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.
Be sure to down load the free PDF from www.ammoNYC.com.
Tell us your "favorite" mistake you see happening most often, in the comments below.
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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The Best Interior in the World - /INSIDE BENTLEY
The Bentley leather shop in Crewe, England is the benchmark for leatherwork
in the automotive industry. Craftsmen and women still use old-world
techniques and skill alongside modern technology to create the luxurious
interior appointments of a Bentley motor car.
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
Porsche 911: Used Car Pre-Purchase Inspection -- /DRIVE CLEAN
/DRIVE CLEAN's first episode of season 2 is set to cover one of the most
overlooked aspects of buying a used car, and that's the pre-purchase
If you intend to purchase a used classic and spend your time driving and
protecting it, then you would do best to inspect it before you buy. This
particular car is a second hand Porsche 911 and the buyer in question is
admittedly obsessive. We took the opportunity to document the whole
transaction from begin to end, and noted 10 actionable steps that will help
you when buying a used car.
Go to www.ammonyc.com to get your free PDF Guide of the 10-Step
Pre-Purchase Inspection. As always, post any questions and comments in the
section below so that we can respond to them.
$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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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Washing your car has never been this fun! MR. PINK is a high-tech surface
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allowing your wash mitt to glide effortlessly over the surface to remove
dirt, debris, and contamination easier than ever imagined. We designed MR.
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on your vehicle's coat of wax or sealant. MR. PINK is uniquely formulated
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MR. PINK works specifically to remove grime, build-up, and dirt through the
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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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- 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.
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- 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
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when detailing any car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or RV. Keep your vehicle
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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!
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with a wash to get all the dirt and grime off. Then we do degreasing the
engine and wheel wells along with cleaning wheels and tires. If it needs it
we then clay bar the car to get a nice smooth surface and then we go ahead
and buff the car. Most cars I get require a 2 stage process and I only show
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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!
How to Polish a Black Car
The Products used in this Video are
3M Rubbing / Cutting Compound (step 1 on white pad)
3M Swirl Mark Remover (step 2 on black pad)
3M Ultrafina (step 3 on blue pad)
This how to on polishing a black car can be applied to any color. This is a
thorough polishing job that is most noticeable on a black or dark finish
and illustrates all steps on how to polish.
The 3m Polishing system is used in this video but many others are just as
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