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 www.AMMONYC.com)
TUNED Season 1 Finale - TUNED
As the first season of tuned comes to an end, we re-visit all the cars we've tested so far, provide some behind the scenes information, and answer viewers comments.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on DRIVE.
$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
Tips and Techniques for Interior Detailing
Mike Phillips shares tips and techniques for cleaning an detailing every inch of your car's interior. Including vacuuming, cleaning, conditioning and protecting vinyl and leather surfaces. Glass cleaning is also addressed.
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 and size.
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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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Claying After 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!
Read below for car descriptions!
This is a short documentary I made for a class. Using mostly my own found footage, I give a commentary on "Sleepers" and my own personal experiences with them.
This video was intended to tell a story and be mildly entertaining/funny. No one in this film thinks they drive the fastest car on the planet. We are all aware of our limitations.
Try to enjoy it :)
I'm getting messaged like crazy to reveal the mod lists for my cars. This is a bit difficult to do for the Regal since it almost never had the same setup on it for more than a few weeks! Anyway I'll try my best!
Z34 - Intake and chip. Stock at the time of the Iroc-Z race.
SHO - SHO SHOp catless Ypipe (That's it!!!) (Stock during most of the Races in this Video)
vs tuned turbo Cobalt at the Track. Regal: Headers, mild cam, pulley, tune and intake
Vs stock G8. Regal: same mods as above
11.9 @ 112 in the 1/4 on slicks with some c16 race gas mixed in, m90 blower (stock)
Vs full bolt on, gears, tuned 2011 Mustang v6. Regal: TVS swap with stock TVS pulley. 7psi of Boost.
vs full bolt on, 3.55 gears, tuned 1998 Cobra. Regal: same setup as vs the 2011 v6
Vs 330whp low 12 second Vortech supercharged 2002 Mustang GT. Regal: TVS swap + 2.8'' pulley (14psi) and ethanol.
374whp with same mods as vs the blown GT
As always the Regal had stock heads and never had an Intercooler!
Thanks for all the comments!
S5 Winter Car Detail
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!
Mike Phillips & Bruno Massel - How to detail your car with Wolfgang
Mike Phillips the Director for Training at Autogeek and Host of "What's in Autogeek's Garage" on Fox Sports Network and Bruno Massel co-host of Truck U on SPEED Channel share with you the proper techniques to detail your car from top to bottom and inside out using the Wolfgang Concours-Series of professional care detailing products. Everything from removing swirls by machine to cleaning and protecting leather seats and canvas convertible tops.