Restore Faded Paint on Free Car 1979 Triumph Spitfire Restoration

  • Published: 03 November 2019
  • This is a 1979 Triumph Spitfire abandoned in the woods behind Speedsport Tuning new Porsche Race Facility in Danbury, CT. The car was left by the landlord and given to Bryan Shute (head of SST race support) to rebuild. He called me to restore the faded paint and remove the moldy interior. I have no idea how long the car had been sitting there. My guess is that the landlord pushed the car outside to clear out the building before putting it up for rent? No idea. Bryan called me to see if we could clean the disgusting smelly car and restore the paint before he rebuilds the engine, brakes, and suspension. This abandoned car was given to Bryan for free in exchange for removing it from the property. So we had nothing to lose accept our minds :) -Larry

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    Stanley FatMax
    Rupes Paint Light
    Clay Bar
    Wash Mitt
    Invisible Glass
    Megs D300
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    Foam Gun
    Wheel Woolies
    Tar Remover
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    Milwaukee LED Light
    Milwaukee M-Spector 360 Console
    Milwaukee Fan
    Milwaukee Rapid Charge
    Festool Vacuum Crevice
    Rupes Polisher 21
    Rupes Polisher 3-in.
    Megs Foam Polishing Disc 6"
    Megs Foam Cutting Disc 6"
    Rupes Bag
    Positector Paint Depth Gauge
    Mercury Spray Bottle
    CR Spotless Water Filter
    Megs MF finish 3"
    Megs MF finish 5"
    Megs MF finish 6"
    Megs MF cutting 3"
    Megs MF cutting 5"
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    Black Wow
    Megs M205
    Megs M105
    Steam Machine VX5000
    Elcometer Paint Depth
    Scangrip I-view
    Scangrip D-Match 2
    Gorilla Gloves
    Long-handled Window Scrubber
    Loew-Cornell Fine line painting pen
    Fight Tech Dust Mask
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Comments • 908

  • Trc4181
    Trc4181  19 hours back

    Great use of music in this one Larry. Not too much. Not too little.

    • THE NOTORIOUS Godfather
      THE NOTORIOUS Godfather  20 hours back

      I just DisLiked to break 333.
      OverAll gr8 WORK PAL

      • Mr McBeardy
        Mr McBeardy  2 days back

        Mate, beautiful restore on the Triumph 👌🏼 And may i just say, your hair is amazing 💯🤙 How nice are those rims!!!

        • Salem .K
          Salem .K  2 days back

 This car you need it please find this car and do video of this car!!!!

          • Oskar Castrone
            Oskar Castrone  2 days back

            Cool project!!

            • Mark James
              Mark James  3 days back


              • username12 de
                username12 de  3 days back

                Concrats on hitting 1 million subscribers on to 2 million

                • Goebel’s Mobile Detailing

                  Love your channel . I just start my YouTube channel , I’m a full time Porsche Detailer and part time running my own Mobile detailing business * Goebel’s Mobile Detailing *

                  • Squadrone Rosso
                    Squadrone Rosso  4 days back

                    I used to live near Canley in Coventry. All the roads around there are named after cars or BL Marques.

                    • BennysBenz
                      BennysBenz  4 days back

                      I remember when i asked him questions and use to to reply. Those days are long gone, congratulations on a million subscribers.

                      • Tiioak
                        Tiioak  4 days back

                        I would love to have that car

                        • Per Christensen
                          Per Christensen  4 days back

                          10:30 looks like powder paint or something, which is used to paint the grill, headboard with

                          • Carlos G.
                            Carlos G.  4 days back

                            Please give us 4K :-(

                            • The Transpanzer
                              The Transpanzer  4 days back

                              I also have a spitfire ive been meaning to restore so keep em coming!

                              • Darren Finnerty
                                Darren Finnerty  4 days back

                                Put a Honda vtec k20 in it.... Let the haters hate

                                • Jack Jones
                                  Jack Jones  4 days back

                                  Good video, but I think you missed a vital part. Before getting in a car that's been sat outside for years without running I'd check the brakes first! I want to know I can stop before I can accelorate!

                                  • Scott Crankton
                                    Scott Crankton  4 days back

                                    Yes. But no way that car has been sitting outside for years. This is staged.

                                • woodworker Royer
                                  woodworker Royer  4 days back

                                  RIP Ammo detailing. KIA while starting a car....

                                  • Chippi12
                                    Chippi12  5 days back

                                    We did not need an up close shot on the squirrel

                                    • *Nick *that clique
                                      *Nick *that clique  5 days back

                                      I want to see more on the Mercedes

                                      • Thaiko Karma
                                        Thaiko Karma  5 days back

                                        When u have exam tomorrow, but wanna watch random buffing videos at 01:30

                                        • Fred Crews
                                          Fred Crews  5 days back

                                          "Spare us"? We'd watch you polish the entire car in real time and you know it!

                                          • Sigurd Volsung
                                            Sigurd Volsung  5 days back

                                            What on earth are those bumpers?

                                            • Fred Garvin
                                              Fred Garvin  5 days back

                                              Those floors look pretty good for a 40yr old British car.

                                              • Luke Sanderson
                                                Luke Sanderson  6 days back


                                                • Lis Oliveira
                                                  Lis Oliveira  6 days back


                                                  • RSScott
                                                    RSScott  6 days back

                                                    Maybe the car was not there for years but that squirrel in the hood certainly was 🤢

                                                    • threeer02
                                                      threeer02  6 days back

                                                      Can you guys link the compounds and pads used initially on the Spitfire? I have a client who will be asking me soon to work on his F-350 that has been outside for quite some time and I know that a one-stage polish won’t cut through the faded and oxidized paint. Thanks! Seeing the results on the Triumph gives me hope!

                                                      • Eriadna Duca
                                                        Eriadna Duca  6 days back

                                                        old cars are the best <3

                                                        • Ashley Allen
                                                          Ashley Allen  6 days back

                                                          That’s so nice of you to say that about subscribing to other channels!! A very selfless thing to say! Humble and you’re not selfish at all! Love that! Btw loved the video!!👍🏻👍🏻

                                                          • MustaffaCuppa
                                                            MustaffaCuppa  6 days back

                                                            Good job - but needs the original chrome bumpers.

                                                            • Fullthrottlekixs 2293
                                                              Fullthrottlekixs 2293  6 days back

                                                              Can you Guys do a 84’ Alfa Romeo spider

                                                              • Marcus Morrison
                                                                Marcus Morrison  6 days back

                                                                When did he start working in this garage. Did I miss something?

                                                                • JDStone Creations
                                                                  JDStone Creations  6 days back

                                                                  This couldn't come out at a better time. I'm just about to receive an equally shabby Reliant Scimitar that is going to need a lot of paint correction and removal of a moldy interior!

                                                                  • yob720
                                                                    yob720  6 days back

                                                                    Good job guys. That was fun to watch. The orange peel on the hood irks me... :)

                                                                    • Jurassic Coast Comics
                                                                      Jurassic Coast Comics  6 days back

                                                                      *I can't bileve you didn't take off those disgusting bumpers!*

                                                                      • 이백년
                                                                        이백년  6 days back

                                                                        wow what a deal!!!!

                                                                        • T K
                                                                          T K  6 days back

                                                                          Me: "you up?"
                                                                          GF: "I'm home alone"
                                                                          Me: 2:59

                                                                        • Margaret Reeder
                                                                          Margaret Reeder  6 days back

                                                                          Congratulations on reaching one million plus subscribers on YouTube ! AMMO NYC consistently provides high quality videos that appeal to a wide variety of YouTubers including not only professional automobile detailers but also amateurs. Mr. Kosilla, your success is hard-earned and richly deserved. You are a great teacher. You clearly explain the task at hand, demonstrate action steps ranging from least aggressive to more aggressive as necessary, point out alternate methods (if applicable) of accomplishing the same results, and show before and after shots. You do all of this in a warm, approachable manner and never lose sight that the ultimate goal is to actually enjoy driving a clean, protected vehicle.

                                                                          • Danny Pirone
                                                                            Danny Pirone  6 days back


                                                                            • Ahmad Salamuddin
                                                                              Ahmad Salamuddin  6 days back

                                                                              Im from indonesia🙏😁

                                                                              • Mtber05
                                                                                Mtber05  6 days back

                                                                                Man I love your videos Larry! This was just an absolute true masterpiece that got all the senses tingling. I’ve been watching since 2012 and love the progression! Keep it up Larry

                                                                                • Vinyl Scratch
                                                                                  Vinyl Scratch  7 days back

                                                                                  This is the most adorable car I've ever seen. Glad to see her back on the road.

                                                                                  • BrewPub
                                                                                    BrewPub  7 days back

                                                                                    What model Iwata airbrush are you using? I a student in a Tech College studying Auto-Body refinishing, repair and alignment. Most of what we do is the whole paint process, from primer to base to clear, then wet sanding and buffing. Right now I am using a pin-striping brush to do touch ups, but It has average to sub-par results. I would like to try airbrushing. Thanks.

                                                                                    • Nicholas Gernak
                                                                                      Nicholas Gernak  7 days back

                                                                                      Anybody know what seats these are?

                                                                                      • Detail Peoria
                                                                                        Detail Peoria  1 weeks back

                                                                                        These types of major restorations are the most satisfying even if there can present some deeper frustrating imperfections to deal with. This is the type of thing that got me into detailing. Great video Larry!

                                                                                        • JuanCarlos Esparza
                                                                                          JuanCarlos Esparza  1 weeks back

                                                                                          did youtube change out the plaque, it used ot be the play button now its juts a plaque...well dang

                                                                                          • R F
                                                                                            R F  1 weeks back

                                                                                            lol.. its pretty obvious that car wasn't sitting there that long. set up scene. frauds.

                                                                                            • nightowlhunter3
                                                                                              nightowlhunter3  1 weeks back

                                                                                              I've been watching you now for a couple of years and each time I watch you polish/restore a car I think just how badly this work must be on your back. That the older you get the more damage you are putting on your spine that will cause issues for you (and your brethren). What kind of prevention methods do you use to fight off back problems. Do you have a daily routine of stretching/exercises that you do? You must have something because in 20yrs you should still be doing what you love, and this is what you love to do so how do you keep your body from falling apart?