A Little Sample Of Some Croftgate Products On A 1970 Plymouth Cuda

In the next few weeks I will be reviewing each product that we will be carrying individually but until I can get around with that I thought I would share with you a quick review of a few products. This is quick and informal sample of a few products I was using the other night to clean my dad’s 1970 ‘Cuda convertible up for some quick pictures. The car was dirty from the remnants of a four hour road trip to a show and dusty from sitting in the shop afterwards for a couple of months. Now I didn’t have time to drag out the wash bucket and the water hose. I definitively didn’t have time to mess with drying the car down afterwards. I could have used a duster, but all that would have done was move the dust around from one side of the car to the other and prolong the need for a “wash” so to speak. This is the perfect time for the Croftgate product. Here are a few before picture, it was right at dusk, so it was hard to really see in the pictures just how dusty and dirty the car was, but again I didn’t really do this for a formal sales demonstration, I just wanted a quick, real life sample of the product at work.

Here is a few shots of the car before hand. You can click on each one to blow them up.



Step one was to take the Multi-Clean to remove the bugs, “birds”, and really nasty stuff. I was shocked at how easy it cleaned this stuff of the paint, especially the bugs. Now keep in mind these were dried on there and had been on the car since April. With plain old soap and water it could take twenty minutes of cleaning and scrubbing to get these off, with the Multi-Clean it just took one pass of the towel and they were gone. Plus it is 100% safe for the paint and the environment.


Next step was the Aquanil-X, this is the start of the show, the waterless wash and wax. It is easy, you just lightly mist it on, wipe it it similar to a wax, then turn the cloth over, wipe it off. Its easy.

The drivers side of the hood has been cleaned, the passenger side hasn’t. Again not the best pictures, but I didn’t really do this to be a commercial, just a real life sample.

Here is the towel on the first wipe, pretty dirty huh?

Here is the second wipe to wipe the cleaner off.

Not to mention the paint is slick and ready to go the show. I don’t know of any quick detailer that could have taken that much dust off and given the paint the just waxed shine and feel that this paint has now.

Another great product, possibly my favorite from Croftgate is the tire shine. But this stuff isn’t just tire shine, in fact you can clean the whole wheel with it. The right half was wiped down with the tire shine, the left was not. Look at the difference in the shine.

Plus the great thing about it is it dries quickly and isn’t greasy like most over the counter tire shines. It won’t sling all over the side of the car either, so no need to wait hours before you drive your car to let it dry.

Here is a picture of it all over the wheel and tire just for proof!

Finished product.

It is also great on vinyl tops, convertible tops, trim, etc.

And all of it safe for the environment, no need to worry about run off washing into our pond!

Here is the finished product, all shined up and ready to go!




A quick shot of the car back in the shop under the lights, look at that shine!

Hope you enjoyed! Again this was just a VERY quick, informal sample of a couple of products. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us!

But wait there is more! You can’t talk about a car without hearing it run!!

Croftgate USA Detailing Products

JDSMotorsports is proud to announce that we will be now be selling Croftgate USA Waterless Car Wash products through our retail store S&S Auto Parts in Clayton, GA and in our soon to be opened online store! Stay tuned for product by product reviews! Meanwhile if you have any questions drop us an email at sns_autoparts@yahoo.com or get up with us on Facebook via either out JDSMotorsports page or our S&S Auto Parts page.

Here is our introductory video. This is Frank from Croftgate and myself talking briefly about the product. Click the link to watch it!
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Archives Edition: Mustang Week 2009

Part two of four of our look back at Mustang Week. This is 2009!!

With one year under my belt I was ready to head out as a Mustang Week pro! 2009 would be my first(and last if I can help it!) year of driving a foxbody to the beach. Let me just tell ya, 6 plus hours in a convertible foxbody will make you hate life! But we made it finally with my 91 ‘Vert and 01 Lightning.

’09 was also my first year for coming down on the Saturday before Mustang Week which was great. Gives you a day or two to relax before Mustang Week gets started.

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Nothing like rolling into Hard Rock on Monday night!!

Mustang Week Staff member Mike Clay and his two sweet black and white rides.

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No matter how many Mustang Weeks I go to I will never get over that awe that you get when you roll into the meet and greet on Tuesday and see all those ponies!


You can’t talk about Mustang Week 2009 without mentioning possibly THE greatest moment in Mustang Week history. The Bill Jones Memorial car. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!





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I didn’t shoot alot of pictures on Wednesday in 2009, I mostly hung out by the pool with the Southeastern Foxbodies crew.

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Time for Hooters!!



Meanwhile back at the motel, the foxbodies were really starting to stack up!

The ‘vert after getting the once over from Pro Tech Detailing!

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Show time!!.



Then the rains came!! Boo!

But in the end I won Best Lightning! My first Mustang Week award!!

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Foxbody cruise time!!


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That is it for 2009! Stay tuned more to come!

Archives Edition: Mustang Week 2008

With Mustang Week just a little less than one month away I figured now would be as good a time as ever to add my pictures from the last four Mustang Week’s on the blog. So here is part 1 of 4, stay tuned for more and be sure to subscribe to the blog, like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter for daily updates from Mustang Week 2012!!

2008

When I rolled out of the house for Mustang Week 2008 I really wasn’t sure what to expect. To say it was life changing might sound a little corny but it is probably true. I was made aware of the Southeastern Foxbodies Club in which I would become heavily evolved in over the years and make numerous life long friendships via the club. Not to mention other valued friendships along the way with people that started out as strangers.

All loaded up and ready to go!

The good ole’ parking garage at the Sheraton. Made some good friends in that garage hanging out in there late at night detailing cars and bench racing!

By Monday afternoon I thought this thing was big but I had no idea just how many cars were in town until I rolled into the “unofficial meet and greet” at Hard Rock Monday night. Wow!!

Maybe the highlight of 2008 was showing the Saleen Racecraft that was supposed to be debuted that Friday to the world a few days eariler. Funny thing was I didn’t even know what I had taken a picture of until I got a PM from Mike Clay explaining why he took it town. Guess I should have sold it to Jalopnik or the National Inquirer while I had the chance! 😉

For all of the pictures from the week click the link below. They are all kind of jumbled together in one big folder mixed with a couple of videos.

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Here are a few video’s I took as the Foxbody Cruise was rolling into the parking lot on Saturday.

Part one.

Part two.

Well that is all for now! Stay tuned for the other parts coming soon!