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Old 10-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Is Adams Cleaning products over priced?

Reason i ask is i seen 1 guy say he spent $1000 in a starter kit, I was thinking of going that way also, But was floored at the cost of this stuff, Is it really worth it , Right now i am using Mequires Ultimate a synthic/paste combo and when i am done my car looks sweet as can be , It seems to last well, and has saved my ass a few times with crap sprayed on my car, door dings birdshit, etc, seems to last pretty good also , But i just wonder if it might be like buying a good wine/cigars ,You can pay alot or find a good brand at a tenth of the cost that is just as good. Are these products that good or just hyped and over priced, How long does a wax job from adams last? If it is that good i will save some and get this stuff, but if it is not worth the price i would like to save my money for a differnt upgrade. Truthful answers would be appericated,
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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Adams is right in the middle. You can find cheaper but you can also find way more expensive stuff. I think there may be comparable products for a little cheaper but most of their prices aren't crazy. I don't know what he bought but $1000 would go a looooong way at Adams.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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No. A little bit of Adam's goes a long way compared to other products out there. The initial purchase can seem steep but you get what you pay for. And you bought a kick ass ride, why go cheap on the stuff to keep it looking killer!
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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IMO I am a meguiers user as well and its easier to find in stores and still does the job that satisfatory to me. I will say Adams is a great product if u have the extra money to spend then i would get it but if your budget is not so high then meguiers is fine. My brother used adams polish/buffer to basically renew my dads 02 truck to like new condition paint.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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Adams is right in the middle. You can find cheaper but you can also find way more expensive stuff. I think there may be comparable products for a little cheaper but most of their prices aren't crazy. I don't know what he bought but $1000 would go a looooong way at Adams.
how much does it really cost to get the basics?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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I don't think so. I love Adam's products.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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Wouldnt spend a dollar on Adams products, far better out there for half the cost. People get sucked into Adams thinking its so great and they have to have it coz a friend/fellow forum buddy uses it.

Save your money lots of alternatives out there.
I think Adams has good products but I agree there's a ton more options. The best way to do it is try a bunch and decide what you like. I don't personally use many Adams products but they are a good product. I just get a bit turned off by the fanboys. That can be said for any brand though.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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Are they a little pricey?...I think so, but they are all great products imo...and I personally don't want to use cheap products on an expensive car
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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Not sure what the heck he spent $1,000 bucks on. I've purchased leather conditioner/cleaner, detail spray, a machine polisher along with pads and the polish to come with it and that was definitely in total less than $500 bucks. But anyways, I think they are all great products. You've got to appreciate a site that has over 15 instructional videos on how to clean your camaro, specifically designed with the products that they are selling.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #10
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No. A little bit of Adam's goes a long way compared to other products out there. The initial purchase can seem steep but you get what you pay for. And you bought a kick ass ride, why go cheap on the stuff to keep it looking killer!
I was actually turned onto Adams products by SSOOCH! And i must say it has exceeded my expectations, compared to Meguires or Mothers. You pay a bit more but it lasts a lot longer and you buy less. so if you think about it by the time your done with the Adams products, you've already bought the other products at least 3-4 times and maybe spent the same or more amount. Id recommend it to anyone. and i don't think you get the same shine from the other products as you do from Adams
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #11
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I use the Adams detail spray and Super VRT and both are excellent products, a bit expensive but great results. I use Meguiar's waxes, washing liquid, etc for the rest of my detailing and am satisfied with the Meguiar's products also. I think it's just a matter of what we are comfortable with since several brands seem to work very well, whether overly expensive or not. I've noticed that Mothers products are used at Barrett-Jackson and that speaks loads.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:36 AM   #12
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If he spent $1,000 on a starter kit, then it must have been the super-duper-deluxe-include-EVERYTHING kit.

You're going to get the whole gammut of opinions on waxes and polishes.

There's an entire forum just for car care. Take a look and see what people have toi say in that forum.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:07 AM   #13
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Adams is a very good line of products produced by some great guys. Our car club CCOTR Camaro Club of the Rockies has been to 2 different clinics at the Adams plant where Adam himself taught us how to detail our camaros. You can search on the Colorado part of the Regional forums for photos. Adam picks the worst finish and he and the other guys completely detail the car while doing continual Q&A. They do this for many different local car clubs. The cheapest product no, the best product no, the best people probably...
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:51 AM   #14
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Adam's products are good products, but there are lots of other options out there if you are looking for cheaper options. It's really more about the PROCESS then the PRODUCT. That being said, most of the stuff I own/use is Adam's.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:53 AM   #15
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Yes the fanboys are a tad annoying! Like you said lots of other products to try out, and then lots of money for mods!
Exactly, but watch out bashing them you might get banned for talking bad about a sponsor that pays the site money.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:53 AM   #16
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Meguiars professional line is way better and affordable! I like adams but just to pricey for me...

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:11 AM   #17
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Exactly, but watch out bashing them you might get banned for talking bad about a sponsor that pays the site money.
I know right? We spend thousands of dollars with forum vendors but yet we have so little clout.

That said until someone shows me something better, I'm good with my 560.00 Adam's kit that I purchased over 2 years ago-includes orbital buffer. Still have lots of product left. I've waxed 3x's car has 42,000 miles on it and still looks great up close. Use Meguires endurance shine for my tires though.
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