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Old 10-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #31
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I've only included the ones I use, but here's my list:


Car Soap: Eagle*

Claybar: no preference, usually Adams since I can just tack it onto another order

Polish (light cutting): Adams FMP

Polish (medium cutting): Adams SHR

Glaze: Adams BG

Sealant: Adams MSW

Wax: Adams Americana (have tried Buttery as well)

Tire Dressing: Adams VRT

Wheel Sealant: Armor All Wheel Protectant*

Interior Protectant: Megs Interior Spray*

Leather Care: Leather CPR*

Quick Detailer: Megs Detail Spray* (have had Adams in the past, plan to reorder)

* For these ones, I am planning to try the Adams variants as soon as my supply of the current products run out

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Old 10-17-2010, 09:49 AM   #32
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I have used a lot of Chemical Guys and a lot of Adams stuff and I just started using JaxWax and I have to say some of there stuff is starting to impress me. Anyone use JaxWax?
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #33
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Car Soap: Adam's Car Shampoo

Claybar: Meguiar's

Polish (light cutting): Adam's Fine Machine polish

Polish (medium cutting): Adam's SHR

Polish (heavy cutting):

Glaze:

Sealant:

Wax: Collinite #845

Tire Dressing: Adam's Water Repellent Super VRT

Wheel Sealant:

Interior Protectant:

Leather Care:Meguiars Leather cleaner & conditioner

Quick Detailer:Adam's

My choices are highlighted above.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:55 PM   #34
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Car Soap: Zaino Z7 show car wash

Claybar: Zaino Z18 claybar

Polish (light cutting): Poorboys SSR 1

Polish (medium cutting): Poorboys SSR 2

Polish (heavy cutting): Poorboys SSR 3

Sealant: Zaino Z2 pro

Wax: Pinnacle Souveran

Tire Dressing: Zaino Z16 perfect tire gloss

Wheel Sealant: Zaino Z2 pro

Interior Protectant: Zaino Z10 leather in a bottle

Leather Care: Zaino Z9 leather soft spray cleaner and Z10

Quick Detailer: Zaino Z6 gloss enhancer spray or Z8 grand finale spray, depending on the condition of the paint
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:52 AM   #35
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Love the guys posting the same brand for every product. Seriously? No one company produces the best of everything, when your bottle runs empty, try some different stuff. Variety is the spice of life, you might even like it.

Soap: Meguiar's Gold Class

Claybar: Whatever. Every one I've tried has worked well, Clay Magic gets my vote because it's reasonably priced and locally available.

Polish (light cutting): Menzerna PO85RD

Polish (medium cutting): Menzerna Intensive Polish

Polish (heavy cutting): Menzerna Power Gloss

Glaze: Vanilla Moose

Sealant: Zaino Z2 Pro

Wax: S100 paste. I'd say Souveran, but S100 provides 95% of the look and feel for a small fraction of the price, and it lasts a lot longer

Tire Dressing: Meguiar's Endurance

Wheel Sealant: Klasse All-In-One

Interior Protectant: 303 Aerospace

Leather Care: Zaino Z10

Quick Detailer: Not a big QD fan, but probably Griot's Speed Shine.

Wheels: Eagle One A2Z

Glass: Stoner's Invisible Glass for basic cleaning, Zaino Z12 for polishing.

Chrome: Mother's Chrome Polish
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:25 PM   #36
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What I'm using now, sure some of it will change in the spring. Well, except for the Power Lock, that stuff is the shizz.

Soap: P21S or Optimum wash

Claybar: Spyral's illegal Canadian shit

Polish (light cutting): Adam's FMP

Polish (medium cutting): Adam's SHR

Polish (heavy cutting):

Glaze:

Sealant: Menzerna Power Lock

Wax: Dodo Juice Hard Candy

Tire Dressing: Adam's VRT

Wheel Sealant:

Interior Protectant: Meguiar's Natural Shine

Leather Care: Zymol

Quick Detailer: Dodo Juice Red Mist or Optimum QD

Wheels:

Glass: Adam's Glass Cleaner

Chrome: Mother's Chrome Polish
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #38
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As a disclaimer, I don’t use these items every time. The constants are noted by asterisks.

You’ll notice A LOT of Chemical Guys products. I’m not a nut swinger. They simply have good prices on bulk items that actually work…well. I do NOT use their polishes. Sealants, degreasers and cleaners…absolutely.

Car Soap: Chemical Guys Mr. Pink or Honey Dew Snow Foam (via foam cannon) for maintenance wash.*
Chemical Guys Citrus Wash for wax stripping before claybar and/or polishing*

General Cleaner/Undercarriage: Chemical Guys APC + and Chemical Guys Bare Bones*

Claybar: Chemical Guys Medium Clay or Black Fire Poly Clay depending on contaminant level, Medium vs Fine*

Polisher: FLEX VRG 3401*

Polish (light cutting): Megs 205 via White CCS Pad

Polish (medium cutting): Megs 205 via Orange CCS Pad

Polish (heavy cutting): Megs 105 via Orange or Yellow CCS Pad (Depending on severity)

Glaze: Chemical Guys Black Light, Menzerna…can’t remember what I use. It says glaze though.

Sealant: BlackFire Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection or Chemical Guys Jetseal 109*

Wax: BLACKFIRE Midnight Sun Ivory Carnauba Paste Wax, Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845, Pinnacle Liquid Souverän Car Wax, Pinnacle Souverän Paste Wax or Natty’s Natty’s Paste Wax (BLUE) – This all depends on the color and what the customer wants. *

Tire Dressing: Meguiars Hyper Dressing, Chemical Guys Matte Finish*

Wheel Cleaner: Flash Wax Brown Royal Wheel Cleaner on non-polished wheels*
Chemical Guys APC on Polished and/or very expensive wheels*

Wheel Sealant: Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Paste Wax*


Interior Protectant: Chemical Guys VRP Dressing*

Glass Cleaner - glassWORKZ-Glass Works Optical Clarity Glass Cleaner*

Carpet Cleaner: Flash Wax Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner*

Leather Care: Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner (separate bottles, not the all in one stuff)*

Quick Detailer: Chemical Guys Hybrid V7*

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #40
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All clay in the US is made by the same manufacturer. You should pick it based by how aggressive the application calls for.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #41
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Can't find the Zymol leather conditioner anymore- anybody know where to find it now?

Have tried Lexol for the leather care recently.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #42
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I saw a post like this in another forum and thought it would be useful to use here to gather some information from the professional and amateur detailers. A possible sticky might also be nice.

I understand product of choice may vary from situation to situation and will also depend on what color of vehicle you are detailing, however just your overall favorite product for the category is fine. Just cut and paste the following into your post and fill in your favorite product.


Car Soap:

Claybar:

Polish (light cutting):

Polish (medium cutting):

Polish (heavy cutting):

Glaze:

Sealant:

Wax:

Tire Dressing:

Wheel Sealant:

Interior Protectant:

Leather Care:

Quick Detailer:

Turtle wax and armorall for everything above.
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Turtle wax and armorall for everything above.

Why do you keep it a secret? You plasti-dip over the dirt.


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It would be interesting to see if the guys who posted in this thread 3+ years ago still use the same stuff.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #45
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It would be interesting to see if the guys who posted in this thread 3+ years ago still use the same stuff.


I've been using the same stuff for years. You guys have any samples?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:02 PM   #46
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Detailing Product For...

Chemical brothers, google them. There wax is like no other but a little high on the price

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It would be interesting to see if the guys who posted in this thread 3+ years ago still use the same stuff.


Still love my Chemical Guys.
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It would be interesting to see if the guys who posted in this thread 3+ years ago still use the same stuff.


I still am addicted to Adams!
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I've been using the same stuff for years. You guys have any samples?

Shoot me an email, I'll see what I can do.
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Still love my Chemical Guys.

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I still am addicted to Adams!

About as I expected.
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Shoot me an email, I'll see what I can do.

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What Is Your Favorite Detailing Product For...

Pretty much Adams exclusively. And not only because of the great products. Also because their CS is the best I've ever dealt with.

Plus 100% American made products.


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Just curious to see if anybody's tried that Turtle Wax tire dressing, I can't remember the exact name on it, but it is in an aerosol can, here in DE it is abot 3.50 for a can, I only got 4 or 5 uses on it, so 16-20 tires or so... I did my dad's firebird, and its been sitting, since the beginning of December and the shine is still goin, through rain and heavy winds, he doesn't drive it much... I also have it on my goat, and that dressing surprised my how long it lasts, through washes and all, I'll have to run to the store to get the name off of the can if anyone's interested
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Detailing Product For...

Yeah, its not bad

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I'll take some free product.
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I'll take some free product.

Me too! Lol


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Re: What Is Your Favorite Detailing Product For...

Does anyone know a way to fix the leather when it starts to look white and cracked.

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Does anyone know a way to fix the leather when it starts to look white and cracked.

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Give it a thorough cleaning, then a few applications of conditioner.

If it's white and cracking, it's SCREAMING for some conditioner!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:29 AM   #60
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Detailing Product For...

Tryed that, helped for a day or 2, but ill try again

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