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  1. Jun 24, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    He already knows I’m not happy. I told him I’d rather fix it myself. I need the practice anyway. I probably got exactly what I paid for to begin with.
     
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    I just snapped this earlier....but yea...my expectations are higher than most. Especially when I'm paying for it! If I didn't enjoy detailing my vehicles, I'd pay someone to do it cuz I don't know if I'd trust myself to do it. People say I could, but I'm always nervous about trying things for the first time on my vehicles. haha20190624_113643.jpg
     
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    how long have you had it on? do you use some kind of spray wax after each wash?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    @twintundra2016 I've had it on for about a year and a half now. I use the Meguiar's Ultimate wax. Between serious washes(light road grime and/or dust/pollen) I use the Wash n Wax spray. I did apply the Hybrid Ceramic Wax spray recently and gave it a wash and it shined and reflected amazingly!(see below) I do have the Quik Wax, but haven't been using it as much honestly. Only ever few months when I know I have a good weekend of sun and no dirty riding happening haha (which isn't a whole lot in SW Louisiana)20190622_074818.jpg 20190622_074849.jpg 20190622_074808.jpg
     
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  5. Jun 24, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    I haven't tried meguiars ceramic spray wax yet but have been using the ultimate spray wax for years. everytime I try something else, I'm always brought back to it especially on my truck. great stuff!! I also use Silverwax spray wax which is made by a company up here in quebec Canada that as very similar to the meguiars. I usually have 3 or 4 kinds in stock lol!! :yes:
     
  6. Jun 24, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    I've been very pleased with it!. Especially since it's easily accessible. My cabinet....lol20190405_210522.jpg
     
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    Meguair’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax hasn’t broken into my regular rotation, but I’ve used it some. It does work very well. Really good product.
     
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    I see you are a Meguair’s fan....
     
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    Re-post from another thread that should have been here, wanted to share some more. :)

    Had been hearing radio commercials about 303 Touchless Sealant and saw it at O'Reilly's Parts. Was able to try it out about a week ago.

    Original Post from June 15th.
    Picked up some 303 Sealant and a Mothers Speed Clay 2.0 today. Had some me time this evening and wanted to give the Silver Bullet a fresh finish.

    Having never clay bar'd before the Mothers seemed like the easiest product on the shelf, instead of a mitt. Washed truck basically twice then used the Speed Clay as directed, using fresh soap bucket for lubrication. It wasn't difficult, just took a bit of time. When finished did a quick wash again, getting any clay residue off.

    Then started on the roof with the sealant, hood, sides, then tailgate. When at first sprayed on there is nothing to see, when it is sprayed off the Beading begins almost instantly. Then that area is sealed and some awesome beading to be proud of. :) The beading is very impressive. The water on the doors and bed sides couldn't drain off quick enough. The new feel of the wet beads was not what I expected; it was not slick like when a wax is used. But as I dried it there was a slickness that you cannot feel when its wet. (Thinking a wet waxed finished is not slick either.) I used probably 60-70% of the sealant bottle, may have overused a bit. It may be hard to get two trucks/SUV's done with one bottle as @Pudge mentioned. Thinking I will just use the rest when the beading starts to subside. The price isn't bad at $17; thinking really good value.
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    Looking good brother! Did you get a license plate frame that worked? I need one for the Sequoia.
     
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  11. Jun 24, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks!
    I did get a OEM gen 2 plate frame from Amazon, $18. The old one was never anchored or screwed in on the bottom. Thought the fit would be better but its on tight now. Coincidence, tags were up last month, so I was able to request new plates without an extra trip. :)
     
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  12. Jun 24, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    You have a link to the one you got?
     
  13. Jun 24, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    I've used it for years with great results(IMO) and I like that it's easily accessible and I don't have to special order it and wait. Can run to just about any store and get it.
     
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  14. Jun 24, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    what do you think about their soaps?
     
  15. Jun 24, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    Probably the only good brand that’s widely available at retailers. They’ve maintained quality even though they are so widespread. I use these pretty regularly:

    MEGUIAR'S G16402 Whole Air Re-Fresher Odor Eliminator Mist, New Car Scent, 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G49DVGG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_ZrreDbWT1JX24
     
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    I haven’t used it, but their Gold Class soap gets a lot of praise.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    I did use it for a while but have moved on from it. don't have anything bad to say about it just found something that foams and gets the top layer of dirt to the ground more efficiently IMO.
     
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    I use their Ultimate Wash n Wax (bright yellow) and have been pretty happy with it. It pulls dirt off well, leaves a nice shine, and like all Meguiar's items...affordable and smells good. lol.
     
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    price and smell are what its all about!! LOL!!
     
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    I never got into using air fresheners, especially now with leather interior. Usually keep clean and keep leather clean and it puts off a nice clean smell. I use the Meguiar's cleaning products for interior and they have a nice smell too. Not overpowering. If I ever get odors, I usually just use something to absorb the smell like dryer sheets and/or charcoal...aside from a thorough cleaning.
     
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    that goes for women too! haha
     
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    Roger that!!! LOL!!! :bowdown:
     
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    Hey detailing gurus...
    I plan to do the whole wash, clay, wash, polish, apply paint sealant thing next weekend on my 2017 Platinum. Last time I used Adams Paint Sealant. I just recently purchased some BeadMaker… Does BeadMaker replace the Adams sealant or does it go under or over it?

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    Keep using a paint sealer like you where before use the bead maker after each wash, it will prolong your paint sealer and will give you an extra sacrificial layer IMO!! Good luck happy detailing!!
     
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    Or if you want to get crazy, after you have applied and removed the paint sealer, let the paint sealer cure for a couple of hours and put on a few coats of wax then use bead maker after washes!!
     
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    I’m not familiar with the Adams Paint Sealant, but I usually have something under Beadmaker. (Generally Carpro Hydro2)

    Beadmaker is a really cool and amazing product. It provides more hydrophobic properties and better gloss than anything else I’ve used. The problem is longevity. While most sealants last months, Beadmaker tends to degrade after three weeks or so.

    Putting a longer lasting sealant down first will make sure your paint stays protected once the Beadmaker wears off. That way you’re not having to reapply as often. If you go with Beadmaker by itself, you need to put more on a lot more frequently. I also feel that the layer of Beadmaker on top extends the longevity of your base sealant.

    Now, this is just my opinion. A lot of people say layering products is a waste of time and money. That said, even a lot of those guys make an exception for Beadmaker, because of what I said above. Beadmaker looks and performs better than than other sealants, just not for as long.

    You can certainly use only Beadmaker, just be prepared to reapply at least once a month. First coat has to be really heavy, and subsequent coats can be lighter. It’s not difficult to reapply, you can just use it as a drying aid to get the results you want.

    Standard rule of thumb is sealants provide better protection, waxes look better. Beadmaker kind of bridges the gap between the two. Lots of people put wax on top of sealant to enhance the look of the paint. I prefer Beadmaker over wax.

    I know it bonds well with Hydro2 and Gyeon Wetcoat, not so much with others like Jescar Powerlock. Beadmaker pretty much wipes off of Powerlock and won’t stick. I can’t say how it will bond with your Adams sealant.

    Hopefully I answered your question. It’s early, and I tend to ramble.
     
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    Finally did a quick wash last night, so she’s looking better. I didn’t get real thorough, just the paint and windows. Used some Beadmaker as a drying aid.

    By the way, I got this in a mystery box from Detailer’s Domain. I didn’t like it at all. Very runny, didn’t stick at all. I had to go back over it with Reset. CG Honeydew is still the king.


    https://www.detailersdomain.com/products/sonax-profiline-actifoam-energy
     
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    Thanks. I had a feeling I was probably making a mistake -- but since it's only been less than a week, I'm guessing I can go through the whole process again over the long weekend that starts this afternoon for me and apply the Adams Paint Sealant first and then BeadMaker.

    Dave
     
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    I doubt you would need anything other than fine clay. Do yourself a favor and get a nanoskin mitt or towel. Or mothers speed clay. The synthetic clays are so much easier and faster
     

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