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10/28/08 12:25pm - Original Message: 'new site'
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BILOXI, MS - USA

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this seems like it is going to be a good site for detailing info. don't want to take sales from this site. if this is not acceptable to post feel free to delete.
 
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10/28/08 1:42pm - Reply: 'new site'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Anyone using this stuff? I've never heard of it myself, but that don't mean diddly!

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10/28/08 1:46pm - Reply: 'new site'
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I have used some of the stuff (and it is good) but my main stuff is from Griots Garage.

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10/28/08 1:52pm - Reply: 'new site'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I'm kinda skeered to change my cleaning/polish/waxing products...I tried some different stuff once before a couple of years back....wound up having to almost do a wet sand to get the crap off the paint!
So...what do you use, and how does it do? Now I'm curious!

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10/28/08 2:10pm - Reply: 'new site'
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San Pedro, CA - USA

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1971, LT-1, T-top, 4-speed (M21), Mulsanne Blue, 3.70 rear, mostly original (sidepipes). 2006, Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe.

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I've used the Adam's detailing spray, and it works really well. I plan on purchasing their clay-bar; I'll let you know how it goes.


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10/28/08 2:17pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion

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I have a buddy with a red C-5 who swears by Adams products and his vette always looks showroom good.



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10/28/08 3:21pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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I too know of others with mostly show cars that swear by the Adams products. I have not tried them yet - but may.

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10/28/08 3:46pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Thanx for keeping us informed....I never heard of them...but am very interested also.Thumbs%20Up

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10/28/08 4:31pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Apache Junction, AZ - USA

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1982,150K,Renegade CFI,Hooker Side Pipes,85 fuel pump,Bilsteins,HD suspension, Aluminum radiator, SharkBar/w 5-Point Restraints. 3:73 gears coming soon.

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[QUOTE=Sportivo]I've used the Adam's detailing spray, and it works really well. I plan on purchasing their clay-bar; I'll let you know how it goes.
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I use all Adam's products and really like them! Always had really good service with them also. Their Detail Spray aka (Pepto BismolLOL) can be used on almost anything thing.  All their products seem to be easy on, easy off!
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10/28/08 6:03pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Medford, NY - USA

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1972 Convertible; Targa Blue. Factory A/C. 1971 LT-1 Motor; Dart Pro I heads; Comp Cam; Roller Rockers; Holley 770 Carb; MSD Igniton; Hooker Headers/Side Pipes; Tilt/Tele; PS; L-88 Hood.

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I also have been using Adam's products which include the Detail Spray; Under Carriage Spray; Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner and Glass Cleaner.  Matter of fact, I buy the gallon container for the Detail Spray because I use it on my 300C also.  Never had any problems with them since using them for 2 seasons.  I use the Under Carriage Spray to detail anything black under the hood and use it for the wheel wells.

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10/28/08 6:08pm - Reply: 'new site'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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Several of the show crowd around here use the Adam's products. One guy told me that the clay bar and detail spray work wonders on older, tired paint. I am thinking about giving it a try.

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10/28/08 6:42pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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All the best products seem to have there cult, if your happy with the results you seem to stick with that product.
Tux turned me on to Zaino Brothers and I was hooked. My one vette being white is so reflective is so hard to get depth. This zaino system did it for me. Not sure how you apply the Adams but the Zaino product is put on front to back on the top surfaces, and up and down on the sides. The make up of the wax is made to react to this with the reflection factor.
I either gave away or threw out every thing else (Collonite is made in my town).
Now my daily drivers are getting the Zaino daily driver wax.
What really sold me besides the faith in brother Tux was the customer photos on their site. If ya get a chance check them out you'll have to look real hard to figure out what part of the car the picture is takin of as the reflection is like a mirror.
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10/28/08 7:55pm - Reply: 'new site'
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ebo did you do your applications by hand or with a buffer? and how did you obtain your best results?

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10/28/08 8:08pm - Reply: 'new site'
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East Hanover, NJ - USA

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'68 Black Conv. Matching 327/300 4 Spd. P/S, P/B, P/W, Tele, A/C

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Wow..........for a second there, I thought our beloved Joel ventured out on his own!!!


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John, I bought the show car kit with clay bar, did exactly like they said in instructions. I did it all by hand. Took a few nights after dinner. It's surprising how little product you use. Dollar for dollar I thinks it's cheaper than the Meguires Gold I was using.
Once you get the hang of it you can put a coat of wax on and hand buff it of in 20 minutes.
A few notes to mention, this stuff is so reflective it will show every thing. I have had the white vette for 25 years and once I applyed this system I thought it had gone thru a auto car wash for 20 years. They warn you of this and have a filler polish you use to remove those swirl marks. I have 8 or 10 coats on right now and let me tell you it is slippery. I laughed out loud and called Tux a name the first time I washed the car after using Zaino. I wet it down and made a swipe with my mit and the darn soapy water flew off the car faster than I could wipe it. Sounds nuts and it is.
 
This whole Zaino thing started when I complained about a front end bra leaving marks on my finish, Tux told me "Young Master Ebo u are usin the wrong wax"
As I've learned from these All Wise Master's what they say is sound advice for "GrassHoppers" like me.
Now I can no longer use anything but Zaino on my vehicles.......man I should be gettin a kick back out ov dem Zaino Brooders in Jurzy LOL


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10/28/08 8:50pm - Reply: 'new site'
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I have just emailed the the local dealer for Kit#1 (good choice?) I am going to give this a go....so I can keep the torch burning...and laugh out loud and call you a name. ( in a good way)
Any more do's and don't's greatly appreciated
THX again
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10/28/08 9:27pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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John, that's the kit I started with.
Wash it with Dawn as they say. When you clay bar kep it real wet. I got a spray bottle and mixed up the car wash solution like instructed.
Keep the surface real wet and turn the clay over a lot. Nead it often if it's dirty. Do not let it slip out of your hand and drop on the floor. If you do and it get's grit in it is done.
Watch your local sales at the high end dept. stores for white cotton towels the fluffyier the better. I got big bath towels on sale at Kohls. Zaino wants you to find made in USA cotton but sad to say I could find none.
Get them home and tear or cut them in about 12 inch wide pieces across the short way. Then buy a clear tote to store them in your man area, so your wife does not use them to dust with.
when you put the sealer additive mix together use it sparingly like they say. With that ounce or so I did my car twice and stil had some left. With this stuff less is more. Then get a few coats on her and stand back, 3 coats should blind you with your Blue color. Once you get a feel for it, it's real easy.
Oh yeah I done bought that bucket with the grit thingy in the bottom also.
It's perfect to sit your butt on when doing the sides.
If you run into any problems PM me and I'll get you my phone number.
Your guna love this stuff, and that Blue is guna look like wet deep water.
Enjoy it. Evil%20Smile 


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10/28/08 9:38pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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[QUOTE=ranger3]One guy told me that the clay bar and detail spray work wonders on older, tired paint. I am thinking about giving it a try.

Scott
[/QUOTE] Scott my car had very little sun exposure and only 14K on it and I used the clay bar, did not see much on the clay but I think if your going to use any show car system and don't clay then it's like takin a shower with your clothes on. ebo2008-10-28 18:40:22

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10/28/08 9:47pm - Reply: 'new site'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

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Todd (767REP) got some Adams stuff at one of the cruise-ins we went to. They have a truck that sells all kinds of stuff and sets up a nice display. I think they were at all of the www.streetrodadventures.com shows and in the Portland / Vancouver area.

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10/28/08 10:15pm - Reply: 'new site'
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1972, 1980

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Wet deep water....now your talking... that's what I am after!
Never had rain on the vette only had to dust and wax. always stored in side...the vette is quite a suck
Have to bring myself to wash the car though I guess, and clay block paint OMG
Have you tried it on the chrome?
THX for all the info
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