Jump to content
Customer Service 866.965.0400
  • 0

tony97gt
 Share

Question

Decided to try the new products today (rinseless wash, 2 step polish, microfiber pads, liquid sealant) on my black vehicle. The car had bad water stains from my sprinklers and heavy surface scratches from automatic carwashes and washing with a brush in the past. It's a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria and has never been corrected or even waxed in the area mentioned. I have corrected and waxed the trunk, hood, and quarter panels. Today I chose to hit the passenger rear body panel behind the back door. It's a police vehicle so it has 911 decals and such, which make it a bit difficult to hit it with the large pads and the flex. I chose to use the focus pads on my drill to make it easier and prevent any damage to the decals. 

 

First I did the entire car with rinseless wash using the 2 bucket system and a double soft towel. Then I used some WW and a clay bar to clean up the project area. The clay bar had some brown residue on it, which I'm guessing is the water rust stains. After the clay I dried the area using a SS towel, and did a pass with IPA, then dried again with SS towel. Now that the area was clean, it was time to get to work. I haven't used the microfiber pads as of yet, so this was my first time. I started with the orange pad/orange polish, and did a pass until it flashed. While the results were very impressive, I went for another pass just to see how far I could take it. After the second pass, it looked even better. Next I went with the white pad/white polish to finish it out. It looked like glass after those passes, and unfortunately it got dark outside and my work light overheated (South Fla). Once I got the finishing polish to flash I did a pass with IPA to clean the surface. Next I used the 4" sealant applicator pad and the new liquid sealant- I must say, that stuff adds a really nice pop/shine to the surface, and goes on/off really easy. I let that sit for about an hour (per the instructions on the bottle) while I finished putting up some Xmas lights. Came back and hit it with a layer of BG and APW for the face melter. 

 

Sorry to say but with it being so late I didn't get any pics of the finished product, but I will get some tomorrow. It did rain tonight, so I'll take a look at the area tomorrow and get some pics. I did get a pic or two of the area prior to starting. The finished area looked great and I was really pleased with the results of the microfiber pads, two step polish, and the liquid sealant. 

 

I have found myself saying "how the heck can Adams Polishes make anything better"? All the products seem to work great, it's hard to see where they could improve. But you guys are doing a great job at improving what already works well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Hmmmmmm, not seeing any snow in those pics.      :jester:

 

 

 

Looks great Tony, nice reflections. :thumbsup:

80 degrees and snow don't go together well. It's been a record warm winter here in south fla.

Edited by tony97gt
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Glad to see the local PO's in your neighborhood actually correcting their duty vehicles!

 

Here in Jersey most of the local depts get new Chargers, Tauruses, etc, drive them through the car washes for a couple years and they look all swirled up!  Glad to see you guys take some pride in the vehicles, do you also have to wipedown the "perp backseat" with Total Interior Detailer? :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Glad to see the local PO's in your neighborhood actually correcting their duty vehicles!

 

Here in Jersey most of the local depts get new Chargers, Tauruses, etc, drive them through the car washes for a couple years and they look all swirled up!  Glad to see you guys take some pride in the vehicles, do you also have to wipedown the "perp backseat" with Total Interior Detailer? :lol:

Funny you should mention that, but yes I do. And I just did it a few days ago and go figure I had a guy in the backseat last night getting blood and mud all over the place.

 

And yeah I get what you're saying about the car washes. Honestly, I use my pd car mainly to practice on before I go hitting the wife's car with the new products. As many times as I have co-workers leaning on my car with their gun belt on, driving thru brush or whatever to go looking for subjects, and the fact I work midnights and hit sprinkler puddles about every night, it's hard to want to keep this car extremely shiny. Not to mention, the dept will sometimes (not often though) decide they want to reassign your vehicle, so you can spend a ton of time/effort into cleaning it only to have it swapped out. But I do my best to keep it looking good, especially with the US Marine Corps sticker on the back. I take pride in my appearance, and my vehicle is part of my appearance. Not to mention, I spend nearly 13hrs a day in it! I haven't even polished my truck yet since I've owned it, which will make one year in April. But I've polished my PD car and my wife's car. That should tell you which vehicles get driven to most.

Edited by tony97gt
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

It's about to be a brutal week here, supposed to get into the 40's tomorrow night.

 

I will trade.   :jester: Haven't seen anything above 40 in several days if not weeks.  Teens and twenties most nights.  Some nights single digits.  Feel sorry for those guys further north that are getting hit with some serious cold.  

 

Back on topic, do they swap your car out as fast as you can get it polished?    :lol:

Edited by LFairbanks
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I will trade.   :jester: Haven't seen anything above 40 in several days if not weeks.  Teens and twenties most nights.  Some nights single digits.  Feel sorry for those guys further north that are getting hit with some serious cold.  

 

Back on topic, do they swap your car out as fast as you can get it polished?    :lol: 

 

No but the guys at the city garage that repair our cars pretty much give me the white glove treatment every time I go in because they know I take good care of my mobile office. 

 
Edited by tony97gt
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...