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  1. SGM CAMARO

    Camaro SS

    Wash, clay, revive hand polish, surface prep, paint sealant,...couple days later, wash and h2o GG !!! Ready for the Fall, or what we call it in Michigan, Winter.
    10 points
  2. aurik

    Issues with orders

    On the very first order I placed with Adam's, they sent me out one too few spray bottle tops. So I contacted customer service -- the next day they sent me three new tops. Last week I ordered a microfiber wash mitt, and they sent me a wheel wash mitt by mistake. So I contacted customer service -- the next day they sent me the microfiber wash mitt I ordered and said, "Keep the wheel wash mitt, you'll need it sometime!" Adam's may not always get things right the first time, but their customer service people always make it right, and fast!
    9 points
  3. 07stanggt

    C8 Detail

    So a buddy of mine just picked up his new vette, but the dealer trashed it as usual, so it needd a litle love from me and Adams. Strip washed, claybared, 2 step paint correction, Brilliant Glaze, Americana wax and some Slick and Slide added for a little extra pop. Needless to say it looks a lot better !!
    9 points
  4. All screen names were entered into a spreadsheet and then google chose a random number. The winner of this contest is: @shmedley! I'll send you a PM now 👍 Thank you everyone for participating, and Happy New Year!
    8 points
  5. DaBoyRob

    New Member Alert!!!

    Hello guys, I've been using adams polishes for a few years now. I love there products. I also been collecting the limited edition bottles. I have attached a picture of my collection and of my truck.
    8 points
  6. crowvet

    Adam's Online Car Show

    Here is what I have been working on in my free time
    8 points
  7. Apologize up front as I completely forgot to take before pictures. I completely detailed and applied Ceramic Spray back in October 2019. Decided to do it all over again now. 1. Spent all day Thursday washing, Iron remover, clay bar and cleaning the engine bay and tires and wheels. 2. Spent all day Friday finish polishing with Swirl Killer, applying Surface Prep and applied Ceramic Spray coating to the entire car including door jams on the "Garage Queen". 3. Applied Tire Shine and put the license plate back on today. Done for now due to extreme heat index. I'll clean the interior on Monday.
    8 points
  8. my wife just bought my son a shirt for us to match 😅
    8 points
  9. Great News everyone! @Chris@Adams was able to get through to our web developers and all issues appear to be resolved - big thanks to Chris, @GerryC, and @falcaineer for their help in this! The security certificate has been fixed, and you should now be able to tag other screen names, react to posts, insert pictures, and so on. You may need to clear your cookie settings for this website, close and reopen your browser or tab, and then log back in, but the site is now secure again. We are very sorry for the delay on this, and thank you for your patience. I'll post an announcement thread shortly with a contest giveaway too!
    7 points
  10. 07stanggt

    Fall Reflections

    If you have any cool Fall Reflection pics post em up. I'll start with a couple of my 2013 Shelby GT500
    7 points
  11. I had a great experience today! I drove up from San Diego - it took an hour to get there, but it was worth it; I was kinda going stir crazy from being home, and wanted to get away for a bit. I came in, started looking around, and was asked if I needed some help; the first thing I asked was, "Do you by chance have any mystery buckets?" They had apparently sold the last one earlier, but because I had asked, they offered to make one up for me, which I was ABSOLUTELY grateful for. I know they didn't have to do that, and had they not, I would've probably done some sort of kit anyway...I got pretty much everything to do a wash for my wife's car - tire shine, spray wax, ultra wash shampoo, interior detailer, VRT, and a few other things! I ended up getting the bucket and a clay mitt, and unfortunately on the way back realized I'd forgotten to pick up some glass cleaner, interior goo, and iron remover, so I'll probably make a trip up there again in the near future; however, I've got plenty to work with right now. The guys working the counter today (I unfortunately didn't get their names) deserve kudos for their help.
    7 points
  12. 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 red light, and even the camera recorded the impact from the the truck. However, it turns out that the guy *does* have insurance, but they are debating whether to cover it as apparently the truck failed smog inspection, so it did not have a valid registration. Weeks turn into months, as the other insurance company continues to slow walk their 'investigation.' The estimate from the collision center was between $4100 and $5000 (using all OEM parts), and a few days after getting that done, the other driver calls me to once again offer me $1000. I then tell him that the $1000 would be insufficient, as the estimate dwarfs that. Fast forward to late-March, when my insurance company calls me to let me know that the person who was handling the file at the other driver's insurance (Infinity) "was no longer with the company," and apparently had done nothing. 😡 Finally, on the last week of March, I was cleared to have the repairs completed as it was going to be filed as an uninsured motorist claim. The final total for repairs was $4490, plus an additional supplement of $900 for extra paint shop time. So finally, I have my car back, and even though it was detailed at the collision center, I needed to go over it again. And of course, I've ordered a ceramic coating kit since the paint is fresh. 😁 One thing that I was impressed with was that after 7 months since the last time I cleaned the engine bay, there was just a little bit of dust, which was taken care of with some DS and then I used VRT on the plastic bits, as well as the rubber gasket that runs around the engine compartment.
    6 points
  13. Wow, I'm humbled. Thanks @Dan@Adamsand the rest of the Adams team for everything you do
    6 points
  14. Rich

    Food Thread

    Wife made prime rib last week, but our daughter sent us a bucket from a place called Topsail Steamer for Christmas, we added some more crab legs and mussels to it, and had a low country boil two nights ago. Definitely enjoyed that one!
    6 points
  15. Firs I just want to say I am a long time Adam's user. I remember when his product line was Detail Spray, Swirl & Haze Remover, Buttery Wax Undercarriage Spray and a few different types of Micro Fiber towels. I also was always a polish and wax type of detailer. Old school I guess. Well about a year ago I decide to try the Ceramic Spray coating because I knew I could remove it a lot easier then the full 3-5 year coating. I will admit I was a little skeptical but went for it any way. Now this was Adam's first Ceramic Spray coating that came in the kit of Surface Prep, Ceramic Coating and Boost. It was shortly after that the UV version was released. Well that application is almost a year old so I decide to strip it off and apply a new coat using the UV spray. Well I believe they said it was the say as the original except for the UV feature. If it I may have not done some thing correct the first time because this seem so much better. First off the car spend a lot of time in the garage cover and especially now with COVID it seems to see even more down time. So the car was clean under the cover, but I decided to clay bar the surface first, then I used the One Step polish and One step pad. I did about half the car the first day stating with the hood. Later that night I went out to the garage and noticed the the hood seemed clouded it wiped right off and had the shine that was there earlier. The next day I went out hoping to finish and apply the ceramic coating, but the hood was all hazed up again. It still wiped off, but I was concerned if I applied the ceramic would it haze up under the ceramic. I decided to seek some help on the forum. I waited a hour to see if I would get any advice, but finally decided to try the standard white polish and white pad. That did the trick and the hazing issue was gone. Turns out falcaineer replied and suggested the White pad and polish. So after completing the full polish/paint correct I was ready to start the ceramic coating process. I wiped the car down completely with the Surface Prep, Then I started with the hood applying the UV Ceramic Spray Coating half the hood waiting the 1-2 minutes before removing. Followed this procedure for the entire car. This was Wednesday so I knew I need to let it cure before adding the boost, so I let actually sit until today tp apply the boost. I finished it around 11 am today and then backed it out to get a few pictures. So here is the finished product: Yes I guess I am a little anal as I also did the door jambs.
    6 points
  16. brihy1

    Matte hood

    Hey norton,thanks for the info.It worked very well.I cleaned with waterless wash-hand polished-vrt-matte detailer-adams graphing spray coating.Its no perfect but looks way better than it did and I like it.tanks everyone for the help and replies.awesome forum.heres some pics.dont mind the big pine tree in background
    6 points
  17. Hey everyone! Many of you have been asking for this for many years - introducing Adam's All-Season Windshield Washer Fluid! This 3-in-1 formula quickly removes bugs and dirt, melts ice, and has increased water repellency from hydrophobic polymers. It resists freezing in temperatures as low as -25°F. Adam's All-Season Windshield Washer Fluid will not streak, smear, or build-up. It's competitively priced at $6.99 per gallon before discounts and is available now; however it is restricted from sale in California and Texas. CLICK HERE TO SHOP NEW PRODUCTS NOW! Thanks for looking, and let us know what you think if you try it out!
    6 points
  18. I just received word a little while ago that one of my best friends was in a car wreck. He's going to be ok, but someone pulled out onto the road directly in front of him. The airbag banged him up but did its job. Things could have been much worse. He hit his head and has a gash in it. They took him in the ambulance with a neck restraint to check him out but he should be ok. His girlfriend called me and was fairly calm but I could tell she was shooken up. She wasn't with him but they live only a few miles down the road from where the wreck occurred. So if you're the praying type, my bud Jake could use some warm fuzzies right about now. Thanks everyone!
    6 points
  19. Finished my bench up.
    6 points
  20. Hi Ulysses, great question! There are a lot of variables here, especially when you consider what a full detail consists of for you. For me, this would usually be my tasks and time estimates for a full detail: 1. Clean Wheels, Tires, Fender Wells, and Exhaust Tips = 30-60 minutes (depending on how bad they are) 2. Clean Engine Bay = 15 minutes 3. Wash and Dry Vehicle = 1 hour 4. Tape off exterior trim pieces = 15 minutes 5. Clay exterior paint and glass = 30 minutes 6. Compound painted areas = 2-3 hours 7. Polish painted areas = 1-2 hours 8. Surface Prep painted areas = 15 minutes 9. Ceramic Coating Application (Paint) = 2-3 hours 10. Ceramic Coating Application (Wheels) = 2-3 hours (factoring in time to remove and re-install each wheel) 11. Protect Exterior Plastics = 15-60 minutes (depending on VRT or Ceramic Coating) 12. Vacuum Floor and Trunk = 30 minutes 13. Clean and Protect Glass Inside and Outside = 30 minutes 14. Interior Clean and Condition = 1-3 hours (depending on current condition of the interior) 15. Clean any compounding and polishing dust out of engine bay, door, and trunk seams = 15 minutes That adds up to just over 12 hours on the low end and almost 20 hours on the high end. You can also add an extra hour each for Compounding, Polishing, and Ceramic Coating a large truck or SUV. You might be able to do things more quickly than this, but this is typically the time I take, not counting 15 minute breaks here and there to rest my shoulders, forearms, neck, and back, and give the machine polishers a minute or two of cool-down time in between each panel. So it's usually a 2-3 day process for me at minimum 👍
    6 points
  21. Today I rinseless washed the SS with Adam’s Rinseless Wash. When I was done I was going to do the wheels with the remainder of the rinseless wash solution. I was then going to give them a shpritz of Ceramic Boost but had left it in the basement. I noticed I had the bottle of CS3 with and got the bright idea to use it as a wheel cleaner. Wheels had about a weeks worth of rain, road grime and brake dust on them. I hit each wheel with about 4 sprays on the face and about 6 sprays in the barrel leaving it dwell about 15 seconds. I then went at the lugs first with an old Adam’s boars hair lug nut brush on the face and a competitor’s slinging wheel brush on the barrels and calipers. Tires were just scrubbed with rinseless solution and a tire brush. I could see it go to work on the grunge, good start! Wheels cleaned up very nicely and while rinsing the beading was off the charts: The finished product was more than acceptable for what was not a bucket and hose wash of the wheels. I’ll add this to my winter rinseless wash regimen, but I’ll have to order a gallon before then. 👍🏼
    6 points
  22. Well finally got around to waxing the Denali finally, Clayed it with the medium clay bar, a light polish with some of the old finishing polish, a coat of brilliant glaze and topped with a coat of Americana wax
    6 points
  23. Yesterday, the daughter brought me a July 4th gift of a dirty Jaguar. In return she got a nice clean shiny one at the end of the day. For as much as I dislike doing black vehicles, this one does look good and with CSC on it, it cleans up easily.
    6 points
  24. Show wasn't bad, weather was real nice with just one brief storm after we'd closed on Friday evening. Perhaps a third less vendors in the midway, and I heard gate entries were down by about half. My guess; about 1/4, or a bit less wore masks once through the gates. Masks had to be worn to enter. Our sales numbers were pretty good, being above where they were in 2017 and there were no Sunday sales this year with it being Father's Day, so one day less for the Event. We tried our best to adhere to the CDC guidelines to keep ourselves, and our customers as safe as possible. We set up differently to allow a better flow through our space, having the tables of product on the outsides, leaving the center for upright cabinets with plenty of room for Social Distancing. We limited the numbers of bottles of product per table. All my Team Members wore masks Notice a tube of disinfecting wipes at both cash boxes to keep the area wiped down and clean, as well as a bottle of Hand Sanitizer by Dan to be used between customers. We had only one clearly marked way in and one clearly marked way out with every other possible way in roped off. Social Distancing placards were throughout our store The line to the point of sale registers was labeled at six foot intervals Can't wait to be back for the Chrysler Nationals in early July!
    6 points
  25. I updated again... love these results.
    5 points
  26. Nickfire20

    Unicorn Shampoo

    Yup, my daughter loved it! And its full of suds and lubrication. Works extremely well. I love it
    5 points
  27. Rich

    What did you do today?

    Nice and sunny, but cool today, so we decided to take a ride to the Italian store, close to Pittsburgh. Managed to get out of there only $80 lighter in the wallet. But dinner tonight was sausage stromboli, pasta with basil/tomato sauce, fresh wood fired bread, and $13 worth of olives and artichokes. As an Italian, I have to say I enjoyed myself. Can't move now, but I enjoyed myself. 😁
    5 points
  28. 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. A few pics of the old garage, all cleaned up for the sale: I had hoped to find a buyer who would want the shop tools along with the house, as I spent many hundreds of hours getting this shop setup. The buyers ended up being a couple older ladies, and they had no need for tools, so I spent another hundred hours disassembling the shop and getting all the tools moved to a storage unit. The new garage will have room for three vehicles, and I made it wider, with an 18-foot double door and 10-foot single door. First order of business was floor drains for washing inside, and also for all the winter lush that ends up falling off the vehicles in the heated garage. With the trench drains in each parking stall, and the floor sloping to each drain, all the winter crud will fall off and run under the vehicles, rather than across the floor to the doors. The builder on this house is an engineering client of mine, which gave me the fortunate opportunity to do some work myself during the build. I installed the drains and piping, with a small catch basin just outside the garage to collect the dirt. The pipes drain to the rear of the lot to a small swale, and also pick up the rain gutter downspouts. The new layout has a Workshop area off the rear of the garage where some of the woodworking tools will go, and then there is a basement below the Workshop which is accessible from the back yard, and some tools and storage will go there. While it is not ideal to have tools in two different locations, the size and layout of the sloped lot would not allow for the main garage to be any bigger. The Workshop will get flooring, and some cabinets with workbenches The table saw will go under the duct dropping from the ceiling, with the dust collector down in the basement. Building a garage from the beginning gave me the ability to get it roughed-in for dust collection and compressed air, pick the locations of all the outlets, have wall mount garage door openers, and get blocking installed for the fans, hose reels, and pressure washer shelf. A few pics of the house, which will be completed by the end of March.
    5 points
  29. 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
  30. Lets see some pics of your rides. Enjoy & have fun! I will start with my 69 Chevelle!
    5 points
  31. My 2013 427 Collector Edition Convertible...................... and then my daily driver, 2015 Challenger RT Shaker
    5 points
  32. My 2013 60th Anniversary 427 Corvette, and my 2019 Equinox Premier.
    5 points
  33. Here is my Ride, 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Plus.
    5 points
  34. This was not intentional is and was accidental. The team is aware of what happened. They recently completed year-end inventory at headquarters, so that is my best guess as to how this machine was placed into the wrong area. These polishers are meant for display at our locations and show events like SEMA. The clear plastic will crack easily, and can melt if used. Thank you Jonathan for your honesty in returning this. The team will make it right with you.
    5 points
  35. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Adam's Polishes team! We thank everyone for your business, support, and passion for detailing - without you, we wouldn't be here. We thank you for the patience with the recent forum issues that are now fixed (hooray!), and we hope that everyone got what they wanted for detailing supplies under their tree this year!
    5 points
  36. Bump to remind everyone to post a comment in this thread by midnight tomorrow night to be entered for a chance to win this Graphene Complete Kit:
    5 points
  37. Quote of the year: "No telling what the stripper will do to your tires."
    5 points
  38. Gave here a quick wipe down and a coat of Ceramic Liquid...
    5 points
  39. The SS got a bath last night. Adam’s Wash and Wax plus many MF wash pads in the bucket. CS3 was used as a drying aid. 😍❤️😘 Let me announce it here for the world: I will never ever have a black vehicle again...NEVER! Also discovered my cheap electric power washer is a complete POS. 1 year of use and it’s dying. TIme to do a few side details to get some $$ for a legitimate power washer, foam cannon, etc.
    5 points
  40. Evening everyone. Been using Adams for over 10 years now and I have kinda fallen off the forum the last couple years and I felt it time to return as I once again have a vehicle that I want to keep in great shape and clean it properly. I am now the proud owner of a 2020 Charger Scatpack Widebody. Love the car but the brake dust is insane on these things.
    5 points
  41. vm1971

    Bad Linting...

    welllllp!!! hahhaa.... I couldn't wait. i left work early, packed up my polisher (cordless, yay!) and got to work. a clean slate. strip wash, iron remover, clay, machine polish, sealant, etc etc. .... (by now you all know the drill)... topped off LAST but not LEAST with Slick and Slide. (ps. the Graphene DS is KILLER!) ... Guys, I'm not kidding. ... ive never felt (on any car) a final finish so smooth and flawless. The mystery still is, though: New micros did NOT lint. Freshly washed ones (air dryed) still did. So, clearly something odd is happening (all of a sudden, all these years later) in my washing process. no clue. But... for now... I'm distracted by how wonderful it came out. ADAMS = the ONLY CHOICE. The one step polish kinda blew my mind. I was not expecting such ease and such QUICK perfection and satisfaction. CHEEERS
    5 points
  42. Hey everyone! I hope you're all doing well and trying to stay positive in this time we are currently living in. It feels like there has just been so much negativity lately, so I would like to try and organize a photo shoot in the surrounding area if anyone is interested. I have done this once before and it was a blast so I would like to try it again. I am in Centennial Colorado looking to shoot some cool cars, (shine courtesy of Adams of course) I would be willing to go to meet up pretty much anywhere in the surrounding areas. If anyone is interested, feel free to leave a comment or ask questions or PM me. I would love to get a group of some people, or do individuals as well. I would really like to get a few cars to shoot sometime in the fall down in Morrison, or over Guanella pass because those leaves are crazy beautiful. So sometime around the Pumpkin spice release would be great if anyone would be interested in that. Here are a few pictures I have taken!
    5 points
  43. I had been delaying the inevitable for a few weeks now, since it was oppressively hot, and my car had to go in for its yearly maintenance last week, I bit the bullet and washed off all of the dust, grime, and other pollutants that had landed on the paint surface. I was planning on using WW, but I inspected the paint and found that there was just too much for the WW. I do have to say, I love using BG on the windows and lights, as it adds just a little bit extra over DS.
    5 points
  44. To my surprise the Adams gang showed up in Des Moines this past weekend at the Heartland Nationals. Stopped by the trailer and visited with Dan and several other staff members, sorry I'm terrible with names. I have asked for years for them to stop at this show, and I know with being on a holiday weekend and the week before the Columbus show it wasn't on the stop. It was nice to finally have something happen that you look forward to every year happen with everything being cancelled this year. I have not heard what the final numbers were for the show, and know they will be down, but still was a good showing. I picked up a few things at the trailer, again great visiting with the staff. I hope the stop at the show was worth adding the Heartland Nationals as a regular stop now. The Iowa State Fairgrounds is a great facility for this show and hope to see the Adams gang back!
    5 points
  45. As the thread title states, The Chrysler Nationals will be held July 10-12 in Carlisle, PA. https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=chrysler+nationals&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIudXlr-qw6gIVkcDICh22_giuEAAYASAAEgLArPD_BwE We'll be in our normal location at the end of the Midway in Row IE. You can't miss us, look for the large inflatable Detail Spray Bottle on top of our trailer. hope to see you there! I should have two cases of the newly released Slick & Slide arriving sometime after my pallets of product. First come first served! I also have some products I'm letting go at 50% off!
    5 points
  46. An orbital polisher is exactly what you WANT to use since they're "random," by definition. Rotary polishers should be avoided. FWIW, my 8-year old GT500 has matte-finish vinyl stripes and I HAVE used my orbital polisher on them with no ill-effects. The "harshest" products I used to do so were white foam pads and Fine Machine Polish (when it was available). Doing so can remove minor blemishes, stains, water spots, etc. Generally, however, I used a combination of VRT and Matte Detailer, both hand-applied. If you haven't seen it, this video provides great insight on caring for factory vinyl stripes. I've since ceramic-coated the whole car, including the stripes, making maintenance a lot simpler.
    5 points
  47. Saturday I washed the wife’s Beast using Adam’s Car Shampoo and several MF wash mitts in a bucket. Wheels and tires cleaned with Adam’s Eco wheel cleaner and Adam’s Tire cleaner. Tires got Tire Armor and wheels a shpritz of Ceramic Boost. I used my new Adam’s CS3 as a drying aid, very impressed. Even though I was done by mid morning I was soaked in sweat and tired of the idiots blasting off the house shaking kaboomers. 🙄. After dinner last night I washed the SS using the same method. Sheeting rinse left almost no water though. Misted towel with the hose then with CS3 to remove what little water was left behind. No pics as I was soaked in sweat and headed in for a well deserved second shower of the day. Instead of pics of our clean rides which we’ve all seen numerous times here’s what I’m looking at while posting this: This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 Weather permitting this is where I can be found every morning having my cup of coffee, observing nature and getting my mind ready for the day ahead.
    5 points
  48. I treated the new deck box to VRT. I’m off today with the family celebrating the twin daughter’s 12th birthday. Where the heck did that time go?!?
    5 points
  49. I strip washed, chemically decontaminated, clay toweled and lightly polished the SS using all Adam’s products. Today I wiped it down with Adam’s Coating Prep then coated it with Adam’s Ceramic Paint Coating. After I was done I pulled it out in the sun and saw that the hood which looked great under LED garage lights had numerous high spots only visible in the shade. I got out the Adam’s miracle product AKA Brilliant Glaze and lightly massaged the high points off. The rest of the car was fine, go figure. Tomorrow morning before I go to the office I will give it a coat of Ceramic Boost. On a side note, I got my Adam’s shipment today. For the first time since my first order in 2009 I received damaged product. I’ll email them tomorrow for assistance. Packaging was good and intact so not sure what happened.
    5 points
  50. MacA

    Adam's Online Car Show

    2004 Z06
    5 points
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