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      05-02-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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Chemical Guys opinions and thoughts

Hey guys, I've seen chemical guys all over Instagram and YouTube and decided to see what they offer. Their YouTube channel solely promotes their products so I feel like they are only there for the money. Anybody else have similar or differing thoughts or views? Also the guy in the videos seems like a conman.
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      05-02-2016, 11:40 PM   #2
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Hey guys, I've seen chemical guys all over Instagram and YouTube and decided to see what they offer. Their YouTube channel solely promotes their products so I feel like they are only there for the money. Anybody else have similar or differing thoughts or views? Also the guy in the videos seems like a conman.
They're mostly annoying marketing including the guy that does most of the youtube videos but they do have some good stuff. They have 57 different types of soaps which sums up their company in a nutshell.
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      05-03-2016, 06:50 PM   #3
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They're mostly annoying marketing including the guy that does most of the youtube videos but they do have some good stuff. They have 57 different types of soaps which sums up their company in a nutshell.
Annoying marketing.. Pretty much every detail product ever.
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      05-05-2016, 08:20 PM   #4
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Also, they only wash cars that are clean to begin with when demonstrating their products (not that others don't use the same trick). I prefer real world tests by the common man
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Also, they only wash cars that are clean to begin with when demonstrating their products (not that others don't use the same trick). I prefer real world tests by the common man
Just look at the top thread about a guy pointing it out in the comment section, it's hilarious.

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I've used their products solely, for the past three years. I can say that all of the products I've used have been fantastic. Most outperform Meguire's, Mother's and especially Armor All. I've used the other three brands and won't ever go back. The ECO-Smart solution is great for weekly maintenance, if the front end isn't covered in bugs and the car isn't smeared with tar. I use it on all of my cars and get a nice, just waxed look, since there is a wax in the solution. The different products have their places, depending on use and need, just like other detailing product manufacturers. I've used Hybrid V07, Honeydew Snow Foam (with foam cannon), and Mr. Pink soaps. I would have to say that the Honeydew Snow Foam with my foam cannon is a great way to pull dirt away from the surface and lubricate the finish so there is little to no chance of scratching. I have also used the black on black aerosol, and can tell you it's a great product, when applied correctly. The Sprayable Leather that they offer is an awesome product that I use constantly when I detail the interior. The leather interior seems to get some new life back into it after it cleans and conditions in one solution. The streak free glass cleaner is awesome too. All of these products are what I use for car show event prep and general maintenance.

Yes they do have more "clean" cars than dirty, however they are doing tutorials as well as selling their products. If you watch the ECO-smart video or the headlight restoration video, or the dirty Porsche, parts 1 and 2, you'll see they work on dirty cars too. I know I'll probably get the "you're a fanboy" posts after this, but what can I say. I love their products that I use on a regular basis for the past three years.
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I only buy Chemical Guys products and have had nothing but success in getting what I am looking for from their product. They have some base cleaners/polishes but they also have some higher end stuff (V series polish, V07 soap/detailer, paste waxes) that do wonders on paint. Interior, exterior, engine bay... they have all needed to make the car as clean as you want to get it. Their pricing is very good too, so how can people say they are in it for the money? Sure, every business needs to be profitable but the price you pay for their product is very good.
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Many of the products you buy online are rebranded 3m/Megs anyways.
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Chemical Guys is what I started with when I began my serious detailing and washing regimens. They have good products and good info, but so many overlapping items that accomplish the same thing so it was a bit confusing. I would definitely stay away from CG for paint correction because I just really didn't like their compounds or pads. I switches to Menzerna cut and polish with Meguiar's pads and it's like a whole different world!

After I started to make a little more money and had interest in trying what else is out there, I stumbled across Griot's and Adam's. I feel that Griot's has good pricing and I use a ton of their wheel cleaners and interior cleaner. Adam's pricey, but very consistent and predicable. They also have a good base product line so it's not confusing at all. If they have a sale, it's definitely worth checking out! Adam's shampoo is my favorite.

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Chemical Guys is what I started with when I began my serious detailing and washing regimens. They have good products and good info, but so many overlapping items that accomplish the same thing so it was a bit confusing. I would definitely stay away from CG for paint correction because I just really didn't like their compounds or pads. I switches to Menzerna cut and polish with Meguiar's pads and it's like a whole different world!

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I have a question regarding V36 and V38. If i use v36 on white pad, should i be using V38 on black pad for finishing? Thanks!!
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I have a question regarding V36 and V38. If i use v36 on white pad, should i be using V38 on black pad for finishing? Thanks!!
Yes that should be appropriate assuming it's the right combo for your paint condition.
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I just recently picked up some chemical guys products
Og clay bar / v36 / v38 / glassworkz glaze / jetseal / pete's 54 wax

And this is the results
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Wasn't hugely impressed with their products. Kept a few Meguiars products, and added a mix of Sonax.
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The sheer amount of products they offer is overwhelming. Some are a bit redundant, but I guess its smart from a business perspective. Like any brand, some of their products are great while others average
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Many of the products you buy online are rebranded 3m/Megs anyways.
Can you provide any source or evidence to back that up? I'm not calling you out or doubting you, I'm genuinely curious.
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Can you provide any source or evidence to back that up? I'm not calling you out or doubting you, I'm genuinely curious.
Im still waiting on that reply
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