Diluting Adams APC

Discussion in 'Pre Wash, Wash, Decon, Claying, Engine, Wheels, an' started by Jumbo Jet, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Jumbo Jet

    Jumbo Jet Jedi Nuba

    I'm somehow just now getting around to trying Adams APC, and was wondering if its ok to dilute it, maybe 50/50 or more? I'm planning on it replacing my P21S TAW for wheel wells, engine bays and door jambs.
  2. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    Try straight or 1:1 for nasty stuff like very dirty tires, wheels and inner fenders, 3:1 for jambs/engines/tires,wheels,inner fenders and 5:1 for well maintained vehicles.
  3. K3RMiTdot

    K3RMiTdot DB Forum Supporter

    i always use mine straight..
  4. boredstudent3

    boredstudent3 Wax on..Wax off

    Yeah the Adams APC is nothing very special

    It doesn't say you can dilute on the bottle...I've never tried dilutin but it is expensive

    Like 30 bucks for a gallon I think
  5. Pureshine

    Pureshine DB Pro Supporter

    I use it all the time straight!
  6. DirtyWeRX

    DirtyWeRX DB Forum Supporter

    Nor do they talk about diluting it in the video ;)
  7. LukeF

    LukeF Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    I didn't have much luck diluting it, it's quite expensive and not economical for the price. However, it does work well straight and if you don't want to spent time diluting and don't need it in large quantities. I've used Megs APC plus and now OPC, both of which are quite a bit cheaper and equal to or better.
  8. Dee Gee 123

    Dee Gee 123 Virgin Detailer

    I use it straight. Diluting it takes away from its effectiveness.

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  9. React

    React Birth of a Detailer

    Wouldn't waste my time with it honestly.. .OPC or Meg's is much more cost effective. OPC is more expensive but I prefer it on interior (leather) rather than Megs' APC +
  10. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

    30.00 is insane for a APC.......... Zeps works just as good, ive tried adams, megs, optimum and I am not a cheap person, but Im not going to spend 30.00 on something that I cannot dilute. while adams is very good, Zeps is better IMO, and I am not talking just about cost vs. dilution.

    OPC is the best hands down for interiors........ but Ive diluted Zeps out to 6:1 and its very gentle on interiors, so ill be switching over to pretty much ZEPs, but Ive also found Megs Ultimate degreaser is very good and leaves no white residue period. Mostly use that on motors and plastics.
  11. boredstudent3

    boredstudent3 Wax on..Wax off

    you mean super degreaser, correct? or is there a ultimate degreaser also? i've just never heard of it, interested to know.
  12. Jumbo Jet

    Jumbo Jet Jedi Nuba

    Thanks for all the responses, very much appreciated. It was pretty much an impulse buy while I was ordering some Super VRT and In and Out from Phil. I have been wanting to try something different for a while and my 2 gallon jug of P21S TAW finally ran out, so I thought I'd give APC a shot. I'm just excited to try something different for a change. I've been married to TAW for years.
  13. boredstudent3

    boredstudent3 Wax on..Wax off

    how do you like the P21S TAW? i have some and haven't used it yet, what do you find it good for and where do you use it? :)

    IOMCAMARO DB Forum Supporter

    I've diluted it 3:1 with great success. It smells great for an APC too. It isn't harsh like many others. It's strength reminds me of the previous version of opc.
  15. Jumbo Jet

    Jumbo Jet Jedi Nuba

    I love it. I dilute it about 5:1 and even 10:1. Very safe to use on all plastics, even at full strength. I use it to do engine bays, wheel wells, tough bugs on grills and front bumpers. If you have a Harley dealer close by you can stop in and grab a big 2 gallon jug of S100 Total Cycle Wash. It's the exact same formula, just marketed towards the biker crowd.

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