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Old 10-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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I Adams-ed my pick-up

Because of this forum, I discovered Adams products. I have been accumulating tools and chemicals and have been using them religiously on my Corvette.

Over the Summer, I started raiding my Adams stash for use on my wife's SUV. It looks great, but has yet to be transformed completely.

This past weekend, I did a full paint correction on my 2006 Nissan Titan. This truck has 66K miles on it, as well as 6 Pittsburgh Winters. I have washed it regularly, and waxed it once per year, but has seen its share of tree branches and driven many miles behind a salt truck.

I started with an Adams Car Shampoo wash. I then clayed the entire truck. I went through three pieces of clay. This paint was dirty!

I pulled out the PC and did the whole truck in Sever Swirl and Haze Remover (green). After wiping off the haze (I know you don't have to), I redid some of the problem areas on the hood and rocker panels.

Then I polished the whole truck with Swirl and Haze Remover (orange) and wiped it down. I then polished the whole truck again with Fine Machine Polish (white). I finished it off with a PC application of Machine Sealant (gray), let it sit for an hour, and removed it with a double soft microfiber towel. I like to use the PC with the pad wrapped in the towel. This makes removing the tough sealant incredibly easy.

I let the sealant cure overnight and applied a second coat this morning. Not only does the truck's paint look better than brand new, she is ready for the Winter. Two coats of Machine Sealant should brave the Pittsburgh Winter just fine.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Wow, I spent 24 man hours on Vette, I shudder to think what my(or is it now my wife's) Avalanche would take.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Because of this forum, I discovered Adams products. I have been accumulating tools and chemicals and have been using them religiously on my Corvette.

Over the Summer, I started raiding my Adams stash for use on my wife's SUV. It looks great, but has yet to be transformed completely.

This past weekend, I did a full paint correction on my 2006 Nissan Titan. This truck has 66K miles on it, as well as 6 Pittsburgh Winters. I have washed it regularly, and waxed it once per year, but has seen its share of tree branches and driven many miles behind a salt truck.

I started with an Adams Car Shampoo wash. I then clayed the entire truck. I went through three pieces of clay. This paint was dirty!

I pulled out the PC and did the whole truck in Sever Swirl and Haze Remover (green). After wiping off the haze (I know you don't have to), I redid some of the problem areas on the hood and rocker panels.

Then I polished the whole truck with Swirl and Haze Remover (orange) and wiped it down. I then polished the whole truck again with Fine Machine Polish (white). I finished it off with a PC application of Machine Sealant (gray), let it sit for an hour, and removed it with a double soft microfiber towel. I like to use the PC with the pad wrapped in the towel. This makes removing the tough sealant incredibly easy.

I let the sealant cure overnight and applied a second coat this morning. Not only does the truck's paint look better than brand new, she is ready for the Winter. Two coats of Machine Sealant should brave the Pittsburgh Winter just fine.
Impressive effort & results. Guys like you make it tough on me! Love my Vettes, but dedicating time to claying / polishing / waxing is a challenge. I need to get 'er done.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #4
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It's almost too much for me to do all those things to a Vette. I can't imagine the effort needed on a full-size pickup. I'll bet the results are beautiful.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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The timing worked out perfectly in that I put my Corvette in storage on Friday (the truck went back in the garage) and it rained non-stop on Saturday and Sunday. I really didn't have anything else to do but hang out in the garage and work on the truck.

I actually found the process more rewarding that doing the Corvette. When I work on it, I am taking the paint from 95% to 100%. With the Titan, I was taking it from 40% to 100%.

What an improvement! I would post picks, but the truck is silver, so the before and after pictures sort of look the same.

Of course it is still raining, and the truck was dirty before I got to the end of my street this morning...
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Thats certainly a lot more square footage to treat than your vette, but sometimes a dramatic turnaround on a truck is more rewarding b/c of how much work you put in.

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Wao you use many Adam's products what you feel about this brand, are you recommend it foe a permanent car washing product. thanks to share
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Wao you use many Adam's products what you feel about this brand, are you recommend it foe a permanent car washing product. thanks to share
Since I started using the products, I have phased out all of the other products I used. Not just on my Z06, but on my SUV and pickup truck too.

Sure, the Adams products cost a lot more than the cheaper auto parts store brands, but in my opinion, the quality far exceeds the additional cost.

For example, after using Adams Car Shampoo, I just could not go back to using the Turtle Wax product I had been using for 20 years.

I keep my Vette immaculate, but I also keep my other cars very clean and detailed at all times (except the pickup during hunting season). My neighbors like to poke fun when they see me washing my cars when there is snow on the ground. For me, it is therapy.
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I keep my Vette immaculate, but I also keep my other cars very clean and detailed at all times (except the pickup during hunting season). My neighbors like to poke fun when they see me washing my cars when there is snow on the ground. For me, it is therapy.
My neighbors do the same... I reached a whole other level of crazy with a E55 AMG detail earlier this year... I completed about 70% of the detail in the rain. You're neighbors will never look at you more strangely than when you're washing a car during a rainstorm LOL
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