“Detail Proof” Challenger Movie Car – Director’s Cut Detail

“Detail Proof” Challenger Movie Car – Director’s Cut Detail


Can you believe that? It was sitting for a month and the first time
we start it, it won’t start. Once we get it running and driving around
for two minutes it breaks down. So far every MOPAR we’ve had in here has given
us trouble. 1971 Dodge Challenger, disguised as a 1970
Dodge Challenger from the movie “Deathproof”. GET AWAY FROM ME!!! ZOEY, HOLD ON! One of the best things about working here
is that we get to work on awesome cars like this movie car. As you saw this car isn’t super reliable a
lot of the problems with movie cars is they are built to look good but they don’t run
very well, such is the case with this Challenger. It was in Australia for the filming on the
movie, then it sat in storage and then brought here to California a couple months ago and
it hasn’t been treated very well. So, we’re going to show you how to safely
remove the dirt and debris because we definitely don’t want to scratch this finish…yeah right
you can tell this car has a lot of character and scratches because this was a stunt car. If you’ve seen the movie then you know the
scene where it was basically destroyed but we don’t want to take away any of the actually
movie aspects of the vehicle but we still need to get rid of this dirt, debris and bird
droppings to restore the shine. We’re going to use Speed Wipe which is one
of my favorite quick detail sprays and it will easily remove anything on the surface
and bring back that shine but it is also adding an anti-static barrier which will keep this
car looking cleaner for longer. So lets get started! Now, we’re giving this a chance to emulsify
any of that grime. Man, you smell that; smells delicious! Smells like someone stuck a sleeve of Starbursts
in the microwave. Now we’re wiping in straight lines while rolling
the towel. As you guys can see this is actual paint that
was removed and it also has some movie magic here to make it look more abused. It goes all the way down to bare metal and
there is a little bit of rust starting here which is one reason why we are not foaming
it because we don’t want to speed up the oxidation process on this vehicle. By using a quick detail spray we can pick
up the surface debris without harming the finish. We’ll finish this off, there really isn’t
a whole lot we can do to this vehicle. As I mentioned before it is a screen used
movie that was damaged in the film so we aren’t going to polish this or get in depth with
the detail but it is really cool to have something that was screen used and it was fun to work
with. Even though it’s a MOPAR that barely runs… There is a small family inside of my transmission. When you get a six speed that means that there
is six kids in there and they all have little hammers so when you from first gear, the second
kid hits it into the next gear. Actually, the way an automatic transmission
works is through a bunch of housings, belts, clutch packs and other good stuff; as fluid
and vacuum changes occur it grabs one and opens another…it’s too complicated for your
little brain to understand Phil.

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