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48 minutes ago, Hamilton Detail said:

The only thing keeping me from trying it, is how expensive it is. 

While I agree it is more expensive than a product you can get in a Big Box store, you also have to consider the longevity of the product.  I also fully recognize the different price model between a consumer product that I'm using for myself and something a professional would use on a client's vehicle that is only there once in a while.

 

From a consumer or personal use standpoint, if the product lives up to the product details, it will actually cost less if it meets the 1 month longevity as advertised.

 

Based the cost of Product M from the big box store and Product A after the normal 15% discount and knowing that I get 6 vehicles from Product M per bottle and I suspect Product A will be about the same. 

 

Here are my calculations:  

M: $8 @ 6 vehicles = $1.33 per vehicle per use
A: $12 @ 6 vehicles = $2.00 per vehicle per use

 

Product M, lasts 2 weeks
Product A, lasts 4 weeks

 

Product M has to be redone 26 times
Product A has to be redone 13 times

 

M: 26 @ $1.33 = $34.58
A: 13 @ $2.00 = $26.00

 

Now, it is a question of using it and finding out how the longevity is and how the vehicle looks to make a final decision on the actual value.  I ordered one bottle and will be putting it on the wife's car today and then the trial time starts.   By no means,  am I saying that I prefer the higher purchase cost, it would be great if the price was the same as Product M and longer lasting. If Product M were to last 4 weeks instead of 2, then we'd have a different financial pattern.  Also, I have no complaints about how the vehicle looks or ease of use when using Product M, so that is not part of my evaluation process.

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I used it on the Rocket after a Rinseless Wash last week.  I probably won't have the car out in the wild for a while but the application was just like a Detail Spray wipe-down.  I already have a pretty solid base of sealant and wax on the car but it looked fantastic after the Spray Wax.

 

Is it expensive? Maybe.  Not too expensive to buy a bottle and try it out for yourself.  So far I'm quite happy with it.

 

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On 12/8/2018 at 5:51 AM, RayS said:

While I agree it is more expensive than a product you can get in a Big Box store, you also have to consider the longevity of the product.  I also fully recognize the different price model between a consumer product that I'm using for myself and something a professional would use on a client's vehicle that is only there once in a while.

 

From a consumer or personal use standpoint, if the product lives up to the product details, it will actually cost less if it meets the 1 month longevity as advertised.

 

Based the cost of Product M from the big box store and Product A after the normal 15% discount and knowing that I get 6 vehicles from Product M per bottle and I suspect Product A will be about the same. 

 

Here are my calculations:  

M: $8 @ 6 vehicles = $1.33 per vehicle per use
A: $12 @ 6 vehicles = $2.00 per vehicle per use

 

Product M, lasts 2 weeks
Product A, lasts 4 weeks

 

Product M has to be redone 26 times
Product A has to be redone 13 times

 

M: 26 @ $1.33 = $34.58
A: 13 @ $2.00 = $26.00

 

Now, it is a question of using it and finding out how the longevity is and how the vehicle looks to make a final decision on the actual value.  I ordered one bottle and will be putting it on the wife's car today and then the trial time starts.   By no means,  am I saying that I prefer the higher purchase cost, it would be great if the price was the same as Product M and longer lasting. If Product M were to last 4 weeks instead of 2, then we'd have a different financial pattern.  Also, I have no complaints about how the vehicle looks or ease of use when using Product M, so that is not part of my evaluation process.

I can get a gallon of spray wax from a competitor for $26 a gallon. It has great results and longevity. I’m not paying $60 for a gallon of spray wax. Seems a little crazy to me. I love Adam’s, but they were way behind the industry on this product. And on top of that, the crazy price. 😕

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I got a bottle in a MB and started using it when my auto parts store bottle ran out.  I use it on irregular surfaces where it is tough to get an applicator onto, like door jambs, under trunk lid/hood, and inside the gas filler.  Super easy buff out and since it isn’t exposed to the elements, fallout, UV, etc on those surfaces I think I am getting better than a month out of an application.  

 

Yeah its pricey but we are retail customers even with a discount.  When I lived in Hawaii one of our corvette club members was a pro detailer and bought all his chemicals in bulk from a wholesaler.  You couldn’t walk in the wholesaler’s door without a GET number.  I couldn’t imagine him running a business buying at retail, 16 ounces at a time.  I don’t remember the brand names on the products he used but he did explain to me that many required dilution and were not that forgiving for a DIY’er who made a mistake.  I don’t mind paying extra for a little extra peace of mind.   

 

Will I actually pay full price for another bottle of spray wax when this one runs out versus going back to the auto parts store?  Hmmm, not sure...

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After using the Spray Wax a few times after a Waterless Wash, I added it to my travel kit.  When the weather isn't the nicest or I need to do a quick cleanup on the car, going over it with WW and then Spray Wax makes it look good and the garage always smells good.   I also used to use a Spray Wax from a different vendor before Adam's started selling their own.  The other Spray Wax did a good job and was little bit cheaper.   

 

What I have noticed is that when I used Adam's vs the other is that it is consistent when used on top of WW.  The other brand, which is a well known vendor, was less cooperative according to temperature and humidity.  As for the price, since I buy these type of products when there is a sale and I use it selectively, the small difference in price is within a reasonable difference.

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On 12/9/2018 at 9:34 AM, Hamilton Detail said:

I can get a gallon of spray wax from a competitor for $26 a gallon. It has great results and longevity. I’m not paying $60 for a gallon of spray wax. Seems a little crazy to me. I love Adam’s, but they were way behind the industry on this product. And on top of that, the crazy price. 😕

Yeah $60 may seem like alot but the shine, longevity and ease of application help offset the cost. I've gotten several uses of my 16oz bottle, now I am starting to buy it in bulk. I'd say try a 16oz bottle for starters.

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