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Old 05-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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First Detail of Spring with Adams Patriot

Well this is the by far the best job I have done as a novice detailer. I believe that the prep work prior to using the Patriot was the reason for the dramatic results.

No pics of the prep work sorry but I did strip wash with a dawn/apc cocktail in my foam gun and my wash bucket.. twice once prior to claying the car once after just for fun. I felt that there was a lot of residue that I missed when claying so I wanted to be sure.

I did use per recommendations from several of you ONR diluted with distilled water for my clay lube and it worked well. Not as well as Adams detail spray but for the money you can liberally spray the paint and the clay often and not feel like your hard earned money is dripping down your car.

I also had my first experience with iron-x. I did this prior to clay and I will say that none of you have exaggerated that smell WOW not the pretty pleasant smells from the Adams camp at all. I am grateful that I did a fairly good job last year with the clay as I did not see much from the IRON-X only a few spots on the entire car.


Ok here you go and before you let me have it I took some pics in the sun prior to doing the glass sorry.


First few Clay Done and Washed.
Next two Brilliant Glaze on then off.
Then Wax, haze and removal.
Rest are results in and out of the sun.
Sorry I-phone pics I am not a camera nerd and I wish I was more computer literate as I would have descriptions with the pics.
Hope you enjoy I truly did enjoy doing the work and trying this product.
It's beyond reason how good it is from application to removal.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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HOT! Dang that looks good.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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Dude, that looks fantastic! Why are you asking me for help? You got it!

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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That really is a beautiful car, that red is amazing, and all the work just makes it POP! Makes me wish I had that color, love my bumblebee, but I have excepted that it will jsut never have that depth and pop of a red. Again, that looks amazing.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #5
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That looks awesome op!

Just ordered my patriot this morning, very excited now lol
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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Looks amazing!!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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Deep, wet shine! Perfect. Great work

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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That does look dripping I must say.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #9
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Wow that looks awesome. I wish I had the money to get the patriot because from what I have seen it yields amazing results
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #10
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Great job!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #11
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Great job!! Looks awesomely wet!!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #12
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That looks amazing!!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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Tell me again why matte/flat finishes are so popular? That gloss looks amazing!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #14
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As for the onr not being up to par on clay lube, I agree with you and have been saying that for a while. Try ultima waterless wash concentrate for a much better clay lube that is still like ten times cheaper than liquid gold
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AWESOME work! Some of the best red shots I've seen in quite some time!
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Seriously the best red shots I've seen.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #17
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #18
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That 3rd from last photo looks really great. Red really pops in that. Nice work!
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Dude, that looks fantastic! Why are you asking me for help? You got it!

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Need mentoring on the polishing I have plenty of RID's to destroy and more then my fair share of imperfections that need a polisher. I'm not going to practice on this car

And thanks I'm pleased you like it. I'll do the interior and post those next.

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That really is a beautiful car, that red is amazing, and all the work just makes it POP! Makes me wish I had that color, love my bumblebee, but I have excepted that it will jsut never have that depth and pop of a red. Again, that looks amazing.
Thanks for that I have had 4 Camaros all red.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #21
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That looks awesome op!

Just ordered my patriot this morning, very excited now lol
I saw your post on the patriot reveal thread you are going to be surprised on how good it is. Truthfully I have had a few good automobiles over the years and have pampered them all with quality products. This stuff, by far is one of the best waxes I've ever used. I sincerely hope that this becomes the standard Americana soon.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:38 PM   #22
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As for the onr not being up to par on clay lube, I agree with you and have been saying that for a while. Try ultima waterless wash concentrate for a much better clay lube that is still like ten times cheaper than liquid gold
I will but what to I do with the rest of the ONR? Some have mentioned putting a ounce in with your soap for your wash and it adds some lubricity any thoughts on this?
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AWESOME work! Some of the best red shots I've seen in quite some time!



You and your crew are great to work with and most of your products are beyond reproach. The Patriot is truly exceptional get it out of the fancy jar and let others enjoy it. I'm just a sucker for fancy packaging with a good cause behind it.
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Seriously the best red shots I've seen.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:45 PM   #25
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to all the posts and PM's I appreciate all of your support I wish my bride understood my passion for detailing like you guys
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