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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3D Auto Detailing Training Academy – Sneak Peak photos!

3D Auto Detailing Training Academy – Sneak Peak photos!

Check out some of the photos from our January 2015 3D Auto Detailing Training Academy – Certification Course! Each student got hands-on training from our detailing instructors and were tested before becoming certified. This is great for professionals who want to become certified, beginners who want more knowledge before jumping into the automotive detail industry and any car enthusiast. Check out some of the photos…...

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Autopia: HD Polish Review by House of Wax

Autopia: HD Polish Review by House of Wax

    Product Review by: House of Wax on Autopia “Got a chance to finally mess with HD Polish… I’m trying it out on my 2007 Dodge Ram that is in the process of getting prepped for winter. I will be doing a full correction on the entire vehicle, but for the purposes of evaluating this product I tested it on one of my doors without any compounding so I could see how much defect it would remove on its own. The weather outside today isn’t being cooperative to get good defect shots, so I’m making due with my garage lighting.  Fortunately the paint is in pretty good shape but has a fair amount of light swirls and scratches that you can find if you’re looking for them. I had a hard time capturing the defects in pictures….they were much easier to see in person. I’d have to say overall it’s quite a nice product. It easily took care of all of the light defects with little effort and left the paint with a nice gloss and smooth as a baby’s butt. The only defects left were a couple of deeper ones that I would have no expectations of this product or any other in it’s class to take care of.  I’ll have more pictures in a full write up of the detail when I’m done and the weather is nicer. Pros: Bottle is just fine. Sharp packaging with a good spout (easy to open/close with one hand). No noticeable chemical smell. Easily took care of the defects that I would expect it to. No dusting. Very little effort in removal. Leaves a nice glossy finish. Cons: None that I can think of really. It worked as expected and I would have no trouble reaching for this in the future for light defect removal and/or cleaning up after compounding. “   The product is scientifically designed to produce a dust free, swirl free, deep, high gloss paint finish. It’s  the most effective way to remove light to moderate paint defects for the highest shine possible. Product works best when applied in a shaded area but is sun friendly when used correctly. This product is Body Shop Safe, containing no silicone or fillers. Safe for use on fresh paint and soft clears. Amazing hologram and marring free results on all paint colors including jet-black/dark colored paints. (Thanks, House of...

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Effects of Acid Rain and Pollutants after a Rainy Day

Effects of Acid Rain and Pollutants after a Rainy Day

  Why should you wash your car after it rains? Road salt, contaminants and pollutants from the air collect as it rains. These contaminants and acid rain can cause damage to a vehicles paint surface. The acid rain will etch into the paint and cause defects on the paint sealant and possibly cause further damage if it’s ignored. A short time of rain fall will still cause as much damage as a rain storm. The longer you allow the pollutants on your vehicles finish, the more damage it will cause. It’s recommended that you wash your vehicle at least a day or two after it rains or snows. The road salt will eat away at your exterior paint and can cause rust. Always wash your car after driving through road salt...

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3D of Montclair: Successful Auto Detailing Seminar

3D of Montclair: Successful Auto Detailing Seminar

    3D of Montclair hosted a successful Auto Detailing Seminar on Monday Dec. 8, 2014. A small crowd of car care enthusiast joined our 3D Headquarters Auto Detailing Technicians (HD Speed Crew) and got some great tips and tricks to achieve maximum results on their vehicle details with 3D and HD Products. What do the car enthusiast learn at the seminar? Each seminar is taught differently and at times there is a special featured product or demo. These are a few topics: Interior & Exterior Waterless Wash Cleaning and Degreasing Tires, applying a Tire Dressing Protectant Wheel Well cleaning maintenance Headlight Restoration Paint Correction Wax and Polishing Applying a Paint Sealant Leather, Vinyl, Plastic, Rubber cleaning and protection Polish & Compound information and hands-on detailing techniques Clay Bar & Detailing Spray Equipment Demos and Information And Much More! Each attendee that joins their local 3D Distributor, will receive a special discount, giveaway raffles, and much more! We will be updating our Events Page for future Seminars. Check out what a customer had to say about his experience attending his first 3D Seminar in Montclair: Went to this today. It was not so much classroom style. We did sit outside around a car, or three. We sat some, took notes (some of us did) but mostly stood around while observing a well seasoned guy, and we had a chance for some hands on. I ended up “restoring” one of my headlights after watching the trainer do the other. Even though I knew more than half the stuff covered, it was still well worth the 1 hr drive there and 1.5 hrs drive back home. I did learn some new things, as well as being able to “test” new products, real world style. I’ll likely attend the Santa Clarita classes when they start up again in Spring. Here are some photos from the Seminar:            ...

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