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From Clay to Wax - A Step by Step Video Tutorial!


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Hey boys and girls! The Junkman is back with another video series that answers those frequently asked questions, "What order am I supposed to use the products to fix my paint issues? What do I use first? What do I use second?"

 

Well, these 5 videos will finally put an end to those questions for those who are novices to the Adam's line. In these videos, I explain and give a short demo on which products to use, and the order to use them in if you have swirled and scratched up paint. For any novice to the Adam's line of products, I can guarantee that this will eliminate any confusion on what to use and when to use it!.

 

One important note. In the videos, you will hear me talk about "perfecting a spot" before moving on to an adjacent spot in the area you are working. What I mean by that is to get rid of all the swirls, haze or scratches in the very first spot that you start working on using Swirl & Haze Remover (SHR), BEFORE moving to an adjacent spot using SHR. Do not do the whole routine in one spot and then move to an adjacent spot and do the entire routine again. Do the entire car with each step of the process.

 

The reason I say to do this is that you must develop an effective technique the first time you start using a polisher to remove damage from your paint. That's why you want to ensure that the first spot that you start on is as perfect as you desire before you apply your technique to the entire car. If your technique is bad or ineffective, you don't want to apply that bad technique to the entire car because you'll end up tired an disappointed with your results. Once you are satisfied with the way your results turn out in the very first spot you start on using SHR, apply that same technique over the entire car. Remember, perfection may very from owner to owner so set a level of perfection that is realistic and to YOUR satisfaction.

 

So, without further delay, grab you some popcorn and kick up your feet. The Junkman is about to break it all down for you. I promise that by the time you're done with these videos, you WILL know which order to use the polishes and waxes.

 

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If your paint is in excellent shape with very minor swirls or scratches, you may be able to skip the use of the Swirl & Haze Remover (SHR) and go straight from claying to the Fine Machine Polish (FMP). If your paint does not need to be clayed (which is determined by the baggie test), then you can start with SHR. If your paint does not need claying and only has very, very little paint damage, you may be able to skip both claying and SHR and start with FMP. All this will make much more sense once you watch the videos and see the order that the products are used. Thus, take them in first, and come back to this paragraph after you have finished. It will all become clear to you at that point.

 

For those who want to implement Revive Polish into this routine, it would come right after FMP. I usually use Revive Polish when doing flat, very dark colors to give the paint that last touch of finesse. For you black car owners, this is my little secret of the trade. :cheers:

 

There are 2 other waxes that you can use in place of Machine Superwax (MSW, which is what I used in these videos). There's the Americana Carnuba Paste Wax and the Buttery Wax. Either can be used in place of MSW. The Americana goes on fast and comes off fast. You don't wait for it to dry or haze. If you do, you will need a chisel to remove it! It does not protect as long as MSW but it does last quite a while depending on how often you wash the car and whether or not the car is garaged or not.

 

Buttery Wax goes on easy and comes off easy. You will allow it to dry before removing it. It does not last as long as the Americana or MSW, however, it is easy to apply and remove. MSW is the longest lasting protection that Adam's has to date as it is more of a sealant. It also has the ability to mask very small imperfections in your paint.

 

One more time on the order! :willy:

 

1. Clay

2. SHR

3. FMP

4. Revive Polish (if you want - was not used in this video series).

5. One of the three waxes of your choice.

 

Okay boys and girls, let's see those shiny rides! :banana:

 

 

The Junkman :cheers:

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so a.j., i get clay the whole car then rewash, then perfect one section first.so is that what i'm doing to the whole car? perfecting sections at a time?

should i not shr the whole car, the fmp the whole car, wiping off product in between?

did that make any sense?lol

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so a.j., i get clay the whole car then rewash, then perfect one section first.so is that what i'm doing to the whole car? perfecting sections at a time?

should i not shr the whole car, the fmp the whole car, wiping off product in between?

did that make any sense?lol

 

It makes perfectly good sense. The answer is yes, you do the whole car with clay, then the entire car with SHR, then FMP and last of all, wax. Good question. I may need to add that into the video. :2thumbs:

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ok cool, the first section we perfect is just to see what we're lookin at for the rest of the vehicle, how much and how many passes of each product-- got it:2thumbs:

 

Actually, you perfect the first spot just to make sure you can. If you can't get the first spot right then there is something wrong with your technique. The last thing you want to do is apply a poor technique to the entire car, pull it out into the sun and get your feelings hurt. :help:

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thanks for the great vids junkman

 

i have a few questions :)

 

1. do i go SHR 1st or clay 1st ?? haha just kidding :P

 

1. do i go all the way to the wax on the 1st spot? or can i stop at the polish then after i am done with the polishing the whole car just wax the whole car in 1 go?

 

2. in ur vids u never show or mention how much product u add or not add to the next part of the car you do?

 

3. i have revive polish and not the fine machine polish.

i am using a makita polisher btw

is it ok to use the revive polish instead of the fine machine polish?

 

4. i am using the buttery wax and i'm having a hard time using it.

As i am applying it with an applicator pad i can hardly see the wax on the car and i have to constantly add more wax to the pad! is that normal?

 

thanks for the help

 

Rasheed

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thanks for the great vids junkman

 

i have a few questions :)

 

1. do i go SHR 1st or clay 1st ?? haha just kidding :P

 

1. do i go all the way to the wax on the 1st spot? or can i stop at the polish then after i am done with the polishing the whole car just wax the whole car in 1 go?

 

2. in ur vids u never show or mention how much product u add or not add to the next part of the car you do?

 

3. i have revive polish and not the fine machine polish.

i am using a makita polisher btw

is it ok to use the revive polish instead of the fine machine polish?

 

4. i am using the buttery wax and i'm having a hard time using it.

As i am applying it with an applicator pad i can hardly see the wax on the car and i have to constantly add more wax to the pad! is that normal?

 

thanks for the help

 

Rasheed

 

1. By "perfect the first spot", I mean get it corrected with SHR before moving to the next spot. Don't do the whole routine in that one spot.

 

2. You need to watch the videos again. I talk in detail about priming a new or clean pad with 4 large pea sized drops. After that, you only use 3 pea sized drops as necessary, making sure that the pad does not start filling up with excess product. If it does, then you need to start using only detail spray to help flush the pad of that excess product.

 

3. Get the Fine Machine Polish. It is made to follow SHR and finish down the damage that SHR does.

 

4. If you can't see the Buttery Wax, then you need better or different lighting within your work area.

 

Thanks for watching. :thumbsup:

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