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Old 12-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Adam's Polish & Car Care Products

If you are a Current User, or have been looking at the Adam's Polish Line, Check Out This Post in "Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection":

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...56#post1295356

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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Always nice to see another potential fine product for the camaro!!!! You may want to look into becoming a sponsor on Camaro5 tho.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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Moriartii,
We (STILLEN) have already inquired about being a Supporting Vendor, currently there isnít a program in place and have received permission from the Administrators to post. As soon as there is an official Supporting Vendor Program, Believe Us, We Will be on Board.
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You should check with the Moderators and Administrators here before you get pegged for unauthorized solicitation. One guy was randomly creating threads to sell us camera equipment and guitars. I think he was punted out of here, stat!
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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DkknightX,
Thanks for your reply, but I think we were both typing at the same time.

Please Read Post #3
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:24 PM   #6
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DkknightX,
Thanks for your reply, but I think we were both typing at the same time.

Please Read Post #3
Gotcha! Welcome to the site! Just didn't want to see you get in trouble. Great that you have permission!

What are the differences between Adam's and Zaino products? Your opinions/experience with both if possible. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:05 PM   #7
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Zaino has a great product for what it's designed to do, and I don't want anyone to think I am bashing or knocking on them.

Everyone has and will have their personal opinions. What I will do is point out some of the Great Benefits of Adamís Products, and if you have already used Zaino Products, you can compare them to your own experience with them.

The Adamís Product line is designed to REMOVE defects rather than hide them. Any professional detailer will tell you that 99% of the finish quality is in the surface prep, by removing the defects first then applying product you get deeper, wetter, glossier results than if you just mask the problem with product.

There is also the Ease of Use Factors. Adam's products are very user friendly and easy to use, you should be able to decrease the amount of time spent on cleaning and detailing your car. Adamís uses Color Coded products, Provide instructional DVD's, and has Forum and Web support. Adamís also offers a 110% money back guarantee.
The reputation of Adamís Business is built on the idea that we can teach anyone how to get the most out of their car and enjoy the experience. Thatís why we do things like Color Coding the Product and Applicator Pads... for lack of a better word its "idiot proof".
With Adamís there isnít any need to Mix or Measure any Products or Curing Agents, and you donít have to wait for products to dry (sometimes hours).

Adamís uses both synthetics and natural ingredients. While synthetics offer great durability and protection they lack the depth and wet look you get from a Natural Carnuba Product. For This Reason Adamís offers a range of products to suit a range of needs.

Adamís also offers Cleaners, Dressings, and other products like, Undercarriage Sprays, Carpet Cleaners, Wheel Cleaners, Etc. Adamís addressí Total Car Care, we all know the Exterior is only part of the cleaning process on you car.

Donít forget that it doesnít cost anything to try, if you are not Satisfied Adamís offers a 110% money back guarantee.
We have yet to have someone switch to Adamís and regret the decision.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:21 PM   #8
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I've been using Adams products for a while now and love them. Easy to use, great customer support and they have the Adam polishes forum if you have questions.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #9
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Adams Polishes is all I use. The detail spray is the best IMHO, and it smells great! After washing the car, just hit it wth detail spray and the car will look like it just got a full detail. Use a DA polisher like a Porter Cable with their Machine Polish and Machine Wax and you will never go back to whatever you were using.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:25 PM   #10
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Reminder...
This Saturday, January 16th, STILLEN will be hosting a Adam's Car Care Clinic.

If you would like to Learn Some New Techniques, See the Adam's Polish in Action, or would like to ask the experts some questions, Saturday is the day.

All are Welcome, hope to see you here.

The clinic starts at 9AM, with the official Adam’s Polishes demos from 9AM-10AM.

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Old 01-15-2010, 07:28 PM   #11
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:53 PM   #12
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3000 mile drive for me.Just too long for a day
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:39 AM   #13
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Is there a discount at Adams for Camaro5 Members? Or maybe a coupon? I thought I saw something at one time for 10% off.....
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:55 PM   #14
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Thanks for the invite Charlie! I always love demos! And it was a great way for Adam's to get me to part with $140.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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Charlie,

Looking at the Adams website, I noticed that the picture of the new, blue microfiber towel, they have a freakin tag on them.

That is not only a no-no in my book, but even Junkman mentioned it in one of his videos. What say ye?


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Old 01-17-2010, 07:32 PM   #16
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Charlie,

Looking at the Adams website, I noticed that the picture of the new, blue microfiber towel, they have a freakin tag on them.

That is not only a no-no in my book, but even Junkman mentioned it in one of his videos. What say ye?


adams blue microfiber


I'm pretty sure they are removable. Like all the cobra microfibers.
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I'm pretty sure they are removable. Like all the cobra microfibers.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #18
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Used my adams buttery and americana wax today. I am a first time adams user and I am sold on these products. Here are some results. Finally had some nice weather this weekend.
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Your car looks awesome !!! Great job.

Did you notice any difference in the depth? Please give some details of your experience.


Adams seems to be some top-notch stuff. I plan to buy one of their package deals and I am going to put the Adam's head-to-head with the Zaino.


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First off I clayed the hood but noticed there wasn't alot of contaminants and oxidation, the clay was slick on the whole hood. Started claying the front facia and finished it. I then applied the buttery wax, which went on fairly easy but I felt like I was using alot compared to what the instructions say. Also I noticed it left some residue and streaks that took a little effort to get off but no more than any other product. I then followed the coat of buttery with a coat of americana. This wax was the icing on the cake. Went on very easy. I just applied some detail spray to the hex applicator. It came off easy too. Here some upclose pic.
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First off I clayed the hood but noticed there was alot of contaminants and oxidation, the clay was slick on the whole hood. Started claying the front facia and finished it. I then applied the buttery wax, which went on fairly easy but I felt like I was using alot compared to what the instructions say. Also I noticed it left some residue and streaks that took a little effort to get off but no more than any other product. I then followed the coat of buttery with a coat of americana. This wax was the icing on the cake. Went on very easy. I just applied some detail spray to the hex applicator. It came off easy too. Here some upclose pic.
Just for clarification, you would normally follow the clay job with some type of polish. Since the cars here are relatively new, you shouldn't need anything aggressive unless your paint is swirl city. Adam's Fine Machine Polish (FMP), which would be administered by the PC-7424 would be my suggestion. After that, you can then apply your Adam's wax of choice (there are 3 to choose from). If your car has bad swirls, then you would use the Adam's Swirl and Haze Remover (SHR) after claying, then follow that with FMP. FMP is actually the final polish that will give you the depth in shine. After all, polish is what makes paint shine, not the wax.

My car with FMP applied, and NO wax.



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i cant wait til spring, i got a few swirls but they are very light. Would FMP take care of that or should i hit it with swirl and haze remover?
guys the cars look great, keep doing what your doing, they all look GORGOUS!
The pics of the IOM makes me want to go out now and start buffing my car....but its like 5 C over here lol
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Thanks JUNKMAN, dropped your name and saved some $$.

Bought the swirl & haze, revive polish, blue hex & flip pads to go with the buttery wax, leather treatments, and other stuff I already had!

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i cant wait til spring, i got a few swirls but they are very light. Would FMP take care of that or should i hit it with swirl and haze remover?
guys the cars look great, keep doing what your doing, they all look GORGOUS!
The pics of the IOM makes me want to go out now and start buffing my car....but its like 5 C over here lol
You can always start with FMP and see what it does. If it is taking too long, you can always step up the SHR. With paint as young as what is on your cars, I wouldn't hesitate to start with FMP. That may be all you need but I would really need to see it first to say for sure.

Here's a perfect example of light scratches that I would use FMP on first before going to SHR:




Now here's some damage that I would definitely start with SHR on:






When guys try to show me what their paint looks like, these are the types of pictures I need to see. Not that 20 foot distant shot, I need 6-12" away from the paint with a light source in the picture. This is what shows what your paint really looks like. I take these pictures so that I can compair the before and after of my work.


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Thanks JUNKMAN, dropped your name and saved some $$.

Bought the swirl & haze, revive polish, blue hex & flip pads to go with the buttery wax, leather treatments, and other stuff I already had!

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[QUOTE=Junkman2008;1505560]Just for clarification, you would normally follow the clay job with some type of polish. Since the cars here are relatively new, you shouldn't need anything aggressive unless your paint is swirl city. Adam's Fine Machine Polish (FMP), which would be administered by the PC-7424 would be my suggestion. After that, you can then apply your Adam's wax of choice (there are 3 to choose from). If your car has bad swirls, then you would use the Adam's Swirl and Haze Remover (SHR) after claying, then follow that with FMP. FMP is actually the final polish that will give you the depth in shine. After all, polish is what makes paint shine, not the wax.

My car with FMP applied, and NO wax.

Thanks Junkman. You're right, I should have followed with a polish but didn't have any on hand at the time. What would you recommend be applied by hand? I had rather not use a PC.
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