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Sorry guys if i should have posted this elsewhere but wanted to get an honest opinion from some people:

1. What do you wash your car in?
2. Do you polish and then wax or just wax (I watched the Adams video :))
3. My polished alum wheels have black spots in the corners of some of the spokes. Any sugestions here or is it to late?

Is a clay bar, and 6 types of wax/washes/polishes actually worth it?

Be gentle, im a newbie :)

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Hi dtomlin,

For a full detail (4 times a year or so) I typcially do the following:

* pre-clean engine, tires, and wheels....
1.) wash the car very thuroughly (adams car wash)
2.) dry the car (detail spray and waffle towel)
3.) clay bar on the back, front, glass, and lower side pannels
4.) swirl and haze remover / revive polish (brilliant spray glaze on windows)
5.) remove the clay / revive / and swirl and haze / spray glaze
6.) butter wax (very light)
7.) remove wax
8. ) metal polish #1 and #2 on the chrome
9.) clean the interrior and exterior rubber (VRT, leather conditioner, in&out spray)

10.) Glass cleaner
11.) drink beer

At each step I think, whats the point, and the it just keeps looking better and better. For maintnance its a basic wash / dry and maybe a metal polish #1 on the chrome and a quick job on the interrior.
 

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Here is the advice I got directly from Adams:


As for regular car care, claying, etc, here's what I do to keep our fleet of black vehicles looking perfect:

· Wash with our Car Wash

· Spray the car with Detail Spray, then air-blow the water from the puddling areas

· Dry with the Waffle Drying towels

· Use the Revive Polish about as often as you have the oil changed.

· Clay the rear of the car every 8-900 miles. That part of your car gets contaminated the most often.

· Butter Wax it once a month. It’s so easy, and looks so incredible, it’s worth it.

· Use Brilliant Spray Glaze on the paint, glass, and Chrome once every three months.

Thanks again Adam !! :thumbsup:
 

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As noted above, you need to do a thourough cleaning at first, or at least once a year to include claybar, polish wax, and the whole nine yard. After that, depending on the area you live, how often you drive the car, and the type of elements your car is exposed to, you can do this twice a year or as needed
I typically do a thourough job once a year that includes paint correction if needed, and polish 2-3 times; and when I say polish, I mean a quick paint clean up. Lately though, I've been trying all kind of products, and normally I find myself polishing it at least once a month :D
It's like when you first do regular maintenance on your car, after the first time, you'll know when the next one is due again
 

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wash/wax car

typically when i do a full detail on my vet i:
-thoroughly wash car using poorboys citrus wash
-clay car using same citrus
-wash and rinse
-dry
-polish w/z-pc
-2coats zaino z5
-2 coats z2-
-2coats poorboys natty blue

all polishes are applied with pc
wax is applied by hand
 

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Hi dtomlin,

For a full detail (4 times a year or so) I typcially do the following:

* pre-clean engine, tires, and wheels....
1.) wash the car very thuroughly (adams car wash)
2.) dry the car (detail spray and waffle towel)
3.) clay bar on the back, front, glass, and lower side pannels
4.) swirl and haze remover / revive polish (brilliant spray glaze on windows)
5.) remove the clay / revive / and swirl and haze / spray glaze
6.) butter wax (very light)
7.) remove wax
8. ) metal polish #1 and #2 on the chrome
9.) clean the interrior and exterior rubber (VRT, leather conditioner, in&out spray)

10.) Glass cleaner
11.) drink beer
:agree: I do the same with a few exception on the steps. I dress the tires, rubber and vinyl as well as I use the IN & Out Spray prior to polishing. All is done with the Adams products.
Oh one last point, I don't wait until I am finished for a beer.
 

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Thanks

Thanks for the replies. Im going to do the same steps as Adams recommends, only will be using Meguiars products. Adams is not sold in TN, and i need to get this done this weekend.

If anyone knows of a reson not to use meguiars, or had bad experiences with it let me know asap.

I got the detail spray, paint cleaner, polish, wax, claybar kit etc...

Oh, and i deffinately do not plan on waiting to completion to take on the cold beer.

Ill post some pics when im done.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Im going to do the same steps as Adams recommends, only will be using Meguiars products. Adams is not sold in TN, and i need to get this done this weekend.

If anyone knows of a reson not to use meguiars, or had bad experiences with it let me know asap.

I got the detail spray, paint cleaner, polish, wax, claybar kit etc...

Oh, and i deffinately do not plan on waiting to completion to take on the cold beer.

Ill post some pics when im done.
Adams will ship to TN :laughing:

I'm sure you will get decent result with the Meguiars. I would have gone with Mothers for store bought stuff. If you like the results with Meguiars, you'll love what Adams can do.

Oh......Make sure you use good quality microfiber towels. Good luck. Let us know how you make out, and post some pics. :cheers:
 
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