After detailing thousands of cars, I've noticed some of the small mistakes that can make a big difference in your car's appearance. Often it's knowing what to avoid that is most important for protecting the condition of your car. Less can be more, when it comes to detailing.
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Audi R8 BLACKBIRD: Basic Car Wash Techniques - /DRIVE CLEAN
Washing your car has been a Sunday morning tradition for every car fanatic
since the day they got their learners permit. Over the years of maintaining
some of the rarest cars in the world, we discovered not only washing your
car improperly, but drying your car improperly, will slowly diminish your
paints shine. This weeks video discusses some of the techniques to safely
wash your car using soft and safe paint soap, along with the 3 bucket
method to avoid any chance of inadvertently scratching the vehicle during
the wash process. Each car has its own nuances, so remember to adjust your
techniques according to the needs of your specific vehicle, ie...black
paint vs light colored, clearcoat vs single stage, vintage car vs new car.
Pick and choose which techniques work best on your vehicle and add it your
Sunday routine....then hit the road!
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Window Tint Installation -- /DRIVE CLEAN
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Window tint is mostly enjoyed by drivers for its esthetic enhancement.
Additional benefits include reduced glare, prevention of heat build-up, and
reflection of UV rays. This week on DRIVE CLEAN we illustrate the art of
proper window tinting. Before proceeding with your own installation, be
sure the tints you've chosen comply with local laws and the quality meets
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Clay: The Best Tool in Your Garage! - /DRIVE CLEAN
Detailing clay was first use in the mid-80's in Japan and not introduced to
the US until early 90's. Japanese body shops found that a mixture of
various "sticky" resins would remove the over-spray from the surface of the
paint without the use of compound or aggressive chemicals. Since then, clay
has progressed into a more durable, softer, and safer product that will
remove contaminants from the surface of the clear coats. Over-spray, tree
sap, road gunk, brake dust, industrial fallout, etc...will embed itself
into the paint, causing it to feel rough or "bumpy". These contaminates are
sitting on top of the paint and can safely be removed with the use of clay.
However, clay will not remove scratches because scratches are IN the
paint....not ON the paint. Although being very easy to use, clay can damage
your paint if re-used after it falls on the ground. Check out the video for
do's an dont's of claying, and why I consider it the best tool in my
garage. Check out www.ammoNYC.com for links to all the products used in
$1,000,000 Ferrari Restoration Detail
This Ferrari is a good friend and customers car that was flown in the night
before from the UK. It needed a bit of work to get it looking presentable
again, and after a 2 day restoration... shouldn't need anything more than
layers of sealant and wax for the rest of its life. (if cleaned and
maintained properly in the future) This video shows you what I'm thinking
about as I restore a $1 million car, and how understanding the interaction
between different materials will effect the outcome of your work. The
purpose of this video is not about "step by step" demonstration, but
rather a glimpse of what professional detailers think about when working on
extremely rare cars. Thanks for watching and send me an email if you have
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Best Paint Touch-up Tricks: Mercedes G55
This is one of the worst key scratches I have ever seen. This car needed to
be repainted, but I thought I would give it a shot...nothing to lose. It
covered 3 separate door panels with varying depth levels. 98% of the 9 feet
was through the clear coat, paint, base, and into the substrate. EXTREMELY
bad scratch. In this episode, I discuss multiple ways to approach this type
of paint damage. I want to be crystal clear: THIS CAR NEEDED TO BE
REPAINTED FOR 90-100% satisfaction. My techniques here, with the
understanding of the customer, had the best-case final results of 70% to
75% "better or touched-up" appearance. See how it turned out. Thx for
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dirt, debris, and contamination easier than ever imagined. We designed MR.
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any time of the day. We designed MR. PINK with a unique formula that is
extra slick. It's the perfect shampoo for your weekly wash. We designed
this superior surface cleanser to be tough on dirt, while also being gentle
on your vehicle's coat of wax or sealant. MR. PINK is uniquely formulated
with advanced foaming technology that works by suspending super polymers
within each bubble allowing grime and heavy dirt to be easily and
effortlessly rinsed away without scratching the surface. Washing your car
has never been this easy!
MR. PINK works specifically to remove grime, build-up, and dirt through the
use of premium super polymers that are suspended within the confines of a
consistent discharge of foaming bubbles. This amazing detailing shampoo
turns your weekly car wash into a foam party! MR. PINK is the perfect
choice for your weekly maintenance wash. The gentle cleaning power won't
remove wax so you know your car is always protected. Other detailing
shampoos are often too strong and will remove your wax. MR. PINK is gentle
and surface safe so it can clean any area of your vehicle from wheels to
paintwork. The pH-balanced formula even allows you to wash your car or
truck in direct sunlight. MR. PINK rinses clean every time with no residue
for a clean surface that will grab attention. The high level of foam
produced by MR. PINK makes this high-tech detailing shampoo perfect for
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Superior Surface Cleanser -- MR. PINK is the perfect way to remove dirt,
grime, and debris while maintaining the quality of your paintwork. The
advanced formula of MR. PINK is tough on dirt, yet gentle on wax and
sealant. MR. PINK is super concentrated for a 1:4000 dilution ratio. This
means you only have to add 1oz of MR. PINK to a 5-gallon bucket to achieve
a perfectly clean surface. MR. PINK will change the way you wash your car
forever. It's the perfect detailing shampoo for any situation. The
technology incorporated into MR. PINK is truly high-tech. The high foaming
formula creates an extra slick wash solution that allows your wash mitt to
easily slide over the surface. 95% of swirl marks, scratches, and marring
are caused from improper washing. MR. PINK's unique formula releases a
constant discharge of foaming bubbles that surround and capture dirt
particles allowing them to be removed safely and easily without scratching
the surface. The pH neutral formula gives MR. PINK the ability to clean any
surface safely and easily. MR. PINK gives any detailer ultimate versatility
when detailing any car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or RV. Keep your vehicle
looking great all year round with MR. PINK from Chemical Guys.
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Detailing Bucket Kit
Chenille Microfiber Premium Scratch-Free Wash Mitt
Signature Series Orange Degreaser (16 oz)
Signature Series Wheel Cleaner (16 oz)
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The Citrus Wash & Gloss Car Wash takes the amazing cleaning power of citrus
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Citrus Wash & Gloss Car Wash has been a favorite of professional detailers
and automotive enthusiasts looking for a high performance wash shampoo that
provides astonishing results. Citrus Wash & Gloss is a hyper concentrated
wash shampoo with a unique gloss enhancer that is designed to bring out the
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to pull off the toughest dirt, dust and road grime from your vehicle making
your weekly wash routine faster
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penetrate deep into the cracks and crevices of your vehicle to remove the
hard-to-reach dirt and grime that is often difficult to remove. Chemical
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where you need to remove heavy dirt, grime, mud and road filth. Let mother
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shine. The ultra thick foam sinks deep into the smallest parts of your
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scratches and marring are caused from improper washing. Chemical Guys
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is with just a simple wash.
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Barn Find: Classic Porsche 912 Restoration -- /DRIVE CLEAN
Go to www.ammonyc.com to get the free Barn Find Assessment Checklist
Today's story is about a true barn find. The car in question is a 1966
Porsche 912, which was last registered 23 years ago. We discovered the car
thanks to our friend Roger Garbow, from Full Throttle Marketing. He had
received a call about the car's discovery and immediately forwarded the
info to us, here at Drive Clean. Address in hand, we turned our crews
around and headed-off to a northern region of Connecticut where we
unearthed and restored this classic car. Watch as we assess our find,
remove years of accumulated filth and grime, and initiate the paint
correction phase on this 912's "Irish Green" shell.
Best Interior Detailing Tricks: Leather and Plastics
This is a filthy Honda Accord which is perfect to demonstrate 3 different
approaches to leather cleaning. The 3 techniques are "options" that might
work for whatever car (based on condition, age, material, etc) you are
working with. These are simply techniques, options, or "suggestions" of how
I would ASSESS the current condition, then TEST each approach on the
material. Please use caution on any interior surface when your restoring
its condition. (In this case, its modern leather)
I hope this is a helpful discussion for everyone to see how leather and
most plastics might be cleaned. (in this particularly bad scenario)
Thanks for watching. As always, send me an email if I can be helpful.
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interior and exterior. The all-natural citrus based formula is designed to
remove dirt, grime, stains, and filth faster than ever imaged. The professional
strength biodegradable All-Clean+ removes stains and odors with the
cleaning power that detailers demand. The unique formula utilizes natural
citrus extracts to clean any surface. It works on everything for carpets to
engines bays. All-Clean+ has superior foaming action that is strong enough
to lift dirt and grime directly out of floor mats, but gentle enough to
safely clean plastics and vinyl. All-Clean+ works wonders on tires,
plastics, rubber, carpet, wheels, door jams, engines, and undercarriages by
eliminating grease, grime, dirt, and tar upon contact. This advanced
all-purpose cleaner allows for endless detailing possibilities. All-Clean+
is the perfect way to handle the dirtiest jobs.
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clean surface. Natural citrus extracts are one of Mother Nature's greatest
cleaning secrets. All-Clean+ utilizes advanced chemistry to break the bond
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fabric, and plastic trim while restoring the surface to showroom condition.
All-Clean+ contains high-tech cleaning agents that are strong enough to
lift dirt, yet gentle enough to safely clean the most sensitive surfaces.
One gallon of All-Clean+ makes up to 20 gallons! Rather than filling your
garage with specialized cleaners, All-Clean+ is the perfect solution for
your exterior/interior cleaning needs.
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nature to remove dirt and grime easier than ever imagined. Natural citrus
extracts break down heavy dirt and grime upon contact restoring any surface
back to showroom condition. All-Clean+ is tough on dirt, yet gentle on
sensitive surfaces giving you ultimate cleaning possibilities. The fresh
citrus scent makes detailing your vehicle a pleasant experience while also
removing odors. Coffee, wine, and pet stains can be removed from your
vehicle's interior with ease. Plastic surfaces can be restored back to
glory with the natural cleaning power.
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deep cleaning on any surface. The superior foaming action gets deep down
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at getting into cracks and crevices to removes dirt, dust and grim
effortlessly. The foaming technology gives your more cleaning possibilities
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clean your car, truck, motorcycle, and RV can really be with this versatile
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original condition quickly and easily. All-Clean+ is super concentrated.
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remove the most stubborn grease and grime from any part of your vehicle.
With Chemical Guys, less is more! Find out how clean your car really can be
Polishers and Swirl Removal Tips -- /DRIVE CLEAN
Check out http://www.ammonyc.com for your PDF "Polisher & Swirl Removal
Guide". Scratches and swirls are most commonly caused by improper car
washing and care. When contaminants are not properly lifted away, they act
as little grains of sandpaper. As you drag them across the paint, they
leave behind very fine "love marks". This week on DRIVE CLEAN, we
demonstrate how a dual action polisher, cutting pad, and compound or
polish, can help you correct these fine scratches. Using the right
combination of tools will allow you to re-level the paint and eliminate any
visual defects; leaving a finish that is smooth as glass.
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