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Old 10-31-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Detail Spray

I use Adams Detail spray on my car to clean off little bits of dirt or a dead bug here or there. However, I am not sure exactly what it is and what it is made for. It seems to make the car look better if you use a little after washing.

Can anyone tell me the theory behind Detail spray?
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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You're pretty much using it right. you can use it right before you dry the car. and after you wash the car to give it a nise finish.

Also you might want to use the waterless car wash for the dead bugs and such.

But I use the detail spary right before I dry off the car and again after the car is dry.

it seems to really work best after the car has been clayed, polished then waxed. Seems to make the wax last a lot longer.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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I like to understand the theory behind a product. This helps you understand when and where to use it.

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Old 10-31-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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I like to use detail spray when I arrive at a car show. It removes the fine layer of contaminants that have got onto the car. It also helps as a drying agent after you have washed the car.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:54 PM   #5
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Perhaps someone could tell me why Z6 smells so good?
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:21 PM   #6
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The Z6 smeels so good so you will like it and buy more of it. Maybe someone should make a womans perfume that smells like detail spray.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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Also, while still wet before drying, when sprayed, you'll notice that the water just runs off. It seems to help with hard water too!
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:52 PM   #8
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Also checkout Adams website. There are some really good videos there on how they use their whole system.


Good stuff.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:22 PM   #9
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Well I see detail spray as a lubricant. Obviously used when claybarring, but basically anytime you want to wipe something off with a wet cloth, just use detailspray instead of water =p

I soak bird poo with detail spray before i wipe it off.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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Do you still use your drying towel with this stuff or will it contaminate my nice soft brand new towel?
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Do you still use your drying towel with this stuff or will it contaminate my nice soft brand new towel?
I've heard of people using it with their drying towels, but if you have white towels, it will turn them pink. It doesn't harm the towel though.
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Does it wash out? What is that stuff actually?
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:57 PM   #13
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Yeah, does anyone have an actual answer or just more comments on how great it is. I think I saw a wash someplace that can be diluted to make detail spray,
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I sent a PM to the Adams guys here on the site.

I'm sure they'll chime in eventually.

Otherwise their website is full of good information with videos and a very informative forum.

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Yeah, does anyone have an actual answer or just more comments on how great it is. I think I saw a wash someplace that can be diluted to make detail spray,
Yeah it is called ONR- Optimum No Rinse. And to answer one of the questions, it is used to bring the look back wax after you wash it or the look has faded without having to rewax the car.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:41 PM   #16
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I am glad to see all of this discusion. It seems we all know how to use it. I just would like to know how it interacts with the paint.

When you understand the principles behind something you can make better uses of it. For instance a few months ago I knew nothing about washing a car. Now I am allways thinking of ways to prevent dirt from making swirl marks when washing my car. Its a lot better to understand how swirl marks are made than to know to use the two bucket method.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:50 PM   #17
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good thread started by Uncle 'Hepcat' Harvey...

I too wonder about the theory behind the 'detail' spray...... I'll keep my eye on this one..
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