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How to Polish "Hard vs Soft" Paint: Acura NSX

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! -L


 


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How To: Vacuum Detailing Carpet and Interiors - Chemical Guys Car Care Tips & Tricks HONDA PRELUDE
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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





NSX and Senna Connection - Compilation of the BEST videos around the web
I compiled ALL of the most important informative videos about the Honda - Acura NSX and it's History, in racing and development! Video is 45 Minutes long, but WELL WORTH IT if you are a car enthusiast! :) Enjoy!





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. larry@ammonyc.com





BMW Jet Black 2-Step Paint Correction - Rupes LHR21ES BigFoot Polisher - Chemical Guys
Rupes LHR 21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher Kit with 6.5" Black Optics Pads & V Line Polishes (6 Items) http://www.chemicalguys.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BUF_400&Click=18 676&utm_source=Social&utm_medium=YouTube&utm_campaign=BUF_400 What's Included: Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Black Polishing Pad 6.5" Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Orange Polishing Pad 6.5" Chemical Guys V34 Optical Grade Hybrid Compound (16 oz) Chemical Guys V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish (16 oz) Chemical Guys V38 Optical Grade Final Polish (16 oz) About Rupes LHR 21ES Big Foot Microfiber Polishing Kit Complete kit for enthusiasts and professionals Unique larger 21 mm throw Ideal for polishing large surfaces with a 6.5" pad Ergonomic design allows for precision paint correction with complete comfort Variable speed control that gives the users six settings for any polishing situation Leaves no swirls or holograms The Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Microfiber Polishing Kit from Chemical Guys has arrived. The innovative Rupes Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher was designed from the ground up to allow for the smoothest and most efficient polishing experience. The LHR21ES Big Foot's 21 millimeter throw gives this revolutionary polisher the ability to run smoother and correct defects faster than a conventional dual action polisher. Over several years of development, the LHR21ES has redefined paint correction for the enthusiast and professional detailer. The larger throw allows the Rupes LHR21ES to remove swirls, scratches, holograms, and other paint defects faster and easier than any other machine. The Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher leaves a flawless finish when polishing on single stage and clear coat surfaces. Team that up with the world's leading microfiber polishing pad technology and the V-Series Optical Polish line from Chemical Guys for a perfect polishing package that creates a swirl and hologram free finish in less time. The Perfect Kit for Professionals and Enthusiasts We combined our innovative Black Optics Microfiber Polishing Pads with the Rupes LHR21ES to give any detailer the perfect combination to begin paint correction and polishing. We also include our popular V-Line of polishes that restore the shine back to any color paintwork. The unique design of the Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Polishing Pads paves the way for the Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Polisher. Effectively use the V34 Hybrid Compound, V36 Cutting Polish or the V38 Finishing Polish to achieve maximum correction with less time and effort. The Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Microfiber Polishing Kit from Chemical Guys will provide you with everything you need restore the finish on any car, truck, motorcycle, boat, RV, and even airplanes. The Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher uses superior Italian craftsmanship to create a tool that is built to last. The innovative engineering and design makes the LHR21ES the perfect machine for extended polishing jobs. The ergonomic design allows for precision paint correction with complete comfort. The soft-start system allows for total control by slowly increasing the speed of the machine once the trigger is pulled. Rupes soft-start system reduces the risk of slinging polish away from the machine while maintaining the polisher's constant speed. The Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher features a variable speed control that gives the user six settings for any polishing situation. Perfect for polishing cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and even motorcycles. The Rupes Big Foot Polisher is built to handle any detailing situation. Quickly and easily create a flawless finish on any color paintwork. Rupes utilizes innovative design characteristics to provide any detailing enthusiast with the power to handle any paint correction situation. The Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher will take your detailing possibilities to the next level of perfection. Combine the polishing power of the Rupes LHR21ES with Chemical Guys Microfiber Polishing Pads and V-Line of polishing to give you the perfect paint correction kit to create a flawless finish.





How to Polish a Black Car
http://www.refinishnetwork.com/car-painting-how-to/itemlist/tag/polishing 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 effective.





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 for watching!





How to Restore a Black 996 Porsche Track Car
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





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 comments below.





Foam vs Microfiber - Choosing The Correct Polishing Pad - Chemical Guys CAR CARE
Microfiber Polishing Pads http://www.chemicalguys.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=203&Click=18676&utm_sourc e=Social&utm_medium=YouTube&utm_campaign=Cat203 Foam Polishing Pads http://www.chemicalguys.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=98&Click=18676&utm_source =Social&utm_medium=YouTube&utm_campaign=Cat98 Achieve professional results fast and easy with the industries newest, most advanced and best buffing pad system. Hex Logic is here! Hex-logic pads are engineered and developed for today's pickiest detailing professionals. Hex-logic - The Latest Innovation In Polishing and Buffing Pads. ALL HEX-LOGIC PADS ON SAMPLE SALE TRY THEM TODAY! Engineered, developed and tested to specific requirements of our OEM clients. These pads utilize the best foams from around the world and the latest of testing and research and development including Chemical Guys own Self Centered backing system! The Hexagon is not new to science, it's just new to detailing. Rather then try to reinvent some catchy gimmick, Chemical Guys invests in technology that through the years has simply been unbeatable and improves on it. Hex-Logic pads are designed to hold product and distribute it evenly over the surface of the pad, delivering a superior even finish that is hard to achieve with any other pad. Nature selected the Hexagon for storage and designed it to be one of the most efficient holding cells. For example a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to store honey and pollen. The bees build the comb with 6 sides for even distribution of product fast and effectively. Optical Finish Microfiber Polishing System -Buffing + Polishing Systems Welcome to the next generation of polishing precision. The Optical Finish Microfiber Polishing Pads utilize the highest quality microfiber to remove swirls, scratches, and holograms quickly and easily. The thick microfiber is able to flex to the curves and contours of any vehicle making the polishing process even easier. The Optical Finish Microfiber Polishing Pads are equipped with an advanced micro-core foam cushion, which is designed to evenly distribute the heat developed in the polishing process. The unique micro-core foam cushion also creates the perfect base to distribute the pressure of the polishing machine to ensure quality results on any painted surface. F1 PAD- Polishing + Finishing Pad is engineered to eliminate light imperfections delivering a perfect optical grade finish. F1 PAD can and be used with a polish, finishing polish, glaze or wax. Microfiber Polishing + Finishing Pads utilize a premium custom designed microfiber blend combined with Chemical Guys specializing foam backing enabling the pad to adjust accordingly to variable surface curves and contours of an auto delivering perfect results and ease of use. F2 PAD- Cut & Compounding Pad is engineered to eliminate light to medium swirls when used in conjunction with a premium compound or polish. F2 Pad easily removes swirls, scratches, and defects faster and easier than conventional foam polishing pads.





1992 NSX
A 1992 Acura NSX I shot at Cars and Coffee July 2012 at the European Auto Garage Cruise in...very nice car...check it out!!





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 knowledge! -Larry





Drift King's personal NSX-R - VTEC CLUB - Best Motoring International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. [English Narration & Subs] Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya shows off his pearl white custom NSX-R, and battle Naoki Hattori's stock NSX-R on track to prove his set up is better than stock.





Rupes Bigfoot LHR15 polisher removes 3000 grit sanding marks from Honda NSX bonnet part 2
Rupes Bigfoot LHR15 polisher and Skorpio sander's save the day on a Honda NSX bonnet part 2 showing the Bigfoot removing 3000 sanding marks in one step! Also after view of the fully detailed NSX with interior and engine bay shots.





Best 4-Step Wet Sanding Tips: Part II.
Kevin Brown discusses how to use the Rupes 21 Bigfoot to remove the 3000 grit sanding marks with the Meg's Microfiber Cutting Disc. Thanks for watching! -Larry




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