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Complete: 2003 Corvette Z06 (Patriot Wax Inside!)

Our man Mook killed this one!



Morning!

I recently had the opportunity to polish out a 2003 Corvette Z06, with the help of my friend Randy. Let's begin!

The car showed up not filthy, but needing a wash. The interior only needed some touching up. The car did have a few swirl marks that would prove to be a real head ache for Randy and myself, but rest assured, we got them. Just a few deep scratches left. This also would be the first time I would use my own personal Patriot Wax on a customer car.


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The Process:

As with anything I am fortunate enough to bring into the Studio, I always start with Wheels, Tires, and the Engine.

Here you see the new Adam's Trim and Lug Brush getting some work in on these sexy wheels.


After opening the hood, I determined that I could take care of this without water, and help preserve the really nice air cleaner that was mounted up front. Shut the hood, and got out the foam cannon!




After getting the Vette pulled inside and dried off with the Master Blaster, it was time to touch up the wheels and dress the tires with Adam's Super VRT. After that, I took the opportunity to get the Exhaust Tips in order.



The Exhaust Tips were addressed with a combination of Adam's APC, .0000 Steel Wool, Adam's Metal Polish #1, Adam's Metal Polish #2, a Cordless Drill, and Adam's 4" Focus Metal Pads. Adam's Single Soft Towels were used for residue removal.

A couple in progress shots.




Once those parts were taken care of, Randy and I began to Clay the Vette. Think it needed it?


Not many in progress, polish shots were taken, as time wasn't something we had a lot of. Rest Assured, after the new polishes and the Flex machines got to play, this paint was smiling from ear to ear.
(no glaze or wax at this point)




Before we commenced with the Patriot Facemelter, we felt we should hit the interior real quick for a mat vacuum, and quick wipedown. The forthcoming Adam's Total Interior Detail Spray made quick, quick work of the already pretty clean inside.



We then popped the hood, dry cleaned the engine with Adam's Edgeless Utility Towels and Adam's APC. Dressed it all up with Adam's In and Out Spray.

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Not telling the customer or Randy that I planned on pulling out The Patriot for this job, I made sure to spring it on them all at once! We laid some Adam's Brilliant Glaze down on the paint with the Flex3401 and the Red 7" Pad, wiped it off, then began the stellar experience of Patriot!





I have been using this wax in some form since, well, a LONG time. This part of any detail for me is PURE THERAPY. The scent, my reward for a job well done, the excitement of pulling it outside for pictures...all of it.

Some shots before we took it outside. All Glazed and Waxed up.






When I saw this, I knew the pictures outside were going to be pretty cool!


Let's take this outside...



WOW! Look at those tips!




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Fine. Here Dylan. Sheez.



Thanks for stopping in everyone! Truly a pleasure working on this! Thank you Randy also! Dude it's great working with you.

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Another outstanding job!

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Re: Complete: 2003 Corvette Z06 (Patriot Wax Inside!)

I call NEXT!!

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I call NEXT!!
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Wow! Beautiful job! That car looks amazing

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Re: Complete: 2003 Corvette Z06 (Patriot Wax Inside!)

These guys are the best! I cannot say enough good things about Adam and his team of dedicated detailers, especially Mook.

Inside and out, after 3 weeks and no washes, my Z06 still looks awesome!

I actually just made another purchase of Adam's products to keep my baby looking great. Luckily, my car received the Total Interior Detailer treatment before release. And for the record, the dust accumulation is still very minimal. Confirmed! Another great product from Adam's!

If you ever have the opportunity to go to one of Adam's Detail Clinics, I highly recommend it.

Thanks guys! Nice write-up too!


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Re: Complete: 2003 Corvette Z06 (Patriot Wax Inside!)

Holy crap look at that shine!

How long did the entire project take, start to finish?

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Sweet job! That reminds me, I need to buy some clay bar from you guys.

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Holy crap look at that shine!

How long did the entire project take, start to finish?
I would say it took close to 12 man hours from top to bottom, inside and out. And yes, well worth every penny spent. Adam's dedicated staff knows what they are doing. I still trust these guys more with Flex power on my baby than I do myself. True professionals all around!

Adam puts out quality products. From personal use, my results have been all around outstanding. My favorites are the In and Out Spray and Super VRT. A dry climate car owner's best friends for that fine finish new car look.

Needless to say, when it comes to Adam's Premium Car Care, I am a very satisfied client. I know more now about how to take care of my baby than I did with other products. Even the Adam's videos are worth watching no matter what products or power tools one may use to strive for that mirror shine.

Here are a couple more of my favorite pics from that day. Thanks to Mook and Randy, she's looking great turning 10 sporting the original black paint.



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I didn't realize that was your car ZB. You have to be happy with the end product

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Thanks everyone for the kinds words!

Yes, took two guys about 6 hours total, so 12 man hours.
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Re: Complete: 2003 Corvette Z06 (Patriot Wax Inside!)

TJ, your car looks soooooo good. Last time I saw it, at the clinic in February, it did not have that sweet shine. I may have to track Mook or Nick down at the clinic this weekend and see if they can work that magic on my Red Z.
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