This is a buddies car that I needed to restore after many years of track days and little to no detailing/cleaning. In this longer video, I discuss the different steps and products used to restore the paint to near perfection. I also introduce a few new products for "claying" your paint, and show the differences between a rotary polisher and DA polisher. (It is a bit on the long side, but its important to understand the thought process behind paint correction prior to working on a difficult job such as a Porsche 996 in black.) Hope this is helpful. Send me emails if you have additional questions. Thanks guys. -L
$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
How to Detail an Engine
Here is a quick video discussing the basics of cleaning a "muscle car" engine. (As opposed to a modern, exotic, or rear engine car)
Most of the same theory can be applied to all engines, so this is a good place to start. Shoot me an email if you have any questions. Larry@ammonyc.com
How to Wet Sand a Water Mark in Black Paint
This is a black E39 M5 that I restored in a full day. However, I decided to work the trunk last because it had water marks and "Bird Poo" stains burned in. (At this point in the job I was completely Exhausted but wanted to get it on camera as I've had a bunch of questions about how to remove this type of damage from viewers.) Also, I'm trying to prove a point that a microfiber cutting pad can remove 2500 grit...which is CRAZY! Normally, I would wet-sand the panel to 3000, 4000, and even 5000 before attempting to remove with a microfiber pad. At this point, I'm testing the cutting power of the pad to learn how strong this particular pad was. (Normally, a wool pad would be used for ease and speed in this case) Remember there are 3 levels of water stains. This was level 3 or the worst stage. Level 1 is when you leave the car outside in a quick sun shower (or sprinkler) and it can be wiped off with spray wax. Level 2 is when you need to use spray wax and a clay bar to remove the contaminants. Level 3 is when you have to level the paint (wet sand or compound) to remove the stain. Hope this helps! -L
How to Restore Black Mercedes Paint with BLEACH Damage
This is a quick video about a buddies Mercedes CLS that had bleach accidentally ("misted") on the nose of the car during a gutter/roof/shutters cleaning. We noticed white-haziness along with dots of heavier penetration. Here is what I found out during the visit. I was happily surprised AMMO SKIN did its job extremely well. Find out what happened...
(I've never heard of a case like this before...so I had to film it) FYI: I had a bunch of people walking around me who were still working on the house, so excuse the brevity and slightly awkwardness. I didn't want to make the workers feel worse than they already did, so I tried to be on the DL. Lastly, towards the end of the video, I describe the difference between paint SEALANT and WAX. If you understand this concept, you will be 10x better at caring for your car. As always, shoot me an email if you have any questions or ideas. Thx! firstname.lastname@example.org
Interior Smoke Removal Tricks: Mercedes AMG G55
This is ONE way to remove lingering smoke smell from the interior of your car. Every car has different levels of contamination, so you may need to repeat steps for complete removal. These are simply a few ideas or approaches you may want to consider. Any questions, send me an email: email@example.com
Thanks so much for watching all of our videos and your enthusiastic support!
How to use Paint Clay
This is a video about "listening" to the clay as you use it to remove paint contamination.
How to use AMMO Hydrate
AMMO Hydrate is one of my favorite products because it is designed to correct a major problem I was having on extremely rare painted surfaces. I discovered that improperly DRYING your car caused just as many scratches, as improperly washing your car. So I needed to figure out a better (ie...safer) way to remove water from the surface of delicate paint because traditional methods (squeegee, water blade, and old chamois) were effective at removing water, but introduced unnecessary scratches during use. (Using air is a great option, but most of my clients old cars to do allow safe usage, due to the paints extreme sensitivity) I solved my issue by creating a product that adds lubrication between the drying device and the surface of your paint....But this discovery only got me half the way there. I need to re-think the drying device as well. I wanted to a tool that not only picked up water,, but would pick up any "remaining dirt" left on the paint after a wash. My first choice was a traditional microfiber towel (at +/- 300 gsm). However, everyone knows, that dry microfiber towels don't pick up water naturally. It's somewhat difficult to soak up standing water effectively. So I hit a road block....then I thought about getting the MF towel wet or "damp"...and it worked perfectly! (why?, I'm not sure...but it does. When a MF towel is "damp" it seems to remove water from the surface of paint much more effectively)
Now I have a soft and safe device to remove water (and "left over" dirt) from the surface of your paint, with the help of a hydrophobic lubricant that adds depth and shine to the surface you are drying. (This took forever to figure out, but was totally worth it. Hydrate is a game changer and the product I am most proud of because no one has ever thought of drying your car as a major part of paint care or "preventative" maintenance.
As always, let me know if you have any questions. Larry@ammonyc.com
Thanks for watching!
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 situation.
- 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.
2006 Mustang by Ford - Show Car Finish by Autogeek!
Mike Phillips leads a team of both Professional Detailers and Enthusiast Detailers to remove the swirls, scratches and water spots out of the finish of Brandon's 2006 Mustang GT using Meguiar's M105 and M205 and DA Poilshers like the Meguiar's G110v2 and Porter Cable 7424XP. The results are a flawless show car finish.
You can find all the high resolution after shots by copying and pasting the below title into Google
2006 Mustang by Ford - Show Car Finish by Autogeek!
All the products used for this show car makeover can be found on Autogeek.net
Restore your car's paint to "like new" condition with 3M System
As car owners keep their vehicles longer, they could easily restore the like new look of the vehicle's paint while tending to minor scratches -- by using the 3M Paint Restoration System, a kit that provides a complete solution. DIY expert Karl Champley demonstrates with some expert help from 3M.
The 3M Car Care product line can be found at leading automotive aftermarket retailers and online at www.Shop3M.com. For more information visit www.3MCarCare.com
McLaren MP4-12C: New Car Detailing Tips
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: firstname.lastname@example.org -L
Rupes Bigfoot Polisher vs Griots DA Polisher
This is a quick and "broad" discussion about the evolution of polishing machines with a focus on the Griots DA and new Rupes Bigfoot. (there are many other polishers I've left out of this discussion for the time being) I think it important to understand the progression of paint restoration as it applies to the detailing community. It's very exciting to watch our industry grow rapidly and see the expansion of tools that combine the necessary power (in terms of correction) with fundamental simplicity (meaning anyone can use it safely). Can't wait to see whats next! -L
Porsche 911 Carrera (996) 1999-2005 - Intermediate shaft (IMS) bearing DIY, how to replace
In this video, Bentley Publishers technical editor Nick Czerula and Rick Mikhail from Callas Rennsport show how to replace the Intermediate shaft (IMS) bearing on a Porsche 911 (996). For more information on Bentley Publishers line of Porsche technical manuals, visit http://www.bentleypublishers.com/
Need expert Porsche, BMW or MINI service in the Los Angeles area, visit http://www.callasrennsport.com
Part 2: Touch up on Vandalized Hood
Part 2 of the Vandalized Hood video talks about ONE way to touch up this scratch. (People have many different ways to touch up the paint that they feel comfortable with...this is just one way I do it. It's not the only way) More time was needed to fully complete this particular process, but as this was a friends car, it needed to be returned within 24 hours. I hope everyone learns bits of helpful info that can be used on their car someday. Thanks again for watching and send me emails if you have any questions I can answer. Thx! email@example.com
FAST AS HELL.
Timo Kluck geht mit dem Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 auf der Nordschleife ans Limit. Beim Test mit dem Dunlop Sport Maxx Race ist er nicht nur spektakulär sondern auch höllisch schnell unterwegs -- „FAST AS HELL." eben.
Fahrer // Timo Kluck
Fahrzeug // Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
Strecke // Nürburgring Nordschleife
Reifen // Dunlop Sport Maxx Race