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      05-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #23
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Any review of the Hydrate yet? Thanks
I'm digging the Hydrate. It gives it a little more of a wet look while allowing for drying to be a bit easier. Apparently it coats the car for a little more protection. Overall it's a good product, not necessarily needed, but I would buy it again.
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I'm digging the Hydrate. It gives it a little more of a wet look while allowing for drying to be a bit easier. Apparently it coats the car for a little more protection. Overall it's a good product, not necessarily needed, but I would buy it again.

Thanks. I think i'm gonna give it a shot.
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I'm digging the Hydrate. It gives it a little more of a wet look while allowing for drying to be a bit easier. Apparently it coats the car for a little more protection. Overall it's a good product, not necessarily needed, but I would buy it again.
Interesting... what product were you using before?
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Interesting... what product were you using before?
Nothing really, maybe the Griots Spray Wax here and there, but not consistently.. I like the Hydrate more though. What are u using now?

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Not really, maybe the Griots Spray Wax here and there, but not consistently.. I like the Hydrate more though. What are u using now?
I have been using the Zaino products. The Spray wax they have is Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray. Been curious about the Ammo though.
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Not really, maybe the Griots Spray Wax here and there, but not consistently.. I like the Hydrate more though. What are u using now?
I have been using the Zaino products. The Spray wax they have is Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray. Been curious about the Ammo though.
I haven't found anything superior to the Zaino system. From my experience, the durability and especially the shine is unmatched.
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I haven't found anything superior to the Zaino system. From my experience, the durability and especially the shine is unmatched.
Thus far I will hands down agree with you on that!
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I ordered the paint and wheel regiments. I'll be trying them out next weekend if they get here in time and I'll give a review.
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i bought the whole kit of stuff and it works really well. also had larry do a 'new car detail' on my M a few weeks ago and it looked amazing. pm me for pics
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i bought the whole kit of stuff and it works really well. also had larry do a 'new car detail' on my M a few weeks ago and it looked amazing. pm me for pics
Give some feedback
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God, I had a roommate from NYC who would say this about everything, EVERYTHING. To the point of, dude, just shut your ball washer.

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disclaimer: i have never washed my car myself using anything other than Ammo and only started washing it myself a few weeks ago. so i cannot compare to any other products. i can say that me washing it myself makes it cleaner than getting it hand washed

wheel soap and plum wheel spray: the wheel spray works well at getting all the brake dust off. i bedded my brakes in a few nights ago and the whole wheel was grey from dust. a few sprays on each wheel of the plum wheel spray and it all rinsed right off in conjunction with soap

the foaming car soap: foams up really nicely with foam gun and works to get dust and dirt off car. trunk is usually really dirty due to my akra evo but with very little effort and scrubbing, it all comes off. works to get bugs off my front bumper as well and gets bird poop off without needing to spray anything else on it

degreaser/bug remover: for bugs that are hard to remove with the foaming wash, the bug remover works well. a few sprays and then wiping it off and bam they're all gone

hydrate: Larry told me that the purpose of hydrate is to lubricate the micro fiber before drying the car so that it doesn't scratch the car, because scratches usually come from drying. whether that works or not, no idea. however it is pretty cool that each time i dry the car, it glosses it and pretty much is as if I'm waxing the car while drying it. gives it a nice glossy shine

ammo spit: had to use this today actually because was getting car photographed. so on the way, a few bugs and road tar, etc got on the paint. literally just sprayed it on and everything came off pretty easily

ammo skin: really nice wax-like thing for the paint. just put it on, wait a little bit, rub it off, and the car feels very soft and it gives it a really nice shine. Larry told me that when he detailed my car, he put several layers of the skin on and it helped to really make it shine and stand out. skin lasts a while on the paint too. washed it several times since he applied it and its still really smooth and soft

interior stuff: cannot comment on those because I use leatherique and chemical guys. however i am sure that the quality of the interior products are as good as everything else. overall I'm really happy with Ammo products and i would def buy them again when I run out. they seem to last a while also. i don't need to use that much of any of them while going through my regimen. hydrate and wheel spray seem to be going the fastest, however that just depends on usage. my wheels get really dirty so i need to spray more on. and haven't really found a good amount of hydrate to put on yet. i just spray it all over the microfiber every few passes or so

sorry for rambling. I'm tired. pm me and ill email pics
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I haven't found anything superior to the Zaino system. From my experience, the durability and especially the shine is unmatched.
for durability, nothing beats Collinite. Your car will feel slick and bead for 6-8 months later. Not the best clarity, but works awesome for $ 15.
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      07-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #36
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disclaimer: i have never washed my car myself using anything other than Ammo and only started washing it myself a few weeks ago. so i cannot compare to any other products. i can say that me washing it myself makes it cleaner than getting it hand washed

wheel soap and plum wheel spray: the wheel spray works well at getting all the brake dust off. i bedded my brakes in a few nights ago and the whole wheel was grey from dust. a few sprays on each wheel of the plum wheel spray and it all rinsed right off in conjunction with soap

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degreaser/bug remover: for bugs that are hard to remove with the foaming wash, the bug remover works well. a few sprays and then wiping it off and bam they're all gone

hydrate: Larry told me that the purpose of hydrate is to lubricate the micro fiber before drying the car so that it doesn't scratch the car, because scratches usually come from drying. whether that works or not, no idea. however it is pretty cool that each time i dry the car, it glosses it and pretty much is as if I'm waxing the car while drying it. gives it a nice glossy shine

ammo spit: had to use this today actually because was getting car photographed. so on the way, a few bugs and road tar, etc got on the paint. literally just sprayed it on and everything came off pretty easily

ammo skin: really nice wax-like thing for the paint. just put it on, wait a little bit, rub it off, and the car feels very soft and it gives it a really nice shine. Larry told me that when he detailed my car, he put several layers of the skin on and it helped to really make it shine and stand out. skin lasts a while on the paint too. washed it several times since he applied it and its still really smooth and soft

interior stuff: cannot comment on those because I use leatherique and chemical guys. however i am sure that the quality of the interior products are as good as everything else. overall I'm really happy with Ammo products and i would def buy them again when I run out. they seem to last a while also. i don't need to use that much of any of them while going through my regimen. hydrate and wheel spray seem to be going the fastest, however that just depends on usage. my wheels get really dirty so i need to spray more on. and haven't really found a good amount of hydrate to put on yet. i just spray it all over the microfiber every few passes or so

sorry for rambling. I'm tired. pm me and ill email pics
post pix please.
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So after nerding out on most of the videos on the Ammonyc website and getting a pretty good sense of how detail crazy Larry is I bought some products and had emailed Larry a couple times (side note he's really responsive which is pretty cool and stand up in my opinion) to clarify some things. I'm very impressed with the Skin, Hydrate and Spit. Ordering some more products to test the rest.

Here's the other thing I'll add after going to a detailing seminar he invited me to last weekend at an awesome Porsche museum: Larry is extremely knowledgable about paint finishes and detailing down to a level that I've never seen before. Also the thing that really sold me on the product even though I had already used a few of them which isn't flaunted as much as I think it should be: Larry has a chemist/chemical engineering background specific to car washing and detailing products where he was able to formulate his own mixes of product to use in his detailing business to give himself a higher quality product then he could buy off the shelf which he's now bottled and put up for sale on his website. He formulated each to not have fillers or low quality ingredients so that he could build a reputable detailing business and because he is still pretty small the price is higher but the quality is literally as good as it gets.

Also I respect the fact that all his videos online are structured around teaching rather than pushing his product and that really is his motto. I really can't say enough good things about the product, and the brand.

I typically am super skeptical about products especially at this price point but the results don't lie and as an engineer myself I can relate to the obsessive/perfectionist mentality that Larry has so I'll continue to use the product. I'll post some pictures after I get the Creme wax and Mud tire dressing next week.
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check my thread: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...6#post14303786


edit: thread actually doesn't show how glossy and shiny Ammo products make it because the goal was to reduce all reflections. but pm me and ill email pics. I'm too lazy to upload and post lol
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I didn't take pictures, but I used AMMO on my VW a couple of weeks ago and I thought it worked fantastic. I've never really used high in soaps or waxes on my car before, but I thought this stuff was awesome. I especially loved the spit and hydrate.
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I didn't take pictures, but I used AMMO on my VW a couple of weeks ago and I thought it worked fantastic. I've never really used high in soaps or waxes on my car before, but I thought this stuff was awesome. I especially loved the spit and hydrate.
Ordering this stuff today. Looks good.
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Came across his youtube videos. Not sure what to make of this 'Hydrate' system. I mean, isn't it better to not wipe at all? Even if you use a wet MF towel, you introduce the possibility of scratches...(ie, contaminated towel) My philosophy has always been to minimize wiping, so using air drying, blotting with a waffle weave will suffice, and be cheaper....but hey I'm not a pro detailer
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Came across his youtube videos. Not sure what to make of this 'Hydrate' system. I mean, isn't it better to not wipe at all? Even if you use a wet MF towel, you introduce the possibility of scratches...(ie, contaminated towel) My philosophy has always been to minimize wiping, so using air drying, blotting with a waffle weave will suffice, and be cheaper....but hey I'm not a pro detailer
No you're spot on. Either way there is a small chance of introducing swirls and other scratches you just have to find the method that you believe will induce the least amount of them.
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Might have to check out some of these products. I typically use Griot's products, some Chemical Guys stuff and some Meguiars stuff. But, I'm always up for trying new things.
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