Here’s What A $3,000, 36-Hour Paint Correction & Ceramic Coating Looks Like On A 15-Year-Old E55 AMG


  • Am Vor 3 Monate

    LegitStreetCarsLegitStreetCars

    Dauer: 19:33

    Have you ever wondered why people spend thousands of dollars on a professional detail, paint correction, and ceramic coating? I have, so when the guys at Chicago Auto Pros reached out and offered to make my 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 look brand new again, I had to document the process. In this video, you are going to get a behind the scenes look at a 36-hour paint correction, detail, paintless dent removal and ceramic coating. You will learn some tips and tricks of the detail trade and even watch me attempt some of this work myself. Spoiler, I messed up a little with the ceramic coating. Grab yourself a cold pop and enjoy the show!
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LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

New flat bottom steering wheel video is out! So Perfect! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g19byPFoP4w

Vor 3 Monate
Moritz Schmidt
Moritz Schmidt

Flat bottom steering wheels are pointless, give me round or give me death

Vor Monat
trilingualkid
trilingualkid

i'll give you 5 for it.

Vor Monat
Erubey Dale
Erubey Dale

Time to pick up some TopCoat F11 and further protect that sexy beast.

Vor Monat
Corbin The Suicune
Corbin The Suicune

I can do this with a DA polisher easy. I have done it before and it does take a little trial and error but you get the hang and it's easy. (Working on getting ceramic coating)

Vor Monat
Jj Mccall
Jj Mccall

3k for paint correcting and ceramic coat is way to fucking high

Vor Tag
Hasnain Khattak
Hasnain Khattak

The end result is like RTX Ray Tracing turned on! Fantastic work!

Vor Tag
jeeeeeeees
jeeeeeeees

That's not night and day - that is 6:00 am and 6:15 am.

Vor Tag
asdreww
asdreww

$3000, you could have had the entire car re-clear coated

Vor 2 Tage
emigrate
emigrate

Bloody hell you got EU immigrants there too. SIlly me all of the USA is full of European immos

Vor 2 Tage
emigrate
emigrate

Did you pay for it?

Vor 2 Tage
Tony O
Tony O

I have a 96 that they can do this to.

Vor 2 Tage
Mark Dang
Mark Dang

I can't believe how many "dickheads" there are out there. If you don't like the video don't watch it. People don't understand how much work goes into these videos. You're doing a great job, thanks for all the informative info you provide. Your E55 looks beautiful.

Vor 3 Tage
Arlin Stain
Arlin Stain

nice!!!! like how much will cost the entire ceramic service? wow very very nice

Vor 3 Tage
EJ257IHI
EJ257IHI

Didn't take the wheels off and clean them by hand, clean the wheel wells............................

Vor 3 Tage
JT Holmes
JT Holmes

Stitched up hard!

Vor 4 Tage
lukasz877
lukasz877

Już wiem, że nie kupie rupesa skoro typ na płaskiej klapie zatrzymał ruch obrotowy :D

Vor 4 Tage
SmartPhone Zone
SmartPhone Zone

Is it important the temperature for ceramic coating ?

Vor 5 Tage
SmartPhone Zone
SmartPhone Zone

LegitStreetCars so temperature must be around 20 degree of celcius, now is maximum around 8 degree it is not good to do it?

Vor 5 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Yes you want to apply it in normal room temperature. Don't apply it when it's too cold

Vor 5 Tage
Michele recinella
Michele recinella

great video, as a detailer I find it hard to find videos are actually correct however this is flawless. Great one

Vor 5 Tage
sean davidson
sean davidson

3 grand and no tyre dressing, no leather treatment (in fact the interior was untouched) no engine bay detailing, no exhaust polished, the wheels weren't removed cleaned and treated? These guys are over priced rookies. Will be surprised if they even used alcohol to remove polish residue from panels between paint correction stages

Vor 5 Tage
Richard Adams
Richard Adams

Or for less, get a full new respray 😊

Vor 6 Tage
Bill W
Bill W

What light bulbs show the defects the best?

Vor 6 Tage
MANI FREDDE
MANI FREDDE

Gret work! Why you don't use detailing tape?

Vor 7 Tage
Thelma Hattingh
Thelma Hattingh

awesome job well dune.looking so good.

Vor 7 Tage
Jarl Nieminen
Jarl Nieminen

😂😂😂 $3000 US 😂😂😂

Vor 7 Tage
Eldar Maxutov
Eldar Maxutov

Chicago Auto Pros, please give me link where to buy lightbar on this video!🙏 (With vacuum holder)

Vor 10 Tage
Jeff inToronto
Jeff inToronto

For all the people who question why not just go for a new paint job. First, if he plans on keeping this as the appreciation curve heads upwards, a factory paint will be worth more. To me, more importantly, the factory applied paint on this car is far superior to any paint job you could get for the paint correction price he paid. The coating price is the same whether you put it on old or new paint so take that out of the equation. No where in the US are you going to get a $1,200 paint job that is better than what's already on this E55 AMG.

Vor 10 Tage
Yo Girlfriends Crush
Yo Girlfriends Crush

These Ceramic and Xpel guys are robbing people blind! They're Charging more than what you'd pay for a nice paint job!!! LOL! Car looks good tho!

Vor 12 Tage
Zee a khan
Zee a khan

Black color car always looks good in evening time but not in a day light...

Vor 12 Tage
Rodd Johnson
Rodd Johnson

Now bend over, cause you just got Screwed for a 3k Carwash!!! 😃 Chicago, still hustling mf's 😃

Vor 12 Tage
DiYu EX
DiYu EX

$3000? why don't just re-spray your car

Vor 12 Tage
SS
SS

So much detail went through.. But no Tyre polish ?

Vor 13 Tage
mwint1982
mwint1982

Tint your windows homo

Vor 13 Tage
A Google User
A Google User

anybody know where i can get that piece for the 3 inche rupes polisher at 6:58?

Vor 13 Tage
Mech 5 MN
Mech 5 MN

All that money for an over engineered German car

Vor 14 Tage
Joe Joe
Joe Joe

for $3000 you can get brand new paints. Lock of info make you spend a lot of money

Vor 14 Tage
A Google User
A Google User

Joe Joe repainting the car is unnecessary when paint correction exists. unless the paint is damaged beyond repair then yes it should be repainted.

Vor 13 Tage
Angad Siddhu
Angad Siddhu

This is where chrisfix comes in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFXfSBR5Q9w

Vor 14 Tage
A Google User
A Google User

Angad Siddhu Chris only shows you how to clean your car but this is some next level stuff.

Vor 13 Tage
La Pham
La Pham

Waste of Money

Vor 14 Tage
Ritchie fabulous
Ritchie fabulous

I hate black wheels. So ugly

Vor 14 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Me too. Black isn't my thing so I went with the gunmetal

Vor 13 Tage
Dan Wally
Dan Wally

I just blocked your channel from ever annoying me again. Fuck, you suck soooo bad.

Vor 15 Tage
joe silvestri
joe silvestri

HAS ANYONE CONSIDERED THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE SHOP USES A SATIN - MATTE FINISH TIRE COATING? AND NOT SUPER SHINY TIRE COATING PRODUCTS? FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE ISSUES OF TIRE SHINE SLINGING ONTO THE SIDE OF YOUR VEHICLES AFTER APPLYING YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT ON THE TIRES READ THIS> SO IF YOU DONT THINK YOUR APPLYING TOO MUCH , CONSIDER ALLOWING IT TO DWELL 30 MINS THAN WIPE IN CIRCLE AROUND THE TIRES A FEW TIMES USING A LINT FREE MICRO FIBER.. IN THE EVENT THE TIRE SHINE SEEPS INTO THE RAISED PRINT AND GROOVES ON THE TIRES , YOU CAN BLOW THE AREA WITH A SHOP AIR COMPRESSOR FORCING THE EXTRA EXCESSIVE PRODUCT OUT OF THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES.. NOW REPEAT THE MICRO FIBER CIRCULAR WIPE A 2ND TIME. ( keep this contaminated micro fiber in a ziplock bag to use on the next set of tire shined dripping wet tires) THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE ISSUES EVERY ONE IS ARGUING ABOUT.. AS A FORMER OWNER OF A PRO DETAIL COMPANY , THESE PRICES ARE HIGH.. MOST FOLK WHO OWNS AND CARES ABOUT GETTING A SIMILAR JOB TO INCLUDE A FULL & VERY THOROUGH INTERIOR CLEANING AND DETAIL , ALONG WITH A SIMILAR '3' STAGE PAINT CORRECTION PROCESS WITH CERAMIC TOP COAT WILL VARY DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION AND PRODUCT CHOICES OF COURSE .. I BELIEVE THIS SHOULD COST ON AVERAGE ABOUT $500-$600 . DEPENDANT UPON THE CUSTOMER, PERHAPS THIS WOULD ONLY BE PRACTICAL ON A NEW OR CLOSE TO NEW CAR, HOWEVER THIS PRICE ON VIDEO IS OUT OF REACH FOR THE COMMON PERSON WITH A DECENT LOOKING DAILY DRIVER. THEIR TARGET OF CLIENTELE WOULD LIKELY HAVE TO BE PRO ATHLETES , WEALTHY CAR ENTHUSIASTS , AND THE LIKE...HAPPY DETAILING *JOE* generaljoe67@gmail.com

Vor 15 Tage
Majorauto Clean
Majorauto Clean

Good job,costly but you get what you pay for👍

Vor 15 Tage
stefaka stefaka
stefaka stefaka

Why you keep ruining the cars with these ridiculous aftermarket wheels?

Vor 15 Tage
Matt Miller
Matt Miller

$2000 for any colour besides black, the the extra $1000...lol. To wash/degrease/clay bay/wash again/ buff using several different compounds/apply the final ceramic finish is a LOT of work! Most people couldn’t use their arms for a week if they even used a buffer for a 1/2 hr. It’s hard friggin work, and you can burn through the clear easy... this is for the people bitching about the price. Good work isn’t cheap, so any shop that says they can do this for $500 is full of shit.

Vor 15 Tage
peninsulamike
peninsulamike

Need some tire dressing, would make the final look much better.

Vor 15 Tage
TJ Struck
TJ Struck

Congrats on 1mil views man!! The hype is real! :D

Vor 15 Tage
Calum Young
Calum Young

That’s pretty cheap for 36 hours labour...

Vor 15 Tage
GiMMe5
GiMMe5

You could have done cheaper polishing (300$-500$) and spend the rest to replace those cheap chinese headlights on an OEM one. Other than that, its a nice Merc.

Vor 15 Tage
Project 5.0-for-greg
Project 5.0-for-greg

Wow. That's nice

Vor 16 Tage
Brad Haberlock
Brad Haberlock

Definalty dont have your facts right when talking about ceramic coating lol. You will be lucky if the ceramic coating lasts a year and a half lol. And ceramic coating is not that easy in order to do it RIGHT like you say.

Vor 17 Tage
Josue Martinez
Josue Martinez

Hi! Can you refer me to someone in Miami that can do a similar job? I got a beautiful silver C350 sport

Vor 17 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Sorry, I don't know any shops out there.

Vor 17 Tage
jj
jj

Not worth it , that car is very ugly . This is an outdated car and the the headlights and front are probably the ugliest. I have seen this before where people take old cars and get new rims and think that they are on top of the world. The restoration is not worth it and just a good buff and good wash not using rags , and micro fiber garbage will keep the paint lookin sharp. This car is not worth it because it is outdated if it get in an accident or other damage you would never see a return on it. You want to not spend too much because a vehicle is not permanent .

Vor 17 Tage
Wise4Life 33
Wise4Life 33

Hahaha I can’t afford that! Try detailing a decade old family car and the closest thing to clean was a wash every now and then. Wait, there is more. Try detailing a two tone fade suburban with a body kit that has seen better days. Yes, this is the same car and now the road salt is is eating away what’s left of my truck. RIP

Vor 17 Tage
Will Yeahbubb
Will Yeahbubb

Paint correction is leveling the clear coat removing all orange peel creating a very level surface this will make a deep mirror effect.

Vor 18 Tage
BigCooter.com
BigCooter.com

got some snake oil polish .. only $2,000

Vor 18 Tage
mike johnsson
mike johnsson

Would better show hydrophobic properties if you used low pressure water

Vor 18 Tage
Samuel Wu
Samuel Wu

what's the difference between iron x and a clay bar... sounds like they do the same job

Vor 19 Tage
Billy Kennedy
Billy Kennedy

looks amazing man!

Vor 19 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Thanks Billy

Vor 19 Tage
MartiniGasolini
MartiniGasolini

Can't believe he doesn't know what iron X is.

Vor 19 Tage
Mel Roel
Mel Roel

I'm down do you have any Homies down in Socal you'd recommend

Vor 19 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Sorry. Don't know of any shops out there

Vor 19 Tage
VeryCoolAlan
VeryCoolAlan

This is amazing! Definitely worth it.

Vor 20 Tage
Frederick Tambunan
Frederick Tambunan

18:27 oooh race ready whats that AEM wideband?

Vor 20 Tage
Frederick Tambunan
Frederick Tambunan

sweeeet

Vor 20 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Shes ready! Check out my drag race video from a couple weeks ago

Vor 20 Tage
Mohammad Nuruz-zaman
Mohammad Nuruz-zaman

Seems expensive, if there was a wet sanding stage as well as the other stages then I would of said ok that's labour intensive. Other then that it's a good job.

Vor 20 Tage
Jordan FitCarGuy
Jordan FitCarGuy

What type of pressure washer and specs are they using? Just curious, car came out amazing though...nice job!

Vor 21 Tag
Gator Man
Gator Man

Awkward video. Let the pros do the talking.

Vor 21 Tag
POP27
POP27

God lmao u got fucked i can detail 1 car myself in 10 or less hours for 250 and look just as good or better 😭😂😂😂

Vor 21 Tag
Shoaib K
Shoaib K

Could only see this being worth it regardless of how much money you have with a classic car, super or hyper car

Vor 21 Tag
Stephen Julian
Stephen Julian

http://youtu.be/-bNDt6cKRwM

Vor 21 Tag
mark crossley
mark crossley

what about the tyres....oops..lol

Vor 22 Tage
Mike & Cheryl Schubmehl
Mike & Cheryl Schubmehl

Do you guys recommend any shops in the Phoenix area to do this work. I have a Nova that has some etching from being in the rain. Wondering of this process would correct that. Paint is only about 1 year old

Vor 22 Tage
legendray2008
legendray2008

Bullshit

Vor 22 Tage
Ken Coventry
Ken Coventry

$3k and the wheels stayed on the tires never left the ground... It looks good but what's hiding underneath.

Vor 23 Tage
Fucknuts
Fucknuts

$3k better include at least one BJ

Vor 23 Tage
chris becks
chris becks

You paid 3000 for this job?😂😂😂 looks horrendous!

Vor 24 Tage
Pablo
Pablo

👍

Vor 25 Tage
André Lima
André Lima

I SAY THAT IT IS NOT AN EXPENDITURE BUT AN INVESTMENT THAT GOES BEYOND THE MONEY.

Vor 25 Tage
remy Khuong
remy Khuong

Let me guess: 1800$ ???

Vor 25 Tage
Ali Ibrahim
Ali Ibrahim

ceramic ballshit. just Polish the car. will coast 100$

Vor 26 Tage
Phenom Menon
Phenom Menon

pretty sure that ceramic coating stuff was debunked somewhere

Vor 26 Tage
Robert Valente
Robert Valente

They still forgot to shine the tires smh 😔

Vor 26 Tage
Eric Brown
Eric Brown

I want this done on my car. Do you guys have someone you recommend in MD?

Vor 27 Tage
Gerardo Vera
Gerardo Vera

A good quality paint job on a car like that will cost about 10 grand with r&i moldings and and trim

Vor 27 Tage
Sandlin22
Sandlin22

At 3k you're really getting close to a brand new professionally done paint job.

Vor 27 Tage
7 7
7 7

✌🗿

Vor 27 Tage
OscarMaris
OscarMaris

This guy reminds me of that dork from vehicle virgins

Vor 27 Tage
80's sk8ing
80's sk8ing

😂😂😂😂 $3,000 Boys and girls in the UK you can get a new full top quality spray job for $3k In the UK this very same paint correction will cost you about £600/£700. That includes the very same system and equipment used in this video. Scary how many people will pay over like this.. especially when they only used about £100 at most of products. Including the cost of electricity.

Vor 27 Tage
Jesse 303
Jesse 303

I bet they dont care about cars like that they're only like that for the video/"promotion"

Vor 27 Tage
Smalltown Wireless
Smalltown Wireless

Such a big difference!

Vor 27 Tage
Brett Sandy
Brett Sandy

What does Iron X do that a clay bar can't?

Vor 28 Tage
80" Reach
80" Reach

3k paint $800.00 wheels This car is too nice for those... love this body style

Vor 28 Tage
tdawg719
tdawg719

I like when he is talking about not letting the line stop on the polisher and the line is stopped for almost the entire time

Vor 28 Tage
Nick Baker
Nick Baker

When will we get a "down below" counter?

Vor 28 Tage
AI3xZJE41 YT
AI3xZJE41 YT

Yeah a 15 year old paint that has not ben out in the sun.buy 7-10 years old out in the sun yo clear coat will be pealing.try this shit with a paint that's ben in the sun

Vor 28 Tage
vido989
vido989

You paid 3000$ for detailing but you run your E55 AMG on nankang tyres ?like for real ?? you couldnt put bigger sh** on your car... Give it some michelin/contis...

Vor 29 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

I'm kidding!!! I'll get some good tires for next season. Just needed something cheap at the moment

Vor 29 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Nankangs rock!! Tires aren't that important dude, they just roll around and stuff. You don't even really need them

Vor 29 Tage
B Watson
B Watson

I hate the term “make it look brand new again”. If you go to the right people, we can make your vehicle look WAY than it looked brand new.

Vor 29 Tage
Nord Detailing - Ovidiu
Nord Detailing - Ovidiu

Nice video! Excelent Work !!

Vor 29 Tage
Shezan Travel Vlogs
Shezan Travel Vlogs

$3k waste of money.

Vor 29 Tage
Jammer Mann
Jammer Mann

I can get a very nice paint job with a nice new thick clear coat for that price.

Vor 29 Tage
G K
G K

oh would you take a look at that!just look at it!!!

Vor Monat
David Watkins
David Watkins

Friend had one of these but not a AMG I don't think. He picked me up from Barcelona airport & was like shit off a shovel..... FAST.

Vor Monat
Timothy Anderson
Timothy Anderson

6:22 goodbye clearcoat. We'll miss you

Vor Monat
Timothy Anderson
Timothy Anderson

hahaha right. legit though car looks sick! Not much shade I can throw when the reflection off the car is blinding me. Dudes did solid work on this beast

Vor 24 Tage
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Oh yea it's all gone dude, car is ruined. I burned it to the ground right after the video. Good spot bra

Vor Monat
Don King
Don King

Ceramic vs Clear wrap? For protection.

Vor Monat
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Clear wrap for sure

Vor Monat
Amit r
Amit r

That genuinely looks good..

Vor Monat
The Jonny-A Show!
The Jonny-A Show!

I got some snake oil for sale?

Vor Monat
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Perfect!! I'll take 2, haha. Alex

Vor Monat
The Jonny-A Show!
The Jonny-A Show!

Sure! Snake Oil

Vor Monat
LegitStreetCars
LegitStreetCars

Do you have a coupon code?

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