Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
sjm autoprod
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,695
Questions about Adams Quick Sealant

2 weeks ago I put on a fresh coat of machine sealant, glaze, and finished off with Americana. This past week has been terrible here in Orlando, tons of rain but everything held up great on the car.

Anyway I recently purchased some quick sealant and used it for the 1st time today. Very simple to apply, did the whole car in about a half an hour. It was a nice quick way to add a level of protection and touch up the shine.

So on to my questions:

1- should I or do I need to apply another coat of Americana and or glaze?

2- how often should I apply a coat of quick sealant?

3- any other advice when using quick sealant?




Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
WiSSDiver

 
WiSSDiver's Avatar
 
Drives: 1968 Coupe, 2010 2SS, 2011 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: WIsconsin
Posts: 1,252
NYFan, Did you strip your old coat of Americana, glaze & Machine Sealant before using the Quick Sealant or just go over those coats from a couple weeks ago?
__________________
WiSSDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpomeroy View Post
NYFan, Did you strip your old coat of Americana, glaze & Machine Sealant before using the Quick Sealant or just go over those coats from a couple weeks ago?
Just went over.


Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
shooters
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS Transformer Package
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 104
Are you supposed to strip the wax and polish off?
shooters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by shooters View Post
Are you supposed to strip the wax and polish off?
I don't think so, did not read that anywhere, nor was it mentioned on the video from Adams.


Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
ga0358

 
ga0358's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM LS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Acworth, Georgia
Posts: 935
__________________
ga0358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
Adam's Polishes



 
Adam's Polishes's Avatar
 
Drives: The shiny ones.
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the detail shop!
Posts: 4,844
Anytime you're working with a sealant its going to get you the best results/longest durability if applied directly to the paint.

Order of application is always (ideally)
  1. SEALANT
  2. GLAZE
  3. WAX

You can go any combination, any one, or all 3, but the order of application should stay the same no matter what.

That being said, theres nothing wrong with what you did, but the durability of the sealant will be compromised by the wax underneath to a degree so you won't see it last as long as it would had it been applied to bare paint. A lot of guys actually use quick sealant on their front ends, leading edges of the hood, mirrors, etc just before a road trip to make the bugs easier to remove. They don't need it to last as long as possible, just to last thru the road trip.
Adam's Polishes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan@Adams View Post
Anytime you're working with a sealant its going to get you the best results/longest durability if applied directly to the paint.

Order of application is always (ideally)
  1. SEALANT
  2. GLAZE
  3. WAX

You can go any combination, any one, or all 3, but the order of application should stay the same no matter what.

That being said, theres nothing wrong with what you did, but the durability of the sealant will be compromised by the wax underneath to a degree so you won't see it last as long as it would had it been applied to bare paint. A lot of guys actually use quick sealant on their front ends, leading edges of the hood, mirrors, etc just before a road trip to make the bugs easier to remove. They don't need it to last as long as possible, just to last thru the road trip.
Thanks Dylan. So is the original sealant and / or wax compromised in any way by adding just the quick sealant? I could throw another coat of Americana on but if just the quick sealant will lose a bit of its life I'm really to worried.


Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
Adam's Polishes



 
Adam's Polishes's Avatar
 
Drives: The shiny ones.
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the detail shop!
Posts: 4,844
Not at all... think of each step as a layer in cake. Each one simply sits on top of the previous, the only difference being that sealants work best when directly applied to the paint so they 'bond'.
Adam's Polishes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan@Adams View Post
Not at all... think of each step as a layer in cake. Each one simply sits on top of the previous, the only difference being that sealants work best when directly applied to the paint so they 'bond'.
Got it, Thanks as always!




Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
shooters
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS Transformer Package
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 104
Dylan, if it's best to apply to bare paint, what do you use to strip it back down?
shooters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #12
nyrfan
Let's go Rangers!
 
nyrfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by shooters View Post
Dylan, if it's best to apply to bare paint, what do you use to strip it back down?
I've always used dawn although there are shampoos specifically designed for this.


Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
__________________
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
shooters
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS Transformer Package
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 104
So just Dawn and hot water?


Quote:
Originally Posted by nyrfan View Post
I've always used dawn although there are shampoos specifically designed for this.


Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk
shooters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #14
Adam's Polishes



 
Adam's Polishes's Avatar
 
Drives: The shiny ones.
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the detail shop!
Posts: 4,844
There are a number of ways to strip the existing wax from the finish.

The easiest is while washing. You can add a couple of oz's of APC to your car wash mixture to create a nice foaming 'strip wash'. Generally since your detail will start with a wash anyways this is an easy way to take care of it as part of a process you were going to do anyways. You can also use original (blue) dawn dish soap for this purpose. I just prefer the Car Wash + APC method b/c it foams up better and gives me control over how aggressive or mild I make the mixture.

The other method is to use isopropyl alcohol if youre starting with an already clean car. Simply spray with a diluted mixture of IPA and water, wipe with a microfiber towel. This approach is usually best for times when you're only going to be working on a specific area of the car, not the whole thing, since it allows you to strip one area at a time.
Adam's Polishes is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.