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  1. Doug

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    I am an adamsaholic lol

    2 weekends in a row I've placed a $200 order. I've never kept a vehicle so clean or cared. But after watching the videos and seeing results. I'm hooked. Still need a bunch of stuff. I have car wash and interior detailing stuff but just ordered the buttery wax and h20 guard. Not sure the exact steps to get a deep shine that protects the paint. But I figure at least starting off with the buttery wax would be a start? I have to watch how much I spend here. The wife is ok so far lol.

    Thanks for the videos and excellent products.
     
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    Welcome to the club, detailing will be an obsession from now on! Grab a bottle of glass cleaner and give it to your wife, she'll be on board too. I like the Americana Wax on top of Paint Sealant for an epic shine, the H2O GG is one of my favorite products. Mystery a Box is a good way to build up inventory and is a great excuse to place an order!! Good luck with your addiction!
     
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    Thanks for your business Doug!

    You're on the right path to keeping your Raptor protected, and looking awesome!

    Buttery Wax is a great product to start with, since it is so easy to apply, and will not stain your trim with white residue. It has a nice level of shine in provides decent protection lasting one to two months.

    Like Raven said the Paint sealant is great protection and provides an deep shine and looks even better topped with wax.

    I have found that detailing the wife's car every once in awhile is the best way to keep her on board with bi-weekly Adam's deliveries. :ROFLJest:
     
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    Yeah I haven't been a fan of all the elbow grease needed but my new to me '13 was detailed when I got it from the dealer and I already cleaned it twice in 2 months. Doesn't sound like much but its a weekend warrior. I have a take home company vehicle. Anyway, so paint sealant. Ill get that and the americana wax next. I need to do the glass treatments also. Thanks for the help!

    Also, got the mystery box my first order. I got a lot of awesome stuff. I scored well with it!

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    Good I was hoping I didn't jump the gun and get something i didn't need but am itching to get some shine.

    When you refer to paint sealant, you are referring to the bottle that says "Paint Seleant"? I ask because it looks like there are a few different kinds and types of it.

    Also, watching the videos, the trick to not getting white residue on trim is to make sure its not all dried out correct? So some VRT on the plastic and I should be all set? Also what about the hood and bedside graphics? Avoid those altogether with sealant and wax?

    And yes, the wife already asked when I am going to clean her car. I hate washing my cars because then I see all the imperfections haha. I still have a handful on my '13 but I'm going to soldier on. I want to get the wife car done though.

    Also another thing, I know you have the winter prep kit. Not gonna lie, I probably won't wash my truck all winter but its not a daily driver and it sits in the garage. What is the best way to seal the undercarriage from salt and the best way to wash salt off with the least amount of water usage? Sounds like another dumb question but my current garage isn't the best for car washing. I am going to have another garage built probably next year that will be very friendly to washing cars in during the winter.

    Sorry for all the questions. Just a bunch of loose ends i haven't put together
     
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    Yes, I was referring to Paint Sealant. I applies just like a liquid wax, but it is actually a synthetic sealant that provides up to 6 months protection.

    Most waxes or sealants will stain plastic trim with white residue. Buttery Wax is one of the few that do not. The Paint Sealant will leave residue stains on the trim, and you have to be careful, because the hazing when it is first applied is dark gray in color, which makes it look fine on the plastic trim, but the residue will dry out and turn white-ish.

    Using VRT on the trim before waxing is helpful, since it hydrants the plastic and keeps the wax or sealant from soaking it, but you still need to be careful not to get the wax or sealant on the trim, as it can still leave residue, especially on trim that is older and dried out. You may need to apply the VRT a few times after your wash to get it soaked into the plastic. Applying an extra-heavy coat does not work as well, since the VRT soaks into the plastic slowly, and it will dry on the surface before soaking all the way in.

    For the matte vinyl graphics, you can use VRT or H2O Guard & Gloss. Check out this post for a how-to on the vinyl:
    Matte Vinyl Cleaning and Protection

    There really is no good way to get the salt off the undercarriage without washing. If you need to get the salt washed off during the winter, I would suggest going to the local coin-op wash and blast it off in the self-serve bay. You can even bring your own buckets and supplies to hand wash (do not use the brush at the car wash, it will scratch your paint). Also, avoid the soap cycles at the car wash, the chemicals used are harsh and will strip your wax or sealant. Just use the "rinse" setting on the wand, and use the good detailing products from home.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks a ton!!

    And what an idiot, didn't even think to go to a wash bay haha
     
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    Get some Adam's 5 Gallon Detailing Buckets with the Gamma Seal lids for use at the wash bay. They have a water-tight, screw-on lid, so you can mix up your Car Wash Shampoo and warm water at home and bring them with you.

    That way, you have warm water to keep your hands from freezing, and don't have to try and fill a bucket with the high-pressure wand, which also saves time running out on the meter.
     
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