How To Properly Prep Car For Paint Correction – Audi A5 – Chemical Guys Car Care

How To Properly Prep Car For Paint Correction – Audi A5 – Chemical Guys Car Care

As you can tell we’ve brought this Audi inside. We’re going to start with the claying process. We’ve already inspected it so now we’re going
to clay it. After we washed it we removed all the surface
debris but it still feels and sounds rough. That is all the impurities stuck in the pores
of the paint, now we’re going to use our Clay Block cleansing system with Clay Luber to
remove all of that. The Clay Block is a synthetic rubberized material
and using the Luber to lubricate as we remove the contaminants. This is a big job and we only have this car
til the end of the day so we’re bringing in another hand. We have Joe, all the way from Canada, who
wanted to help us with this Audi. So we’re going to get started and then we
can roll into the next step of polishing. After a clay bar service we have removed the
surface contamination to revive that smooth feeling and now we’re going to move on to
the polishing steps. For polishing, we’re going to use the TORQ
10FX with an Orange Pad and V36. This is a great cutting combination for minor
scratches and swirls. This car has holograms which is a fine amount
of scratches clumped together, so to remove them we’re going to work the polish back and
forth in straight lines. That’s going to even out the clear coat to
reveal fresh paint. So once we’re done polishing we’ll seal the
paint to bring back the shine of this black Audi. Like I said we have the TORQ 10FX set up with
an Orange Hex-Logic Cutting Pad using V36 but first we’ll shake it up. This mixes all the chemicals together to give
us the perfect shine. The micro abrasives refines the paintwork
to show fresh paint. After applying five dime size drops to the
pad we’ll spray it with Pad Conditioner which lubricates the pad to reduce friction and
it is also lubricating the chemicals to give it the proper amount of time to break down. Lets start off by dabbing out the polish in
the small section we are starting on. Blotching it out on the door is where we’ll
start. On the lowest speed setting we’ll spread it
out and we’ll also keep the cord away from the paint. The car looks amazing after using V36 with
an Orange Pad. Javier you did a great job for being your
first time polishing, most of the scratches and swirls are gone. The holograms have been removed to really
show that shine. Now we have this deep reflective black shine
and now we need to protect it since we’ve opened all the pores of the paintwork. We’re going to apply JetSeal to lock in all
the work we have done to add shine while repelling any kind of stains, UV rays and water spots. So using the 10FX again and a Red Finishing
Pad which is meant for applying glaze, sealant and wax to ensure a fine bond that will buff
off easy since you are using less product. Same thing, we’ll shake it up and apply five
dime size drops to the pad then we can spread it on the vehicle. We’ve given JetSeal about fifteen minutes
to bond to the surface and now, Javier, we’re going to buff it off using these Happy Ending
Towels. Why aren’t we using the other towels? Good question, the reason we are using the
Happy Ending Towel is because they are ultra soft and plush, also they have a laser cut
edge which prevents scratching. These towels have been on these carts for
a long time so they are abused and we don’t want to add new scratches in the freshly polished
paint. Again, we’ll place it on the paint and gently
work back and forth while avoiding circular motions as we pull off the JetSeal. As our final step, we are going to wax this
beautiful Audi. Using the Black Wax with a UFO Applicator,
just melting some on to the applicator and dabbing it on the paint. Javier see how I’m just gently dabbing it
on the paint and then working back and forth in straight lines to apply an even coat. So following our five tips, we started by
showing you the inspection process on this Audi. We checked the paintwork to show you it has
scratches, swirls, oxidation, a repaint and holograms that needed to be addressed while
we polished. Moving on to the clay process we used the
Clay Block which can be used on any painted, shiny or clear surfaces it made the paint
feel super slick. Then we rolled into polishing to remove the
paint imperfections to bring back this mirror like surface. Applying JetSeal locked in all the hard work
we did which protects the paint for up to 12 months against water spots, UV rays and
harsh elements. Finally, finishing it all off with this Black
Wax is really going to make it pop. It’s pushing the paint over the limit to give
it a super reflective shine and added protection. So if you guys want to learn more about these
products go to our website If you like this car or this video be sure
to give it a thumbs up and we’ll see you guys next time right here in the Detail Garage.

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. I have always been curious, how often can you use a polisher to remove swirl marks and minor scratches? I would assume the least you do it the better because you strip the clear coat.

  2. Wow holy shit that Audi turned out amazing from start to finish the car turned out great. With that black wax the car looks wet. Great video showing us that you can teach anybody how to detail. Liked this video a lot chemguys.

    Take care

    Your number one fan


  3. Well put together got my chemical guys foam blaster and some soap and other things today.How much would y'all charge to clean and detail and polish a truck..

  4. I'm a 15 year old kid that details, how did I learn? I watched hours of these videos, they really showed me in depth how to use every product correctly and efficiently. Want to see proof? check out my IG: domenatordetailing

  5. for people who cant afford the torx. are there better way and sifferwnt products to use and cloths etc?

  6. I use Tire kicker from you guys anything else you guys have that is better I'm looking for a rich wet look thanks

  7. My dealer hologrammed my new Mustang GT so I'm really glad I came across this video. Want to correct the paint asap and this was a great video showing how to do so. Never seen the black wax before so very interested in trying it out.

  8. the last part for the wax.i have a bmw328i 2008 sedan,its a platinum bronze matallic color.what wax will i use for my car?can you give me the link?thank you

  9. ok this is supposed to be teaching how to go through the whole process right well what about at the end using detail spray to remove any fingerprints or residue that might have gotten on the car during the detail

  10. so after all this work, what's the best way to do a quick wash? will it ruin and strip the polishing you've done already?

  11. Is there anywhere that I can find a polish and pad chart? I always get confused which pad does best under what conditions. I run a small operation in my neighborhood where it snows and ices up. A lot of people use me because I use your products (best stuff on the market if you ask me for the type of operation I run). I just want to make sure I don't eff anything up

  12. I do not understand, why a lot of places do not use a solvent based bug and grime remover to remove any current coats on the car followed by an iron out decontamination before claying. Sure the clay will also remove all that stuff, but the chemical decon will remove 90% or so of all the gunk before claying, in fact the clay bar will have less work and have a less chance of installing any new ones. Or is this just me being anal about decontamination?

  13. I have just started watching your videos and already I have learned so much….YOU'RE AWESOME!!!

    I literally just purchased a 2017 GMC Onyx Black Sierra Elevation edition…I only washed her once using very improper technique but the truck was not really dirty and I gave her a really heavy rinse before hand….

    I live in Atlantic Canada and this truck will see heavy salt and moisture over the winter months.
    What would you guys recommend to ensure ultimate protection and maintenance of the paint and finish of my truck?
    Thanks and keep 'em comin….

  14. please explain how this works. you apply jetseal over a fresh polished surface, that still has all the grease residue from polishing on it. does this not affect your jetseal layer?

  15. I take it, competitors and or disgruntled past employees are hating on your videos, lol.. not sure why someone would click video and dislike.. cool videos 🤘🏼😂🤘🏼

  16. Hey guys great instructional video👍watched both the wash as well as this. I love the foam machine. I have one question with the wax, you had Javier apply it by hand instead of the torqx any particular reasoning? Thnaks👍

  17. Great video! Thanks. Do youguys just sell products or you guys have a place to accept customers that wants a detailing service?

  18. When you got ready to apply the black wax and used the word "Dab" I swear the look on his face was a young Tommy Chong… Just kidding Javier great video, and a hella a great sale this past weekend, first order just showed up now to wait on the second I just couldn't stay away spent around $300 on $400 worth of product.

  19. The only thing i didn't see in the description is what type of towel did yall use after applying v36? What type of wax do yall recommend for fire red paint?

  20. Does chemical guys have a detailing shop in Pennsylvania now? I placed an order and noticed it was coming from Lancaster Pennsylvania.

  21. Hi chemica guys,i just want to ask after clay bar the car,should i wipe it or just wash the car again to clean the rest of the clay lubricant because some people like Chrisfix said wash the again .which is the best solutions?

  22. I applied jetseal on gloss black plasti dip, is it possible to use the clay block to remove the jetseal? 2nd question, will the clay block effect ceramic coating? Thanks 😊

  23. I see that you guys had bikes in the background, do you all detail harley… want to see a video on that

  24. Im coming out of san Antonio Texas chemical guys do bad ass jobs on there cars learning how to shine a car bad ass keep uploading videos

  25. I notice you apply coats after coats of product. Do you not have to wait between coats before adding another product. All this can be done in 1 days work?

  26. Good video and great products. Been using CG for a couple of years. Why did you use Jet Seal then Black? (those are two of my favorite products)…. Your other videos and your flow chart show to wax then seal.

  27. does the wax on top of the sealants help? I feel its not necessary because the sealant is already on so the wax doesn't contact the paint. but could you explain how it will help?

  28. Hi! I've tried compounding and polishing my car using a DA but swirl marks just won't go. Any advice on what i'm doing wrong?

  29. Hey guys love the videos! Quick question, if I were to do this whole process on my car from wash to wax, how often would I have to do this whole process again or is it just routine washes for a few months?

  30. Once you have finished using v36 can you use the buttermilk wax or v38 to seal the work or is jetseal the only recommended product?

  31. Love your videos, but pls get better soundtrack and speed through the video when you're doing the work. It's a pain to have to mute the video when the soundtrack comes on.

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