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View Poll Results: Chemical Guys or Adams Polishes
Chemical Guys 19 50.00%
Adams Polishes 19 50.00%
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:45 PM   #18
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Neither.

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1z

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Uber alles!
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:37 PM   #19
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Carpro.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:13 PM   #20
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The brand with the most "WOW!" products.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:56 PM   #21
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Use Adams stuff, except Stoner invisible glass and 1z cockpit cleaner. Have had good luck with Adams, and their customer service is second to none.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:15 PM   #22
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Since this is a highly scientific survey here's my seriously considered position.......
Because I grew up in East Los Angeles everything about Chemical Guys shouts "MY HOME BOYS" to me. I watch some of their videos and I see guys and gals I hung out with as a youngster.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:41 AM   #23
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Neither really. I use Chemical Guys wash soaps but other than that my arsenal consists primarily of Optimum, Ultima and CarPro. Adam's is not worth the $$$ to me when they are better products out there for cheaper.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:17 AM   #24
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Neither really. I use Chemical Guys wash soaps but other than that my arsenal consists primarily of Optimum, Ultima and CarPro. Adam's is not worth the $$$ to me when they are better products out there for cheaper.
This. Exactly my opinion too
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:28 PM   #25
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I started seriously detailing when I bought my 13 black Challenger. Over the past 4+ years I've tried just about everything and now I only use Chemical Guys products on my black R.

I quit "washing" cars about 3-4 years ago and now only use CG EcoWash waterless followed by CG V-07 spray detailer. For "wax" I use CG Jet Seal and CG Radiant Black, but have just ordered their Butter Wet Wax to try because of the reviews.

For cleaning tires I use CG Invincible Cleaner. To condition tires and rubber I use CG G6 Hyper Coat. Not overly glossy which I prefer. For wheels I use the EcoWash, V07 and when I feel ambitious I'll use CG Wheel Guard wax, but when that's gone I'll just use Jet Seal.

For Interior I use CG Inner Clean, Leather Cleaner and Leather Conditioner which I love.

For glass I use Invisible Glass on the tint and a mix of vinegar and water for the exterior.

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Old 02-22-2018, 05:08 PM   #26
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I started seriously detailing when I bought my 13 black Challenger. Over the past 4+ years I've tried just about everything and now I only use Chemical Guys products on my black R.

I quit "washing" cars about 3-4 years ago and now only use CG EcoWash waterless followed by CG V-07 spray detailer. For "wax" I use CG Jet Seal and CG Radiant Black, but have just ordered their Butter Wet Wax to try because of the reviews.

For cleaning tires I use CG Invincible Cleaner. To condition tires and rubber I use CG G6 Hyper Coat. Not overly glossy which I prefer. For wheels I use the EcoWash, V07 and when I feel ambitious I'll use CG Wheel Guard wax, but when that's gone I'll just use Jet Seal.

For Interior I use CG Inner Clean, Leather Cleaner and Leather Conditioner which I love.

For glass I use Invisible Glass on the tint and a mix of vinegar and water for the exterior.
If you seriously started detailing, wouldn’t you have tried other products? CG are considerably subpar to so many other brands out there. Not just my opinion, from experience using them too
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:53 PM   #27
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Since this is a highly scientific survey here's my seriously considered position.......
Because I grew up in East Los Angeles everything about Chemical Guys shouts "MY HOME BOYS" to me. I watch some of their videos and I see guys and gals I hung out with as a youngster.
I can understand that.

I find most of their videos offer little useful tips or advice, they just try to sell you the same product 4 times over that has just been re bottled and colored differently.

That's my experience. I spent quite a bit on an order from them and very very soon many products worked their way to the back of the shelf. But, to someone with a silica based coating, CG doesn't offer much in regards to products. If you wax though, oh yea. Gloss enhancers are literally in every product they make minus 2 shampoos. I dislike that
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:54 PM   #28
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If you seriously started detailing, wouldn’t you have tried other products? CG are considerably subpar to so many other brands out there. Not just my opinion, from experience using them too
Couldn't say it better myself.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:10 PM   #29
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I quit "washing" cars about 3-4 years ago and now only use CG EcoWash waterless followed by CG V-07 spray detailer. For "wax" I use CG Jet Seal and CG Radiant Black, but have just ordered their Butter Wet Wax to try because of the reviews.

CG EcoSmart Wash is loaded with a clay and wax mixture that really covers up swirls and scratches. For me that's not an ideal situation but in Cali that might make a lot of sense if you have water restrictions.

CG Blacklight (Radiant Black) is really just a filler glaze with some sealant in it. I used it in the past but I have found better options. Prima Amigo is one that I think is head and shoulders above Blacklight.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:35 PM   #30
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If you seriously started detailing, wouldn’t you have tried other products? CG are considerably subpar to so many other brands out there. Not just my opinion, from experience using them too
Perhaps I should have mentioned that I only detail my own car, and if you read my first paragraph you would have seen that I tried a LOT of different products before I found what suited me best.

I love these forums because no matter what you're using/advocating someone always has something better. I buy the products that work best for me. Perhaps if I were a professional detailer my needs would be different and I would spend the rest of my life chasing that dragon.

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Old 02-22-2018, 07:47 PM   #31
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CG EcoSmart Wash is loaded with a clay and wax mixture that really covers up swirls and scratches. For me that's not an ideal situation but in Cali that might make a lot of sense if you have water restrictions.

CG Blacklight (Radiant Black) is really just a filler glaze with some sealant in it. I used it in the past but I have found better options. Prima Amigo is one that I think is head and shoulders above Blacklight.
In my experience EcoSmart doesn't cover any scratches, it just cleans your car without all that hose, multiple buckets, foam cannon nonsense. I actually did a six month long test with 5 different products, Griot's Spray Wash, Chemical Guys EcoSmart, both grades of Optimum no rise and the equivalent to a two-bucket wash. They all scratch... period. If my car is particularly dirty I'll run it through a touchless car wash to get most of the dirt off.

As for Blacklight I agree it's nothing special. I just use it because I have it but won't buy more. I'm currently top coating with Jet Seal which I like.

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Old 02-22-2018, 07:50 PM   #32
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Couldn't say it better myself.
Please go back and read the first paragraph of my post.

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Old 02-22-2018, 08:21 PM   #33
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Please go back and read the first paragraph of my post.

Thank you.
I read it all, and I have done the same for about as long.

Every brand has homeruns and failures. I was unable to find enough homeruns with CG to keep me on board. The only CG product I lean against now and PRAISE the shat out of, is the hexlogix pads. Those are the best pads I have ever used.

I just find their marketing tactics(colors and smells), and lack of fresh to the trade advice in videos very unappealing to me.
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Please go back and read the first paragraph of my post.

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Woah, bro. I should have respected the almighty CG user here. My sincere apology
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