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  1. them240i

    What did you do today?

    This was one wild and frustrating winter. I was rear ended in mid-December by a guy who was inattentive, and completely missed the turquoise coupe stopped at the light (read: me). I knew that it was going to be a battle when he attempted to offer me $1000 to repair the bumper. That was not going to fly, and then he told me that there was a "problem with [his] insurance," on that specific vehicle (late 1980's GMC panel truck). I figured that this was going to be an uninsured motorist claim, so I advised my own insurance company, and forwarded them the dash cam footage that has be stopped at the
    6 points
  2. Nickfire20

    Unicorn Shampoo

    Yup, my daughter loved it! And its full of suds and lubrication. Works extremely well. I love it
    5 points
  3. I just want to throw some Kudos out at Christian in Adams Support. Dude was super helpful, knowledgeable and just all around great to deal with. It never ceases to amaze me how nice the folks are at Adams and how well they treat the customer. It’s why they are such a great company to buy from. The best part is the customer service. I’ve never had experiences like I have with Adams with ANY other company I have traded with. Chic Fil A is the only thing that comes close. This is probably the third or fourth time I am bragging on someone at Adams. It won’t be the last. Christian if you are out th
    4 points
  4. rkj4243

    The two word game.

    office space
    4 points
  5. Wipe down any trim to level it out and you will be fine.
    3 points
  6. We'll be on the Midway Row IE Spaces 125-130. Same spot we're usually in.
    3 points
  7. rkj4243

    The two word game.

    chuck roast
    3 points
  8. RayS

    The two word game.

    Mods watching "Thanks Moderators for keeping this site successful"
    3 points
  9. The 2021 Ford Nationals @ Carlisle is just about a month out Gang, and Adam's will be there! https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=ford+nationals We'll be located on the Midway, just look for our 25' inflatable Detail Spray Bottle perched on top of our trailer. Along with an awesome assortment of Adam's goodies and expert advice from Detailing Experts, we're going to be offering onsite detailing. If you're interested in services, pricing and, scheduling give Dan a call (no texts please) at 385 315-7198. We offered detailin
    2 points
  10. We have started a restoration of our 1995 Coachmen Catalina fifth wheel camper! We will be uploading the whole process to YouTube. Check us out if you're bored, LOL!
    2 points
  11. One more shout out to Christian again. Spoke with him about a product that must have frozen there or on the way and was no good. He was immediate to help me with the problem and get the product replaced and a shipping conformation today as well. Great products and service as usual !!!
    2 points
  12. Wash with soap and water and hit it with the spray of your choice whether it is something like Ceramic boost, CS3, Graphene Detail Spray etc. I do the occasional iron remover a couple times a year.
    2 points
  13. The Team will be arriving today (Monday April 19th) around noon to begin set up. We should be open for business and detailing around noon on Wednesday. There are still detailing slots available if your interested. Stop on by if in the area!
    2 points
  14. Thanks Rich! I can confirm I stopped in today and they were able to help resolve the other two issues... figured I had some really bad luck but felt like they got it taken care of well so I am pleased and my loyalty remains, LOL.
    2 points
  15. Good news! We're finally ready to announce our Shine Academy professional paint correction and ceramic coating classes should resume soon at the Adam's Polishes Headquarters. If you've ever wanted to visit, or visit again, and get some in-depth knowledge and experience, now's your chance. We are looking at hosting a class sometime next month, likely Fri-Sat, May 7-8. Cost is $1495/student, and includes a polisher kit valued at $500+. You may also be granted access to purchasing the Pro Graphene Ceramic Coating. If you're interested in more information please ask below, and
    2 points
  16. chops1sc

    The two word game.

    Space Balls
    2 points
  17. BRZN

    Annual Spray Coating

    I apply the Ceramic Spray Coating every year (overtop a Ceramic Coated vehicle), sometimes at a six month interval depending on time. Wash and Clay the vehicle. You'll have to determine which clay to use depending on the severity of contaminants embedded in the paint after washing; Fine, Medium Visco, or the Clay Mitt. If you've not washed at all throughout the winter it may need the more aggressive Visco Clay. Once clayed, evaluate the paint for marring and scratches. I usually get away with just some spot polishing, not the entire vehicle again. There's only so much paint on the vehicle, and
    2 points
  18. @falcaineerI spoke to him on the phone sir. Thanks Mr. Chris sir!
    2 points
  19. RayS

    What did you do today?

    The pressure washer fun continues, this last weekend was doing the driveway. While it may not look great, it does not look bad for being 49 year old concrete. The driveway was poured in 1972, so it is hard to complain about the condition overall. Fortunately I had some help in doing the driveway, but I still managed to spend about 12 hours of the weekend on it and got sunburned. If you look at my truck you might see the edge of something lurking behind it. We don't know if it is a project car or donor car yet, but something will happen with it.
    2 points
  20. @Mantis You can also add on top of the Spray Coating (Ceramic or Graphene) the Ceramic Paste or Liquid Wax. This will add an additional layer of protection and it is easily removed and reapplied without the need to polish the entire vehicle again. If you are downwind from a plant using coal, a steel mill or other heavy industry factory they can result in additional particulates drifting onto your vehicle or pulled down with rain. This also works for people we have to park where pigeons regularly roost. The great thing with doing the top coat is that the coating on the vehicle is
    1 point
  21. @Mantis Graphene Ceramic Spray Coating is a better coating all around than Ceramic Spray Coating. As explained in the video above and in my experience. Use it instead. But prep the surface completely before application.
    1 point
  22. The Guz

    Black trim issue

    Just level it out if it is applied over trim.
    1 point
  23. You can. You may notice a slight difference in the depth between the old and new, but you should be fine. And welcome to the forum.
    1 point
  24. Nice color! I have been researching at these lately - like the size and look.
    1 point
  25. Rain doesn't cause water spots. It is the minerals in the water that causes them. So if there is a lot of dirt on the surface and it rains. Well that is a different thing.
    1 point
  26. I'd like to know as well since I have the same issue. I used WW just as the video showed. Notice that it's not everywhere. My theory; my glass was "coated" by the manufacturer (which didn't work worth a hoot). I tried polishing off the water spots about a year ago with mediocre results. What I think happened is that my polishing removed that factory coating in some spots (the clear areas in the pic) and the hazing is a reaction between the coating, where it still is, and the Water Spot Remover. Partially supported by the fact that the haze is only where the water spots aren't.
    1 point
  27. Agreed with Chris, I don't see a way either. Here are a couple of videos where Adam uses a wash bay and his tips for doing so in the winter, and the principles are pretty much the same all year. As Chris also said, make sure the car wash allows it, some don't.
    1 point
  28. First, welcome to our Forums! Be sure to post an intro so we can properly welcome you. Any of the pressure washers offered by Adam's are guaranteed to fit and come with everything you'll need. There are simply too many variables with other pressure washers to cover, otherwise. I can tell you some require specialized fittings to be compatible and are available via third party sellers, and specs for the attachments on the Foam Cannon are listed on the website. But since this is a forum for Adam's, links or recommendations from competitors are not allowed to be posted or discussed at
    1 point
  29. RayS

    New Member

    Welcome to the Forum Alex
    1 point
  30. Chris@Adams

    Black trim issue

    Our Black Trim Restorer will do you a great job, just follow instructions and clean your trim before applying. Post up some before & after pics. https://adamspolishes.com/collections/wheel-tire-cleaning-liquids-chemicals/products/adam-s-black-trim-restorer
    1 point
  31. Rich

    New Member

    Welcome to the forum Alex!
    1 point
  32. falcaineer

    New Member

    Welcome, Alex! We're glad you found us (how?). Good looking car!
    1 point
  33. 5.3Ecotec

    Unicorn Shampoo

    Just a fun way to add color to the foam
    1 point
  34. rkj4243

    The two word game.

    white hot
    1 point
  35. Can you get part of the truck inside the garage? If so, Ceramic coat half one day, then the next day turn it around and do the other half. At Carlisle Events My Adam's Team will Ceramic Spray Coat or use the traditional 50 or 60ml bottles to Ceramic Coat vehicles on the Fairgrounds. We apply under our canopy to keep out of direct sunlight, then move the vehicle out into the sun to try to more quickly allow it to cure. We've not noticed, or heard of, any issues to date.
    1 point
  36. Rich

    Annual Spray Coating

    Personally.........I'd redo the process. Wash, clay, polish, coat. I do it once a year.
    1 point
  37. Compressed air and a Detailing Brush if it's still dry. get to it quickly!
    1 point
  38. Great feedback, Jamey, thanks! He's not on here, but I'll be sure to pass the word along. (I assume you talked to him over the phone, or were you visiting the HQ?)
    1 point
  39. Rich

    drying

    You don't ever want to reuse your microfiber towels before cleaning them. Use the Microfiber Revitalizer if you have it, use LIQUID laundry soap if you don't (don't ever use powder), and either line dry or put them in the dryer with low or no heat and NO fabric softener in either the washer or dryer. No dryer sheets either. With proper care, they'll last years. I have some that are 10 years old at least!
    1 point
  40. daddy goku

    drying

    Horary! Thx bro
    1 point
  41. falcaineer

    What’s Best for Silver?

    True shine comes from proper paint correction, the rest is enhancement and protection. That said, I think the combination of Paint Sealant and HGG looks great on lighter colored cars. The Graphene Ceramic Coating is also next level shine. But again, take the time to correct the paint and then you'll really like the results after.
    1 point
  42. Rich

    What’s Best for Silver?

    Like Guz said, it doesn't matter what wax or ceramic or graphene coating, sealant, or detail spray you use, you want to POLISH your paint first and remove all the crap and swirls and scratches to get the paint close to perfect. Wax or ceramics don't correct flaws, and you won't get maximum shine from just applying it either. I've used HGG, I've used CS3, and I've used the Graphene Ceramic Spray. I prefer the last two over the Guard n Gloss. But that's comparing apples to oranges. But for best results, polish first........ceramic coat or ceramic spray coat..........then maintain with the CS
    1 point
  43. Rich

    What’s Best for Silver?

    If you don't have the time or don't want to go the full ceramic/graphene route, try the Graphene Ceramic Spray. You still need to do the full prep, but the spray is a lot more forgiving with the application and the results are fantastic. Easy maintenance with Graphene DS or CS3.
    1 point
  44. falcaineer

    New Vehicle process

    Love the Leather Conditioner, it works and smells great. Adams also now has a Leather and Interior Dressing that's a matte finish and no scent. Here's a side by side, The left is the Dressing, the middle is the is nothing/normal daily wear, and the right is the Conditioner. I'll also add that I've done a few cars now with the new (to you) Leather and Vinyl Coating, and the results were really impressive. Every owner has said it was better than new. It's easy to work with, and it also gives a slight leather scent to the car too that smells like the Conditioner. That wou
    1 point
  45. Don't know yet, they don't release that info until the week before the event. But my guess is the same spot we've been at the past several years. Just look for the 25' inflatable Detail Spray bottle on top of our trailer on the midway, can't miss it.
    1 point
  46. As the topic states, back in December I wanted to try out the new Graphene ceramic coating on my 2008 F150 Harley Davidson truck. The truck was coated the previous spring with Adams ceramic spray coating and lasted easily throughout the summer with regular washes and the normal upkeep. It stays outside all the time and being a 13 year old truck I wanted to put a coat of longer lasting protection on it. Strip washed, reclayed, 2 step paint correction and coating prep to remove any minor scratches and any old coating. After the normal prep work it was time to ceramic coat it. I found that going
    1 point
  47. One of things that is a bit disappointing is that Adams does not package the coating in some sort of box. It would stop this from happening. I had their ceramic coating leak on me when I received it.
    1 point
  48. This will be Post 2,001 thanks to @Captain Slowasking a question. I'm still a puppy compared to many of the others on here. I had forgotten about this topic until @falcaineer reminded me - Thanks Chris.
    1 point
  49. Daniel, you inadvertently answered your own question. You don’t need a different light source you need a darker background to contrast the light reflected off of silver paint. When I work on my wife’s silver Beast I will turn off all the lights in the garage and use a hand held LED flashlight to check my work. My previous ( and next!) vehicle was pearl white and I learned quickly to do what we do in our optical lab when we’re inspecting lenses for cosmetic defects. This lens looks pretty good, right? Guess again. Same lens, same old man hand but with a black ba
    1 point
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