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Old 06-22-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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1st time using adams products..

And I think I caused some irreversible damage... Not to my car, but to the way I feel about using any other car wash/detailing products. After washing, claying, and waxing my car with this stuff I really don't think I could ever use anything else again and be satisfied with it. My car looks better now than it did when I picked it up from my dealer. But I do have a question... I sprayed the car with detailing spray before I dried it like their video said and then I used the great white drying towel to dry and now parts of the towel turned pink. Did I do something wrong?
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Its a very pale pink btw. Like you have to be really looking at the towel to notice.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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Did I do something wrong?
Yes, you used Adam's products

No everything is fine, thier detail spray will do that to thier white towels. All is normal and good.
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Thanks for the kind words, and everything is fine... the pink will wash out when you clean the towels

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I love using Adam's Polishes also. My car looks so glossy and wet looking that I always get compliments when I stop some where.

I have even had the dealership where I bought my car ask who detailed it, when they found it it was me, using Adam's they were very impressed.

Keep up the good work Adam's!!! Now please find someone that can manufacture a US made foam gun...... I still can't find any US made.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
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Black magic fan here. cheap and works just as good as the expensive stuff
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
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Black magic fan here. cheap and works just as good as the expensive stuff
I thought this stuff died after it aired on Pimp My Ride.

I'll take Adam's stuff over this any day. Wait what am I saying
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:43 PM   #9
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I thought this stuff died after it aired on Pimp My Ride.

I'll take Adam's stuff over this any day. Wait what am I saying
Comin' out of the closet I see
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Not exactly the direction I thought this thread would have gone lol. But thanks for the info and a few laughs.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #13
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I ordered my kit last Friday and am eagerly awaiting for it to ship so I can see for myself what all the hooplah is about.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:48 PM   #14
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I detail as a hobby. I don't think one company makes the best of everything. One is good at polishes, one better at waxes, one has really decent car wash etc etc. The majority of the stuff I use is from companies that I had never even heard of before I started getting into it on a more serious level. Adams is good. Certainly better that the majority of over the counter stuff.

There's a great detailing web site over at autopia.org. All the info you could ever want on car detailing - and more.
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I used Adams and have mixed feelings. When I waxed it the wax only seemed to go on certain areas. Let me try to explain better. As I was applying it it would go on one area then an inch away it would seem to just not cover that area. And so on. So did I do something wrong???
Not sure I'm understanding what the problem was... can you elaborate on what product, what applicator, and how you were applying it?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #16
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Odd. You could always apply two coats. Or three...

Carnauba loves layering.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:21 PM   #17
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I don't get the not covering issue. How does it not cover? You put it on, then wipe it off, and it's covered. Unless you have something on your paint that's creating a barrier between the paint and wax.

Maybe try an IPA wipe or clay, so you know the paint is bare first.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #18
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I actually used the blue stuff with the blue applocator first (forgot the name). And same results on that. In well I will figure it out I guess.
There's gotta be something on your paint. Either wash it with Dawn, or do a wipe down with 1/2 water 1/2 isopropyl alcohol. Like I said before, doing a clay bar couldn't hurt as well.
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Are you spreading the product out on the applicator at all or just putting a blob in one spot and starting?
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Haole you got some serious problems with your paint then brother. Buttery Wax is the best hand wax Iver ever used for the price. It just rained all day in NY and my car actually still looks shiny. With other waxes it would look fairly dirty after any rain.

You live in Hawaii, perhaps you have a lot of salts on your paint or something? Sounds like you need to wash with dish soap and whip out a clay bar.
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I never said my paint looks bad. My car looks extremely nice. My comment was i just wasn't getting it to cover like traditional waxes.
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I'm done explaining sorry I posted, it is simple when I applied (wax on) it would cover an area then an inch or so it wouldn't. I mist of put it on wrong. This was explained on my 2nd post on this thread
Hey Haole, don't give up if you have any questions you can PM me at any time. What you are saying you were applying everything right, just had some contaminate or something left behind possibly. Or its that crappy Adam's stuff I have been telling people to stay away from

Not sure where Ewe Beach is but if it is near Honalulu you may want to go over to PakShak and talk to Ranney. They have some of the best products that are made around the world and he will help you out if you have any problems.

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Thanks, I'm not downing the product. I have erased all my posts on this thread.
Were just trying to help man, youre getting way too sensitive over car wax application. Just provide more detail and maybe even snap a pic or two so we can help you out.

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Hey Haole, don't give up if you have any questions you can PM me at any time. What you are saying you were applying everything right, just had some contaminate or something left behind possibly. Or its that crappy Adam's stuff I have been telling people to stay away from
Lol well, youre completely out of your mind.
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It is ok, I'm fine with what I have. Thanks for any comments and Aloha to you all.
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Lol well, youre completely out of your mind.
I get that a lot
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