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I want to get better at detailing my own cars and maybe even do it on the side or help friends... I take good care of my cars but want to get better.

 

Can anyone please recommend a quick general guide to go by for Adam's products. I mostly need a guide on when and how often to use the brilliant spray glaze and buttery wax. I watched some of the vids and if I should just go by that then I will.

 

I just bought the detail spray, swirl\haze polish, VRT, buttery wax, and brilliant spray glaze. The shop I bought the Adam's supplies at was out of MF towels so how many should I order to get started? I guess I need some revive polish as well.

 

My new black Benz and Yukon are garaged at home and I use under ground parking at work. Most miles during the week are on the highway (80 miles per day) and some weekend cruising.

 

Do you guys really wipe down a dusty car with the detail spray and MF towel in between washes? My wife has to park outside at work and there are a lot of trees but she does not have to park directly under them. Although, she does get the little yellow dusty type spots (sap?) all over the car everyday.

 

Thanks for the help... this forum is great! :2thumbs:

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I want to get better at detailing my own cars and maybe even do it on the side or help friends... I take good care of my cars but want to get better.

You came to the right place, welcome :welcomebanner:

 

Can anyone please recommend a quick general guide to go by for Adam's products. I mostly need a guide on when and how often to use the brilliant spray glaze and buttery wax. I watched some of the vids and if I should just go by that then I will.

You can apply Buttery Wax once every 4-6 weeks after a good wash and dry. Brilliant Spray Glaze is more of a maintenance product between details, it restores the 'just detailed' look. Many people use it after washing and between waxing, or before a show or cruise. It's great if you have chrome wheels too.

 

I just bought the detail spray, swirl\haze polish, VRT, buttery wax, and brilliant spray glaze. The shop I bought the Adam's supplies at was out of MF towels so how many should I order to get started? I guess I need some revive polish as well.

You will want to grab some of these towels:

 

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-409-adams-true-blue-super-plush-towels-2-pak.aspx

 

I haven't used the new true blue ones, I still have the blue with black border, which are incredibly soft, and the true blues are supposed to be better. After touching one of these, you will never use another towel on your paint ever again

 

 

Do you guys really wipe down a dusty car with the detail spray and MF towel in between washes? My wife has to park outside at work and there are a lot of trees but she does not have to park directly under them. Although, she does get the little yellow dusty type spots (sap?) all over the car everyday.

It really depends on how much dust is on the car. If it is a very light layer of dust from being in the garage, Detail Spray and a microfiber towel can safely remove it. Your wife's car, since it stays outside, I wouldn't use just Detail Spray and a towel to remove the stuff on that because it oculd be a mixture of dust, pollen, and other junk from the air.

 

Your best bet would be to wash, dry, clay, polish, and put down a good coat of wax (multiple thin coats of Buttery Wax give you good protection and a nice carnauba shine). Once you have the wax on the car it will be much easier to wash the cars afterwards.

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GerryC... thanks that is exactly the info I was looking for!

 

I'll hold off using detail spray and MF towel (quick clean) on the week the wife drives. We share both cars since both are leased and I drive to far to only drive one car.

 

A few minutes ago I just bought 4 blue MF towels, 2 blue MF applicator pads, and 2 tire sponges.

 

I have chrome 20s on the Yukon so the the VRT will be great. The MB has the 18" AMG 5 spoke alloy wheels. Is VRT ok to use on alloy?

 

Thanks!

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I have chrome 20s on the Yukon so the the VRT will be great. The MB has the 18" AMG 5 spoke alloy wheels. Is VRT ok to use on alloy?

 

Thanks!

the VRT is for the tires, rubber trim, etc. not for the wheels themselves. For the wheels you should use Spray Glaze, especially the chrome ones as it will make them mirrorlike :glasses:

 

If you have chrome trim anywhere on the car like the door handles, feel free to use the Spray Glaze on those as well :2thumbs:

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Welcome to the forum!!! :welcomebanner:

 

Here is the procedure i use when i want to do a full detail. the differance is i have a PC polisher which helps.

First watch Junkmans videos they are great, this will help you alot.

http://adamsforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2386

 

1) wash the car with Dawn detergeant

2) Clay Bar the car, this is a pain and it takes forever but you must get a clean surface or no mater how hard you work you will never get the perfect shine you are after. I dont care if the car is brand new it needs to be clayed.

3) Swirl and Haze remover on the whole car till you cant see the swirls and haze any longer.

4) If you have a polisher you would use Fine Machine Polish to get out the smaller swirls.

5) Top that with Machine Super Wax (if you have a polisher) or Buttery wax (if you dont have a polisher).

6) Use the BSG on top of everything anytime you want that freshly waxed look.

7) i havent used it yet because mine is in the mail but i would top everything else off with Americana Wax!!!

 

You can use detail spray anytime to do a quick clean off of the car or just to spruce it up a little and keep the dust off. Here are a couple other things you may want to consider too.

-Good microfibers, do not go to a auto parts place to buy these. Trust me once you put all the work into getting those cars looking great you will want to make sure you use nothing but the best.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-409-adams-true-blue-super-plush-towels-2-pak.aspx

-Hog hair brush, this is a great way to clean your wheels and undercarriage.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-395-adams-14-deluxe-boulder-blonde-boars-hair-brush-w-free-green-wheel-cleaner.aspx

-Wash mit, You will want to wash it properly

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-384-adams-car-wash-trio.aspx

-All Purpose Cleaner, this stuff is a must have

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-121-adams-all-purpose-cleaner.aspx

-Invisible Undercarriage spray, this stuff is like magic!! I buy it by the gallon.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-61-adams-invisible-undercarriage-spray.aspx

 

Or you could just buy one of these fancy kits they put together just to make life easier.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/c-12-detail-kits.aspx

 

Just my .02 , this is what i do but it isnt a law. You will figure out your own way of doing things that make you happy.

This is the result you should get when you are done

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the VRT is for the tires, rubber trim, etc. not for the wheels themselves. For the wheels you should use Spray Glaze, especially the chrome ones as it will make them mirrorlike :glasses:

 

If you have chrome trim anywhere on the car like the door handles, feel free to use the Spray Glaze on those as well :2thumbs:

 

 

Oops... I meant BSG on the chrome\alloy wheels (not VRT).

I was typing to fast at work :loser:

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