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Old 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Cool soo im starting from the begining! just dawned my car

hey guys soo i just got done cleaning my car with dawn dish soap to remove the wax that was on there for 3 years. I have every admas product out there including the porter cable kit. My car has surface sctraches that are driving me crazyy. What is the process to start geting the sctraches out? also i just clayed my car after i washed it with dawn soap thanks for your help guys!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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You need to watch the Adams videos but the basic steps are:

Wash
Clay
Polish
Sealant
Glaze
Wax
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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Orange swirl n haze, fine machine polish, machine sealant, brilliant glaze, Americana wax, drink beer.

U can skip the brilliant glaze and Americana if you want, I use them to add as much protection as possible against surface scratches. (to be clear the glaze just adds looks)

Why spend 6 hours detailing ur car if u aren't going to protect it as much as u can.


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Old 04-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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yea i have not watched the video in a while thanks for the help!
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #5
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Process for your purposes:
  1. Strip wash (you did this)
  2. Clay
  3. Re-wash
  4. Dry
  5. Severe Swirl Remover + Green Pad (as needed)
  6. Swirl & Haze Remover + Orange Pad (as needed)
  7. Fine Machine Polish + White Pad (as needed)
  8. Machine Super Sealant + Gray Pad (if using a sealant)
  9. Brilliant Glaze + Red Pad or Hand App (if using glaze)
  10. Americana or Buttery Wax (if using a wax)
  11. Step back and admire!
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #6
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soo when i re wash do i re wash with dawn or do i use my adams shampoo
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #7
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The shampoo.
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Doesn't really matter to be honest... just make sure you're using fresh soap and water. Empty both buckets out, rinse completely, refill. Same goes for wash pads... rinse and clean before the 2nd wash.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #9
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Hi Dylan!

Does the Brilliant Glaze lower the lifespan of the wax when applied prior to waxing?

Or does this only apply if you add glaze at a later time on top of wax?

Here's one of your post's relating to this for reference: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=16

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Process for your purposes:
  1. Strip wash (you did this)
  2. Clay
  3. Re-wash
  4. Dry
  5. Severe Swirl Remover + Green Pad (as needed)
  6. Swirl & Haze Remover + Orange Pad (as needed)
  7. Fine Machine Polish + White Pad (as needed)
  8. Machine Super Sealant + Gray Pad (if using a sealant)
  9. Brilliant Glaze + Red Pad or Hand App (if using glaze)
  10. Americana or Buttery Wax (if using a wax)
  11. Step back and admire!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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No impact if applied before wax, some small impact if applied after. The larger issue is the staying power of the product. If glaze is on top, given its low durability, it will easily be washed away or impacted by heat.

By layering it under the wax it is 'sealed in' for lack of a better term.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #11
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No impact if applied before wax, some small impact if applied after. The larger issue is the staying power of the product. If glaze is on top, given its low durability, it will easily be washed away or impacted by heat.

By layering it under the wax it is 'sealed in' for lack of a better term.
BG has a small amount of solvent that will evaporate within a short time, is that correct?

How long should I wait after applying BG before applying wax, or does it matter?

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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Correct.

Doesn't really matter, you're going to wait for the glaze to haze over prior to removal, by that point its done curing. You can layer wax immediately after the glaze residue is removed.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #13
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on what layer do i put the sealent in the red aresole can....just ordered a wash pad and bucket and shampoo. will wash tommorow with shampoo. Today i washed with the dawn and clayed the whole car.
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