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  1. I find the graphene product family goes hand in hand. The Graphene Shampoo FAR outperforms the old Car Shampoo. Then drying with Graphene Detail Spray adds an absolutely crazy amount of slickness. I don't get the same performance from the Car Shampoo + Graphene Detail Spray as I get from the Graphene Car Shampoo + Graphene Detail Spray. I am 100% sold on the graphene product family. Much to the chagrin of the dozens of other, fine Adams products currently lining my shelves. I will probably start using those older products in my F&F detail jobs and give them some product. It needs to get used, and it's not - because I only use the graphene stuff now. It's just THAT good.
    3 points
  2. Much ado about nothing. Your car's paint is protected. In fact, doubly-so. With a hand-applied coating you will have high and low spots - it's quite simply unavoidable. The more experience you get with coatings the more level you can get the coating. You can knock some down with leveling cloths, but it's never going to be perfect. I assure you, it's all going to be okay. To fix this, assuming the coating has fully cured, find all the high spots which will show up mostly as smears, swipes, etc. using the UV light to guide you. Use painter's tape to mark your target areas - go 30% larger than the area you need to cut. Take your DA with some medium/fine polish and a cutting pad to the known high spots. Do NOT cut to the tape edge. Use the tape as a loose guideline but keep the pad a couple inches from the tape edge. Go slowly, very little pressure on the DA machine. Once you've knocked the high spots down, re-clean those areas with Adams prep spray, and re-apply coating to those areas. Just like the DA machine, do not coat to the edges of the tape. Use a VERY thin layer of coating. Focus on your timing. Once the coating flashes, wipe it to level it. Then let it cure. That's it. Fixed and perfect. Good luck! EDIT: Take a look at the video below which will fully flesh out the process for ceramic coating corrective actions.
    3 points
  3. I recently bought a used ATS-V. I was happy with every aspect of the car except for the wheels. I used all of my Adam's wheel products and still had stains/water spots that wouldn't come off. I even tried some distilled white vinegar, and that didn't work either. Finally, I decided to use my drill with the Adam's mini pads and Adam's polish. I'm extremely happy with the results. Before and after pics attached!
    3 points
  4. I'll pass it along. No promises, but I know they will at least listen. Thanks for the feedback.
    2 points
  5. The Adam’s chemists hit a home run with the Graphene coatings combined with their Graphene shampoo and Graphene Detail Spray. The Graphene shampoo does an excellent job at knocking all grime off the vehicle, including bugs. Then the Graphene details spray can be used as a drying aide or just to make it spotless after a week in the garage. The two of them have become my favorite products for washing coated vehicles.
    2 points
  6. Apply a coating on them and they will look better longer and also much easier to clean.
    2 points
  7. falcaineer

    Help

    Leather and Interior Cleaner, All Purpose Interior Cleaning Gel or Total Interior Cleaner would be great choices. For tools, use a Cockpit Brush to agitate, or a Drill Brush if serious scrubbing is needed, and Edgeless Utility Towel.
    2 points
  8. PHOKUS

    Help

    Make sure to follow up with leather conditioner once the stain is removed.
    1 point
  9. You're welcome. I am glad you found the information helpful. Another couple products you might find helpful are Graphene Car Shampoo and Graphene Detail Spray. I use them both and maintenance has never been easier (I've been "hobbyist" detailing for 30 years ... 30 years wow time flies). Ceramic Boost is a great product as well. Welcome to the addiction.
    1 point
  10. Thanks Phokus! Well explained and your instructions were great. I did watch the above video (Infact several videos from Adams as well as detailers having their own YouTube channels). I think Adam not only market good products, but make sure they are high quality and user friendly. As far as the "thicker layer" issue - the car looks great. I have already spent 9 hours of the car now, and my family is bit concerned I am clingy to my car! So no DA polisher steps for now as you suggested, maybe later? I plan to wash the car after 10 days of application of UV Graphene Ceramic coat, using a pH neutral and no wax car soap. Then I will use the Adams ceramic boost after cleaning the car. This should make my car look more glossy. Adam's is my new favorite brand now..... PS> never seen any of my cars that I owned, looking so amazing. As days pass after initial application, the ceramic coat is settling well and looks better!
    1 point
  11. Hopefully the Moduator's on here are passing this feedback to the powers to be. I agree, they both need to be brought back!
    1 point
  12. 07stanggt

    Graphene Spray

    Good advice for those of us who don't use ceramic as the main protection and shine. Both of my show cars get Patriot/Brilliant Glaze but my 2 trucks which are outside 24/7 get ceramic soap and detail spray, Adams of course. Also try Slick and Slide. It's just like using ceramic products, if don't use ceramic as mentioned, as your main product.
    1 point
  13. The best 1-2 punch in the business ! I've also tried the new compounds and nothing like the other 2.
    1 point
  14. YUP, I get it and if you don't own them, you don't get it. What I did was I took advise from another member and used Adams Tar remover. Here are the steps 1) Clean your tires until no brown comes off. I use Wheel and tire cleaner cut 50/50. I use Adams Pump sprayer. I give the tires a really good cleaning until they are perfectly clean. Usually the first scrub does the job but I check them with a second cleaning to make sure there is no Brown at all , just white clean suds. 2) I use a leaf blower to dry the tires. 3) Then I get a general purpose Microfiber , a older one I will throw away after using and Spray Adams TAR remover on it. I wear rubber gloves the whole time just saying. I wipe the effected shiny areas of the tire to wear down the clear coat like marks. It's like clear coat got on the tires and TAR removes it pretty nicely. 4) Now I apply VRT with a Adams Tire Sponge. I use very little product and enough to cover the tire but not soak it. If you soak it, the dressing will build up in the letters and then run out when you drive it. It's madness and I hate that. 5) Let first coat dry for about 15 minutes and then apply another coat. After this coat, you can walk around with another throw away Micro Fiber towel and buff the tires so no dressing is hanging out in the letters. This procedure only has to be done once, then it's dress as normal and they are almost like normal tires. I got my tires pretty damn nice and I like the way they look now. I actually can not dress them for a few weeks and the VRT holds up nicely. I now only clean them with car Shampoo which I put in my Tire bucket and basically clean the tires with a micro fiber towel that I put in the bucket. My wheels are spray ceramic coated and they don't hold any brake dust week to week and I got Brembo Brakes. I can clean them with a micro fiber towel or a wheel woolly with the sam Car Shampoo in the tire bucket. Her's the final result of how the tires look currently.
    1 point
  15. I'll get in line for them as well! Along with (and especially) the old white Finishing Polish. Adam's screwed up drifting away from these two products and need to sway back. The new stuff does not perform to where these two products do. I've tried. Given it a fair shake. Once my supply of orange and white run out, I'll be heading back to "that other brand" for my polishing needs.
    1 point
  16. RayS

    Strip wash vs APC

    The Graphene Shampoo also works good on bugs and sap on Ceramic Spray Coated vehicles based on how many bugs and sap my daughter used to get on her Jag. One a Graphene Spray Coated vehicle, the Graphene Shampoo easily takes the bugs off. I have not had a Graphene coated vehicle get sap yet, but based on how easily the bugs come off, I suspect it will be similar. The more I use the Graphene Shampoo, the more I like it.
    1 point
  17. RayS

    The two word game.

    Mandate Defense
    1 point
  18. falcaineer

    Strip wash vs APC

    Strip Wash works great, suds well and is a great decon step. Other options are Bug Remover, or a fine grade clay. You may also consider Graphene Shampoo, it has degreasing properties and will rejuvenate your Graphene Ceramic Coating at the same time. https://adamspolishes.com/collections/car-washing-products-best-car-shampoo/products/graphene-shampoo™
    1 point
  19. chops1sc

    The two word game.

    Boats (n) Hoes
    1 point
  20. RayS

    Graphene Coating: Shelf Life

    I keep my opened bottles of coatings in a small container in a climate controlled room always ensuring the sun can't get to it. I do like @mc2hillcanning jar method - thanks for passing that on.
    1 point
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