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 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!
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
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. .
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
$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 Remove Swirls: Ferrari 458
This is a quick video on how to remove dealership installed swirls on a new
Ferrari 458. I discuss the use of isopropyl alcohol and water mixture to
reveal perfectly polished paint, and how to avoid this swirls all together.
Hope you find it helpful! -L
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.
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
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
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.
Detail Training School: NXT Review
Want to learn to be a pro detailer? This is a review of the NXT training
school held at the Meguiar's Headquarters in CA. If you have any questions
about future classes, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will
point you in the right direction. Keep practicing! -L
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:
Subscribe to the ammonycdotcom channel:
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