Hey guys welcome back to Chemical Guys! I’m so excited today because I get to show you guys that I got a new car and We’re gonna detail this whole car from start to finish, so let’s get started. Hey everyone welcome back to Chemical Guys. So today, I am super excited because I finally got a new car and This car I’ve been looking for for some months now and the whole reason why I wanted this new car is because Fun fact I don’t know how to drive manual and I think that it’s kind of crazy that nowadays you meet so many people That don’t know how to drive manual and I’m like this is not gonna be me I have to learn it. So, I’ve been looking for this Honda S2000, so you can see it back here And it’s been a really rough road to find the right one. I wanted one that was stock something that still looked good and Was not crazy miles and still clean title which if any of you guys are always looking for a car on Craigslist like I was that’s where I found it, so I’m super excited because now it’s here The only downfall is I can’t drive it so It’s sitting here so before I can learn to drive it I was like hey might as well detail it. It’s really cool because the S2000 that I got was one owner It’s a clean title. It’s a 2005 so it’s the AP2 which that’s what I wanted because it has a really cool front End the lights are a little bit different. It’s a little bit more modern and I Made sure to find this one it only has 47,000 miles Which is really cool, and so of course after looking at like the Honda S2000s I found some fun facts about it like you cannot put down The top while driving it will stop right in between So it’s kind of cool. Most of you guys have probably seen it. I think after the Fast and the Furious 1 everybody kind of knew because it kind of smoked that VW So I’m really excited because this is like a true sports car But it’s still an old classic, right. It’s 2005 so it’s not that old, but if you think about it’s over ten years old… it’s crazy! So, we want to do a full detail. I’m gonna start off by washing it It’s been sitting in a garage, which is really good so the paint is still in good condition But there is a lot of scratches and swirls And as you know like after learning how to detail like that’s just gonna stand out So I’m hoping to bring back even more red, so we’re gonna wash it. We’re gonna clay it. We’re gonna do a full paint correction We’re gonna seal it. We’re gonna protect it. We’re gonna do the top. It has a convertible top, so we’re gonna clean and condition that and We’re gonna do the wheels- we’re gonna do everything so I’m gonna go over all the steps To how to clean and protect your new to you car. This is new to me. I’m excited, and I want to show you guys, but unfortunately I can’t drive it so if you guys have any tips on how to learn manual… I’ve already tried one night and it was really bad, so please comment below some tips. Everybody here is trying to help me out and Hopefully it goes better than it did the first night, so we’re gonna get started. I’m gonna do a full detail Let’s get started, but first, I’m gonna grab Nick because I can’t move it so Nick will pull it out for me All right, so we brought the car outside (or at least Nick did) so now I want to show you guys how to set up your Buckets and all of your materials before you get into detailing. So, we’re gonna start off with the wheels But I also have my two buckets here This is the beginning of a full detail that I want to do on a new to me car So whether it’s a new car or it’s a new to you car (it’s used) I’m gonna start off by doing a complete wash to make sure that all of the dirt and grime is off of there at least That’s on the surface, and then we’re gonna do all of the other steps. So I’m gonna walk you through steps 1, 2… all the way to the final step of detailing and we’re gonna do it all on this car. I have the two buckets and two Dirt Traps, a wash mitt, a foam cannon, So we got the full thing we’re gonna first start off with the wheels and then I’ll come back and I’ll explain how we’re gonna Set this all up and what I’m using. Hey guys So now we’re gonna get started with the wheels and I wanted to show you guys how I set up my wheel bucket. Before, when I used to detail back when I was young, I never thought about Separating my tools for wheels. I would always do the whole car and I assume most people probably do that because they don’t realize That what’s on the wheels, like brake dust, is getting back on the paint, so you never want to use the same tools So I have a third bucket here for the wheels only. With that third bucket I also have a Dirt Trap. So it’s great to have the Dirt Trap because again all of that debris (the brake dust) This is capturing everything from the road So you want to make sure that you don’t get that back on the paint and also back on your tools that you’re using on the wheels. So, I’m gonna put my Dirt Trap in the bucket And I already have it filled with water, and then I have some tools that I’m using today I’m gonna use the Easy Reach Wheel Brush and I’m gonna use the Wheel Gerbils Extended Reach So I want to be able to get into the different delicate areas. I want to get into the barrel on the inside and leave this for the outside and this one comes in three different sizes. It’s real wool, so I want to make sure that I’m protecting these delicate finishes. And then I’m using for my wheel cleaners I chose sticky gel because I like the way that Sticky Gel clings to the surface and it pulls it off But I also love Diablo Gel so what I usually do is I put a few squirts of Diablo Gel in the bucket and then I use Sticky Gel right onto the wheel. So you want to take off the protective seal that’s there so that it doesn’t spill before you start using it So I’m going to do it a little bit in my bucket Feel free to add as much as you like. Diablo Gel can also be used To spray directly on the wheel if you use like a secondary container. It’s concentrated So you can do it to your needs based on how dirty your wheels are but I’m gonna go with Sticky Gel So I’m gonna wet the wheel first and I’ve already have my pressure washer set up Alright. So I wet down the surface And now just spraying it on. So I’m just gonna use the Easy Reach. The Easy Reach Brush is a softer bristle brush So if you have sensitive wheels or if you’re not sure which one to use You could start off with the Easy Reach. We also have the Show Car Wheel Brush which has a little bit more stiff bristles, and that one’s good for Really heavy brake dust and wheels that really need some extra cleaning power. As you can see it’s really easy to clean in between and you can feel how soft it is. I wanted to start with this bigger brush first to get most of the Dirt and brake dust away. It also has a rubber tip so what you’re hearing isn’t actually metal on metal. It’s the rubber hitting it, so it’s protected to not scratch your wheels during cleaning. So now I’m gonna use the bigger Wheel Gerbil to really get inside and clean the inside of the barrel. You always want to start with your wheels first because they are the most Dirty and then you don’t want when you’re washing the vehicle to get like again that back onto your paint. So I keep stick dipping it in the water, and then that Dirt Trap is helping to filter out all of the brake dust and Keep it at the bottom of the bucket and not back on my brushes. So now I get my smaller one because there’s some areas that I can’t reach with the bigger one. I could get into where the lug nuts are Okay, I’m gonna rinse it off. So you can see. Pretty clean. I always rinse it and then come back to see if there’s any areas I might have missed just because the brake dust moves around. In all honesty I used to hate doing wheels, now not so much! Never knew how to do it right. Because once you learn how to do it right, it makes it a lot easier. So I finished doing that. Like I said I had the Diablo Wheel Gel but you can use Diablo and dilute it to your needs. The brake dust was sitting here for Quite some time this car had been sitting in a garage And it had been driven But they hadn’t really detailed the car because they felt like since it was in the garage They didn’t have to but it was a lot of brake dust and it was actually easy to remove with the Sticky Gel Always remember that you want the surface to be cool. Just like in any detailing you want to make sure it’s cooled down, and then you can use it. Now I’m gonna get ready to do the rest of the wheels. Okay, so like I said, I’m gonna go over what I chose to use today. I’m using uh I want to use Clean Slate. Clean Slate is a great soap to use to strip away old waxes, sealants and Basically give you that clean slate and fresh start. I don’t know about this car. I don’t believe it’s been detailed I know they try to wash it. So I’m not sure what’s on the surface so to make sure that I am getting the best Start on this before I start doing a clay bar or paint correction I’m gonna use Clean Slate. So you can use it if you decide you want to start off with the new wax. Maybe you just waxed it a couple weeks ago, but you’re like hey I want to try something new… you want to get a different finish you can use Clean Slate You can use it in your regular two bucket method or you can use it inside of a foam cannon. So I’m gonna use it in the TORQ Snow Foamer. I’m using a electric pressure washer today. We get a lot of questions about what’s the difference between using electric and a gas? If you use the TORQ Snow Foamer it has a lower psi, So what that means is that if you do have an electric pressure washer the minimum is 500 psi. So you’re gonna still get the great amount of suds that you see in a lot of our pictures or customer submissions of Awesome suds, but not have to worry about having a gas pressure washer But should you upgrade into a gas pressure washer you can still use this because it has a high maximum psi as well. So I have two buckets again We have talked about the two bucket method But for those of you that don’t know the two bucket method: one is for my rinse water and one is for the wash water. I’m using two Dirt Traps. And now I have them in two different colors because again we want to make sure that we differentiate between the rinse and the wash bucket. And then we have our wash mitt so this is gonna be my rinse and this will be my wash. Alright, so I’m going to put Clean Slate And now you can put One to two squirts in there you can put as much as you want Depending on how dirty your vehicle is Clean Slate is good at foaming up And it’s also like I said good in just the bucket so I’m putting some in there as well Now you just want to shake it up. If you’re not getting the suds that you want, you can also try using warm water in your foam cannon. That’ll help activate the suds as well. So now, I’m gonna hook up my pressure washer And then we can get started doing the whole car. So before I get started on rinsing down the car I wanted to mention that this is a convertible so it does have a soft top. Many times you may not know if that is sealed properly, or if you’re gonna leak inside so if you aren’t sure and you don’t want to do that you can always use a foam cannon and just hit the areas and Not the soft top. Or you can use a foam gun or a regular two bucket method. I figure that I know it’s pretty sealed well And if it’s not then this would be a good time to find out But I’m pretty sure it’s fine. It’s been garaged. I’ve checked it before, but I just wanted to mention that just in case you’re not too sure of what to do when you do Have a convertible soft top. So, let’s get started on the rinsing. Alright, so I finished washing the car I brought it in and now I’m going to dry it, but I wanted to show I’m gonna use After Wash. After Wash is a drying aid to help add shine and also To help ease the drying process to make sure that I don’t Scratch or add swirls during the drying process. That is when scratches or swirls are most made is during the drying because you’re using the wrong towel. Typically, it’s the wrong towel. So I’m gonna use After Wash and then I’m using the Waffle Weave. This is the large drying towel. It has silk edges and the Waffle Weave is great because it has a waffle design, so kind of like when you pour your syrup into a waffle, and it captures all that syrupy goodness, this is capturing all the water within the Waffle Weave and keeping it away from the surface. Always make sure that when you are Going to use a new towel that you take off the tag. I’m just folding it in half because I have little arms so using the big towel is Is good for me, but I can’t reach. And we have a few different large drying towels. One of my favorites is actually the Woolly Mammoth. But I also like the Waffle Weave because they really capture all the water. Using a large drying towel is great because I can do this whole car with one towel and not have to worry about switching it out. Even if it’s a small car depending on how big your car is You can probably get away with it. Alright, so we finished washing the car. I dried it, We did the wheels and then we’re gonna get on to our next step But I wanted to go over a question that we always get About the foam cannon and foaming a car. So, the main question or one of the main questions we get is why would I foam? It do I have to just rinse it right off? Do I need to use a wash mitt, what is the benefits of the foam? So using the foam cannon is gonna add a layer of lubrication. Again, like I was talking about when we were drying it, is you want to reduce the chance of scratches and swirls if you have A red car, a black car, any color car, it really stands out, but most of the time most people that have black cars They notice that even more just because of that beautiful color. So you want to make sure if you’re using a foam cannon that you’re adding a layer of lubrication so that soap is helping to lift away any dirt, debris from the surface and Capturing it into the soap and when you go with your wash mitt It makes it easier because it’s already gliding off the paint. If your car is a little bit dusty You can use a foam cannon and use it as basically a touchless wash and rinse it off but most of the time, When you’re getting to the carwash stage, you’re probably a little bit more dirty, so you do want to use a wash mitt but I just wanted to cover that because I want to make sure that people understand that it’s not just that it looks cool and It’s fun, which many people find that. I think it’s great, But it also has some great benefits to your car because let’s protect it. Let’s protected it as long as we can. So we’re here to teach you guys those tips to make sure that you don’t have scratches, you don’t have swirls, and if you do, we’ll teach you how to fix that. So be sure to give this a thumbs up if you enjoyed this and subscribe because We put out great videos like this, and we would love for you guys to get them straight to your inbox. So we’ll see you next time.