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So of course most of you know me. I'm Sam!

Anyways, when Adam's first became a vendor on this forum I was lucky enough to get a free bottle of Adam's Detail spray.

The stuff smells like candy and really puts the shine on the outside of a car. It even is nice for cleaning the inside..... Really just a good top coat that makes everything shine really nicely. Doesn't seem to attract dust either.

Anyways about a week ago I finally placed an order for some more stuff. After talking to another TCCA member who has purchased their products after receiving the free bottle I ordered a bunch of different things.

I ordered:
-1 Gallon of Adam's Detail Spray
-Bottle of Adam's Total Interior Detailer
-Bottle of Adam's Waterless Wash
-Bottle of Adam's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
-Bottle of Adam's Super VRT Tire and Trim Dressing



On to the products:

Total Interior Detailer - Perfect for mostly clean interiors that just need a quick final cleaning. Make sure large amounts of dirt and crap are gone. Good for removing dust, fingerprints, and other small stuff.

The best thing it does is make surfaces look new. It works REALLY well on a black interior. On my 2008 with the light grey/beige interior you didn't really notice much of a difference - it just removed the dust and any grease. However on a black or dark interior it really gives it a nice matte finish that looks brand new. It did however make my woodgrain look brand new and so far it isn't collecting any dust which is rare. Usually when I clean it dust sticks like crazy to it within hours! It made the 2012 KIA Soul my girlfriend drives interior panels look brand new (black interior). It's not greasy, and leaves everything feeling NEW.

So not grease, matte, not shiny finish, and it smells soapy - but not a bad smell. Doesn't reek in your car or anything. I haven't found anything else that does the same thing yet.a


Waterless Wash:
This stuff is fantastic and I've only used it once. Shake well before you spray. It seems to separate some in the bottle.

So before scrolling down and looking the picture let me preface this. My car was last washed on 9/05 - the day I used waterless wash on the car for the first time.

I really should have taken before pictures. The car was decently dirty. Water spots from the drizzle from today, covered in dust, some light dirt on one side, and bird poop in 3 spots.

I started by spraying the bird poop. I literally watched it dissolve as I sprayed. Took one wipe to remove some of it completely. One piece was more stubborn and required a few wipes.

I then went one body panel at a time. Started with the hood, moved to fenders, doors, and the trunk. You spray the panel, then wipe lightly in straight swipes to remove dust and prevent micro swirls, then you flip the towel and buff to remove anything else.

Boy was I happy with the results. 1/4 bottle later and the car looks freshly detailed!



Keep in mind you should only use this with a car that has a decent wax on it. If you have never waxed your car or haven't done it in a LONG time then wax it first! This product prolongs the life of the wax.

I plan on using it every 5 days or so and washing the car when it truly needs it!

Great product, costs less than washing weekly, and makes things SHINE! I didn't even use the detail spray on top of it!


Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner:
Well I will report back when I get to try this to clean my horribly dirty carpet and drivers floor mat. We'll see how well it works for me!


SVRT:
I have not used this on my car yet but I used it on the black trim to the '04 Acura TSX. Here is a comparison to the treated and non-treated surfaces. It takes VERY little to do it. You need to use a foam applicator for the best result that uses the least amount of product. I have yet to see how long it lasts though. That will be the key.






Adam's products have a 110% Money back guarantee. Meaning if you don't like the product you send it back and receive 110% what you paid back. They will also buy you the product you used to use that you liked better.

Adam's products are EXPENSIVE compared to some other manufactures and products. Partially because everything is made in the USA. Nothing made in China.

I personally think some other, less expensive products can be used in place of Adam's products and I will do so. I have yet to try even close to all of Adam's products, and hope to try more in the future and will report back on how they are!

As a college student I don't have a ton of expendable income. I choose to spend my detailing budget on Adam's Polishes because many of them are truly the best product for the job and no other company even comes close to doing what they can.

Are there any products anyone would like me to buy and try out? I'm willing to try new things on my next order!
 

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Here are some pictures of my detail I did last week of the exterior. It wasn't a complete detail, and I probably spent no more than 2 hours on it.

I started by getting the car washed. I'm not the person that washes the car by hand. I go to a decent car wash and it does a decent job for an OK price!

Next, I used a clay bar on the car. I purchased mothers clay bar kit to do this. Sprayed their detail spray on, then did the clay bar, then wiped it off. I did the hood and trunk twice because they were really bad. I did not do the plastic bumpers, but I should. I did the glass as well, especially the windshield since it streaks badly, but it didn't really seem to help.

After that I waxed it with Turtle Wax brand hard shell paste wax. This stuff is great. It's dirt cheap ($5-6 for a tub that has multiple uses), and really puts on a lasting shine. There is NOTHING better for that price range. I've used $20 waxes that don't do as good of a job or last as long. The only downside is its a lot of work. You put it on and let it dry (takes a few minutes). Be careful not to use too much, its just a waste. Rub it in and then when dry use a clean towel to get it off. Takes a lot of scrubbing to get it all off. Try not to get it on black plastic, its really hard to get out. Don't miss spots!

After finally removing all of the dried wax, I finished with a coat of adams detail spray. Boy it made the car nice and shiny and smelling good!

Lastly I put some armor all foam tire spray on the tires just because I happened to have a bottle of it someone gave me. Don't really like it but it worked for the moment.

On to the pictures!










All photos were taken with my iPhone 5 and downsized when uploaded to photo bucket. ONE photo was photoshopped and that is the picture that is of the car from the drivers front. I removed the scratches on the front bumper from someone scratching my car in a parking lot. Nothing else was modified.
 

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I detailed my girlfriends mom's 2004 Acura TSX. I didn't have a lot of time so I didn't get to do as good of a job as I could, but the paint looks good! Wheels were SO FILTHY. I used degreaser and scrubbed them but I didn't have a proper wheel cleaner and it wouldn't get all the brake dust off that was caked on for years.

The interior detailer really made the interior look very new though.

I got the car washed, ran a clay bar over it, waxed it, then did a top coat with detailing spray. Looked great!


 

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SHHHHHH. I did it because one is for the Vendor support the other one is for the forum.

SO far the SVRT is working fine. Going to see if it holds up this week during the rain!
 

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Adam Pitale is here local to me and a friend as well. I like pretty much all of his products and they are my staples for car care. VRT is my favorite for tires and rubber trim.
 

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Oooh, get me some free products! :)

The SVRT is good stuff! Got to use it finally.
 

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Geesh, you missed using some of Adam's best stuff! Adam's Clay Bar is the best I've found and is bigger then most others on the market. And when it comes to getting the car ready for wax, you really should have gotten some Revive Polish and went over the car with it, it helps really clean the finish and prepare it for wax. Finally, using Turtle Wax....wow, get Adam's Buttery Wax or Americana, they are both much easier to apply and remove then Turtle Wax. Also the give a better looking finish and last longer! Man, get with the Adam's program. You won't regret it. And save the Detail Spray for those daily going over once you've done a complete Adam's detail. It keeps the finish looking great. And the Waterless Wash, use that when there's a light coating of dust, it's slipperier then Detail Spray, so it won't leave scratch or swirl marks!
Finally, Sam, you're making a mistake thinking you're doing better using less costly products. You use less Adam's then those so they last longer, and Adam's really keep a vehicle looking it's best. Lastly, you won't find a company that offers better customer service and support then Adam's, and besides, as stated in an earlier post, Adam Pitale is a great guy and stands behind all his products!
 

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I don't disagree with anything you are saying at all. I actually had someone else convince me to try a different wax.

Problem is I don't have nearly enough disposable income to drop $1000 on Adam's supplies like I would love to!

Feel free to send me some of the polish and wax :)
 

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Placed another order and ordered some of their buttery wax this time...
 

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I didn't start by dropping a lot of money when I first tried Adam's, I started with a Detail Kit (back then there only was one!) and then added a few things here and there, until now my wife is ready to shoot me, I have Adam's Polish things all over the house and our shed! As far as Buttery Wax, I still think it's a great wax, I'm sure you will be happy with the results and how long it lasts. One hint, going ove the vehicle a few times a week with Detail Spray will really help the wax last longers, but it will have you buying Detail Spray by the gallon!
 

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I hope! I already have a gallon of detail spray :)

I got some interior cleaner and leather conditioner too. We'll see how it all works!

What other products do you recommend?
 

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I can't stay away from their stuff... I ordered some more :makeadeal:
 

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I've been using it for years, and I still marvel at how good my vehicle looks when I look at it, Adam's really keeps a vehicle looking amazing, even during those periods when you haven't touched it for a few days or weeks.
 
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