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Norton last won the day on September 11

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  • Birthday 05/31/1967

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    Colo Spgs, CO


  • Location
    Colo Spgs, CO
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    Information Technology
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    2013 / 2019 / 2013 / 2018
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    Ford / Chevy / Toyota / BMW
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    Shelby GT500 / C7Z / Tacoma / 340ix
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  1. Everything Jimmy has is nice! Ask him to post photos of his Shelby, that he wet-sanded himself. 👍👍
  2. Someone else's operator error should not scare you. Take your time, follow the instructions, and you'll be fine.
  3. Is your car ceramic-coated? If so, try washing it. (This worked perfectly on my ceramic-coated black Shelby after having maple sap misted onto it from a nearby tree weeping it into a steady breeze in thehot August sun. The ease with which it came off made me a ceramic believer.) If not, I recommend TAR and clay, as necessary.
  4. Which is one of the reasons I pay no attention to swag. I'm here for the detailing products and long for the good old days when that's about all that was sold by Adam's.
  5. VRT is my product of choice. I've used it to improve the appearance and protect my vehicles' Vinyl, Rubber, and Trim, along with my hot tub covers, for a decade. Graphene Tire Dressing is another option. In my experience, however, it looks and works better on tires than vinyl.
  6. FWIW, @falcaineer, I agree. Everything is ceramic coated, so I'm not polishing as often, but I do miss the orange and white combo of Correcting and Finishing Polish.
  7. Ceramic works well over vinyl, including matte. While matte picks-up a little gloss, everything picks-up a LOT more gloss, so it works. Here are a couple shots of my Shelby, which has matte black stripes over gloss black paint, after ceramic coating everything...
  8. FWIW, I coated my truck (including trim pieces) months ago and it still looks great. Prep the surfaces properly (as it sounds like you have), apply the product as directed (without over-applying), level as needed, and buff to great shine. Maintain with Graphene Detail Spray. Post some pics when you're done.
  9. I remain interested, but weather look less than optimal, again. 😕
  10. I, similarly, use one of those "cones" that goes on the end of a drill, along with metal polish. Be nice if Adam's offered some of those "balls" and/or "cones" for this...
  11. In my experience, exhaust tips need a bit more "elbow grease" than you get with a woolie and APC. I've gotten better results hand polishing with Metal Polish and Edgeless Utility Towels. For heavily-soiled/stained tips, quicker and easier results are possible with mechanical solutions that, unfortunately, Adam's doesn't offer. I wouldn't worry too much about water in the exhaust, as long as we're not talking about a lot of it. One of the ingredients of exhaust itself is water, albeit vaporized water. Moreover, the exhaust sits lower than the engine, so engine damage is unlikely. All of that said, I recommend either inclining the car with the tailend down when rinsing the exhaust, or taking it for a drive when you're done.
  12. I agree with @Rich - your paint need not be "perfect" for whatever LSP you choose to use. The important thing is that you're happy with the way it looks and that the surface is clean/prepped for LSP application, so it bonds properly. Whatever you choose - Ceramic Spray, Graphene Spray, Sealant, or Wax - should enhance shine, provide some protection for the (corrected) paint, and simplify cleaning.
  13. Not sure I understand the "problem." I suggest adding more water to the buckets.
  14. Aside from Eco All Purpose Cleaner, of which I'm not a fan, this mirrors my experience.
  15. I haven't found anything that works better than cleaning, polishing, and ceramic coating them. They still get dirty, but cleanup is quicker and easier.
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