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Mark Griffin
10-26-2006, 06:19 PM
I have a 2002 530i and a 2006 X5. I like protecting them with the best products.

Based on the experience of each reader, what is the best wax to use (spray or rub on)? What is the best leather conditioner to use?

Thank you for your help.

Mark Griffin

BrAdam's
10-26-2006, 06:55 PM
Try Adam's Premium Car Care Products. They are effective, easy to use and has a full line of products from Wax to Leather Conditioner. Adam's is also 110% guaranteed to outshine the competition.

Here are some streaming videos on the two products you asked about

Wax:
http://www.adamspolishes.com/videos/buttery_wax.cfm

Leather Conditioner:
http://www.adamspolishes.com/videos/leather_conditioner.cfm

Good Luck!!

Brad

Boxboss
10-26-2006, 07:27 PM
I have a 2002 530i and a 2006 X5. I like protecting them with the best products.

Based on the experience of each reader, what is the best wax to use (spray or rub on)? What is the best leather conditioner to use?

Thank you for your help.

Mark GriffinEveryone has their own opinion, which has been discussed forever on this forum. I don't know what colors you have, but IMO, use AIO as a prep then carnauba for dark colors and Zaino for light. I like Zanio's leather cleaner and conditioner - for the smell if no other reason.

schley
10-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Try Adam's Premium Car Care Products. They are effective, easy to use and has a full line of products from Wax to Leather Conditioner. Adam's is also 110% guaranteed to outshine the competition.

Here are some streaming videos on the two products you asked about

Wax:
http://www.adamspolishes.com/videos/buttery_wax.cfm

Leather Conditioner:
http://www.adamspolishes.com/videos/leather_conditioner.cfm

Good Luck!!

Brad

Do you ever endorse anything that isn't Adam's? :dunno:

TOGWT
10-27-2006, 05:35 AM
Leather Three Step Care (Cleaning, Conditioning and (UVR) Protection):

1.Cleaning- use a soft horse hair brush (Groit's Leather & Interior Brush) and/or a vacuum to remove any dust, apply a cleaning solution (Water /Woolite***174; or Dreft***174; 6:1 ratio or stronger) on to an applicator pad and apply to one area at a time (i.e. a seat back). To remove stubborn dirt or grime gently agitate the surface with a boar's hair cleaning brush (this will not harm the leather) then use a clean, damp Microfiber towel to rinse.
Maintenance cleaning- use a cleaning solution (Water /Woolite***174; or Dreft***174; 10:1 ratio) on to an applicator pad and apply to one area at a time

Stubborn stains- dependent upon the leathers condition or how dirty it is consider using a leather-cleaning product. (Leatherique's Prestine Clean, Zaino Leather in a bottle, Groit's Leather Cleaner or Autoglym Leather Cleaner)

2. Conditioning- recommend a preventative maintenance routine three to four times a year, once prior to the winter season to prevent cold temperatures cracking the leather, and once before the heat of the summer to prevent deterioration and shrinkage by heat, which result in continued cracking of leather. In addition to regular cleaning, leather requires replacement of natural oils; Collagen-based products like Leatherique restore the lost moisture and maintain its natural flexibility. The smell of leather comes from oils evaporating out of the hide. Conditioners are for leather which is porous, vinyl is not, do not use a vinyl product as a conditioner on leather as vinyl requires much stronger cleaning agents than leather and above all try to avoid raw silicone oil based products, as the silicone oil will dissolve the leather's natural oils and tend to make the leather sticky, silicone oils also have a very high electrostatic (static) attraction to dust and dirt particle.

3. (UVR) Protection - you should consider additional sunscreen protection (especially if you own a convertible) leather conditioners typically do not offer any UV screening. The best solution is to alternate between a leather conditioner and a, ultra violet radiation (UVR) protection (303***8482; Aerospace Protectant). One month use a conditioner to keep the leather healthy and supple. On alternate months mist and wipe the leather with a UVR protection. After application allow 60 minutes for product to cure, then using a 100% cotton cloth to lightly buff surface (Zaino Z-10 contains UVR protection)

Steamroller
10-27-2006, 10:04 AM
Try Adam's Premium Car Care Products. They are effective, easy to use and has a full line of products from Wax to Leather Conditioner. Adam's is also 110% guaranteed to outshine the competition.

Here are some streaming videos on the two products you asked about

Wax:
http://www.adamspolishes.com/videos/buttery_wax.cfm

Leather Conditioner:
http://www.adamspolishes.com/videos/leather_conditioner.cfm

Good Luck!!

Brad

+1 I agree :thumbup:

The Leather conditioner smells like leather, and is not greasy like others. Wax works the best!! Easy on, easy off and a Brilliant Shine.

This is some great Stuff.

DRWWE
10-27-2006, 11:02 AM
I'd suggest buying a couple different products for the paint and leather and see what you like best.

I use Leatherique on my seats and think it is the best. The process is time consuming but you only need to do it twice a year unless your car gets really dirty. I use Griots Garage paint sealant because it looks great and lasts a long time (I wish I had time to detail my car monthly but I don't). Klasse AIO is nice as is their HGSG but I find the process time consuming. I really like P21S wax and apply it on top of Klasse or the Griots for a really great shine.
Don't forget to clay your car first.

MikeyC01
10-30-2006, 09:30 AM
Do you ever endorse anything that isn't Adam's? :dunno:

If you made your living selling Coke would you tell people to buy Pepsi?

JetBlack3
11-02-2006, 09:31 AM
I just started using Adam's full line of products and they are by far the BEST detailing products out there. As stated in a previous post, his leather conditioner and wax are the best! Plus you can not beat the guarentee Adam's offers.

Awesome Products!!!

Cliff
11-02-2006, 09:34 AM
Do you ever endorse anything that isn't Adam's? :dunno:

Check his profile. I'm thinking he ought to consider becoming a site sponsor.

BrAdam's
11-02-2006, 11:50 AM
Check his profile. I'm thinking he ought to consider becoming a site sponsor.

Starting this month we will be a sponser.

TOGWT
11-02-2006, 01:59 PM
If you made your living selling Coke would you tell people to buy Pepsi?

Commercialism brings with it concerns of honesty and true representation. In other words, itís difficult to know what is true when someone is motivated by income, i.e. directly targeted at product sales, more so than an unbiased opinion

Cliff
11-02-2006, 02:11 PM
Starting this month we will be a sponser.

Congrats :thumbup:

schley
11-06-2006, 05:56 PM
If you made your living selling Coke would you tell people to buy Pepsi?


I wouldn't listen to a salesman period. That is the point. If you truely want credibility, it would be prudent to recommend products other than your own which maybe superior, or like in quality. Otherwise we know what product they would recommend.

dboy11
11-07-2006, 08:48 AM
I just started using Adam's full line of products and they are by far the BEST detailing products out there. As stated in a previous post, his leather conditioner and wax are the best! Plus you can not beat the guarentee Adam's offers.

Awesome Products!!!


Good products but the BEST?


Pretty big statement to make as I have used Adams and allot of pro-line to over the counter lines...I think they are in there with some of the best, his polish and butter wax are OK but the rest of what I used where no better than Meguiars, Mothers, Zaino, Poorboys World, etc

I hope this site has not allowed their detail section to be sponsored by one chemical supplier, it will make it only a sales area for them

ajfB004
11-07-2006, 09:00 AM
klasse aio and sg once every 6 months, wears like iron and gives a great finish

JetBlack3
11-07-2006, 09:38 AM
Good products but the BEST?


Pretty big statement to make as I have used Adams and allot of pro-line to over the counter lines...I think they are in there with some of the best, his polish and butter wax are OK but the rest of what I used where no better than Meguiars, Mothers, Zaino, Poorboys World, etc

I hope this site has not allowed their detail section to be sponsored by one chemical supplier, it will make it only a sales area for them

Thanks for the reply,

This is soley my opinion based on the results I have gotten from the same products you have listed. Right now Adam's product happen to be the best for me. There certianly may be other products out there that work just as good if not better. Competition and varied opinions is what makes the world go round. The only sales pitch i need is to actually see the products work. For me, Adam's products did that, they work.

I truly believe in no way that this a "sales area" for Adam's. I am a member of a couple other sites Adam's sponsers and the main goal of their sponsership is to make sure members questions about detailing do not go unanswered. They strive to give members the best possible advice based upon the best intrests of the member and not the products they sell.

If members of this site already have a favorite line of detailing products and they work great for them, that is terrific. Keep using them and only use whats best for YOU!!

schley
11-07-2006, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the reply,

This is soley my opinion based on the results I have gotten from the same products you have listed. Right now Adam's product happen to be the best for me. There certianly may be other products out there that work just as good if not better. Competition and varied opinions is what makes the world go round. The only sales pitch i need is to actually see the products work. For me, Adam's products did that, they work.

I truly believe in no way that this a "sales area" for Adam's. I am a member of a couple other sites Adam's sponsers and the main goal of their sponsership is to make sure members questions about detailing do not go unanswered. They strive to give members the best possible advice based upon the best intrests of the member and not the products they sell.

If members of this site already have a favorite line of detailing products and they work great for them, that is terrific. Keep using them and only use whats best for YOU!!


No offense bro but until you get some more credibility on this site by posting about something other than an adams endorsement it will be hard for those on here to take your opinions seriously.

JetBlack3
11-07-2006, 10:24 PM
No offense bro but until you get some more credibility on this site by posting about something other than an adams endorsement it will be hard for those on here to take your opinions seriously.

Sounds good......bro :thumbup: ,

I shouldn't have to establish anytype of "credibility" in order to state a very simple opinion, like what my favorite car wax is. I noticed that other members had posted replies about Adam's products, so I thought I would too. If no one takes my opinions seriously that just fine by me. Im just trying to help other BMW enthusiasts :dunno: .

Jon Shafer
11-07-2006, 10:28 PM
If Adam's leather conditioner is half as good as the other products I've tried, it must surely be a winner.

I normally HATE the smell/chemical odor of detailing products. You could (seriously) use Adam's stuff (especially that pink in-and-out detailing fluid) as air freshener...

And I ain't b.s.ing...

TOGWT
11-08-2006, 01:20 AM
Good products but the BEST?


Pretty big statement to make as I have used Adams and allot of pro-line to over the counter lines...I think they are in there with some of the best, his polish and butter wax are OK but the rest of what I used where no better than Meguiars, Mothers, Zaino, Poorboys World, etc

I hope this site has not allowed their detail section to be sponsored by one chemical supplier, it will make it only a sales area for them

A lot of company's are now writing e- books or sponsoring detailing forums and preaching that only the product they sell are able to correct problems. This is not real sponsorship, but simply paid advertising, kind of like an infomercial, so the advertisers look like educators as opposed to product salesman.

I do of course realize that sponsorship is necessary to help meet the expenses of a forum but advertizing by a sponsor should be used in moderation and responsibly

JonM

Totoland
12-17-2006, 05:17 PM
As a detailer that works in a BMW shop (part-time reconditioning late model cars), I find there are certain products that are "shop" oriented: sanding pads, compounds, glazes, rotary pads, etc. I used to do driveway details and that entailed a host of different products mostly geared to the consumer.

Adams, like other fine quality product lines (Meguiar's, Optimum, Menzerma) are geared to the enthusiast owner for minimal learning curve and maximum effect. I've got my favorites, but the shop owner has his too and we've clashed a few times (but he wins because he's the owner LOL).

Here at the shop, my job on leather is to get it super clean and re-dyed if needed. After the car is sold, it's up to the owner to maintain the leather with a good conditioner.

Car wax is another thing. I love Klasse All-In-One + Pinnacle Souveran but don't use them at the shop for one giant reason: they both dry white and look like heck if the car has any stone chips. So, I end up using Meguiar's #26 for the single reason of drying clear.

Whichever product you decide upon, preparation of the surface is key and cleanliness is paramount. Use good techniques, good microfiber, and follow the mfg's directions and you almost can't go wrong.

That's my $0.0002 (after taxes)

Totoland

ThatOneGuy
12-17-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm sold on Zaino. For the interior, I use Lexol wipes (both cleaner and conditioner) with good results. The also make a vinyl cleaner that works pretty well.