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Is Adams Detail spray safe for dry carbon hoods?


Best Answer Dan@Adams , 19 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Hi Greg, thanks for signing up to the forum!

 

Adam's Detail Spray does contain a small amount of carnauba content to it, and is intended to add shine, gloss, and depth. If you wanted to retain the dry carbon look as much as possible, I would recommend our new Matte Detailer instead.

 

Since the hood is treated with a ceramic coating, you can use Detail Spray on it, and it will keep the slightly glossy look, but I would personally recommend our Waterless Wash and our Ceramic Boost instead. Waterless Wash is a cleaner that would add minimal shine, and Ceramic Boost is an SiO2 ceramic infused spray sealant designed specifically to maintain and enhance ceramic coatings. Since our Detail Spray has a small amount of wax in it, over time it could begin to slightly diminish the hydrophobic water-repelling properties of the coating itself, but this is not something I have noticed on my personal vehicle.

 

Hope that helps and let us know if you have any other questions! :)

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#1 NoPantsNelson

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:15 PM

Hello, I have a Dry Carbon hood from Anderson Composites. I reached out to them for care and this was the response, "You can use detailing products made for matte paint jobs, test a small area where it would not be too noticeable (like the underside in a corner).  For wiping down, regular Mothers detailing spray works well but makes the hood look slightly darker."

 

So, as you can see they recommend matte detail spray but can also use the Mothers. I believe this to be because that product does not have any wax in it. Is that the same with adams detail spray?

 

I understand there is a new adams detail spray out for matte without any extra stuff, does this mean the regular detail spray is a bad idea.

 

Please do answer the question above as well as this next one. I just applied a gyeon Prime Quartz coat on the hood. it gave it a semi gloss look and it was a product they said was ok to use. Now that I have this on my hood, can I use any detail spray, like the Adams original.

 

I appreciate any insight. I am ok with adding gloss to my matte looking hood, I just don't want to contaminate it in any way.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:20 PM   Best Answer

Hi Greg, thanks for signing up to the forum!

 

Adam's Detail Spray does contain a small amount of carnauba content to it, and is intended to add shine, gloss, and depth. If you wanted to retain the dry carbon look as much as possible, I would recommend our new Matte Detailer instead.

 

Since the hood is treated with a ceramic coating, you can use Detail Spray on it, and it will keep the slightly glossy look, but I would personally recommend our Waterless Wash and our Ceramic Boost instead. Waterless Wash is a cleaner that would add minimal shine, and Ceramic Boost is an SiO2 ceramic infused spray sealant designed specifically to maintain and enhance ceramic coatings. Since our Detail Spray has a small amount of wax in it, over time it could begin to slightly diminish the hydrophobic water-repelling properties of the coating itself, but this is not something I have noticed on my personal vehicle.

 

Hope that helps and let us know if you have any other questions! :)


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

Thank you for the prompt reply. 

 

One more question in regards to the recommended products

 

I have a clear bra on the front of the car (bumper, fenders, sideskirts, wheel flares) Will the ceramic boost cause any harm if it should come into contact with the clearbra material? (ceramic boost)



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:43 PM

Nope, our Ceramic Boost would work great at adding a super slick layer of protection on top of the clear bra material! You can even ceramic coat over most paint protection films as well :)


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