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Adams waterless wash SIos2 review

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  1. Sep 13, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    A few weeks ago I took a gamble and purchased three bottles of Adams mystery. It turned out to be waterless wash with SIos2. I was not in the market for a waterless wash but I tried it on my truck as directed and used a little over half a bottle. At $16.99 I decided it wasn’t for me and was bent on using them as quickly as possible and move on.

    It had a good shine but on my truck I couldn’t be sure.

    Over the next few weeks I washed a few cars for my neighbors and attempted to use up the WW SIos2. Figured I’d get some mileage out of each bottle by putting it on after drying the vehicle.

    Each vehicle pictured below was washed with a clay mitt, then light polishing with a DA and then I used the regular Adams detail spray and topped that with the WW SIos2 as a top coat because of the SIos2.

    The results are noticeable. Each had a serious gloss, has the slipperyness of Beadmaker and makes the metal flake pop! A small amount of product is used to get these results.
    Here are a few pictures.

    Infinity with 146k mi
    Before cleaning:
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    After cleaning and using Adams detail spray and then followed with Adams WW SIos2:
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    The metal flake was hardly noticeable before cleaning and now it shows each color:
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    Next was an Hyundai Elantra. In poor condition. I took this picture of the top of the car before washing. This and the hood was lifeless in color with no luster.
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    After washing and using Adams as described above:
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    More to follow...
     
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  2. Sep 13, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    Looks shined!!

    I use Adam’s rinseless wash, amazing results.
     
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    It's not enough that you get the godfather pulled into spending money on wonderfully performing new products? Now you have to light a fire under everyone's ass? Lol

    Great write up as always Jim.

    I'm completely broke right now after a few impulse buys this week, so unfortunately the Adams stuff will have to wait for me. But I'll be keeping an eye on this
     
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    That's quite a stock you've got there. Sounds like you have been plenty busy detailing cars and selling products. You have it figured out, I should learn from you and try to start earning some money with this "hobby" that we all enjoy so much. I am still waiting for my first paying job since I did my brothers old pickup, now that reminds me....he still hasn't paid me and I still need to fluid film the underside for him.
     
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    It's funny you mentioned people noticing what was not done when they have their car detailed, which then opens doors to learn. That happened with me, I was just starting to become interested in detailing but still didn't know where to start or what to do. I had washed, clayed, and waxed in the past and that was a 2 day job and I hated it. But I didnt really know about detailing, especially the new products. So one day I decided to try out a mobile detailer that was recommended by a co worker. While he was here, ironically I was on the phone with Steve and we were talking and I was learning. When the guy left, I did a walk around with Steve on the phone, and I, well we decided that I could do a better job myself and this guy really didn't know what he was doing, or just didn't care. That day I ordered some ech20, hydro2, grit guards and some mitts and everything kinda took off from there. That was my ah ha moment, I guess we have all had similar experiences that lead us down the road we are on now as far as hobby detailing.
     
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    Ok Jim...you got me! As many here know, my truck was coated 4 years ago with CQuartz Finest. I’m a big Car Pro Elixir, Reload, and ECH2O fan. I’ve been using these products to maintain my coating.
    Well Jim, @driverdog, recently shared his pics with me and convinced me to try Adams Si02 Waterless Wash. As much as I love Elixir, it may have some competition in the arsenal now.
    Last night, truck got the usual spa treatment maintenance wash...foam cannon soak, three bucket wash, etc...
    This time after drying with the Blaster Revolution, I tried some of the Si02 WW that Jim recommended.
    I hope the pics capture it but the finish had more “pop and gloss” than Elixir and was far slicker!

    Touche’ Jim...you got me to spend money and now giving thought to changing my game plan. Oh yeah, ordered the 64 ounce size today too...
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    I also for got to mention that I had applied some to the wife’s car. I ran a hose stream over a couple panels and the Hydrophobic action was sick!
     
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    :eek2::eek2::eek2:
    Wow, for once.....I'm speechless
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I will still use ECH2O and Reload for specific jobs. I have to say if the Si02 has the longevity to match, well, stay tuned...
     
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    Deleted/edited.... Link for purchase is down a couple posts.
     
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    Ok...I think some of the bottles were labeled 7%but actually had 10%. I could be wrong though...
     
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    Does this have the same cleaning properties as elixir?

    Elixir has been my go to quick detail, but interested in the Adams waterless...
     
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    It being a Waterless wash, it should. My truck was clean already and normally I will do a Rinseless wash over a Waterless wash.

    Now the debate could come in being that Elixir is marketed as a Quick Detailer, such as Adams Detailer Spray. Waterless Washes will have more Polymers and such to better encapsulate and add even more lubricity.

    I would make my own Elixir tbh for the simple reason that I could add more ECH20 or Reload if I wanted to. Here is the reason why...E3E38D74-790A-4646-B512-A8F69CA86DB8.jpg

    This chart is from the ECH20 product page.
     
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    Use coupon code PSPICE for 15% off
     
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    As you can see by the chart I posted, that is why I prefer to make my own Elixir.
     
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    Gotcha. I've been making my own elixir, but my reload is getting low. Was thinking of trying something else.

    Did Adams have a big sale or something? A lot of stuf is oos...
     
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    I believe it’s also more economical that way but I haven’t crunched numbers. I have one bottle of “Elixir” and one bottle of just ECH20. I use Reverse Osmosis water in each.

    By making it yourself, you can add more ECH20 to create a Waterless Wash.
     
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    That is some serious gloss. Idk if I get that much gloss from my Elixer mix. You're definitely turning heads and changing hearts with this stuff Jim. Great find.
     
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    Bought a bottle of the Adam's mystery product when I ordered a bunch of pumpkin spice stuff for my daughter to use on her new car. Haven't tried it yet but I went ahead and bought 4 more bottles on your recommendation. Hopefully I can try it out soon.
     
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    Jason,

    Here is what I’ve found to be a winner process.
    1) Wash vehicle using a nano clay mitt to remove contamination as you would if you were using a clay bar.

    2) Rinse and dry

    3) Use Adams Detail spray first, in your case, the pumpkin scented. Apply and wipe as if this was your last step.

    4) Next, spray small areas, 2’ X 3’ with the WW Sio2 and wipe. You do not need to flood the area...repeat until vehicle is done. It’s ok to use the same microfiber towel to wipe glass and plastic.

    5) Use a fresh microfiber rag to wipe every thing the first rag hit. Don’t spend a lot of effort on this step...just a few swipes.

    The finish will be glossy and slick to the touch.

    The time spent to do a vehicle using the above steps is quick. Hope you like it.

    Please get back with your impressions and pics if possible.
     
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    Jim.....fantastic work. Just beautiful sir.
     
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    Before winter hits here I need to decontaminate, clay, and hydro2 all our vehicles. Once that process is done can I just follow your steps?

    @driverdog

    Thanks for all you information. Really appreciate it.

    All the cars you detail look amazing!
     
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    Yes, I do hear that from others also. Of course, I can always see room for improvement. I’ve never thought I did one as well as I possibly could have.

    It’s even better to get compliments from strangers. I go to a certain gas station regularly at around 5am. One day a guy came over and said that he sees me all the time, and my truck always looks great. He finally decided to come ask what I used on it. The mailman at my office came in and asked if he could take pictures of it to show his wife.

    It’s always the same question though. “What wax do you use?” It seems like wax is the only product most people are aware of. Until recently, I always responded that I didn’t use wax. At least now I can answer the question!
     
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    Interesting situation happened to me today. I was parked near an area that runs lawn sprinklers with city water. The sun was up when I got in my truck and noticed hard water runs on my back window.
    I got home and found hard water spots on my back bumper, bed cover, back window, and bed rail trim. I also noted that some spots were seen on the back part of the roof. With that said....no water spots on the tail gate or back panels of the bed! Could it be that this Si02 is that good?? Truth be told, it was just applied to the areas without the water spots
     
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    The spots that were on the bumper and other areas came off with just that, the coffee scented Detail Spray...:D

    I was parked at my buddy’s house for a football party. Nearing half time, one of the other attendees came in and asked me about my truck. The sun was just right and the Gloss was incredible!
     
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    Do they sell a larger size of the WW Sio2? I could only find the 16oz.
     
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