Paint Correction: Must Know BEFORE Compounding Car Paint!! ATA 201

The AMMO Training Academy is BACK! The 200 series is focused on the core fundamentals of paint correction to shrink the learning curve and increase your proficiency quickly. I believe the speed with which you learn a skill determines its value. If we can shorten the time to learn paint correction, the more valuable it is to your business or personal enjoyment. To do this, Kevin Brown and I focused on the core building blocks of paint correction and arranged the content in a simply and strategic manner to best absorb the concepts and demos. The first episode (201) is focused on how the paint reacts to heat and pressure from the polishing machines and pads. This is critical information to anyone "buffing" their car. Hope this sparks productive conversations! -Larry

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Recommended products and tools approved by AMMO NYC:
Grit Guard & Washboard
Stanley FatMax
Rupes Paint Light
Clay Bar
Wash Mitt
Invisible Glass
Megs D300
Foam Applicator Pads
Foam Gun
Wheel Woolies
Tar Remover
Tire Gel Applicator
Festool Vacuum
Milwaukee Packout
Milwaukee 1/2 in Impact
Milwaukee Wireless Spkr
Milwaukee LED Light
Milwaukee M-Spector 360 Console
Milwaukee Fan
Milwaukee Rapid Charge
Festool Vacuum Crevice
Rupes Polisher 21
Rupes Polisher 3-in.
Megs Foam Polishing Disc 6"
Megs Foam Cutting Disc 6"
Rupes Bag
Positector Paint Depth Gauge
Mercury Spray Bottle
CR Spotless Water Filter
Megs MF finish 3"
Megs MF finish 5"
Megs MF finish 6"
Megs MF cutting 3"
Megs MF cutting 5"
Megs MF cutting 6"
Black Wow
Megs M205
Megs M105
Steam Machine VX5000
Elcometer Paint Depth
Scangrip I-view
Scangrip D-Match 2
Gorilla Gloves
Long-handled Window Scrubber
Loew-Cornell Fine line painting pen
Fight Tech Dust Mask
Carpet Brushes
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  1. Samuel Velasquez

    Samuel Velasquezپیش سال


  2. Spencer

    Spencerپیش 3 ماه

    These days they would ruin it with stupid drama instead of focusing on cars.

  3. Keith Olsen

    Keith Olsenپیش 10 ماه

    Didn't Mike Philips from Autogeek have a detailing based show on cable for a very short run many years ago? My father swears he remembers watching it.. He is still a regular on Velocity/Motortrend selling something or other. I've seen Larry before as well, I distinctly remember watching him steam cleaning the hell out of the paint on a filthy barn find car.

  4. Boomanik Boomerangs

    Boomanik Boomerangsپیش سال

    I completely utterly AGREE!!

  5. Samuel Velasquez

    Samuel Velasquezپیش سال

    @Daniel Chaves Yes i know it was on the DRIVE network but im saying his OWN NETWORK and show 24/7

  6. Daniel Chaves

    Daniel Chavesپیش سال

    Well he did, that's what /Drive Clean was about.

  7. Aaronfb18

    Aaronfb18پیش 27 روز

    Thank you for this content

  8. US

    USپیش ماه

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="694">11:34</a> They look and sound like two Colonels strategizing an attack at dawn. Love it

  9. US

    USپیش ماه

    Larry reminds me of Linus Sebastian, if he was born in New England instead of Vancouver, got into detailing instead of tech, and -didnt have that squeaky voice-. They even have a tag on the side of their jaw.

  10. Lee S. Reyes

    Lee S. Reyesپیش ماه

    Is it too soon to polish a one or two year old car?

  11. AMMO NYC

    AMMO NYCپیش ماه

    Depends on the condition of the paint. Too many variables to give a simple yes or no.

  12. SterrShow

    SterrShowپیش ماه

    Video starts at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="240">4:00</a>

  13. John M Blake

    John M Blakeپیش 3 ماه

    I’m watching this so I can better pick a car detailer. First one I went to might be ok, but I want my Mustang to be done correctly. 👍🏻

  14. Michael Bass

    Michael Bassپیش 3 ماه

    Thank you for taking the time to create such fantastic videos. I appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and experience with us.

  15. dave morris

    dave morrisپیش 3 ماه

    Such a great teacher. Good job Larry

  16. Ryan Meatte

    Ryan Meatteپیش 3 ماه

    Larry, you're the Gretzky of the detail world. Much appreciated video and series

  17. Troy White

    Troy Whiteپیش 4 ماه

    What ever happened to the "Full Detail with a Novice" episode? I cannot seem to find it?

  18. Bunny Waffles

    Bunny Wafflesپیش 4 ماه

    You guys have repeatedly helped me to produce a finish I was quite proud of. I’ve stopped mid project to watch a video and figure out why I’m stuck countless times, and you cover *everything*.

  19. Randizle Peregoy

    Randizle Peregoyپیش 4 ماه

    Clear coat ain’t that thin on my car, I sprayed 6 thick wet coats lol

  20. oli pessino

    oli pessinoپیش 4 ماه

    Thank you so much for providing this information for free to everyone, really appreciate the work you guys put in 👍

  21. jewaguilar

    jewaguilarپیش 4 ماه

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1059">17:39</a> The face I make when someone is talking to me then I suddenly realize if I forgot to do something really important and I begin to have a internal panic attack.

  22. M J

    M Jپیش 6 ماه

    Paint expanding and contracting under different temps, makes sense know, I guess if it didn't it would just crack. It's like a bridge, a bridge expands and contracts with temp changes as well as moves when you drive across it, if it didn't it would collapse. Thank you for making this video series, can't wait to watch the next one.

  23. John Lewis

    John Lewisپیش 7 ماه

    way to much talking. Keep it simple.

  24. ray ray

    ray rayپیش 7 ماه

    Is there a way I can reach out to him and ask a question?

  25. Faiz Kazi

    Faiz Kaziپیش 7 ماه

    If the whole clear coat is the same ingredients how come the UV protection is on the top only, even in your NSX video it was emphasized there's 0.5 mil of UV protection. So how much compounding or polishing realistically is enough to get that 0.5 mil out?


    RANDY CASWELLپیش 8 ماه

    How can I get old sealants off my car?

  27. Michal Marcinkiewicz

    Michal Marcinkiewiczپیش 9 ماه

    Thanks for this video, now I look at the paint in a completely different way.

  28. ebels3

    ebels3پیش 10 ماه

    Somebody’s from New York. “Poarking.” (; My mind was blown multiple times throughout this episode.

  29. Yoel Cordero

    Yoel Corderoپیش 10 ماه

    Hi is there any detailer you recommend in the west Palm Beach FL area

  30. Marcelo Poppe

    Marcelo Poppeپیش 10 ماه

    Technique, a lot of patience and knowing that nothing is more important than trying to maintain the original integrity of the painting. Perfect idea you passed on. Congratulations

  31. Steve Wood

    Steve Woodپیش 10 ماه

    have had my black Warrior Mitsubishi for a year and is 15 yrs old and dull looking. Will use your guidance on these skills My sincerest Thanks for your uploads. Best Wishes to You and all Subscribers. from the UK

  32. Jorge Pereira

    Jorge Pereiraپیش 10 ماه

    Thanks for sharing your amazing knowledge with us guys.👍

  33. Super Sloth

    Super Slothپیش 11 ماه

    I just have to say I love that you're offering this info for FREE, I've learned a lot just in the beginner series and since have noticed so many "love marks" that need to be corrected so I've been waiting for this. Thank you so much for all that you do. Even if I don't plan to go into business of detailing, at least I can take care of my own car and family members cars knowing I have the correct knowledge!!

  34. Lost Child

    Lost Childپیش سال

    Noooo Teddyyyy!

  35. Warren Mullett

    Warren Mullettپیش سال

    It’s Friday night and I felt like learning.. thanks Larry ! Free Ammo training academy 👍

  36. Mohamad Rodhi

    Mohamad Rodhiپیش سال

    loved it larry.....thanks 4 the experience....

  37. Scober

    Scoberپیش سال

    Thanks to both of you, these are extremely helpful explanations and visuals! MIND BLOWN

  38. Amir Avdić

    Amir Avdićپیش سال

    Hi Larry, I might help with topic from <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="560">9:20</a>. I work in a company that makes headlamps. As all lenses are lacquered I asked our engineers how the UV protection spreads after applying it onto lens. The answer was that it spreads evenly through all lacquer, but there is no actual evidence. It might not be the same as it is at clear coat but still I hope I helped in a way. And thank you for your videos, so much quality content.



    Hi Larry. I have been watching a lot of your videos and are extremely helpful. I have been doing a lot of paint correction with ceramic coating putting in at least anywhere from 16-20 hours. Although it is rewarding. It can be very brutal for your back and knees. I just started wearing the knee pads which helps with comfort. I don't always have the luxury of having the vehicle on a lift which would make things so much easier but when literally doing the doors where you have to be in awkward positions. Is there a better form or a more comfortable way to avoid straining your back or do you recommend something?

  40. James Bernardino

    James Bernardinoپیش سال

    Hi Larry throughly enjoy your training episodes. You mention how to improve detailing/corrections to finishes, have you any thoughs and recommendations as to how manufacturers could improve finishes/ protections on their vehicles. In other words, what would YOU want car manufacturers to do/add/implement to improve finishes.


    JR BELTREپیش سال

    Excellent Video guys. Thank you. Master of paint coreection and Larry the geek.

  42. Alex Daudsyah

    Alex Daudsyahپیش سال

    Larry, thoroughly enjoy all your paint related videos! I always learn something new. Larry, I've seen videos on IRgos where detailers shave paint using a razor blade instead of sanding. Is this something you do to fix paint runs or touch ups? Can you do future videos on how to shave paint using a razor blade?

  43. MrRarekiller10

    MrRarekiller10پیش سال

    Tree sap is a big issue here in upstate ny, only thing that seems to work is heat. Any aggression mars the paint.

  44. Intensity Car Detailing - Hervey Bay

    Intensity Car Detailing - Hervey Bayپیش سال

    grreat video Larry and Kevin !!!! from Intensity car care Hervey Bay Australia

  45. FirearmTutorials .com

    FirearmTutorials .comپیش سال

    These guys are the best in the business!

  46. Mike Brecheisen

    Mike Brecheisenپیش سال

    Larry and Kevin continue to melt my mind. Love these videos.

  47. Crash Drum School

    Crash Drum Schoolپیش سال


  48. Carsarelikecandy

    Carsarelikecandyپیش سال

    How do I get a chance to train with you in your shop. I live in your area . I started my small very small detailing business. I have a passion for cars and looking to improve.

  49. Shaukat Shaikh

    Shaukat Shaikhپیش سال

    That's called complete education. Thank you.

  50. Kevin Finn

    Kevin Finnپیش سال

    Great video Larry

  51. Kevin Finn

    Kevin Finnپیش سال

    Now thats a tool box

  52. Keith Olsen

    Keith Olsenپیش سال

    I saw the Flex XFE 15-150 cordless DA in there a couple times. How does it stack up against the high end corded machines? Very little information and/or reviews out there for it. 😞 Good stuff, thanks for taking the time!

  53. mark gaudie

    mark gaudieپیش سال

    it makes me start to wonder about polishing the car, maybe using a glaze or something to fill the cracks is a better way to go long term.retain the paint as much as possible.

  54. Hella Stout

    Hella Stoutپیش سال

    Sheesh if I had only 5 hours to try and get someone ready for this task.....Would have to make sure they know how to order some lunch and how to clean pads. Besides that just make sure they stay out the way esp if working on a pebble beach show car. Lol

  55. Tulio Dourado

    Tulio Douradoپیش سال

    Excellent Content! Thank you

  56. dave morris

    dave morrisپیش سال

    Hey larry, do you coach your kids in sports ? I bet your kids have the cleanest bikes in the neihborhood. Awesone video

  57. Kalanioccc

    Kalaniocccپیش سال

    as someone ready to paint correct my car for the first time, this info is invaluable!

  58. Jean-Philippe MALO

    Jean-Philippe MALOپیش سال

    Amazing job!! 👍👍👍👍👍👍 watching you from France 🇫🇷 Excellent job guys !

  59. b_RZA

    b_RZAپیش سال

    Larrys passion is intoxicating

  60. Markus Bend

    Markus Bendپیش سال

    Hey Larry could you please do a video on how to correctly use a rotary polisher in a way that people can be able to use it without getting scared of burning trough the clear coat and what to do if a paint is really hard and how to manage that and when to use a rotary,gear driven and a DA with long trow and short trow polisher?

  61. TripleWT Auto Detailing

    TripleWT Auto Detailingپیش سال

    Good Work

  62. Hans kloezen

    Hans kloezenپیش سال

    as useally very good information. This could be an 1.5 hour episode and i'd watch it over and over. there is soo much to learn about paint and what is does in normal conditions or when polishing and sanding. Also love the way you act when talking about the deep stuff. really knowledge hunger. I like that im that way too

  63. Ride & Shine Detailing

    Ride & Shine Detailingپیش سال

    Great video Larry you guys are making very good video's! I always tell my customers the meaning of paint correcting. I try to correct the paint of the car in the least paint (clear coat) removing way an try to get the highest results. This means there are boundaries and sometimes you just can't remove everything. Love your channel and Kevin Brown is also a detailing genius.

  64. Miloš Gračanin

    Miloš Gračaninپیش 4 ماه

    Great video Larry....👍👍👍

  65. Audi_HH

    Audi_HHپیش سال

    This training and information is priceless.To have the chance to learn from these guys who spend 10's of years to develop these skills and show us for free all that information in its best explained way,for me is really priceless!!!Thank you Larry and thank you Kevin!!!

  66. Adam Leśniak

    Adam Leśniakپیش سال

    Thanks for that - amazing quality content, keep up the good job!

  67. Nocturne WRX

    Nocturne WRXپیش سال

    Larry I'm having Ammo Reflex withdrawals

  68. CarNewba Detailing

    CarNewba Detailingپیش سال

    Who disliked this video!?! This information is a OCD Car Detailers DREAM!

  69. Ernie Velasco

    Ernie Velascoپیش سال


  70. Austin Hall

    Austin Hallپیش سال

    I know what you're trying to do, but you really beat a dead horse. Understand when to move to the next subject

  71. Brandon Perkins

    Brandon Perkinsپیش سال

    Your videos have taught me so much over the years! Much appreciated

  72. GMAN S

    GMAN Sپیش سال

    Great Video as always! Huge YES. I (we) my son and I have vastly detuned our "I got this" attitude. Have learned to calm down, investigate way more carefully then proceed. Most of all, be realistic about the end results.

  73. wyattoneable

    wyattoneableپیش سال

    I can't tell you how much I appreciate these lessons. Outstanding series.

  74. Uros98

    Uros98پیش سال

    Kevin Brown with his hand motions when explaining things is the sign of a dedication in his work..


    CSI AUTO DETAILپیش سال

    The knowledge you get with this training are priceless, two of the best sharing their experiences and years of success and mistakes they must likely went through to gain all this information. Just THANK YOU.

  76. Micron Detailing

    Micron Detailingپیش سال

    Finally, geeky Detailing series. We really miss these kind of topics. Keep the amazing work Larry and thank you for all the knowledge you give up for free.

  77. PimpDaddyNash

    PimpDaddyNashپیش سال

    The best teachers in the business, Larry and Kevin are an unbeatable team

  78. Corvette 412

    Corvette 412پیش سال


  79. soldier2763

    soldier2763پیش سال

    All you can do is just look at it

  80. Quincy Longman

    Quincy Longmanپیش سال

    Such a fantastic tool. These are beyond helpful, thanks to you and KB for putting 200 together. Each episode is more helpful than the last.

  81. Rafael Fusco

    Rafael Fuscoپیش سال

    Nice! Tks for the lessons. Greeting from Brazil.

  82. J F

    J Fپیش سال

    Larry when does 202 come out??

  83. AMMO NYC

    AMMO NYCپیش سال

    next week

  84. TheRebuilt1

    TheRebuilt1پیش سال


  85. Scott Moore

    Scott Mooreپیش سال

    Larry, amazing video. I'm not a detailer but get what you are doing here. Wonderful!

  86. Bill Strobel

    Bill Strobelپیش سال

    Larry what would you recommend as a good good glaze to fill in the defects in the paint that you really don't want to eliminate as they are too deep. 3M had a great product Fill N Glaze it was temporary but really leveled a surface for maximum shine. What would be the equivalent today?

  87. buddahae86

    buddahae86پیش سال

    Wow. Larry, your educational videos are so amazing and informative.

  88. woncho1

    woncho1پیش سال

    Wow amazing video. A detailer’s detailer on car paint. Keep these videos coming...