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    Iowa
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    Amateur radio, fast cars, tools, UAVs
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    2006
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    Chevy
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    Trailblazer SS
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    Rich

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  1. I scrubbed the heck out of mine with tire and rubber cleaner and a stiff brush with no success. Its really something you want to do before the trim restore anyway. Unfortunately, the reviews on this site for the Trim restore longevity are not great. My recommendation to anyone using Graphene would be to keep it off the trim regardless of what Adams says.
  2. Couple photos of trim pieces half done with Adams trim restore.
  3. Well honestly I don't think this is your mistake and more of an Adams issue for showing improper use in their first graphene video. I have the same issue after several months. It looked fine at first but gets milky over time. Adams video showed applying it to the trim and that you did not need to get in a hurry to wipe it down. This certainly is the incorrect method. I have tried some Adams trim restore on my back bumper step and it appears to work fine, but don't know about the longevity of it. Basically my entire truck needs done.
  4. Just a few months actually but its been a struggle to keep protect-ant of any kind on it. I have a 1000sf garage with heated floors with drains and setup to wash but the way the roads are its going to be trashed quickly. So was not ambitious enough to do a hand wash.
  5. 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.
  6. It certainly can be done but lot of upkeep once you do it. I have stripped and polished TBSS wheels and they looked great when done but I did not re clear them. Buying replicas from Tony is an easier option.
  7. @luke1333 My 2 cents worth. I have been a fan of Adams for several years. I have NOT been a fan of their protectant products as they never really held up very well in my environment compared to the other cheaper brands. That has changed recently when I tried Adams Graphene ceramic. It is undoubtedly the best product I have ever used. Super slick (unlike their original ceramic) and very durable. I really did not have a ton of it left after doing the white truck in the picture but it was enough. I did have enough remaining to do 1/2 of my wifes hood and testing other pr
  8. I have to say the Graphene Detail Spray is pretty impressive. Pretty sure the gloss is better than anything I have used. I am thinking about coating this vehicle so this picture it was just washed (with APC) and detail sprayed until I decide. Looking forward to playing with it on other vehicles.
  9. So being honest I am a big fan of Adams products but have not had decent longevity with anything they sell. LPS, Patriot, etc. I even had bad results with an Adams ceramic job which in my opinion was caused by improper instructions after a product change in Adams original ceramic. Actually, I was told this by customer service. It left a bad taste in my mouth for Adams protection products and I was led to another brand that was a hybrid ceramic spray wax. Was cheap, easy to apply and in my opinion worked as well as anything Adams I had used. Because of my results with
  10. Dan, I actually ordered more and then cancelled it. I had enough left in bottle to go over the painted surfaces again. It has always been a fear to leave ceramic on too long. But on the second coat I decided I would try a panel and see how it worked. It really took about 8 to 10 minutes before I think it was ready. 70 degrees and I am guessing pretty high humidity in garage. The first time at 4 minutes was basically like wiping oil back off. At 8 to 10 minutes it was more like wiping off old school paste wax. I guess live and learn. Just did not expect it take that long.
  11. Hey Dan, Thanks for response. I ended up waiting 4 minutes per section and then wiping it off. I am seriously concerned that I wiped most of it off. I never really did feel it get that tacky. I used the suede towels (both of them) alternating and flipping and then when done used a single soft to polish it out. I really do not want to do this again for a while. Wondering if I should order another bottle of graphene and do it again and let it sit 5 or 6 or even 7 minutes. The Adams video I was was really not on panel long so I did not want to wait longer. So should I
  12. Another question(s) for those that have used graphene coating. I was expecting more sticky on removal. The stuff is rainbowing but just does not seem to really get that tacky. I expected a little more of a work out. Truck is 70 degrees as its been in a climate controlled garage for 2 days. I have a UV flashlight (non Adams) but it really does not seem to work very well for showing the coating. Maybe because the truck is iridescent pearl?
  13. Thanks Chris That is longer than I expected. In 30 days I should be able to get the ambition to do wheels, running boards and grill. Good chance I will do running boards today anyway. The wheels have another brand of ceramic on them and so I might just clean them and put boost on. Rich
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