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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Plastic Spray Detailer

Som my title may not be exactly right, but I am looking for a detail type spray that can be used on engine compartment components. A few years back I bought a can of "Black Tie" spray in an aerosol can from a guy named "The Detail Dude" and it works amazing. The problem is that I am almost out and the guy seems to be gone. I have several of his products and they all work great. I did find a few of his products still on one website, but not this stuff. The spray was extremely simple to use, but I wouldn't call it a cleaner. Basically, I just spray the black plastic parts of the engine and it brings them to a nice shine without touching. It almost gives a "wet" appearance, but it is dry and not oily at all. It is great for use at shows to give that final clean look prior to judging.

I was looking at the Detailer's Pro Series Plex-All and it sounds like it may work, but it says it's mainly for clear plastics and that it is a foaming cleaner.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/dp-plex-all.html

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Adams In and out Spray

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-517-a...-dressing.aspx

Stuff is amazing. Makes any hard to reach plastic or rubber parts look like brand new.

Also for bigger surfaces that you can easily get to, their VRT product is just as amazing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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That is it! I'm guessing I can't find the old stuff due to the VOC ompliance issue. It works just like the stuff I previously had! I still have half a bottle of "The Detail Dude" vinyl and rubber product which looks exactly like the VRT. Man, am I excited, I'm placing my order for some now!

Thanks!

One other question....could this be used on the massive piece of plastic known as the Camaro dashboard? I cannot find any interior detail spray that gives it the nice low gloss shine I like and I was thinking this may do it.

I watched the video and it seems like it would be fine to use, just looking for anyone with experience.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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I've used VRT on my dash, but I clean it first, then VRT it. You could even give it a couple shots of their detail spray to finish it off.

They've got some pretty good videos on their Video page that go over the proper way to wash and prep.

You don't necessarily have to use the Adams line for all, (there are some cheaper products) but they do work well the first time and if you follow the videos, they're pretty much idiot proof.

personally for me I'll pay a little more if it gets the job done right the first time, but I'm certainly open to thriftier options. Blackfire has some similar products but I've been very happy with the Adams line.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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Yeah, I can get the interior nice and clean, I just seem to be missing out on the shine I am looking for and detail sprays just weren't doing it for me. I'll try the VRT to see how it works.

I just placed an order with Adams for several items! Thanks for the advice!
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #7
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Am addicted to the In and out Spray....great stuff!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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I never used the in-out spray. Does it leave a greasy residue? Slippery?
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I never used the in-out spray. Does it leave a greasy residue? Slippery?
It dries fairly well. It's phenomenal for engine bays, the front grille, and any other hard to reach plastics. I certainly wouldn't use VRT or In N Out on the interior, but some do and they seem to like it. It's a bit too glossy for what I would want the sun reflecting off of on my dash. Nothing wrong with it if it works for the user though.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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maxima SC-1 clearcoat...it can be found at any yamaha/honda type motorcycle dealership. It's an aerosol can that does wonders for plastics on bumpers and engine pieces. It makes black plastic shiny and looking perfect without touching it. It runs about 8 or 9 bucks for a can and having used both it is every bit as good as the adams in and out spray.


Adams is good stuff, but not the only thing around
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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Som my title may not be exactly right, but I am looking for a detail type spray that can be used on engine compartment components. A few years back I bought a can of "Black Tie" spray in an aerosol can from a guy named "The Detail Dude" and it works amazing. The problem is that I am almost out and the guy seems to be gone. I have several of his products and they all work great. I did find a few of his products still on one website, but not this stuff. The spray was extremely simple to use, but I wouldn't call it a cleaner. Basically, I just spray the black plastic parts of the engine and it brings them to a nice shine without touching. It almost gives a "wet" appearance, but it is dry and not oily at all. It is great for use at shows to give that final clean look prior to judging.

I was looking at the Detailer's Pro Series Plex-All and it sounds like it may work, but it says it's mainly for clear plastics and that it is a foaming cleaner.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/dp-plex-all.html

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Try this on for size:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/SPRAY_DR...ir_spray_1.htm
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #12
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looks like a good product....maxima SC-1 can be bought of the shelf.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:04 AM   #13
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Try UWW+. It can be used as a detail spray and when it is, it can be used in the engine compartment. It cleans the plastic pieces and leaves a subtle gloss.

Cool thing about the UWW+ is it can be used on interior also. Dashboard, carpet, leather seats, you name it! I know this from experience It is still a cleaner though, and not a type of dressing (aka something that makes plastic shine).

UWW+ http://www.autogeek.net/ultima-water...ncentrate.html

Now if you want something that will shine the engine up once you have cleaned it, try this at a 1:1 dilution. It works great and is very highly regarded among many professional detailers. http://www.autogeek.net/perl-coat-protectant.html
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