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Everything posted by RayS

  1. 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. 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.
  3. Concur with Michael and Chris. While it does not smell bad at all, I will recommend leaving the windows open for a couple hours after applying it, especially if you have someone sensitive to various smells.
  4. Welcome to the Forum.
  5. The newest member of the family arrived at the dealer on Wednesday and was at my house on Thursday evening. The best part is that dealer never touched the body or interior, not even to remove the transport markings or tape. The only thing the deal did was remove the transport protective film. I washed it on Friday morning and continued Friday evening, Saturday and finished it this morning. The Ford Escape Hybrid Titanium edition, replaces the daughters Jag since the mileage and fuel cost was taking a serious chunk of her funds. Running between four restaurants she was burning about $100 in fuel every 3 days. Why she chose to punish me with another black vehicle, I don't know. I believe this is the first vehicle that I did not have to clay as the starting point, I did multiple baggie tests and it was as smooth as could be. There was not even a mushed bug on this vehicle, so it was nice at a great starting point. As for correcting, it had one small area on one back door that needed a little extra help, otherwise finishing polish was all that it needed. The first picture is before I started washing it on Friday morning. The next two are when I pulled it out of the garage this morning after getting Graphene Spray Coating top to bottom.
  6. Hi Al, While I have not experienced this problem with the Graphene Detail Spray, but I have experienced something similar with another product, albeit multiple years ago. The problem was that I had let the product get too hot. I was keeping the product exposed in my garage which can get 95 or 35c or more during the summer. I have not had the problem since I started storing my products in a climate controlled room. I don't know it this is the cause of you problem, but I do know it has been rather hot across Alberta recently.
  7. Welcome to the Forum Andrew. You always want to use the least aggressive method possible and then use something more aggressive if that does not do what is needed. Some areas of the vehicle may require one level and other areas may require something else.
  8. 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.
  9. @07stanggt showed some really good examples of how you can correct a vehicle, but the techniques are not learned overnight, just take your time. One other point, don't try to chase perfection, it does exist except maybe on those few mega-dollar show cars. The kit you received should have came with Spray Wax, it does a good job and will put some shine on a vehicle, but more important than shine is protection. This picture is from a couple of years ago and was the Wife's Malibu with over 100,000 miles on it. Also, contact Adam's Customer Support, they are the best there is and they will make it right. As for towels, there is no such thing as having too many. Adam's Borderless Gray are my go to towels and my first purchase was just a couple of them and then I bought a 24 pack. With the towels you also need to get the Microfiber revitalizer and be sure to follow the instructions: https://adamspolishes.com/products/adam-s-microfiber-revitalizer-brightener With proper care the towels will last a long time and ensure you don't add additional marks when washing and drying.
  10. Welcome to the Forum Howard. I know the fun of getting wax on the seat while doing the gas tank. A note for the future, use blue painters tape to put around the end of the seat in the future, it prevents a bunch of clean up time. If you have any of the Adam's Leather Condition, that will pull the wax residue off the seat. If you got the wax into the seam, I found that best way to get that was to sit on the seat to compress it a bit and then use the inside of an old t-shirt around my finger to get it out. The seams on the bike seats are usually bound pretty tight, so it might take a few times to get all the wax off.
  11. Bonjour @rounderjd and welcome to the Forum. You got yourself a really good starter kit and you'll be able grow the product list from there. The first thing is to determine how dirty your vehicles and the next step is the amount of imperfections that you need deal with. If the vehicle is pretty clean, you don't live on a dirt road or park at a construction site, then you should be able to start with going over the first vehicle with the Megafoam to get it clean. After washing each panel, you'll want to rinse the wash mitt, dunk it in the soap and do the next panel. If at all possible, you want to be in the shade while doing the wash. Once you've washed all the panels, give the vehicle a good rinse and walk around it to see if you missed anything. The next thing to do is the baggy test. This is as simple as getting a sandwich bag, putting your hand in it and gently move it across a panel, if it feels like sandpaper, you need to clay the vehicle. Once you've clayed the vehicle, then you look for any bad areas for light scratches or swirl marks and those can be taken care of with the Scratch and Swirl Remover. You'll want to clean off any residue from the Scratch and Swirl Remover, if you use it, and then you'll be ready to put down a thin coat of Buttery Wax. Let it dwell for a bit and then using a single soft towel, buff it to a shine. You can keep the vehicle look good for multiple weeks by using Detail Spray. You can also use the Spray Wax, which can also be used on the side and back windows to keep the dirty off them. As for the wheels and tires, get one of your garage rags and just wipe them off after you've soaped the vehicle. Don't try to clean them and don't use that rag on another part of the car since it may have contaminants that can harm or parts. Once you have the Tire and Wheel kit, you'll be able to clean them with dedicated products.
  12. Mary had a bit of a oops with a pot hole last week and ruined a rim. Initially, I was going to coat the rim while cleaning the rest of the Terrain, but after a close inspection, it is time to redo it. While the Terrain looks good from 3 feet away, it still has the Ceramic Spray Coating on it, so we'll get it switched to the Graphene Ceramic Spray in the near future. I did a complete cleaning of the interior, got all leather areas set with Adam's Leather Conditioner and all the floor mats done with Adam's Rubber Mat & Liner Cleaner, which absolutely works like a charm. The outside was washed with Graphene Shampoo and dried with Graphene Detail Spray.
  13. Keep in mind that Waterless Wash or CS3 works on many items around the house. I use one or the other for cleaning the furniture on the screen room, doing the inside of the garage door. For the outside of the garage door I had used Wash & Wax the last couple of years and tried Wash & Coat this year and it worked very well.
  14. The car looks awesome. I still have a couple vehicles with Americana and for extra pop, I either add a top coat of BG or I use Graphene Detail Spray. Both do a great job over Americana, it just come down to my mood at the time.
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  16. Hi Daniel, I was never a fan of VRT on the tires, but it does have other uses, so I used something else on the tires that will not be named or I used Tire Shine. Since the Graphene Tire Dressing came out, I have not used the nameless one since. I like the ability with Graphene Tire Dressing to add shine by just adding another coat, even if it is has been a couple hours since the previous coat was put on.
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