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  1. Previously unavailable to retail customers, for those of you who have always wanted to try it but couldn't, or simply want more, Rubber Mat & Liner Cleaner is now up for sale on the website. This stuff works great! https://adamspolishes.com/collections/new-just-in/products/adams-rubber-mat-liner-cleaner
    5 points
  2. Our good friend @wildcatz80 sent over some photos from the Meet and Greet at our Anaheim location yesterday. Looks like everyone had a great time! Thank you to everyone that stopped out 🙂
    4 points
  3. Thanks for the welcomes! By far the most smiles per gallon: The backstory is: Me and 4 friends wanted to build something for a Gambler 500 event held locally. We have the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year, and they put on a Hoopty-X event, which ended up being $500 cars going around a homemade motocross track out at the Buffalo Chip campground. We got a smoking deal from another buddy on a good running astro van, he was going to sell it for $1500 but found out what our plans were, and his kid loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so sold it to us for $500. One buddy is a fabricator,
    4 points
  4. You may have noticed we launched some new products onto the website yesterday afternoon, as well as Mystery Madness, with all sorts of different mystery boxes, buckets, crates, stools, etc! First up is product that many have been requesting for quite some time, Adam's Water Spot Remover! This is a very effective cleaner, but keep in mind it does have acid actives in it, so wear gloves and make sure to review the product video before use! Product Video: We also introduced a new formula update to one of our most popular products, CS3. The shor
    4 points
  5. TheWolf

    Adamized the Raptor

    New garage build is underway! The last 10 months have been super busy, getting the old house ready to sell, and then starting on a new house build. Yeah, the garage will have a house attached to it, but the priority is the garage! In the old garage, I had a pretty good setup for detailing and also woodworking, but the lack of separation between the two hobbies was a bit of a hindrance. I needed more room around my truck, to be able to open the doors wide. I also wanted to be able to wash inside, to avoid the constraints of weather, but the shop tools cannot get wet.
    4 points
  6. There should be (could be?) some drain holes that help get the water out of those types of areas. If there are some in that area, make sure they are not clogged.
    4 points
  7. NEW UPDATED TIME: The Meet & Greet is now scheduled for 11AM to 1PM! Sorry for the short notice on this one, but I just found out! Our Anaheim, CA location will be holding a meet and greet with Adam this Sunday, from 11AM-1PM. Stop out to say hello and pick up some gear with in-store specials!
    3 points
  8. In this new for 2021 video, Joe gives an explanation and how-to of our different wheel cleaning chemicals and accessories. We cover each of our wheel cleaning chemicals - Wheel & Tire Cleaner, Wheel Cleaner, and Eco Wheel Cleaner - and the scenarios where they work best. We hope this video and the write-up below will help you decide which combination will work best on your wheels to clean them safely without introducing any potential damage to delicate finishes! Cleaning Overview | Chemicals There are a large amount of wheel finishes available
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  9. Hi Jeremiah! Thanks for joining the forum, and welcome! We do have certain requirements and buy-in tiers in order to be a re-seller of our products. For more information about the wholesale program options, you can contact our wholesale department from this link: https://adamspolishes.com/pages/become-a-distributor If your retail/office area is sectioned off from the body shop area, you should be ok, as long as you aren't spraying products directly in the office area, where particles could travel through the air or any duct work. Generally most of our protection products could potentially c
    3 points
  10. I need a little bigger Rolling Wheel Stand for these monsters!
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  11. HEY! I resemble that remark! 😛
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  13. Yep, I've diluted Wheel & Tire Cleaner 1:1 in the regular 16oz bottle and it still works quite well. You may want to test it out with a smaller amount (2oz Wheel & Tire Cleaner, 2oz water for example) to see if you like that ratio or not, rather than mixing up a big batch and potentially not making it strong enough.
    2 points
  14. Hey everyone! I wrote this technical article for the website a few weeks ago. A big thank you to our creative and marketing teams for making it look much more presentable with nice photos and layout design. Preparation Instructions Prep for Paint Thoroughly wash the vehicle using a shampoo without any protection additives like Adam’s Car Shampoo or Mega Foam, or through a Waterless Wash or Rinseless Wash process. a. Use a Foam Cannon or Foam Gun if possible, as well as a Two Bucket Wash Method with Grit Guards.
    2 points
  15. Nice. Just seeing sunshine and people in shorts improves my mood. Hope it's not long for us Northern guys to get some of that too.
    2 points
  16. I forgot to add, in my mind it's similar to the concept of a new vehicle. There may be marks on the wheels you don't notice until after you polish and they're gone.
    2 points
  17. Awesome! Alan is the man! He's very knowledgeable, always helpful, and a great asset to the team 👍
    2 points
  18. My apologies, sometimes I get ahead of myself. I'd like to offer some Adam's Products as kind of an "add on" service for customers we've done paint/body work for. you know like an impulse buy item, either while we are writing an estimate, or when they are picking their vehicles up. I'd also like to use some of those products, in an effort to practice what we preach, so I wanted to grab some of the "body shop safe" products to use while prewashing/final detailing customer vehicles, obviously without causing issues in the paint department. Dan's list gives me beautiful start, on some prod
    2 points
  19. I would agree with your assessment @falcaineer. I would do a small test area @RayS, and stay away from the edges of the vinyl decal, where it could possibly weaken the adhesive underneath as well, especially since the vinyl is 30+ years old.
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  20. I haven't used it yet. But my gut tells me not to use it on more delicate surfaces like old decals given its high acidic formula. I've been wrong before, so hopefully someone else can chime in and clarify either way.
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  21. Follow up. I do not like car washes I always hand wash and have not been to car wash in years. But our winter has been brutal and I had white salt and stuff growing on the truck. So off the car wash I went. I have never been able to get road film off so its really never clean when I leave. But with the graphene was amazing. Dirt came off easy and was spotless when I left.
    2 points
  22. If I understand what you're experiencing, you can use the pressure washer to spray the suds and water out of the cracks, then use a Sidekick or another dryer to dry. But beware, there's a trick to using it 🤦🏻‍♂️😂
    2 points
  23. Rich

    Brand new car & white polish

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm 74 and didn't start using a polisher until around 10 years ago. Started with a Porter Cable which killed my shoulder, and then switched to the Swirl Killer polishers and that's all I use now. I do very little hand polishing now...........one black car, one white car, and both get the full treatments. Go for it!
    2 points
  24. Added to Mary's wish list. I think she is putting in a order tonight since there is a very good sale going on.
    2 points
  25. You would use our Polish & White foam pad & maybe speed 3 or 4 to achieve perfect results like you are looking for. Do a 2 x 2 test spot on a flat panel like your hood so you will know what it's going to take to get back to perfect.
    2 points
  26. Trap

    Adam's Waterless Wash

    Tried it out yesterday and have to say it did clean up all the dust of off the car really nice. Left a nice shine to it.
    2 points
  27. 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.
    2 points
  28. RayS

    What did you do today?

    After a quick run to a Pay & Spray, sure. I have never been able to get the wheel wells and all the other places that salt, calcium, cinders and whatever else is put on the roads off with a rinseless process. I wouldn't want something that you can't reach with a rag to cause such a beautiful car to start rusting. Please you can spray underneath with a Pay & Spray wand, but it is nearly impossible with to do with rag, even if you have a lift. My recommendation would be to get everything ready, run to your closest Pay & Spray and then straight home and in the garage an
    2 points
  29. Just coated and boosted my wheels with the Adam’s kit. Showing off the results! Fun weekend project. Mods, sorry it’s not a question but wanted to post. 7FF1BBA9-0815-4CE0-8528-574329DDDE17.MOV
    2 points
  30. Prepping wheels (at least wheels that aren’t brand new) is kind of a chore, especially ones with ridiculous brake dust. Beer and music helped a lot (and a sunny weekend here in LA). Adam’s wheel cleaner, APC, and brushes, then the SK mini with compound, all did the job well. Once I got to the actual coating it was very easy. With the UV light, even though I have zero experience at this, I was able to do large sections no problem. And people seem to complain a lot about the Ceramic Boost but I’ve had a great experience on my car and now again on the wheels. Ended up ceramic coating th
    2 points
  31. I use two towels when I use any product like Details Spray or CS3. My go to towel is the Borderless Gray, there is a large bundle, I believe it is a 24 count and when they are on sale, they are a very good deal. Then after the application of the product with the Borderless Gray, I use a single soft to go over the area. Except on the wife garage queen, that only gets the best (her words and @falcaineer), so I use a double soft for her vehicle. The one thing that is very important with any of the towels is how you take care of them. The MicroFiber Revitalizer and washing &
    2 points
  32. Norton

    Exhaust tip coating

    I haven't found anything that works better than cleaning, polishing, and ceramic coating them. They still get dirty, but cleanup is quicker and easier.
    2 points
  33. I agree on coated wheels Shampoo, Wash + Coat and regular washing will be all you need to keep clean. Don't forget to do maintain with CS3, Boost or Graphene Detail Spray.
    2 points
  34. I have also found that car shampoo takes care of the coated wheels the vast majority of the time. I tend to use Eco Wheel Cleaner more than regular wheel cleaner, it doesn't smell nearly as bad. I also use the Wheel & Tire Cleaner and have not found any adverse effects on the coated wheels.
    2 points
  35. Hi Steve, I have a battery operated variable speed Dremel that allows me to use tiny felt pads to go around the bolts and other tiny parts on the motorcycles. I buy them in bulk since it is not unusual to shred one or two on a single bolt. There is no way to go around the bolts by hand, so you have to use some type of machine. For the larger parts, like side covers, I do them entirely by hand. Based on the experience with the Demel for the bolts and other hard to reach areas, I don't see any reason why you couldn't use one of the Adam's polishers. The one thing that I
    2 points
  36. Dan@Adams

    drying vehicle

    Lots of excellent suggestions here. I don't have much to add other than when you use Graphene Detail Spray, CS3, or H2O Guard & Gloss as a drying aid, you do not need to use a lot of product - 2 or 3 light mists per panel is usually enough to help with wiping away any fresh water spots and leave the finish looking great. If you use too much, you could notice some unwanted streaking and smearing while drying. If there is any sunshine, I move the vehicle into my garage to dry it, but that is not an option for everyone. If you can move the vehicle into the shade like Dave mentioned, even i
    2 points
  37. falcaineer

    drying vehicle

    I recommend this stool, and a large drying towel like the Ultra Plush. https://adamspolishes.com/products/adams-standard-step-stool
    1 point
  38. chops1sc

    The two word game.

    Stool sample
    1 point
  39. Thanks for the info! Good looking truck and I think I am going to try it. Honestly never liked the Adams stuff but I have seen good stuff about the newer graphene and really like the UV light. I used IGL ceramic in the past and it is so hard to see where you have been so UV light is a really good idea imo. Don't know when to buy it yet as it is still chilly here in ohio and not ready to put summer wheels on yet!
    1 point
  40. I think Chris and Chris answered the questions. As for the brakes, that is not a problem that I have experienced with vehicles with disk brakes. However, if you have drum brakes, I have experienced that multiple times. The solution is to drive it a little bit and it goes away.
    1 point
  41. They are 14” L x 10” W x 10.5” T Sorry I forgot......lol
    1 point
  42. Dan@Adams

    Adam's Waterless Wash

    Hey Al, great question! You can absolutely use our regular Waterless Wash on a ceramic coated car, and I use it fairly often on mine. There isn't protection in our regular Waterless Wash, so you don't have to worry about buildup with it. I would say to use it up and then give CS3 or Ceramic Waterless a try when you need to restock 👍
    1 point
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  44. Hi there, and welcome to the forum! For the Graphene Ceramic Coating, it would be best for the application and curing temperature to be around 50F (10C) or higher. Temperatures at or near freezing will make the application more difficult. Moisture is also a big issue during the cure process - if there is moisture, the coating can try to cure to it rather than the clear coat surface, and could leave water spotting. We recommend keeping the vehicle indoors for a minimum of 24 hours after application. 5-10 Celsius for curing should be ok but isn't ideal. 15-20 Celsius would be great if possibl
    1 point
  45. RayS

    What did you do today?

    I have received my gift and I have no complaints, although I the information I was given had a reasonable amount of accuracy and truth to it, my guesses were not even close. I suspect that someone on this forum may have assisted my wife with getting this. If that is fact, then let me thank you for helping her with the guidance, it is most certainly appreciated. What I ended up with is beautiful Red electric pressure washer along with various accessories. This is a replacement for one that was close to 15 years old and getting temperamental. As for the square inches that I had b
    1 point
  46. Trap

    Checking in.

    Thanks for the warm welcome. Will post some pictures when the weather finally smartens up around here. Right now it's hanging out in the garage staying warm.
    1 point
  47. Chris@Adams

    drying vehicle

    I might add, consider either Graphene Spray or Graphene Ceramic coating your vehicle. A coated vehicle is 10 times easier to wash and dry the paint is super hydrophobic.
    1 point
  48. Rich

    drying vehicle

    I used to use Detail Spray when I dried, switched to H20 Guard n Gloss, then switched to the CS3, and now I use the Grapene Detail Spray as a drying aid. All are good and help to avoid water spotting.
    1 point
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