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Don’t know if my perception is skewed since this is the first day with out rain or clouds in about 2 weeks. But my little beater is looking good today after a wash and ceramic boost 1.0. (I used ceramic paste wax about a month ago.) 

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2 hours ago, 8675309'SS said:

Don’t know if my perception is skewed since this is the first day with out rain or clouds in about 2 weeks. But my little beater is looking good today after a wash and ceramic boost 1.0. (I used ceramic paste wax about a month ago.) 

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Agreed, Jen! She looks great. 😎

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Took a little personal time this morning 😎

 

Since its 80 here in October, last ride for the fall, its Hockey season so I am swamped. So I washed, and  BW the car to get ready to put it away.

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1 hour ago, 67's said:

Took a little personal time this morning 😎

 

Since its 80 here in October, last ride for the fall, its Hockey season so I am swamped. So I washed, and  BW the car to get ready to put it away.

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Looking good Tom!! First "snow" in Colorado today where I live (Highlands ranch). its currently 33 degrees and freezing. Luckily I have about 8 Adams hoodies to choose from!!❄️

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Unfortunately, we know snow is coming soon here. Hi was 82 yesterday, long range shows snow next thurs.

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Washed the YZ450F today!  Getting it ready to sell, time for someone else to enjoy her!  It’s a 2006 50th Anniversary Addition with less than 25 hours on her.

 

Used the Standard Foam Gun with CS (she wasn’t real dirty). Also used EWC, EAP, Sidekick and  DS.  I always spray WD-40 on the motor, frame, etc at the end as well. Keeps it all looking great and protected. My son loves using the Sidekick to dry everything. It works great on motorcycles!

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5 hours ago, Iceman said:

Washed the YZ450F today!  Getting it ready to sell, time for someone else to enjoy her!  It’s a 2006 50th Anniversary Addition with less than 25 hours on her.

 

Used the Standard Foam Gun with CS (she wasn’t real dirty). Also used EWC, EAP, Sidekick and  DS.  I always spray WD-40 on the motor, frame, etc at the end as well. Keeps it all looking great and protected. My son loves using the Sidekick to dry everything. It works great on motorcycles!

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Awesome! Looks great! I would totally buy it if i knew how to ride one! I wish I did lol 

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8 hours ago, ObsessedDetailer said:

Awesome! Looks great! I would totally buy it if i knew how to ride one! I wish I did lol 

 

Haha thanks man!  You should learn sometime, great fun!  I would start with a smaller one like a 250 and work your way up to a 450 though.  The 450 is a beast!

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I detailed a '99 Acura RL this weekend.  The client originally wanted a wash & seal, with headlight correction, but ended up requesting a correction too.  I tried to discourage him from that, as he does not have a garage, and I am not sure he will maintain the finish to 'our' standards, but he wanted it anyway.  For the most part the car was in very good condition, but the before&after of the gas door is below.  I was too busy trying to beat the sun to get more pictures, but the 50/50 views of the 1/2 corrected trunk were stunning.  However I was about an hour+ into the correction when I looked at the trunk again (I was working outside, so got a different angle from the sun) and did not like how the corrected part looked.  I tried a more aggressive foam pad, but ended up having to use a MF pad and Correcting Polish.  I stared redoing from the belt-line up and was able to work the CP down and avoid a finishing step, but unfortunately the sun won, and I have to go back later this week to sand the headlights, dress the trim & tires, and hit a few spots on the interior again.

 

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1 hour ago, mc2hill said:

I detailed a '99 Acura RL this weekend.  The client originally wanted a wash & seal, with headlight correction, but ended up requesting a correction too.  I tried to discourage him from that, as he does not have a garage, and I am not sure he will maintain the finish to 'our' standards, but he wanted it anyway.  For the most part the car was in very good condition, but the before&after of the gas door is below.  I was too busy trying to beat the sun to get more pictures, but the 50/50 views of the 1/2 corrected trunk were stunning.  However I was about an hour+ into the correction when I looked at the trunk again (I was working outside, so got a different angle from the sun) and did not like how the corrected part looked.  I tried a more aggressive foam pad, but ended up having to use a MF pad and Correcting Polish.  I stared redoing from the belt-line up and was able to work the CP down and avoid a finishing step, but unfortunately the sun won, and I have to go back later this week to sand the headlights, dress the trim & tires, and hit a few spots on the interior again.

 

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Looks great Michael! keep it up!

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Winter-prep on the 4Runner.  Iron Remover > Visco Clay > Glass Sealant > Ceramic Boost B)

 

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Didn't bother doing anything with the tires, whatever junk the dealer put on it is going to take an obscene amount of T&RC and elbow-grease :rolleyes:

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Decided to give the wife's blacked out Chrysler Pacifica a proper bath today. Used a little BG, then H2O GG, and Adam's glass cleaner. Did the interior with LC. Black cars are a pain to keep clean, especially in the desert but man look at that reflection when it's clean. Like a mirror LoL and took a pic of the water beads. I wrung out the towel that I used the H2O on and it left water beads on the concrete for over and hour in 80+ degree temps. And they're still there. 👍 Good stuff

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21 minutes ago, Iceman said:

Looks awesome @Kaiten!!  And so do the water beads on the concrete!

Thanks. And as for the water beads, I was super impressed. After an hour I was like " those beads are still there? I gotta take a pic of that" lol

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19 minutes ago, Kaiten said:

Thanks. And as for the water beads, I was super impressed. After an hour I was like " those beads are still there? I gotta take a pic of that" lol

 

Haha, for sure man. I’d do the exact same thing!

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Did a one step paint correction yesterday on a 2010 Camaro SS. 

 

I used a SK21/SK12 and Adam's orange pads with another brands compound. It came out really nice. I also forgot how much real estate these 5th gen Camaros really have. 

 

I also heavily cleaned the wheels/tires and exhaust tips - I forgot to do a lot of before pictures, I just got to work when I arrived. The streaking you see on the tire was corrected after these pictures. 

 

I want to add that this has two layers of sealant on it as well. They are non-adams products but their equivalents would be using paint sealant and then topping that with quick sealant (their old aerosol sealant). It gives a GREAT gloss to the paint as well as solid protection. 

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Not the best cleaning job due to the limited time.  I did a Waterless Wash after work today so it would be reasonably clean for a short business trip in the morning.

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