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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Tell us your "favorite" mistake you see happening most often, in the comments below.
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!
(Download a PDF of all the techniques used in this weeks episode at
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.
Paint Chip Touch-up -- /DRIVE CLEAN
Visit http://www.ammonyc.com and download your free PDF guide on "How to
Touch-Up Your Paint".
Every time you head out for a drive, there is a risk that road or track
debris will chip your paint. Should this affect the frequency and intensity
with which you drive? We don't think so. This week on DRIVE CLEAN, we teach
you the basic techniques for paint chip repair. While the chips are
esthetically painful, what's even more painful is the rust that will form
from leaving them uncovered. With patience and proper application the
results of your correction can be surprising. Most importantly, the
substrate is once again protected from oxidization.
$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
any questions. email@example.com
Best Glass Cleaning Tricks: Bentley CGT
This is a quick video about how to clean your glass during a detailing
session. (specifically the windshield) It all depends on how "dirty" the
glass is...but use as many or as little of these steps that work for your
situation. (you most likely wont always need ALL of these steps, but I
wanted to show you a bunch in one video)
Hope is helps!
MR. PINK Super Suds Shampoo - Chemical Guys Car Wash FOAM CANNON - BEST CAR WASH EPIC FOAM
Washing your car has never been this fun! MR. PINK is a high-tech surface
cleansing shampoo that gives you the maximum amount of suds. The advanced
paintwork cleansing technology allows you to wash your car, truck,
motorcycle, and RV with ultimate precision. MR. PINK is super slick
allowing your wash mitt to glide effortlessly over the surface to remove
dirt, debris, and contamination easier than ever imagined. We designed MR.
PINK to give the maximum amount of subs for a scratch-free wash on any
surface. MR. PINK is pH neutral, which means a car or truck can be washed
anytime 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
foam cannons and foam guns. MR. PINK is your best friend in any detailing
- Superior surface cleanser.
- Advanced foaming technology.
- Perfect for weekly maintenance washing.
- Extra slick for a scratch-free washing experience.
- Safe for wax and sealant.
- Perfect for 2-bucket wash or foam cannon.
- pH neutral for gentle wash.
- Premium super polymers suspend dirt.
- Rinses clean with no residue.
- Removes grime, build-up, and dirt.
- Works on any color paintwork.
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.
How to Wash Your Car in Winter
Why should you detail and protect your car in the winter? Also, sneak peek
on my latest AMMO Wheel Cleaner. Let me know what you guys think!
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.
How to Detail a New Car: McLaren MP4-12C
One of the most common questions I receive is about new car deliveries.
What you should ask the salesman to NOT do, how to fully inspect the paint
for dings, dents, dust nibs, scratches, and possible re-painted areas
without using expensive tools. New car polishing and paint sealant tips for
protecting your investment.
Thanks again for watching and email me if you have any questions:
Topaz Detailing London - Ferrari Enzo Detail (120 hours)
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Topaz Detailing London - Ferrari Enzo Detail (120 hours)
A few processes were done but not included in the video such as Snow foam
before washing, polishing the glass, glass protection, IPA wipe downs,
dressing, Exhaust polishing, second
wash removing compound residue etc... to name a few - due to video length
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Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.
How to use a Clay Bar: 1 Year of Neglect on Rare CLK 63 Convertible
This is great example of how powerful a clay bar can be to the reflection
of your paint. The CLK 63 in black and convertible is 1 of only 143
delivered to the US. The owner decided to avoid washing improperly by not
washing at all. Although it may seem weird, his paint is much "better"
condition than if he ran it through mechanical washes every week.
Nonetheless, it needed to be polished, but we only had enough time to clay
and seal the paint with AMMO Skin. Take a look at the condition of the clay
bar after completing the entire car. Yikes!
How To Remove Swirls, Scratches & Polish Paint with the Porter Cable 7424XP - Chemical Guys
In this video, Professional Paint Correction Specialist and Expert Detailer
from the Chemical Guys Training Team demonstrates how to remove swirls,
scratches, and defects from any clearcoat painted vehicle using Chemical
Guys V36 and V38 Optical Polishes teamed the the Hex-Logic series of pads.
This video will give you the perfect information to go make any vehicle
look amazing with a swirl free finish. Today's latest DUAL ACTION POLISHING
TECHNOLOGY will allow anyone to achieve that perfect finish that
professionals have been able to achieve for year!!!
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