Adaptive Abrasive Technology (AAT) Explained Further

Back when HD Adapt was introduced and now with 3D’s new AAT polishing compounds, so many people have been asking what makes these products different from not only other 3D & HD products, but pretty much all other products on the market. To properly explain this answer, I need to 1st touch on what Adaptive Abrasive Technology (AAT) is. AAT isn’t like anything else on the market today. It can’t be copied, replicated or reverse-engineered. Tunch Goren has gone to great lengths to not only create this new technology, but also to distinguish that it be in a category all by itself. In fact, its name has actually been trademarked. What’s most interesting about HD and now 3D polishing compounds that contain this special technology is that it extends what is possible in both cutting and finishing characteristics because of not just the unique abrasives used, but also a special chemical booster that allows the abrasive package to cut harder and quicker while also finishing better. It’s almost as if this creates a multidimensional symmetry of sorts by pushing the boundaries of what a compound and polish are capable of achieving. Many manufacturers source their abrasives from similar sources. However, these abrasives can only do so much by themselves .Giving it a boost takes it to the next level. I’ve personally used so many different compounds over the decades, but I’ve never witnessed a system as powerful and easy to use as this one. All the 3D & HD products that contain AAT can be used with any type of machine and buffing pad you’d like. However, the new 3D AAT Paint Correction System was created and is targeted towards the largest market in detailing which is body shops. And these shops typically are using rotary buffers. Not only is this platform (fresh refinishes) the largest, but it’s also the most difficult to create a product that works flawlessly on. This is mostly in part due to the many variables that can occur such as differences in paint systems (BASF, PPG, Sikkens, etc), forced or air cured (i.e.baked), and environmental/geographical factors throughout the world. AAT has been designed to work exceptionally well on the variables these fresh finishes present ultimately saving the end user time while producing a superior finish . The abrasives used have been specially selected so that it doesn’t tear away at these soft, almost jelly bean like finishes. Mechanical cutting can only do so much. Our chemical assistance takes the capabilities of the abrasives further This special chemical additive works in unison with the abrasives to assist with cutting and finishing duties. This chemical-mechanical system has been created to produce exceptional cut while leaving the...

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Mini Review: HD Wash

Mini Review: HD Wash

  Check out this review on Autopia by Top189h, he was testing HD Wash and gave a great honest opinion on the product he received as part of our Free Gift Giveaway this past holiday season.   With my giveaway of HD Poxy, I also received HD wash. I’ve tried several different soaps, and except for a few, I haven’t really enjoyed any of them to pay much attention to them. This soap is one of the few that I really enjoyed, so much so that I had to do a review on it.Price: 7.99 for 16oz (a pretty good deal in my eyes)Packaging: I’m not sure about the 16oz, but this bottle had a nice flip top and seemed to be pretty high quality.Scent: A wonderful grape, almost candy like scentDilution: I used 1oz to 2.5 gallons Now onto the actual review. It was used on my truck, which is driven daily, and thanks to the wonderful winter we’ve had so far, it hasn’t been washed in a month because every day it has been below freezing, it has rained. The truck was covered in salt and grime and so this would be a good test for HD wash’s cleaning ability, and it didn’t disappoint. One of my favorite parts of the soap was how easily it rinsed. HD wash was a great product, I gave it’s scent a 5/5, lubricity a 4.5/5 cleaning ability a 4.5/5 price a 5/5 and overall, I really enjoyed it. I find the most important part of a car wash to be scent and lubricity, and for those reasons, it is definitely one of my top 5 favorites, without cost being a factor, I have Dodo Juice Sour Power at #1 followed by BTBM, and then Pinnacle at #3 with Mr Pink, Adam’s, Zymol’s otc and HD pretty well tied. However if considering cost, HD wash may very well be #1 and it will probably be my go to for customer’s cars once I run out of some soaps I already...

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