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Griots Ceramic 3-In-1 Wax

HEMIJAKE

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Thanks for all the input guys!

Think I'm going to claybar the truck, use some liquid wax for a base layer and then just use the spray ceramic stuff after washes to keep the wax touched up. Maybe every 6 months do a new liquid coat?
Sounds okay to me!
 

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Learn from my mistake: do NOT use Speed Shine as the clay bar lubricant! I did yesterday, as suggested on the Griots website, and it left streaks and spots over the entire truck. I was able to go over the truck with Ceramic 3-in-1 wax, but it took a lot of elbow grease to buff out the streaks.

Next time I clay, I'll be using regular wash.
 

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Learn from my mistake: do NOT use Speed Shine as the clay bar lubricant! I did yesterday, as suggested on the Griots website, and it left streaks and spots over the entire truck. I was able to go over the truck with Ceramic 3-in-1 wax, but it took a lot of elbow grease to buff out the streaks.

Next time I clay, I'll be using regular wash.

Strange, I've done that many times with no problems.
 

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Just picked this up. Will be a stop gap between now and when I can do a real DIY ceramic. Excited to see how this worked based on the glowing reviews.
 

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Strange, I've done that many times with no problems.
Do you clay small sections and then rinse? I usually wash, clay, then rinse the entire car. That's what I did this tie, using the Speed Shine as the lubricant, while the Ceramic Wash was still on the car. Maybe that's what I did wrong?
 

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Do you clay small sections and then rinse? I usually wash, clay, then rinse the entire car. That's what I did this tie, using the Speed Shine as the lubricant, while the Ceramic Wash was still on the car. Maybe that's what I did wrong?
I rinse the wash off before clay
 

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Learn from my mistake: do NOT use Speed Shine as the clay bar lubricant! I did yesterday, as suggested on the Griots website, and it left streaks and spots over the entire truck. I was able to go over the truck with Ceramic 3-in-1 wax, but it took a lot of elbow grease to buff out the streaks.

Next time I clay, I'll be using regular wash.
I've always used Speed Shine as the clay bar lubricant, and never had an issue.
 

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Learn from my mistake: do NOT use Speed Shine as the clay bar lubricant! I did yesterday, as suggested on the Griots website, and it left streaks and spots over the entire truck. I was able to go over the truck with Ceramic 3-in-1 wax, but it took a lot of elbow grease to buff out the streaks.

Next time I clay, I'll be using regular wash.

If it’s leaving marks that means you’re not using enough.

I generally used cheap mothers quick detailer as clay bar lube, since you’re pretty much waisting it


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Thanks, everyone. I guess I'll rinse next time before claying. With my usual Zaino, I've never needed to do that, so I didn't think to add that step.
 

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Just figured I'd provide an update on the Griots. It has been a little over a month since I washed the truck and applied this product. It was long overdue for a cleaning so I dedicated my Saturday morning to getting it cleaned back up. The hydrophobic properties and water beading tendencies are still incredible. The truck is my daily driver, is not garage kept (will no longer fit lol), and has seen probably a half dozen rain storms or afternoon showers since I've applied the Griots. The product reacted almost exactly the same as how it did right after I first applied it. However, the passenger side fender seemed to be the only area that I noticed inconsistency. The product appeared to be pretty weak in that area. I'm not sure if this was an application error on my part, or if the Griots failed on that panel for whatever reason. But once again, that was the only spot on the entire truck that I noticed a change in performance. I reapplied to that fender and will continue to monitor the entire truck moving forward.

Now to the really impressive part. Others in this chain have mentioned how well it repels contaminants and how easy this product makes it to keep your vehicle clean. After 1 month in, I see that statement to be completely true. From driving in several rain storms over the last month, My tires had slung dirt and debris all down the lower sides of my truck. I always pre-rinse my vehicles before hand washing or using any soap. To my surprise, nearly all of the grime came off during my initial rinse! It all ran right off the truck leaving behind almost completely spotless panels. I had no difficult sections during the wash. What little dirt that remained from the pre-rinse came right off once I broke out the soap. I also noticed that drying the vehicle was considerably easier than usual due to the product shedding water so well. I typically have to use two drying towels on the truck and I was actually able to get by with only using one. I wish I had some pictures or a video to back up my claim but I didn't think about it until well afterwards. I will continue to update my experience with this if I find anything worth mentioning but at this point it is still a 5 out of 5 for me.
 
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Takes the #1 spot in one of the categories in this video.
Awesome. I hadn’t seen that video yet. I’ve watched his channel quite a few times. Obsessed Garage, as well as his channel is what got me on the Beadmaker kick originally. But yeah, as far as the griots goes, super impressed with it and think it’s deserving of the #1 spot. It’s been a really great product so far and I’ve yet to find something with a better bang for your buck.
 

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Awesome. I hadn’t seen that video yet. I’ve watched his channel quite a few times. Obsessed Garage, as well as his channel is what got me on the Beadmaker kick originally. But yeah, as far as the griots goes, super impressed with it and think it’s deserving of the #1 spot. It’s been a really great product so far and I’ve yet to find something with a better bang for your buck.
I've used it in the past, the result you will get with it depends completely on what prep you do before the first coat.
 

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Griots 3 in 1. Very awesome product. Prep work was wash, dawn wash, iron remover, claybar then apply. Waited the 12 to 24 hours then applied second coat. Product has been outstanding in the upcoming month I've had it applied and looks great.
 

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