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!
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
Best Polisher Selection: Rupes Ferrari F40
This is a quick review of what polishers I would use in certain tight
areas. Check out Kevin Brown's website at www.buffdaddy.com for more info
on residue control and his KB method. Stay tuned for part II next week. .
HOW TO DRY YOUR CAR PROPERLY: 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!
How to Remove Glue and Stickers from your Paint
This is a friends race car that was recently purchased from another race
team and in need of some cleaning. In this episode, I show how that a
microfiber cutting pad can be used to remove rubber marks and residue glue
from the sticker removal process. This trick will save you time IF you are
compounding/polishing the paint anyways. I also show proper technique for
safe and easy sticker removal from your vehicles paint without destroying
the clear coat or your finger tips! :)
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.
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 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!
Top Ten Detailing Mistakes - /DRIVE CLEAN
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
$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
Concours Secret Tricks: "At the show prep"
Here are a few tricks for prepping a car immediately BEFORE and DURING a
concours or car show. (Assuming the paint resto has been done beforehand.
Notice, I do not use any machines during the prep) The second half of the
video discusses how to get the best pop from paint, wheels, and glass once
you arrive at the show. Similar to "primping" a show-dog before they trot
around the judges...(meaning the car looks great already...how can we
squeeze the last bit beauty minutes before we are on stage) Hope this gives
you some idea of how to stand out from the pack. (pun intended) --L
Foam vs Microfiber - Choosing The Correct Polishing Pad - Chemical Guys CAR CARE
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AMMO Product Review
**Sorry for the poor audio**
I have been detailing automobiles for some time now, but I recently
purchased some car care products from AMMONYC.com. The founder Larry
Kosilla can be found on several videos here on YouTube and is one amazing
detailer who provides some really great tips and tricks when caring for
your car. His product lines are based on regimens or "layering". That is,
adding different layers of protection to your car's interior and exterior
to achieve amazing shine and add extraordinary levels of protection.
In this video I use Brute Wheel Cleaner, Plum Wheel Cleaner, and AMMO Skin
Defense Coat. I have more of his products to show, so if you would like to
see more please comment below.
AMMO Products can be found here:
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How to Protect your Paint: TRG Aston Martin Race Car
During a recent Test and Tune day at Monticello Motor Club, I spent the day
cleaning our Aston Martin TRG race car and preparing it for the next event.
Take a look at what it takes to prepare a race car behind the scenes.
Thanks for watching! www.facebook.com/theracersgroup