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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  4. 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
  5. 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
    3 points
  6. 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
  7. I need a little bigger Rolling Wheel Stand for these monsters!
    3 points
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Awesome! Alan is the man! He's very knowledgeable, always helpful, and a great asset to the team 👍
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. 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.
    2 points
  15. 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.
    2 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. ecstrother

    New member

    It's a 17 Corvette Grand Sport. I had just used spray ceramics until now, mainly because I am dreading doing the paint correction lol. I think this Friday is the day though.
    1 point
  19. Mongosg8

    The two word game.

    Night Moves ( Deja Vu I think I did this before)
    1 point
  20. Hey all just coming in to say hello!!! I am in southern Denver and have stopped by the store a few times. Looking forward to learning the best way to utilize these great products and making my baby really sparkle.
    1 point
  21. Ssninja

    ssninja

    Hello all I'm new to the forum and semi new to the adams products. Just wanted to day hello and join the forum. Always interested in meeting new people and learning new things
    1 point
  22. Polishing is a bit subjective, but since it sounds like you'll be coating them, I would take the time to polish since you're locking in whatever's there.
    1 point
  23. RayS

    drying vehicle

    I used my stool that @falcaineerrecommended three times today, 2 SUV's and one pickup. It also gets plenty of use around the house besides the vehicles being a nice solid platform to stand on, yet light weight and easy to move.
    1 point
  24. Rich

    Adam's HQ Sticker Wall!

    Glad to see they yanked the stickers off the wood sign. Man, I'd like to own that for my "man cave"!!
    1 point
  25. 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
  26. Nice wheels Dan! Out of the products that you have, Graphene Ceramic Coating will be the most durable protection, then you could maintain them with CS3. Before coating them, you will want to have them mounted and balanced to tires first; otherwise wheel weights can have difficulty sticking or fall off due to reduced surface tension combined with forces from the wheel spinning down the road. It's important to note that the center sections that look to be a matte or satin finish may have slightly more shine to them after coating - they will look very wet and shiny when you apply the coati
    1 point
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  29. I'm glad to hear you liked it! I'm actually going to restructure the first post to include a full blog write-up that I just finished as well, to go along as a reference to the video - so you will see the post above change a little bit throughout the evening as I update it 👍
    1 point
  30. Great video! Can't wait for Part 2!
    1 point
  31. It's once again time for the Barrett-Jackson Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ - March 20-27th! We'll be there with our show display - demonstrating and selling products! We're also the official detailer of Barrett-Jackson, so you will see our team members all over the auction making vehicles truly shine! You can purchase advance tickets through the following link: https://barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Tickets/Scottsdale-March-2021/b8297bc9-b0e4-4129-98d3-884d31219e9b Please note there is a clear bag policy for all Barrett-Jackson events, and face mask
    1 point
  32. I saw this already!! Truck looks great! Hopefully I won't have to do quite this much work as already paint corrected truck when I got it and threw sealant on it but it's slowly breaking down. Hoping I can get away with a strip wash and minor correction before ceramic coating.
    1 point
  33. Rich

    The two word game.

    Boss Hog
    1 point
  34. RayS

    Adamized the Raptor

    @TheWolf You are much further along that I am on my new shop after a year's delay due to Covid and stock prices that fell hard. The stocks are up, contractors are talking again and it feels like we are getting close to turning some dirt for the the new shop.
    1 point
  35. 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.
    1 point
  36. 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
  37. I have worked on multiple 20-50 year old original paint vehicles and have found my preference of Americana or Ceramic Paste Wax. For vehicles are that got out to shows, I tend to prefer Americana and the expectation is that you'll do regular wax jobs on them. If it is a high end show car, then it is Patriots without question. From cruisers and vehicles that may sit in the garage for months without being touched, I prefer the Ceramic Paste Wax. It will last a long time and looks exception when you go it with Graphene Detail Spray before you go out running around.
    1 point
  38. On older vehicles with their original single stage paint I'll usually use Adam's Paint Sealant and recommend customers maintain the shine with his H2O Guard and Gloss after washings with the hose. Traditional waxes don't last as long as sealants, and I'd rather not mess with the original paint using Ceramics. I reserve Ceramics for newer vehicles and those with Clear Coat, however, the Ceramics could be used on older paints. I did a 1980 original paint Camaro a couple months ago and Graphene Ceramic Coated the black hood as there wasn't much paint left and wanted to preserve what was there the
    1 point
  39. 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!
    1 point
  40. 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.
    1 point
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is a salt-based formula, so I would not use it on any leather or synthetic leather surfaces myself. If you did, follow it up with some Leather Conditioner or Interior Detailer as soon as you can.
    1 point
  44. You mean these ones I've been holding onto forever now.......
    1 point
  45. Adam's latest email answers this question!
    1 point
  46. Here's some great info on Detailing & Protecting your Interior! https://adamspolishes.com/pages/adam-s-polishes-how-to-clean-protect-the-inside-of-your-car
    1 point
  47. The 3M #03131(3/4") Performance Masking tape is a great all around detailing tape, and is available in most auto parts stores. Most high quality tapes can be re-used during a detail, saving a little money - e.g. tape window trim on one side, polish, move tape to other side. If you want something more like the old Adam's tape check out Fine Line tape or the 3M #06526/06529 Precision Masking tape. I keep 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", and 1 1/2" tape on hand., but use mostly 3/4". For headlights I use 3M blue painters. It's a little cheaper, and I go thru a lot when I wetsand.
    1 point
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