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    Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Hey all,
    Iím Kevin, complete novice to the detailing scene from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. So far all Iíve gotten into is Aquapel application, 3 bucket wash, the detail garage (Chemical Guys) paint correction course and a bit of paint less dent repair. Looking forward to reading into all the ins and outs of the trade! Seems like a pretty wicked place so far from the posts Iíve been wandering through.

    Current car is a silver 2011 Infiniti G37x that I baby.. but needs all sorts of paint correction and thanks to a careless pickup truck owner, a small dent removed and the paint fixed from the door ding. Pictures will be posted when I figure out how.. I assume itís the same as most forums with an imbedded photobucket or whatever link.. right? Iíll be making my way through the newbie posts for sure but thought Iíd just say hi and see if anyoneís from my area. 🇨🇦
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    Welcome! 3 buckets... that sounds intense!

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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Yessir.. over the winter I spent loooots if time watching the AMMO videos and other various videos just trying to figure out right from the basics what I’m getting myself into. So now, I have a wash, rinse, and a wheel bucket. Maybe it’s excessive, maybe not.. but I figure I should be reasonably patient and slowly gather everything I need rather than try to jump into it ill prepared and do irreversible damage. Just bought a TORX DA and can’t wait to experiment

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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Welcome.
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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by CdnG37x View Post
    Yessir.. over the winter I spent loooots if time watching the AMMO videos and other various videos just trying to figure out right from the basics what I’m getting myself into. So now, I have a wash, rinse, and a wheel bucket. Maybe it’s excessive, maybe not.. but I figure I should be reasonably patient and slowly gather everything I need rather than try to jump into it ill prepared and do irreversible damage. Just bought a TORX DA and can’t wait to experiment
    No worries, its all part of the journey. One tip from someone that`s been along for the ride, use your best judgement when it comes to what works for you. There are a lot of "pros" that keep one upping the other to make themselves out to be the "best". And many do a great job but a lot of what they do is applicable to garage queens/show cars and not cars that live everyday lives. Point is, don`t kill yourself to get perfect paint when life will do it`s best to destory that perfect paint. And don`t watch any of AMMO`s touchup videos...ouch!
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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    No worries, its all part of the journey. One tip from someone that`s been along for the ride, use your best judgement when it comes to what works for you. There are a lot of "pros" that keep one upping the other to make themselves out to be the "best". And many do a great job but a lot of what they do is applicable to garage queens/show cars and not cars that live everyday lives. Point is, don`t kill yourself to get perfect paint when life will do it`s best to destory that perfect paint. And don`t watch any of AMMO`s touchup videos...ouch!

    Haha, understood. I’m not trying to make a collection of thousands of products, just trying to learn which ones work for me and I’ll stick to them. It’s always neat to see the big impressive collections of tools and whatnot but I know there becomes a point where it’s just not realistic or necessary.

    And now I’ve gotta ask.. what’s wrong with the AMMO touch up videos? I haven’t seen others to compare to so I’m genuinely curious to know why you don’t like it

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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Kevin, welcome aboard!
    Cars: bringing people together
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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Welcome aboard !

    This is where I landed a few years back.
    Started with Chem. Guys too, think all I use of theirs now are freebies I have been working my way through, Clear citrus wash and next up will be V07 wash.
    50/50 Wax is an absolute favorite of mine though.
    Sometimes I enjoy the Torx10 to apply wax or to polish my glass.







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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by CdnG37x View Post
    And now I’ve gotta ask.. what’s wrong with the AMMO touch up videos? I haven’t seen others to compare to so I’m genuinely curious to know why you don’t like it
    The one where he does the Black Mercedes G is atrocious. He used putty to fill in the scratch and then tore the paint up with a ton of unecessary sanding, End result was less than pleasing.

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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Welcome Kevin. There`s lots of good people here and they`re very helpful to noobs and those more experienced as well.
    What happened to the Leafs in the playoffs?

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    Re: Rookie from Ontario, Canada

    Welcome to the forum Kevin!

    / Tony

 

 

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