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How well does that work? The "sealer" they sell at home depot is crap!
It works great. The installer told me about using carnauba wax on it, so naturally my first instinct was to try a synthetic on it. It put it on about every six months or so, or until water quits beading up on it. Our counters are black with some silver and bluish flecks in it and the reflection is amazing after its on. I've been doing this for 3 years and the granite still looks perfect.

I apply it with the PC and a black pad. Let it sit for a few hours, then wipe it clean. I don't care for the Home Depot sealer either. Maybe the guys who work with granite have some crazy sealer that is much better, but until I hear otherwise, I'm having good luck with Z-2.
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It works great. The installer told me about using carnauba wax on it, so naturally my first instinct was to try a synthetic on it. It put it on about every six months or so, or until water quits beading up on it. Our counters are black with some silver and bluish flecks in it and the reflection is amazing after its on. I've been doing this for 3 years and the granite still looks perfect.

I apply it with the PC and a black pad. Let it sit for a few hours, then wipe it clean. I don't care for the Home Depot sealer either. Maybe the guys who work with granite have some crazy sealer that is much better, but until I hear otherwise, I'm having good luck with Z-2.
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I'm less of a nut with the truck then I have been with the cars, but it's definitely something that's addictive. Coming from my Volvo to the Tundra, though...man, what a difference in paint quality. That in itself has almost turned me off doing a full scope detail with the Tundra.
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yeah, European paint is so much nicer to work on.
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yeah, European paint is so much nicer to work on.
you can thank our enviro nutjob EPA for the eco friendly Toyota paint

I still want you to try Ultima's Paint Guard Plus Jumbo.


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you can thank our enviro nutjob EPA for the eco friendly Toyota paint

I still want you to try Ultima's Paint Guard Plus Jumbo.
You wanna trade some samples?
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You wanna trade some samples?
I need to stop by Sally's I guess and see if I can find some tiny spritz bottles and a container to put some midnight sun in. I'll try to stop by one tomorrow.


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Sounds good. What do you want from me? Polish..wax?
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I haven't been able to stop and get containers yet but I will! Not sure what I want to try from you. i need to go back and look at what you've got. Definitely the interior product we discussed. What else should I try? Don't need any cut compounds.

I was going to send you some midnight sun carnuba (yum), (I assume you already have blackfire's wet diamond?), Ultima Paint Prep Plus and Ultima Paint Guard Plus. I don't have much of the UPGP left but you don't need a lot as a couple squirts will do a panel. I'll send some of the Ultima tire and trim guard and some of the shampoo and my older elastrofoam to see how you like it compared to regular clay.

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Heres some of my stash. Let me know if you see anything you like. I have a lot of Prima stuff as well, its in another cabinet.

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Whoa thats a serious stash...

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Heres some of my stash. Let me know if you see anything you like. I have a lot of Prima stuff as well, its in another cabinet.

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Wish you guys lived closer. I have had nothing but trouble with detail shops. I don't have the guts to do the work myself.

Anyone use Adams system? Seems more dummy proof.

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Wish you guys lived closer. I have had nothing but trouble with detail shops. I don't have the guts to do the work myself.

Anyone use Adams system? Seems more dummy proof.

It's actually all dummy proof if you buy the right tools. Adams polish is good, they make great stuff.

If you wanna take the plunge and get some tools, we could help steer you in the right direction. There's really nothing to it. Just a little patience and some practice and you'll have you're truck looking perfect. A good DA like the Griots or PC will not harm your car in any way....unless you drop it on the hood.

Stick it to the man, buy your own DA and do all the work yourself. It's actually pretty fun.
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I couldn't agree more. Don't be scared to jump in. I was and I regret waiting so long. It's actually easier than the old hand waxing ...not to mention WAY more protective and much better looking!

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I think I'm gonna wait till spring and give it a shot. Does it have to all be done indoors? I don't have a garage anymore.

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