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Old 11-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Best Cleaning Products?

Best Shampoos? (i.e. Adams, Meguiars, Mothers...)
Best Microfiber cloths?
Best EVERYTHING!?

I just got my 2014 1LT/RS last week tuesday, and I live on a dirt road. You can only pressure wash it so many times, before the dirt just remains embedded on the paint! I need to hand wash my car badly, but don't know the right supplies to do it with. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Bam! Best of everything in one thread!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275418
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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Bam! Best of everything in one thread!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275418
Very good info in this thread.

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Best Shampoos? (i.e. Adams, Meguiars, Mothers...)
Best Microfiber cloths?
Best EVERYTHING!?

I just got my 2014 1LT/RS last week tuesday, and I live on a dirt road. You can only pressure wash it so many times, before the dirt just remains embedded on the paint! I need to hand wash my car badly, but don't know the right supplies to do it with. Any suggestions?
Keep in mind that the "best" is a very subjective opinion. What works best for someone else in a certain situation might not work best for you.

In the end, the best of whatever will not make up for bad technique. Get quality products and learn how to properly use them and you'll be golden.

BTW: Beautiful car.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
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Very good info in this thread.



Keep in mind that the "best" is a very subjective opinion. What works best for someone else in a certain situation might not work best for you.

In the end, the best of whatever will not make up for bad technique. Get quality products and learn how to properly use them and you'll be golden.

BTW: Beautiful car.
Yes this is true. Thanks for the compliment, she's pretty amazing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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Thank you! Everything is so damn expensive... Sheesh.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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Thank you! Everything is so damn expensive... Sheesh.
When you find the products you like start buying in bulk. I am buying the stuff I use all the time by the gallon or in concentrate. You will really save money that way.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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I personally like Adams products, best I've used and all my vehicles look pretty good.... Just My opinion
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #8
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When you find the products you like start buying in bulk. I am buying the stuff I use all the time by the gallon or in concentrate. You will really save money that way.
What do you use?
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #9
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Where can I get Adams products? The places I have looked haven't had them.. should I order online?
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #10
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I order directly from Adams and use coupon code Camaro5. All the products are great, wheel cleaner and shampoo, waxes, detail spray, they sell packages including all the products cheaper to buy that way and bulk is cheaper.....good luck
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The best product they have is the jumbo waffle drying towel. A must have
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If you think the products in that link are expensive wait until you see Adam's prices. Really good products are going to cost you a bit of money but they will usually last a lot longer than the over the counter stuff. I put in about 300 dollars to buy all my products including my polisher and haven't spent a cent in a year for detailing. It's not until now that I'm going to be buying just tire shine since it's what I have depleted. But yes, as others have said buy gallons of things you really like.

If you're looking for Autozone stuff, I recommend Meguire's gold class shampoo for car wash soap. If I were to spend big money on something initially it'd be FIRST for a drying towel since that's where you can cause the most scratches to your clear coat and also for a wash media. Whether it be a wash pad or mitt. If you buy quality on those, you can significantly reduce your chance for swirls even with OTC products. But like anything, detailing can get to be an expensive hobby.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:06 AM   #13
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Best Shampoos? (i.e. Adams, Meguiars, Mothers...)
Best Microfiber cloths?
Best EVERYTHING!?

I just got my 2014 1LT/RS last week tuesday, and I live on a dirt road. You can only pressure wash it so many times, before the dirt just remains embedded on the paint! I need to hand wash my car badly, but don't know the right supplies to do it with. Any suggestions?
First, you can't pressure wash the dirt off your car- It takes a little elbow grease. Second, before paying a small fortune for a lot of hyped products, why not start at your local Wal-Mart ? I've secured dozens of trophies and awards at local and National Meets on my antique cars with nothing I can't buy locally. This is just my opinion, but Turtle Wax Car Wash and Mequire's Cleaner Wax plus the correct tire and wheel cleaner would be a good start for you.
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Thank you! Everything is so damn expensive... Sheesh.
You want the best or the cheapest? I'm confused.

Everything in my thread is the best value, in my opinion. My criteria is the best there is, without spending more than you have to. Meaning, when two products perform equally, I go for the cheaper.

Also, remember when you buy good product, you buy it less often because it works better/lasts longer.

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