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December 2 Open House and Detailing Clinic at Adam's

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Went to the clinic today--there  was a nice turnout and great hospitality from Adam and all the employees.

 

Three things I learned today:

 

1.   For the Denver folks, Adam's is moving to Thornton--I-25 and 84th--into an old Chevy parts warehouse.   Supposedly will be much larger for their operation, and more room for detailing and product demonstrations and showroom;

 

2.   A new Iron Remover is in the works.  While the wheel cleaner is a good iron remover, the dedicated iron remover is thinner and will work better for the dedicated task.  

 

3.   A new seat is in the works--one that is able to be raised and lowered.

 

 

Adam gave a tour of the showroom, his history of products and the history of detailing products.   If you've watched the obsessed garage video tour, it was very similar.  

 

Next, we took a tour of the warehouse.  For those carping about your orders, Adam said the warehouse staff has been working an average of 89 hours per week of the past couple of weeks, and they still had "a couple of thousand" orders waiting to be filled.   They expected to be done tomorrow.   For those that have seen the operation in person, he said they're filling 2 Fedex trucks a day, and had just had the best week and best month ever.   He didn't say as much, but I expect our tour was slowing down order filling.

 

Notice that bottling and labeling operation was occurring during the tour:

 

 

Adam tour.jpg

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After the warehouse tour, we moved to the back detailing area.   Some lucky guy (who didn't seem to be an Adam's devotee or even someone who took particularly good care of his car) was selected to provide a car for demonstration.

 

First, the front of the car was cleaned with waterless wash.   Every kid (and kid at heart) got the opportunity to try the waterless wash.   Next, the front and hood was clayed with both visco clay and the clay mitt.   Again, anyone wanting a turn got it.   Bugs and paint defects were removed--detail spray was used as a lube and a shine.

 

Next, Adam demonstrated 3 step paint correction--starting with a microfiber pad and blue cutting compound, then an orange pad and orange polish, then a white pad with finishing polish.  He used a swirl killer mini.  

 

Next, he applied the ceramic paint coating to a portion of the hood.   In true pro-style, Adam noticed a scratch that wasn't quite perfect after the correction, and redid the process before the ceramic paint coating was applied.

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After the paint correction demo, Adam broke out the Black Trim Restorer and the Ceramic Trim Coating products for a demo on the Corvette's wiper pan.   He said the technique to use is to put the Black Trim Restorer on, then use the Ceramic on top of that.

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Adam had to leave after 90 minutes of touring and demoing, and answering questions.   After that, a wash demo occurred--starting with wheel well cleaning, tire cleaning, and wheel cleaning.   A variety of brushes were used, and the C5 had plenty of baked on brake dust in the wheel barrels.

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No more pics--but the Adam's folks polished the Corvette's exhaust tips, then pulled the car back in to dry off with H20 Guard and Gloss, as well as applying VRT to the tires and a full black trim restorer treatment to the wiper tray. 

 

I had to leave so I didn't get to see the engine detailing segment.   All in all, not a bad way to spend some time. 

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