Adam's CS3 32 reviews
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Adam’s CS3 is a ceramic infused modern presentation of an active three-in-one waterless wash detailer. Adam’s CS3 was designed to effortlessly deliver a clean, finished surface, generate a ridiculous amount of shine, and protect using the latest in silica resin technologies. This silica-infused waterless wash formulation delivers a gentle, safe, and effective means of cutting through dirt, dust, grease, and grime while remaining absolutely streak-free each and every time.

Formula Update: We modified a micro-emulsion that is built into the formula and altered the ratio of actives to make the formulation slicker, glossier, even less prone to streaking, improved durability, and better hydrophobic behavior. In short, we made everything about it better with a few simple tweaks!

  • Ceramic Infused Spray Coating
  • Easy to Apply and Use – Spray On/Wipe Off
  • Adds Depth, Gloss, Slickness and Clarity
  • Cuts through Dirt, Dust, Grease, Grime and other Contaminants
  • Lubricates without Smearing, Streaking or Scratching
  • Silica-Infused Formula Leaves Behind a Durable Layer of Protection
  • Suitable for All Surfaces both Coated and Uncoated
  • Proudly Made in the USA!
We currently offer free shipping in the continental US on orders over $100 after discounts or $7.99 Flat Rate Shipping. If you don't love what you receive, we'll cover shipping back to our door too. Please note free returns are not included on international orders.
Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 32 Reviews
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    01/15/2022
    Ed

    CS3

    I can count on one hand the number of detailing products that impress me so much, I feel compelled to immediately purchase more. I received a 16 oz. bottle of CS3 in a mystery bucket and was instantly excited to use it. I have not used it as a waterless wash, but more of a paint protection booster in between sealant applications. The first use was a topper for Turtle Wax Seal & Shine. The application could not be more simple, the product smells amazing, my paint has never felt more slick, and the hydrophobics displayed were very impressive when my car was exposed to rain after the initial use. I jumped on the chance to purchase a gallon at 30% off but would not hesitate to buy at full price.

    AL
    07/16/2021
    Agustin L.

    The best of the best

    Live in a small town an hour and 30 minutes went to adams and asked for the Clerks favorite product and he said cs3 and holy cow does it do work. It work great anywhere and even cleans nasty door jams.

    EM
    07/03/2021
    Eric M.

    Works great for my own purpose.

    I have a silver 2013 Tacoma that sees a lot of time in the wood and on beaches. With that said, the paint has "pine stripes" but is overall very shiny and glossy. What I like about CS3 is the ability to get deeper clean after pressure washing. I'll usually have dirt spots cooked on the paint afterwards. While removing dirt spots I'm leaving some protection behind which makes it easier to clean for the next run. Now, it's no show truck and I don't care about streaks or perfection. My focus in longevity and making the truck last as long as possible which Adams helps me accomplish.

    B
    06/25/2021
    Brett

    Nice shine, leaves streaks

    I wanted to love CS3 but I only like it at best. While it appears to go on like any waterless wash it always leaves streaks on my charcoal gray paint. I have to take the car from the brightly lit garage into different natural light, but there are the streaks... Everywhere in small sections. Using a high pile very nice MF towel I rub and polish for quite a while chasing down all of the streaks. When applying I use one towel for application and a clean dry towel for removal an polishing. I will have to try another brand or go back to the standard waterless wash from Adams.

    MS
    06/18/2021
    Mr. Shannon

    Does What It Says

    Was on the fence about waterless washes but after using this product, I'm a believer. It does exactly like it says it does: it cleans, shines, and protects. It goes on easy and wipes off easy. Dirt is gone, and replaced with a deep shine. Was able to do my entire car in about 20 minutes and it looks great. Will now buy the gallon as a refill.


     Adam’s CS3 is more durable than conventional waxes or sealants and contributes to protection from harmful UV rays and the elements. This relentlessly hydrophobic formulation produces a highly self-cleaning surface and is safe and effective on all substrates including paint, glass, wheels, plastic, rubber molding, and chrome – whether already coated or not!

    Adam’s CS3 is uniquely formulated using a proprietary blend of cleaning surfactants, lubricating polymers, chelates, natural emulsifiers, and silica film-formers to engineer a detailer that has to be tried to be believed – no additional water required!

     Instructions:

    1. Inspect paint for larger dirt particles or grit. Do not use Adam’s CS3 on extremely dirty finishes.
    2. Spray product liberally onto the area to be cleaned, starting from the top and work down.
    3. Using our bright blue waffle-weave Waterless Wash Towel, or a plush towel of your choice, lightly wipe the towel across the surface.
    4. Rotate the towel to a fresh side and repeat, working in straight lines. Worktop to bottom, leaving the lower sections last.
    5. Use additional towels as necessary once all clean sides have been expended or saturated.

    What’s the difference between this and Adam’s Ceramic Waterless? While these are similar, we have tweaked the formulation and repositioned the marketing to expand this amazing technology to a larger market. In our current Ceramic Waterless, we market a similar formulation as a maintenance product as a part of a larger system. The reality is, we’ve been able to tweak and develop a special blend that deserves a standalone product that isn’t just part of a system. This formula was designed to be used on coated & uncoated vehicles and is a modern take on a 3-in-1 detailer with silica-film formers, emulsifying agents, shine agents, lubricating polymers, chelates and more. In short, we’ve smashed the technology of Ceramic Waterless & Ceramic Boost together to bring a truly incredible all-in-one experience.

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    Customer Reviews
    4.8 Based on 32 Reviews
    5 ★
    91% 
    29
    4 ★
    3% 
    1
    3 ★
    6% 
    2
    2 ★
    0% 
    0
    1 ★
    0% 
    0
    Write a Review Ask a Question

    Thank you for submitting a review!

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    Filter Reviews:
      E
      01/15/2022
      Ed

      CS3

      I can count on one hand the number of detailing products that impress me so much, I feel compelled to immediately purchase more. I received a 16 oz. bottle of CS3 in a mystery bucket and was instantly excited to use it. I have not used it as a waterless wash, but more of a paint protection booster in between sealant applications. The first use was a topper for Turtle Wax Seal & Shine. The application could not be more simple, the product smells amazing, my paint has never felt more slick, and the hydrophobics displayed were very impressive when my car was exposed to rain after the initial use. I jumped on the chance to purchase a gallon at 30% off but would not hesitate to buy at full price.

      AL
      07/16/2021
      Agustin L.

      The best of the best

      Live in a small town an hour and 30 minutes went to adams and asked for the Clerks favorite product and he said cs3 and holy cow does it do work. It work great anywhere and even cleans nasty door jams.

      EM
      07/03/2021
      Eric M.

      Works great for my own purpose.

      I have a silver 2013 Tacoma that sees a lot of time in the wood and on beaches. With that said, the paint has "pine stripes" but is overall very shiny and glossy. What I like about CS3 is the ability to get deeper clean after pressure washing. I'll usually have dirt spots cooked on the paint afterwards. While removing dirt spots I'm leaving some protection behind which makes it easier to clean for the next run. Now, it's no show truck and I don't care about streaks or perfection. My focus in longevity and making the truck last as long as possible which Adams helps me accomplish.

      B
      06/25/2021
      Brett

      Nice shine, leaves streaks

      I wanted to love CS3 but I only like it at best. While it appears to go on like any waterless wash it always leaves streaks on my charcoal gray paint. I have to take the car from the brightly lit garage into different natural light, but there are the streaks... Everywhere in small sections. Using a high pile very nice MF towel I rub and polish for quite a while chasing down all of the streaks. When applying I use one towel for application and a clean dry towel for removal an polishing. I will have to try another brand or go back to the standard waterless wash from Adams.

      MS
      06/18/2021
      Mr. Shannon

      Does What It Says

      Was on the fence about waterless washes but after using this product, I'm a believer. It does exactly like it says it does: it cleans, shines, and protects. It goes on easy and wipes off easy. Dirt is gone, and replaced with a deep shine. Was able to do my entire car in about 20 minutes and it looks great. Will now buy the gallon as a refill.

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