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I just put together my cleaning bag after the purchase of the Essentials Kit, and the Mystery Trunk Organizer.  I believe I have everything covered for maintenance washes.  I am looking to see if you Adam's veterans see any gaps in my finalized bag.

 

As for the vehicles, I have a CQuartz Pro coated 2019 GLC43 with CQuartz Finest on the wheels.  The daily which I will experiment products & techniques on is a 2009 X Terra Off Road with 200K miles.  The Adam's towels I will reserve for the new car. 

 

I have a bundle of Kirkland(Costco) MF towels to use on the daily.  I also have a clay bar and old detail spray as lubricant that I can use on the daily when the Spring comes around to get that 10 year old paint smooth.  Once I do that, I don't know what product I will use to seal the paint.  I won't be doing anything with tools as I don't need it perfect, but just a clean surface to test products on while I just do maintenance washes on the GLC.

 

Wheels & TIres:

Microfiber Wheel Wash Mitt

Soft Bristle Wheel Brush

Fender/Tire Brush

Hex Grip Applicator

Eco Wheel Cleaner

Super VRT

 

Exterior Wash:

Car Shampoo

10" Wash Pad

Ultra Plush Drying Towel

 

Exterior Finishing:

Borderless Gray(Polishing)

Edgeless Utility(Wheels/Jams/Exhaust Tips)

H20 Guard & Gloss

CarPro Reload

 

Interior:

Interior Brush

Interior Scrubb Mitt

ECO APC

Total Interior Detailer

 

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2 hours ago, ckay said:

I just put together my cleaning bag after the purchase of the Essentials Kit, and the Mystery Trunk Organizer.  I believe I have everything covered for maintenance washes.  I am looking to see if you Adam's veterans see any gaps in my finalized bag.

 

As for the vehicles, I have a CQuartz Pro coated 2019 GLC43 with CQuartz Finest on the wheels.  The daily which I will experiment products & techniques on is a 2009 X Terra Off Road with 200K miles.  The Adam's towels I will reserve for the new car. 

 

I have a bundle of Kirkland(Costco) MF towels to use on the daily.  I also have a clay bar and old detail spray as lubricant that I can use on the daily when the Spring comes around to get that 10 year old paint smooth.  Once I do that, I don't know what product I will use to seal the paint.  I won't be doing anything with tools as I don't need it perfect, but just a clean surface to test products on while I just do maintenance washes on the GLC.

 

Wheels & TIres:

Microfiber Wheel Wash Mitt

Soft Bristle Wheel Brush

Fender/Tire Brush

Hex Grip Applicator

Eco Wheel Cleaner

Super VRT

 

Exterior Wash:

Car Shampoo

10" Wash Pad

Ultra Plush Drying Towel

 

Exterior Finishing:

Borderless Gray(Polishing)

Edgeless Utility(Wheels/Jams/Exhaust Tips)

H20 Guard & Gloss

CarPro Reload

 

Interior:

Interior Brush

Interior Scrubb Mitt

ECO APC

Total Interior Detailer

 

Your plan looks good, but I would probably eliminate the HGG on the paint. I know Adams doesn’t recommend HGG with cermic coated cars. It reduces the hydrophobic properties of the Adams cermic coatings.  I can only assume Carpro coating wont play well with the HGG.   

  I assume the reload is like Adams Cermic Boost so keep that.   

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A few products I would add if you don’t have that can take your Detail game to new heights. I routinely use all of these.

 

Tire and Rubber Cleaner

Green Glass Cleaner

Glass Sealant

Leather conditioner (Great on dash and doors too)

UFO applicator

Glass towels

Wheel woolies

Trim and Lug nut brush

Invisble Undercarriage Spray

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Thank you for the recommendations.  I plan on using G&G on the glass to see how that works out in terms of letting the water bead.  If that doesn't work I'll try a sealant of some sort.  Tire & Rubber Cleaner sounds like it is something I need to consider so I can get a nice adhesion with tire dressing.  I got a Leather & Interior cleaner in my mystery box that I plan on testing out on my daily to see how effective it is and what type of sheen it leaves.

 

@BluedogGMC I have one bucket with grit guard.  Not sure I will be using a two bucket system yet.  Maybe when it warms up, I'll pick up some other things.  Letting my wallet breathe for a little bit after the new car purchase, all of the Adam's stuff I just purchased, and Christmas.

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7 minutes ago, ckay said:

 

@BluedogGMC I have one bucket with grit guard.  Not sure I will be using a two bucket system yet.  Maybe when it warms up, I'll pick up some other things.  Letting my wallet breathe for a little bit after the new car purchase, all of the Adam's stuff I just purchased, and Christmas.

 

Any clean bucket will work. I would use the grit guard in the rinse bucket and scrub your wash pad on it when rinsing it then put it back into the soap bucket. You will be surprised how dirty the rinse bucket water gets and that is dirt you are not putting back on your car. 
If you have not already done so check out the Adams video's on the site.

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1 minute ago, BluedogGMC said:

 

Any clean bucket will work. I would use the grit guard in the rinse bucket and scrub your wash pad on it when rinsing it then put it back into the soap bucket.
If you have not already done so check out the Adams video's on the site.

Yeah you know what?  I was meaning to grab another bucket from my parents' house when my wife and I go visit for Christmas.  Completely forgot about that original game plan until you reminded me with this post.

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On December 21, 2018 at 2:24 PM, BluedogGMC said:

 

Any clean bucket will work. I would use the grit guard in the rinse bucket and scrub your wash pad on it when rinsing it then put it back into the soap bucket. You will be surprised how dirty the rinse bucket water gets and that is dirt you are not putting back on your car. 
If you have not already done so check out the Adams video's on the site.

What l've been doing is a two bucket method . One for wheels & tires one for washing with a grit guard . Plus 6 or 7 small micro. wash clothes each dedicated to a section of the car as I use one it goes in a plastic bag (not to be used till washed) . Works well . 

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New question:

 

I walked out this morning to find that somebody dumped a 20oz Coca Cola all over the side of the car and left the empty bottle on my roof.  Amazing that people can't leave other people's things alone.

 

In the interest of time, I took a damp MF to loosen the sticky mess then wiped the car down with Detail Spray.  There is some blotching on the black finished trim that I need to get to at some point.

 

Any tips?

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6 hours ago, ckay said:

New question:

 

I walked out this morning to find that somebody dumped a 20oz Coca Cola all over the side of the car and left the empty bottle on my roof.  Amazing that people can't leave other people's things alone.

 

In the interest of time, I took a damp MF to loosen the sticky mess then wiped the car down with Detail Spray.  There is some blotching on the black finished trim that I need to get to at some point.

 

Any tips?

You need to get all the contaminates off, I would recommend hitting it with APC, probably going over it twice and then seal it up again. At least that way when you hunt down the person(s) that did it, you can know the that coke won't have eaten a hole through it while you are temporarily in Jail.   

 

Sorry officer, but I don't know why he kept falling down each time that I helped him up... Not that I advocate violence, but there is a law that protects you when helping others.  Good Samaritan laws offer legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated.

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