for this and even asked Adam's with no response, so I am hoping you guys might have more an idea. I have read where people talk about the Adam's Strip wash and if the Strip wash will remove ceramic coating. Considering those two items found, my issue is that I have recently used the Adam's ceramic wheel coating on my wheels and calipers. so my question is, will the Adam's Strip wash remove or damage the ceramic coating on the rim and calipers? Do I have to cover my wheels before applying the product?
  5. I have been contemplating doing the ceramic coating on my 2009 Infiniti G37. The vehicle has been taken care of however there are rock chips on the bumper and a couple on the hood that a pretty small. I am wondering if I would have to purchase touch up paint before ceramic coating or would it be safe and acceptable to go right over them with the coating. The next question is should I for go the coating and just buy the paste and boost and use those products instead? I am comfortable doing the prep work just having a hard time deciding what to do. Thanks everyone.
  6. Has anyone ever used the buttery wax as kind of a "boost" to the ceramic paste wax? Yes I do use the ceramic boost also.
  7. Has anyone tried putting the new ceramic trim coating on tires? All my trim is coated, but it sure would be nice to have the same durable and gorgeous finish on my tires. Will it work and last?
  8. Hi All, I wanted to find out if the ceramic paint coating can be used on a clear protection film that was installed by a the dealer. It appears that its only on the front lip of the hood and door edges. Thank you kindly.
  9. I apologize if this has been answered in the past... A few weeks ago I did a full detail on my '15 STI to include my first application of Adam's ceramic paint and trim coating. It's time for the first wash now though... Which car wash would be recommended, the shampoo or the wash & wax? I feel like my whole routine may be changing... I used to dry with detail spray and put on some Patriot Wax or use the H20 G&G to dry...
  10. I am getting a new set of wheels and I want to coat them. I was just wondering if it ok to coat them before having the tires put on them? 1. Will the tire weights stick properly to the ceramic coated wheel? 2. Can the instillation of the tire cause scratching to the coating. Thanks, JC
  11. So after picking up the wheel coating kit, doing my friends wheels, then mine, I figured ah hell, I'm going to do my bike and car with it! Bike is matte gray/black, and being over 2 years old now, it's got its scuffs and daily driver wounds so I figured the harder coating will protect it better. I'm not concerned about the hydrophobic properties as I try to avoid riding in the rain and it's not like I have that much to dry off after a wash. The car on the other hand I recently wrapped with 3m 1080 matte gray vinyl, and from it being a few weeks old I noticed some water spotting at times, the only thing I had applied was a sealant for matte finishes from another company, so I wanted to add protection to that as well. With all that said; So last night it rained, into the morning, on my way out to work, I was able to see the beading action on the car, and seems like a positive result to me. The application didn't really add much "shine" to either vehicle, if anything it made the matte 'texture' pop a bit more, but it was nothing that defeated the purpose of it being matte in the first place
  12. Hello fellow enthusiasts! My name is Jim and I work for Grabiak Performance Center in New Alexandria, PA! I had the pleasure of meeting adam at our spring expo and have been using his products ever since and also selling the products. Just ceramic coated my wheels last night and they turned out amazing!
  13. So, it's time to do a full detail the boy's '07 Xterra (Off Road). Of course, it's his daily, sits outside all the time, but it is dark grey and shows well when all "done up." But since he no longer lives at home, his wash routine is...lacking...to say the least. And he rightfully loves to enjoy the back roads of Colorado, often taking it off-roading, fishing, camping, skiing, etc. So it's generally dirty, and he admittedly likes it that way. Bottom line, though, it needs protection from just about everything out there. My question: do I invest in coatings? I have polishes and sealant on hand and only have the car for a limited time, so I may wait until next time. But what are your thoughts for the future?
  14. This is probably a basic question but I have a gloss black 2017 Camaro 2SS with clear coat already applied by Chevy Dealer. I'm having a custom shop put matte black racing stripes on it as well as some pretty sport metallic red stripes. I know that Ceramic can alter the color of matte, make it glossy but my question is: Do I have my detail guy put the stripe on first or should I have them apply ceramic over the existing clear coat and then place the stripe? I want to do this right!
  15. Im getting new wheels and i already have the adams ceramic coating kit. I seen others talk about coating thier wheels and it seems like a great idea however, in the video he talks about it getting sticky and using boost every now and then. Im thinking sticky coating and break dust would be a nightmare. Is this a thing or is it just using the boost after first application and then the stickyness dosnt return? Thanks,
  16. I just did a 2 stage paint correction and machine polish using all Adam's products followed by application of the new Ceramic Coating. I previously had applied CQuartz UK about a year ago and was very happy (been using Cquartz for about 4 years), but now that Adam's has a coating I thought I would give it a try! I can't speak to any of the water repellent or longevity properties over CQuartz yet as I have literally had it on the car for less than 2 hours. But, I can speak to the application process. So far I am in love with new ceramic coating. The application process was so much easier and much less time consuming (there's no getting around putting in the prep time, though). Loved that there was an obvious flash, or rainbow effect to let you know it was time to wipe off. When it was time to wipe off, it was a much, much easier process. I have very high hopes for this product! It's going to be a tall order to out perform CQuartz, but I'm hopeful it will do it! My dog decided it was time for a sun bath also. I need to get him a red bandana...
  17. Does anyone know if you can put a ceramic coating over a clear bra of any type? Was thinking about getting the front end of my car wrapped but want to put a ceramic coating on the rest of the car.
  18. Can someone please give some advise on best practices for the new Adam's Ceramic Paint Coating? I want to specifically know how to address vinyl stripes. Can this coating be applied over the top of vinyl stripes? What about matte vinyl stripes? Also, what areas should I tape off to avoid potential issues (e.g. plastic trim, window seals, etc)? Thanks, Jeff
  19. So I'm sure most of you guys have seen/used ceramic coatings. Being a big fan of Adam's and all their wonderful products, I would personally love to see them take on making one of these products. What do you guys think? Personally I would love to see them expand their market. Truitt
  20. O.K. - spent the ENTIRE weekend polishing the Ceramic Stratch Resistant Clear Coat on the Wifey's ML63 and on my SL65. I ended up using 3M SRC Scratch Resistant Clear Finesse-It Finishing Polish with my FLEX polisher. It works as anything from a mild compound to a fine finishing polish depending on the pad you use, the speed of the polisher, and how long you 'work' the polish. Black is a labor of love - ESPECIALLY the SRC. Even using a FLEX, you gotta' work each panel over and over with a fluorescent 'heartbreaker' work light. OF COURSE - I topped both cars with NEW Adams Paint Sealant. The 'texture' you see in the solid black photo is a reflection of the textured drywall on the ceiling of my garage. Also got a close up of the metallic silver on the SL. The 1973 Trans Ams are sporting Americana.
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