This video demonstrates a few ways to determine if your paint is hard or soft and what you can do to repair each. ( I know a bunch of peps will be asking me so...all the products in this episode will be available on my website in a few days) Thanks so much for watching!
Best Tricks for Clay Bar on Rough Paint.
This weeks "Ride-Along" video discusses a mysterious reoccurring problem on
a 2013 Porsche Cayenne turbo.
Unexplained weekly paint continuation is examined with the Dinolite
Microscope is hopes of understanding what is causing this excessive
build-up. See the difference in the paint from clear bra vs non clear bra,
on a new Porsche under a microscope. I also introduce the nano-skin "clay"
pad used with a DA polisher. Please leave a comment if you have any ideas
why this excessive contamination might be occurring on a weekly basis.
Thanks everyone! -L
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 Wash your car in Winter: Ferrari F40
Here are 3 techniques you can use to wash your car (whether heavy, medium,
or light dirt) when in the winter months, no access to a hose, or live in
an apartment building. The process is more time consuming than traditional
washing and should be used as a great "second best option" scenario. Thx
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.
$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
How to Touch up your Paint
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
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How to Remove Water Spots and Calcium/Lime Deposits
This is a clients daily driver that was left in a parking garage in NYC.
It's common for the lime/calcium deposits to fall from the ceiling and
cause issues on the paint if left untreated for long periods of time. Hope
this gives you and idea of what "type of chemical" can help remove or
loosen the contaminants. (FYI: I used a directional microphone instead of
my normal mic because I wanted to pic up the "texture sound" of the
calcium.) Thx for watching! -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
Best 4-Step Wet Sanding Tips: Part I.
This is one of the best video I've had the privilege to shoot. Jason Rose
and Kevin Brown are MASTERS of detailing and I learned an incredible amount
of techniques and procedures for wet sanding during this trip and I hope
the video (part I. II. and III.) gives you a strong understanding of how
to safely wetsand your paint. Thank you Jason and Kevin for all your
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.
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:
Thanks so much for watching all of our videos and your enthusiastic